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Snorkeling Safety Tips on Kauai

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On Kauai, snorkeling is a popular activity for people of all ages. That being said, it’s important to know that there are some safety tips you should always follow to keep your adventures safe and enjoyable. For example, make sure your equipment is in good working order before going into the water. Find out more about these and other important safety tips for this fun activity by reading below!

Enjoy Snorkeling With A Friend

While this may not seem like an obvious safety tip, the reality is that snorkeling is a very safe activity. The reason that you should snorkel with a friend is that it’s more enjoyable with the company, but also if anything does happen to go wrong, you have another person there to help.

If something happens and your mask fills with water, that’s no big deal if someone is around to give it a quick fix. If one of your fins falls off or breaks while in the water, the having company will keep this minor inconvenience from turning into an emergency though very unlikely.

Don’t Touch The Marine Life

While the majority of the marine life you will encounter are extremely friendly, please refrain from touching them while snorkeling. Whether it’s the fish, coral, or even an octopus, if you touch anything in the water then that is considered a cardinal sin of snorkeling safety rules.

The reason for this has to do with bacteria and dirt on your skin which can be transferred to the creatures when they are touched. This might not sound like a safety concern but it can be for marine life and in many cases may be illegal.

Be Mindful Of Currents While Snorkeling Kauai

While currents off the coast of Kauai aren’t as powerful as those in other locations, they are something to keep in mind at all times. Knowing where to go snorkeling means avoiding these areas because it’s very easy to get shifted by the water if you aren’t paying attention.

If you do happen to get caught in a current, your snorkeling fins will be your best friend, but you also may need to swim diagonally to escape it rather than fighting it head-on. This is one of the reasons that it’s so important to have someone else with you while snorkeling because they can help assist in this situation should it arise.

Avoid Sea Urchins

When snorkeling in Kauai you’ll want to avoid sea urchins. While these creatures are harmless if left alone, they are extremely pokey and sharp if you come into contact with them. The best way to avoid this is by wearing fins while snorkeling or water shoes if you are just swimming in the ocean.

Typically when people encounter sea urchins they will have either been touching the creatures or stepped on one by accident. The spines stick out and hurt a lot, so do your best to avoid them to keep yourself safe while snorkeling in Kauai waters.

Snorkel With A Professional Crew

One of the best ways to ensure that you have a good time while snorkeling is by going with a professional crew. These are people who know Kauai waters inside and out, can help assist in an emergency should one arise, and will be able to show you some great spots for amazing views.

These crews are well versed in snorkeling safety and will be there to step in during an emergency. Going with a professional snorkeling crew will ensure your experience be amazing and they can also help make sure that you don’t get into any trouble while snorkeling on Kauai!

Book Your Kauai Snorkeling Adventure With Kauai Sea Tours

Kauai Sea Tours offers the most amazing snorkeling adventure tours that you will find on the island of Kauai. Our knowledgeable crew can help show you some amazing spots, have all our equipment in order, and can offer assistance should anything happen during your trip.

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