Do you know that only about 5% of the underwater world has been discovered yet? Moreover, more than 50 percent of life on earth resides in the oceans!
It’s no wonder that snorkelers and divers have a deep passion for the underwater world. It’s full of magic, mystery and it always has new and interesting sights to offer. Unlike diving, snorkeling doesn’t involve any sort of commitment or prior training, which is why tourists who visit Zanzibar and other such islands prefer going snorkeling.
Basically, anyone can snorkel without any prior experience or training and it’s also pretty safe! A snorkel tube connects your mouth to the air above the water’s surface so that you have a continuous supply of oxygen. This means you don’t need to worry about your oxygen supply running out. You can move as much as you want and you can stay beneath the surface for as long as you feel like while discovering interesting marine species!
You get to have most of the perks of diving (except deep water exploration) but without the safety concerns and commitment. What more would you want for a vacation?
If you’re going to Zanzibar or any other island or beachside city for your vacation, you might want to consider snorkeling over there because of how easy and interesting it is. You’ll get to have an adventurous underwater experience where you can sight many marine species including lionfish, leaf fish, moray eels, clownfish, parrotfish and vivid coral reefs!
Snorkeling is not only a fun and adventurous activity, but it also keeps you fit and healthy. Water is a lot denser than air, which is why moving around in the water requires you to put in a lot more effort than you would in the air. Therefore, you burn more calories and gain more muscle mass!
Moreover, when it comes to SCUBA diving, the bubbles formed might scare away the marine life around you. However, when it comes to snorkeling, you don’t have to worry about the marine species running away because you won’t be producing any bubbles underwater.
Snorkeling is indeed a highly rewarding and satisfying water sport where you get to come across new and interesting marine life and explore the underwater world. While doing so, make sure you preserve the marine life and the environment around you. Don’t remove anything from the underwater world around you, including seashells and rocks and don’t leave any pollutant behind!
So, what are you waiting for? Go on a snorkeling trip and experience the adrenaline rush for yourself!
You might also want to check out the Do’s and Don’ts of Exploring Underwater to make sure you know everything you need to before getting started!