Online Snorkeling Courses
Snorkeling, or swimming on the surface with mask, fins, and snorkel, is one of the most relaxing and interesting activities that you can enjoy. With a mask on your face, you can see down into the depths, and watch dolphins and fish swimming, sea fans waving, and lobsters and crabs crawling along the ocean floor. With a snorkel (breathing tube), you can breathe without lifting your head out of the water, allowing you to float effortlessly on the surface. With fins, you can swim quickly and efficiently, covering a large area with a minimum of effort.
There are five courses available:
The material presented in Snorkeling Basics is designed to provide the reader with the basic information about snorkeling, snorkeling equipment and proper snorkeling skills and techniques.
Snorkeling and skin diving are adventures that take place in the outdoor environment, usually in the ocean or in a lake and there are a number of fun and exciting activities that snorkelers can take part in depending on the location.
Snorkeling and Diving with Children:
The material presented in Snorkeling and Diving with Children is designed to provide the reader with key concepts to consider before snorkeling with children.
Both snorkeling and skin diving require a certain amount of equipment for you to venture into the water comfortably. Learn what equipment is required for snorkeling and how to choose it based on your individual needs.
Snorkeling Locations and Marine Life:
The material presented in Snorkeling Locations and Marine Life is designed to provide the reader with basic information regarding snorkeling locations and marine life that may be encountered when snorkeling.
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What is snorkeling?
Snorkeling is swimming on the surface of the water with mask, fins, and snorkel. Almost anyone can participate in snorkeling, provided that they can swim reasonably well, are comfortable in the water, and have a minimum level of physical fitness. It is not necessary to dive underwater to enjoy snorkeling.
Snorkeling is the least expensive way to participate in exploring the underwater world. It can be done with a minimum investment in equipment. You will enjoy snorkeling anywhere the water is clear enough and shallow enough for you to see the features of the site you want to view. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean you must see the bottom to enjoy snorkeling. For example, in some parts of the world, people swim with whales in water that is hundreds of feet deep, where the bottom can’t be seen, but the water is clear enough to easily watch the whales.
One of the big advantages to snorkeling and skin diving is that without scuba gear, you don’t produce noisy bubbles that can frighten many types of marine life. In many cases, a quiet snorkeler or skin diver can get much closer to certain types of marine life than a scuba diver is capable of doing. It’s also easier to cover long distances in the water when you’re not wearing scuba gear.
Mask, fins, and snorkel are the three most basic items of diving equipment, that can be used whether you choose to remain on the surface to make your underwater discoveries or whether you plan to plunge into the depths. You can use this same gear no matter where your diving adventures take you, from the shallowest seas to the deepest shipwrecks.
Participating in snorkeling is a good way to see if you are interested in going further and participating in skin or scuba diving. You may decide that you’re only interested in snorkeling, or you may find that snorkeling opens a “deeper” interest in exploring underwater.
The material presented in this online program is designed to act as a primer, or supplement to in-water instruction in snorkeling or skin diving from a qualified diving instructor.