If you could live in any part of the world, surely you'd rather have a beachside estate. You love the sun, sea, and the sand, and there's nothing better than going underwater and experiencing marine life at its finest.
Snorkeling is one of the most well-loved water activities, next to scuba diving, and it has gained popularity in the past several years. Compared to diving and its scuba gear, snorkeling is relatively easy and cheap.
You'd love to take snorkeling vacations in the Bahamas/Caribbean, and we'd like to tell you how. Here's how to plan in order to make sure you get the most out of your time and money.
- Visit the local government site of the place where you want to snorkel. These sites offer up-to-date information on new snorkeling destinations and marathon snorkel charters (a Hawaii snorkel adventure, perhaps?)
- Go to travel websites. Especially travel websites on water adventures--they offer packages bundled with activities specifically for water activities that you may not find on other sites only offering airfare and accommodation. They are the ones who would also know about any major sporting events where you can join and enjoy a snorkeling package at the same time.
- Click on ads online. Sometimes these ads offer contests or raffles that allow you to win special water activities and tours. Be mindful though of security and the legitimacy of the online ad.
- Join forums and community boards. People with the same interest in snorkeling have forums and special sites where you can get tips and information on where it's best to go snorkeling. Oftentimes, even providers and tour operators frequent these sites to offer their services. Because they know they have a targeted audience, they offer discounts and special packages to potential customers too.
Before confirming your booking, make sure you've found the best snorkeling tour package that suits your snorkeling needs. While you can snorkel in almost any beach or body of water, make sure that you are choosing a location with warm water and fewer waves. You can also ask dive shops for suggestions on where to snorkel.
Like any other activity or water sport, your safety should be of topmost priority. Since you will be partly submerged in water, and yet exposed to the sun, remember to drink lots of fluids so as to avoid dehydration. You can also choose to wear light-colored swimsuits because, as jet skis and other leisure craft ply the same area as you when you snorkel, there have been a few instances where snorkelers were hit by these craft. Because only the tubes can be found on the surface, it is important that you can be easily spotted from above the water to avoid these accidents.
With these reminders in mind about where to get tour packages and follow safety precautions, all you now have to do is book your tour, pack your snorkel set and equipment (with mask and fin, of course) and camera, and remember to have a grand snorkeling time. It is an activity you wouldn't want to miss in the summer or any time you can find the weather perfect for snorkeling.