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4 Snorkeling Tips for Beginners

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Visiting Hawaii offers many exciting Kauai activities to enjoy, with snorkeling at the top of the list. While you may know how to swim, if you’ve never snorkeled before, it may take some practice to get the hang of it.

Below, are several tips to help you tackle the challenge successfully.

A Beginner’s Guide on How to Snorkel

Practice Snorkeling Before Your Vacation

Spend time practicing snorkeling techniques in a pool before you start your vacation. With so many Kauai activities available, there won’t be much time to learn on the fly. Train your body in a pool so you’ll be comfortable in the gear and can enjoy your vacation time.

Learn How to Fit the Snorkel Mask & Fins

a man and woman swimming in the water

Masks and fins are available in many different sizes and are adjusted to fit the shape of your face or feet. Learn what type of masks and fins work well for you, so you’ll know what to look for when you use the rental equipment during your vacation.

Relax & Limit Your Effort

The best thing you can do when learning to snorkel is to stay calm and relaxed. Swimming exerts a great deal of energy, so you go slowly. The snorkel mask will restrict your breathing a little, so keep a pace that won’t tire you out too quickly.

Understand Ocean Conditions when Snorkeling

While it’s wise to practice snorkeling in a pool, you should still take the time to learn about ocean currents. Unlike a pool, the ocean water can take you along with the current if you’re caught off guard. For your own safety, it’s important that you learn how the ocean moves and how you should move with it; maintain awareness of your surroundings at all times.

When you’re ready to snorkel in one of the most beautiful places in the world, contact the adventure specialists at Kauai Sea Tours in Eleele, HI. You will have access to many thrilling Kauai activities, including snorkeling tourssunset tours, dolphin watching, and rafting. To find out how to book your trip, call (808) 335-5309 to speak with a friendly representative.

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