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Snorkeling



Snorkeling

Snorkeling is the use of mask fins and snorkel to primarily swim on the surface while being able to keep your face in the water without having to lift your head to breathe. Periodically you may dive below the surface for a short period of time to exam something closer.


What you can expect to learn in this course:

The SDI Snorkeler Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

The aquatic environment

  • Vision
  • Light
  • Sound
  • Heat loss
  • Tides
  • Currents
  • Waves
  • Surge
  • Marine life injuries

Physics and physiology

  • Buoyancy
  • Pressure
  • Equalization techniques
  • Hyperventilation

Snorkeling equipment

  • Mask, fins, and snorkel
  • Exposure protection
  • Buoyancy compensator device
  • Weight systems

Accessories

  • Dive flag
  • Rescue signal
  • Knife or cutting device

Planning your dive

  • Diver fitness and overexertion
  • Buddy system
  • First aid

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

  • Properly prepare, don, and adjust all snorkeling equipment
  • Perform a buddy check, and demonstrate good use of the buddy system
  • Safely conduct exits and entries either from land, or boat
  • Achieve neutral buoyancy
  • Proper breathing and clearing of a snorkel
  • Proper use of buoyancy compensator device/snorkel vest
  • Surface dives
  • Proper use of hand signals

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