One of the main reason why people often choose to snorkel is that it can be a relaxing experience for many. Immersing oneself within underwater or even floating bring out a feeling that take you away from the hassles of the day.
Snorkeling is not a complicated affair. Relaxation is the main objective when it comes to snorkeling. You do not have to rush around. Knowing how to snorkel about without feeling tired, breathless or developing muscle cramps is essential when it comes to enjoying the full benefits that come with it.
If you do not have enough experience, you may feel a little nervous especially when you have to breathe through a tube, but with a few 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 lay flat on your stomach, floating while placing your head in waters at an angle of 45 degree.
What should come next is that you need to bite the mouthpices softly, thus sealing it with your lips while holding your snorkel in the right place. It is a common rule that whenever you put your snorkel into your mouth, you have to exhale first so that you can get rid of any water that might have lodged in before breathing through it.
Then you have to test the snorkel by taking systematic slow breaths through the tube. Then you ca graduate to taking deep breathes cautiously.
You do not have to panic as you can always lift up your head since 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 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 move that you will make is to clear the water from the snorkel. You can only accomplish this by raising the snorkel above the sea level. You will then need to exhale through your snorkel tube powerfully and sharply, to force the water out of the tube.
At times you find that the water was not removed entirely from your snorkel barrel; all that you need to do is to inhale calmly and slowly until you master enough energy and air to blast them out.
While swimming, you need to do so at a steady but relaxed pace so that you do not exhaust your energy. You also need to streamline yourself as much as possible, keeping your arms close to your body.