Snorkeling Gear: What You Really Need
The leisure "sport" of snorkeling doesn't require much in the way of gear. A snorkel, a mask that seals properly, and a pair of comfortable fins is all you really need to get started. If you're a swimmer or beach enthusiast, chances are you already have a swim suit and sunscreen. Colder waters might prompt you'll to wear a wetsuit, however, there are many places around the world with waters warm enough to swim, so, don't go out and buy one just yet. Really, the short list of equipment needed to get started includes:
- Snorkel: So you can breath oxygen while your face is in the water.
- Mask: To see all the pretty fish and colorful coral reefs.
- Fins: To propel yourself about while enjoying your adventure.
- Sunscreens: To reduce the possibility of sunburns and skin cancer -- listen to your mom on this one.
- Swimsuit: Well, you know what that's for, right?
Other equipment you might want with you along this journey includes:
- Fresh Water: To keep you dehydrated while in the hot sun and salt water.
- Underwater Camera: To take photos of the shiny objects.
- Booties and Gloves: To keep from cutting your skin when near coral reefs.
- Life Jacket or Inflatable Snorkeling Vest: To keep you afloat in rough waters.
- Wet Suit: For the colder waters around the world.
- Travel Books: So you can get the most out of this adventure and plan your next one.
- Prescription Masks: For those of you who can't see past your nose without your glasses.
- Waterproof Pouches: If you really can't spend an hour away from your phone.