5 Reasons to Try Snorkeling This Summer

Snorkeling is quite fun and exciting! If you have never tried it before, maybe you can give it a go this summer. It’s perfect for those who are always looking for a new adventure and who cannot just lie down and relax at the beach. Also, nature lovers would certainly love to see the underwater world, since it is also full of hidden beauties and wonders. If you are brave enough, read about several reasons why this activity can be a perfect thing to do when you are on your summer vacation!

It has all the benefits of exercising

If you wanna stay fit and healthy, this is a great hobby! Just like riding a bicycle or jogging, snorkeling also has plenty of benefits for your body! You will look good and feel even better. Basically, it is similar to a sport, just more exciting and adventurous, and you’re not really competing with anyone so you can take it easy.

You get to swim a lot, and you know how swimming is a great activity for the whole body. You get to exercise everything – arms, legs, back… so you’re keeping (or getting) in shape while doing something awesome, like exploring underwater wonders. The best part is – while you are burning all those calories, you will not be sweaty and feel hot, because you are in the water. Also, it improves your lung capacity and it exercises your heart.

It is completely therapeutic

Did you know that this activity is a great form of therapy? Feeling and hearing the sea can be incredibly healthy and quite relaxing for the mind. If you feel like you are constantly under a lot of pressure because of your work and other obligations, this stress-relieving activity will help you feel better. It even has healing effects on the body, just like on the mind.

If you suffer from painful joints and have mobility issues, it will help you with it.  If you read more on this topic, you will know it is good for your mental health, just like it is responsible for you getting in a better mood. It is very good for those dealing with anxiety disorders and ADHD. Overall, people have great experiences and they feel calmer and happier after doing it.

It connects you with nature

Nature is wonderful whether we are talking about woods, forests and greenery or all the shades of blue and everything that can be found under the sea, like in that song from the Little Mermaid cartoon. You will enjoy exploring and encountering creatures in the water.

Snorkeling is a good practice for scuba diving, and we know that a lot can be found and seen in the depths of the sea if you are adventurous enough, things you will never be able to see and come across anywhere else. It looks so cool when we watch YouTube videos of other people snorkeling and scuba diving so imagine how it would feel to actually be the one who is having those kinds of experiences.  

You need no training and very little equipment

Most of us already know how to swim and get comfy in the water, and that is all the knowledge you need for this activity. There’s no need to pay for classes or train and put a lot of effort into it, just decide to do it and go for it. What equipment you do need is affordable and easy to get, so make sure to focus on quality. All you need is a diving mask and a snorkel, and if you feel like it, add a pair of fins as well. If you want additional comfort, check out the best full face snorkel mask you can find, they allow you to breathe through your mouth and nose simultaneously and provide a better field of vision. If you’re snorkeling in colder water, you might also want to invest in a full-length wetsuit.

Fit for the whole family

Lastly, this is an activity you can do with your friends and your whole family. Even children can do it, just like older people. If your child already knows how to swim, it is perfect! Snorkeling is safer than scuba diving and you can stay on the surface of the water. You will not have to be afraid for the safety of your kid, since even the youngest of them can take up and enjoy this fun aquatic activity.

Besides being exciting, snorkeling is a good activity to try this summer for other reasons as well. It is good for the health of our body and mind, it is stress-relieving and calming, it takes no training, it’s not expensive and you can even do it with your kids. Knowing all this, there is no reason for you not to try it if you haven’t already. You need so little, yet it brings you amazing experiences.

Peter Minkoff
Peter is a lifestyle writer at HighStyleLife magazine, living between Europe and Australia. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.
Peter Minkoff