One of the primary reasons why people love snorkeling is that it gives people such a perfect and relaxing moments that they need. The fantastic feeling that you get from immersing yourself in the water or enjoying the water surfaces by floating is enough to create a microenvironment out of the normal one that is characterized by endless hassles.
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 learning how to snorkel, it is safe to test out your snorkeling skills on shallow waters or a swimming pool.
The first thing that you need to do is to start by laying on your stomach, floating and then place your face in water at about 45-degree angle.
Then you have to bite gently on the mouthpiece so that your lips seal it and hold the snorkel in place. 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.
Then you have to test the snorkel by taking systematic slow breaths through the tube. You can take deep breaths but carefully.
You need not to be scared as you can always lift your head since you are still floating. All that is important is for you to relax and be aware of your breaths. Your snorkel should show noticeable breathing patterns and should be heard.
Before you venture into the open waters, it worthwhile that you test your skills with your snorkel use. 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 action that you must do is to clear water from your snorkel. You can do this effectively by raising the snorkel above the seal level. You then have to exhale through the tube forcefully and sharply, forcing 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, it is important that you swim at a steadily comfortable speed so that you do not overwork yourself. You also need to streamline yourself as much as possible, keeping your arms at your sides.