One of the main reason why people often choose to snorkel is that it can be a relaxing experience for many. The experience that you get from floating or swimming underneath the waters can be so satisfying that you forget the struggles that you go through each day.
Snorkeling isn’t a hard thing to do. Relaxation is the main objective when it comes to snorkeling. There is absolutely no reason to hurry. Knowing the techniques that help you to snorkel about without developing muscle cramps, feeling breathless or tired is essential if you have to enjoy your snorkeling adventure.
If you are a novice, you feel a bit nervous particularly when you have to breathe through a tube, but with few more trials, you will be good to go. If you are still new to snorkeling and are learning; it is usually recommended that you try out your techniques on shallow waters, preferably swimming pools or sandy beaches.
The first thing that you need to do is lay flat on your stomach, floating while placing your head in waters at an angle of 45 degree.
You then have to bite slightly on the mouthpiece to seal it with your lips as well as hold your snorkel in position. It is a rule of the thumb that whenever you put the snorkel into your mouth, you need to breathe out first before you breathe in so that you can expel any water that might have gone in already.
You need to also test the functions of your snorkel by taking rhythmic slow breaths through the tube. Then you ca graduate to taking deep breathes cautiously.
You do not have to feel frightened as you can lift your head any time now that you are still floating. All that is important is for you to relax and be aware of your breaths. Your breathing sounds needs to be apparent.
Before venturing out into open water, you need to be sure about your skills with the snorkel. Whenever you are under the waters and are breathing through your snorkel, and you suddenly find out that water is entering your tube, you may have to hold your breath as momentarily. Remember not to inhale while using the tube.
The next thing that you need to do is to clear water from your snorkel. You can do this effectively by raising the snorkel above the seal level. You will then need to exhale through your snorkel tube powerfully and sharply, to force the water out of the tube.
Sometimes, you find that the water is not entirely removed from your snorkel, but if you can inhale slowly and more calmly, you may breathe past the water until you have enough energy to force them out.
While swimming, you need to do so at a steady, comfortable pace so that you can conserve your energy. You need to try as much as possible to streamline yourself while keeping your arms close to your body.