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By definition Snorkeling is swimming with fins, mask and snorkel with your face in the water and still being able to breathe. Snorkeling can be a relaxing and frequently less expensive alternative to scuba that allows the snorkeler to experience some of what the scuba diver sees while remaining comfortably on the surface. It is often how scuba divers are first introduced to the sport as they swim across the surface, seeing all colorful life and building inside the snorkeler the desire to experience and interact with what they see more closely.See more
For other people snorkeling is the limits of their comfort level in the water and the highlight of their experience. They engage in their adventure with the same level of excitement and wonder that the scuba diver does when embarking on a much more expensive scuba diving trip.
Similar to Personal Gear Packages, snorkeling packages begin with a high quality mask using a top quality silicone skirt designed to give a comfortable fit with a superior field of view. Added to the mask is the snorkel. Frequently a dry snorkel is desired by snorkelers to prevent the unwanted surprise mouthful of water that is caused by dipping the end of the snorkel into the water when relaxing and getting caught up in all the beautiful and exciting Sealife experienced. The fins can be full foot, designed to be worn barefoot or with a thin Lycra sock, or of the open heel or strapped design, requiring some sort of a bootie or water shoe to be worn to prevent chafing of the feet. Often snorkelers entering from a hot or perhaps rocky beach will choose the open heel fin with a bootie in order to protect their feet when entering and exiting the water. See less