With summer around the corner, many tourists would go to the beach to enjoy. With snorkeling being an entertaining and natural sport that is practiced in an exceptional environment, it is expected that it would be a popular choice among us. However, we should not forget about how to be safe:
- Do not go snorkeling if you have any ongoing respiratory or cardiovascular issues including but not limited to chest infection, asthma, high/raised blood pressure (hypertension), heart disease or angina etc. If you have any doubts or questions relating to this please check with your medical practitioner.
- Breathing through a snorkel is more demanding than simply swimming. If you feel tired, short of air or dizzy, remove your mask and get out of the water.
- Do not practice alone. Always go snorkeling with a buddy.
- Do keep in mind how far you have swum and keep in mind the currents; the return journey to shore may be exhausting.
- Practicing putting the mask on and taking it off several times before using it could possibly help prevent injuries and deaths.
- Check the state of the sea and the conditions before practicing. Protect yourself from the cold and the sun depending on the conditions.
- And of course, never touch the marine fauna or flora!
- Lastly but most importantly - Before departure, let your friends know the route you have planned, don't forget to let them know once your adventure is over...