Snorkeling is one of the most fun and popular water activities out there. You don’t need to be an experienced swimmer, or train for years to be able to snorkel in the sea. With a little practice, you can start snorkeling within a few minutes — the only thing you need to do is to be comfortable in the water. So let’s begin mastering snorkeling speed.
Understand The Relationship Between Your Air Supply And Your Speed
- The more water you go through, the more air you will need to breathe.
- The more air you use, the slower your progress will be.
- The slower your progress is, the more tired and fatigued you are likely to become.
- And if that isn’t enough, being tired and fatigued can cause panic!
Using Your Arms To Pull Yourself Through The Water
There are two different ways most people will do this: either they keep their palms facing away from them as if they were pushing against something flat like a wall; or alternatively, some people prefer turning palms inward so that their thumbs face upward toward the surface.
Next, you’ll want to use your arms to pull yourself through the water. You can do this by using a scissor-kick motion, where you move one arm forward and then the other. This will propel you forward in an underwater “gymnastics” kind of way, which is much more efficient than paddling with your hands alone—and it’s also easier on your wrists and shoulders!
Another technique: pushing off with your arms when necessary. If there’s an object or obstacle in front of you (like a rock), push against it with one arm while pulling back with the other so that both hands are out of harm’s way when they come into contact with said obstacle.
Use A Long-Bladed Fin For Maximum Speed
You can increase your speed by using a long-bladed fin. A long blade will increase the surface area of the fin, allowing you to push more water through it.
Because water is pushed faster and farther out in front of your body, this allows you to move more quickly through the water. Also, because with a longer blade there is less drag from friction between the bottom of your foot and the fins as well as between fins there is less resistance slowing down your swim stroke.
How To Reduce Drag When Snorkeling
- A snorkel that minimizes drag is key to a quick, efficient underwater experience. Let’s be honest—paddling around with your face in the water while breathing through a tube can be quite uncomfortable and awkward. You want something that makes you feel like you are swimming on dry land, not struggling to move through choppy waters.
- Make sure your snorkel is comfortable and easy to clear, breathe through, and see through at all times!
- Never underestimate the importance of choosing an easy-to-use device when it comes to safety underwater; this means ensuring that every piece of equipment is properly fitted so as not impede any movement while swimming or diving into deeper waters (more than 10 feet deep).
Using A Monofin
A monofin is a fin that covers the entire foot. It’s shaped like an elongated teardrop, and there is one for each size of foot (small, medium or large). Although there are many benefits to using a monofin, some people find them hard to use at first. This can be remedied by practicing in shallow water until you get the hang of it.
It’s important not to hold onto anything while in the water because your hands won’t be able to support much weight with most fins. You should also keep your fingers together when gripping onto something so they don’t go numb while you’re snorkeling!
Snorkeling is about more than exploring the water.
Snorkeling is about more than exploring the water. It can be a fun, healthy activity that helps you get in shape and stay safe while you enjoy yourself. You don’t have to be great at swimming or diving to snorkel—and if you have any sort of physical disability, it’s one of the best ways for you to experience everything that being under water has to offer.
If there’s something I love about snorkeling as opposed to other kinds of water sports, it’s that anyone can do it! Sure, some people will be better than others at swimming and diving (which we’ll talk about later), but anyone can make sure they’re safe even if their skills aren’t perfect just by following these guidelines:
- Always check weather conditions before venturing out into open water; a sudden storm could cause trouble for those unequipped with proper gear and training
- Always wear sunscreen or protective clothing (such as rash guards) when in direct sunlight; this includes head-to-toe coverage as well as protection against harmful rays reflected off sand or other surfaces
- Pay attention while on land so you know where dangerous currents may appear unexpectedly
Snorkeling is one of the most rewarding activities you can do in your spare time, but it’s also a great form of exercise! If you practice these tips, you’ll be able to see more and do more in less time.
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