SNORKELING SAFETY RULES
Within everyone's reach, snorkeling is an entertaining and natural sport that is practiced in an exceptional environment.
As an activity in an environment that is not our natural element, it requires following classic safety rules:
- Do not practice if you have cardiovascular problems; including (but not limited to) lung infection, angina, asthma, hypertension, heart disease, etc.),
- Consult your doctor if in doubt,
- Breathing through a snorkel is more demanding than simply swimming. If you feel tired , short of air, or dizzy, remove your mask and get out of the water.
- Do not practice alone. Always practice with a partner.
- Check the distance you have traveled and watch the currents; the return to shore can be tiring.
- Practice putting on and taking off your equipment several times before practicing in an area where you have footing.
- Check the state of the sea and the conditions before practicing. Protect yourself from the cold and the sun depending on the conditions.
- And of course, never touch the marine fauna or flora!
Before you leave, let a loved one know the route you have planned, don't forget to let them know once your outing is over...