Snorkeling is a special type of swimming that allows observing underwater life without carrying heavy equipment. The name derives from a special shaped tube called snorkel. People wear a diving mask, align a snorkel and have fins in order to lessen the efforts while swimming. The body stays on the surface and the person can spend a considerably long time watching the underwater beauty.
Snorkeling is very easy and fun for everybody. It needs practically no prior training so what you need is only a wish and some chap equipment. The activity is perfect for family vacations because kids especially love unusual time spending in water, seeing corals, colourful stones, sea flora and fauna in all their beauty. Usually, snorkelling is practised in warm calm water so all you need to wear is a simple swimming suit. But sometimes the water is a colder so snorkelers wear special waterproof swimming costume which is easy and do not change the experience significantly.
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As a rule, resorts with favourable snorkeling conditions have everything you need to try this recreational activity and you don’t have to be prepared in advance. Obviously, it is important to follow the safety rules and not to swim only in recommended areas. Even though snorkeling seems completely safe activity, there are still some dangers that can occur. One can get serious and deep cuts from sharp coral reefs and stones or get bitten by sea habitant. Sun burns are also not rare. Whenever you want to try snorkeling while travelling abroad, it is reasonable to have snorkeling travel insurance and to be sure what exactly it covers. Have a bright and safe trip!
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