Snorkel Equipment is a big part of snorkeling. Actually without it, you can not say you were snorkeling. I dont know what you would call it. That is just one question that we receive.
Our job is to make your snorkeling experience an enjoyable one and answering emails and the phone is part of our job. And I do have to giggle with some of the questions that we receive. Besides the common questions and comments about snorkel equipment, here is one of my favorites and I asked Roy to answer this. The common question is “Why am i so afraid of the ocean?”
It is quite common to have a “fear” of the ocean. It is huge and can be very intimidating. I am a scuba diver and did a lot of diving in lakes and freshwater bodies of water but it was a year before I did my first ocean snorkel trip with my new snorkel equipment.
I walked out onto the beach the first day and went “wow that’s big” (talking about the ocean not anything else LOL). You start thinking of things like how deep is it and what’s in there and until you actually go and do it, it can make you nervous. I have turned my fear into a healthy respect for the ocean and the more I snorkel it, the more respect I accrue.
The night before leaving for my ocean trip, I was too excited to sleep and ended up watching JAWS and JAWS II which really isn’t advisable before leaving for your first Ocean snorkel trip. When I got into the water though I was a little disappointed at not seeing a shark. I said “a little” disappointed mind you. I saw a lot of other neat critters thoughand am happy that I am one of those people who are able to explore the other 78% of this earth’s surface.
Find out the neat stuff about the ocean, grab your snorkeling mask and snorkel, begin to explore the shallow areas where you are comfortable. You will be surprised at some of the neat stuff you will see.