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Discovering "Snorkeling"

Snorkeling in the Florida Keys was not my first diving experience, I was snorkeling since age 12. The rush of the experience and the feeling of adventure and discovery were incomparable and many more trips to the ocean fallow this first encounter.

Snorkeling in shallow clear tropical waters.

Snorkeling is practice by people of all ages and gender, some training is required for snorkeling, but just the basic can be learn in minutes if you know how to swim. And like in any other sport or activity there are beginners and advance levels.

Family snorkeling at John Pennecamp, Florida Keys.

Family snorkeling!

Snorkeling equipment on a beach.

Snorkeling is done with a lite dive mask to see clearly under water, a snorkel which is a j shaped tube to breathe, and a pair of robber made swim fins or flippers for better propulsion in the water.

You will breathe through the snorkel while swimming and observe the bottom of the ocean though the glass mask and relax.

Mask,snorkel and fins, is all that you need!

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Snorkeling is done with a lite dive mask to see clearly under water, a snorkel which is a j shaped tube to breathe, and a pair of robber made swim fins or flippers for better propulsion in the water.

Dive mask, snorkel and fins.

The Basic equipment.

You will breathe through the snorkel while swimming and observe the bottom of the ocean though the glass mask and relax.

Mask,snorkel and fins, is all that you need!


Buy snorkeling packs and equipment at Amazon.com


 Woman emerging from a dive while snorkeling.

Advanced snorkeling, immersing into deep waters.

To immerse you deep head down first and with the power generated by your feed go down a few feet into the water in an arch motion, head first holding your breath (don't expel the air from your longs while you are under the water, just when you are always head first emerging to the surface and you would be able to breathe again you blow the air out forcefully to expel the water that got into the snorkel, don't breath until the snorkel is clear of water and you are again on the surface face down and swimming)

Sometimes the waves will splash water over the opening of the snorkel while you swim face down or if you race your head out of the water or look sideways always be ready to blow the water out when it happens.

Snorkeling instructor showing how to use the snorkeling equipment.

Snorkeling instructor on a charter boat at the John Pennekamp State Park, in Key Largo

While snorkeling in the Florida Keys by rule of thumb you will normally receive instruction from the dive master of the dive charter boat, there will be a certified instructor to teach you the basics and safety rules of snorkeling and at the Florida Keys it's required that you ware an emergency float vest.

Snorkeling charter boat and snorkelers.

Snorkeling group tours.

Snorkeling in the shallow water coral reefs is a bliss full experience, and the snorkeling charters are everywhere from Key Largo to Key West.

The prices of the snorkeling charters are affordable, they run around the $40's to the $60's depending of the time and the many dive sites to visit on one trip.

Tropical fish in the coral reefs.

While snorkeling in the Florida Keys you'll discover a part of this world that is the livelihood of this region. The coral reefs of the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary. And a side of our planet that for some had been hidden until the day they went snorkeling in the Florida Keys.





Related Information:

More Snorkeling Tips and Advise.

Diving in the Florida keys.

Some Good Snorkeling Locations.

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