Snorkeling and Diving with Children

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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.

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.

Most children who enjoy swimming love to go snorkeling and skin diving. Kids get tremendously excited when they see a fish, a turtle, a crab, or just about any marine creature. To them, diving represents a tremendous adventure that they can participate in, and this is a great family activity that everyone can enjoy.

The material presented in Snorkeling and Diving with Children is designed to provide the reader with key concepts to consider before snorkeling with children.

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.