Recommendations for beginners Snorkeling:
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The arrival of warm weather and summer our body and mind ask us: water, and Sun. This leads us to spend long periods of time on beaches or coastal areas where sunbathing is often not enough and we want to practice some activity.
Among the activities we can do at sea there is one that stands out among them is the Snorkel
This is because it satisfies our curiosity to know and understand that there are underwater, also for its ease of implementation, not to be too picky about our physical form, because it is inexpensive and can be practiced by all kinds of people with the only requirement that can swim.
Many of us certainly more than once we thought of ourselves a mask, a tube and get into the water ... but still has kept us thinking that we have no idea how to do .
If you are in this group read, since we offer several recommendations to get started in snorkel.
You will meet the minimum requirements for practice: team, cost, areas where you can get started in Malta, precautions to take ...
What is the Snorkel:
The snorkel is the tube that we in the mouth which allows us to breathe while keeping our face in the water. Currently we say "snorkel" activity that allows us to contemplate the seabed floating on the surface with the help of special equipment for it, mask and snorkel.
Possibly the first thing we ask snorkel, "I have no physical way to do this" because surprise, snorkeling does not require great physical effort or be elite athletes whenever we make in good condition, and we not shrink away too much from the point of entry, either the coast or boat.
Who can practice
Dive with mask and snorkel can accomplish all kinds of people who can swim and have a reasonable fitness to practice.
Can be done with children although it is advisable for them to add a vest snorkeling equipment saves lives.
The equipment needed for practicing snorkel consists:
It allows a complete and clear view of the seabed and the life in it.
There are plenty of mascaras on the market quality and highly variable prices.
The basic recommendation when choosing your mask for snorkeling is to fit to the shape of your face as this will prevent water from entering it, thing really bothers.
How will we know if the mask go well with us before buying? You have to put the mask on your face without using the tape around your head and inspire air through the nose, when you did the mask has to be fixed on your face, when you move your head down and up the mask you have to put up in your face.
Attention guys who have a beard or mustache, hair can cause the mask will not stick properly with our skin.
Currently they are catching the tube mascaras built, although personally I have not tried it but if this type of mascara is not as versatile as a classic, as only they can be used for snorkel, not for diving.
It allows us to breathe underwater without having to remove her head.
It is important that you buy one of good quality and that the party put you in the mouth (nozzle) is your measure.
The tube shape and if drain valve leads are important. The drain valve allows us to draw water from it without removing the head surface.
They are not essential for snorkeling but they help as they give us greater drive and speed.
There are different ways fins, colors and prices. For diving with the recommended pipe are called "FOOT" which are marketed as a shoe and are tailored to our foot.
We can also use diving fins, are not the most suitable as they tend to weigh more and footwear system is through a cinch around our heel. They have to take with neoprene socks to avoid friction.
If we decide to buy us our fins we must keep in mind that should fit well at our feet and that are not too heavy.
Neopreno.Estos suit costumes allow us to maintain our body temperature and prevent chafing. They are used in the event that the temperature of this cold water or be sensitive to cold.
How a wetsuit works? The idea that we usually have with these suits is that they give us warmth, wrong thing because the functionality of a wetsuit is to maintain our body temperature.
It is achieved if we took a suit that fits us something tight and that what we need is that water entering it not easily come out and warm up with our body, it does not lose temperature and can be much longer in the water without feeling cold.
We will find wetsuits of different types, thicknesses, and prices. short dresses, long, monkeys, of two pieces, with integrated hood, Without hood.
Depending on the area where you go to snorkel you have to choose one or the other.
Please note that you have to go right, without being annoying but does not allow water to run freely within it.
If we are in hot water areas, Short dresses are perfect, If instead we are in areas where the water temperature is seasonal it is better a long dress and not too thick, since the greater thickness, less mobility allows us.
It is important that we begin to snorkel with good conditions both sea and weather. Not the same snorkelling in a calm, flat sea a sea with waves even if they are small. The visibility will be different and the physical effort required in both cases also be.
If we enter the water from the beach we have to think about how we will leave the water, if the output waves can dificultarnos. If we are in a boat it is easier.
If it's sunny or cloudy also affects our departure. The sun gives light underwater, which allows us to appreciate the funds we have under us and colors.
If instead we make our tour a cloudy day, we will not have the same visibility or color and you may notice it long before the cold.
Choose an area where there are not too deep because if it does not see the background. Normally zones scuba diving are not good for snorkeling and scuba which we descend much deeper and snorkel not see anything.
Where we can snorkel:
Virtually all the world's coasts, provided that the conditions are adequate as explained above. You can also practice in Lagos, rivers, swamps ...
Malta is ideal for this practice, its waters are clear with what visibility we will be great, the water is hot, there is usually no currents, Calar there are many small caves and shallow.
Places to go snorkeling in Malta: Cirkewwa, Lagoon, Sta. Maria Caves, Blue Lagoon, Blue Hole, Zurrieq.
Beware the environment
Any activity we conduct in the Sea does not have to generate any damage to this.
Do not leave trash or on the coast or at sea, respects marine life and fauna, do not touch anything and not feed the fish and other creatures you see. Make sure before you leave that everything is in the same condition as you found it or better.
And last but not least important: They are always accompanied, protégete del sol, learn to take your cramps if you have any because of the fins and if it is possible in areas where maritime traffic, Bring a buoy or brightly colored waterproof bag for small boats or jet skis can see you.
Now you have no excuse not to go snorkeling.