In the fun and relaxed snorkeling process, just dive a little, you can explore the fantastic beauty of the seabed. Snorkelers wear plastic masks, lying face down on the water, breathing through a short tube. This makes it easy to observe coral reefs and seafloor organisms, and at the same time, it will not scare away the small fish, and do not have to float to the surface for ventilation. Relaxing in the water and immersed in the natural beauty of the seabed are enough to get rid of all the chores in your daily life.
Method 1 Ready to start
1 Comes with a comfortable snorkel and mask.
Try it on and adjust the elastic. Experiment with the water if you can and see if it gets in.
If you have poor eyesight, you can wear a pair of face masks, and you don’t need to wear glasses to observe underwater.
2 Put on the mask and tie the elastic band so that it can comfortably cover your eyes and nose.
Make sure the dive tube is near the mouth, don't put it on first.
3 Lie flat on the water in a prone position.
The head and the water are about 45 degrees.
4 Gently bite the mouth of the vent tube, wrap your lips around it, and adjust the direction of the vent tube.
5 Breathe slowly and smoothly through the tube.
Breathe deeply and slowly. Don't be afraid of getting in water, you can always raise your head to breathe on the water. Just relax and master your breath. When you can clearly hear your steady and rhythmic breathing, you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the seabed.
6 Wear a buoyancy vest.
This way you can float on the water without much effort. Snorkeling at many commercial dive sites requires the wearing of eye-catching vests. This is done for certain safety considerations.
Method 2 Keep your breath open
1 Breathe carefully.
During snorkeling, you will encounter the problem of water entering the snorkel. Sometimes it is due to the influx of water caused by waves or feet, sometimes it is because the head dives too low. If you learn to clean the snorkel, you can avoid this kind of trouble.
2 Hold your breath, keep your head underwater, and pull the end of the snorkel into the water.
You can feel the water pouring in from the pipe.
3 Head up slightly, do not lift out of the water, so that the end of the pipe is on the water.
4 Exhale quickly and forcefully. This explosive method can expel almost all the water out of the pipe.
5 Exhale hard again the second time to expel the remaining water.
Repeat this step, you can get rid of all the water in the tube.
6 Master the control of the snorkel.
Sometimes you will find that when the pipe enters the water, the gas is all out. If there is only a little water, it's easy to handle, exhale slowly and carefully, don't let your mouth fill with water until you have enough air to spray out the water. If there is too much water, you need to raise your head to the water and breathe through the gap around the diving tube.
7 Learn to swim underwater.
After mastering the drainage method of the snorkel, you can conduct a submersible swimming to observe the beauty of the seabed more closely. Take a deep breath and dive down. When you want to ventilate, float up and keep your face below the water surface. Use the method of removing moisture that you taught before to ventilate.
Method 3 Underwater swimming with a diving tube
1 Put fins on your feet.
Wearing flippers can make your movements greater and your swimming speed faster, without splashing water into the snorkel because of slaps on the water.
2 Keep your hands close to both sides to reduce resistance.
Stretch your feet so that the fins point to the back. The legs are slightly together.
3 Bend your knees slightly and kick the water slowly and forcefully.
Keep your fins moving smoothly and relaxed, exert your strength from your hips, use your thigh muscles, and don't kick from your knees, otherwise a lot of energy will be wasted.
4 Kick down more than kick up, back up.
In the correct underwater swimming technique, it is by vigorously kicking forward.
5 Keep your fins under the water.
Try to avoid kicking out splashes, otherwise it will scare away the fish and make other underwater swimmers feel uncomfortable.
6 Floating with the waves.
Snorkeling is best carried out in calm waters. But even in this environment, you must learn to adjust your body movement rhythm as the waves rise and fall.
7 Snorkel at a steady and comfortable pace.
Snorkeling is not the same as swimming competitions. If you have a good swim, you can swim for hours.
Method 4 Enjoy a good snorkeling time
1 Select the correct snorkeling position.
Choose a place where the water is calmer and there are colorful creatures underwater for snorkeling. The shallow water area on the coral reef is great, and some of the deep waters that need to go by boat are also good. You can ask the locals, or check the travel guide to find a dive site where there are not too many people.
2 Travel on a clear day.
If the sky is dark, you can't see clearly even with a diving mask. You can start at noon on a sunny day and the water is not cloudy. Severe storms can disturb the sea water, making the water silt everywhere. So if it just rained last night, today we should postpone the day.
3 Learn to identify various fish and corals.
Just seeing a fish is not enough to understand it. You can remember the shapes and colors of various local fishes, so that you can turn snorkeling into an interesting marine ecological survey. When you see a fish that you don’t recognize, remember its color style, and then check it later.