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deidadventures   , 35

from George


A-z Snorkeling Mask

Removing and replacing a scuba mask is the skill that most new divers worry about. However with a few simple steps you can master this skill.


Before you learn to remove and replace your mask completely you should practice clearing the mask until you're comfortable with this skill. Remember-when clearing scuba masks start breathing out before you tilt your head up to prevent water going up your nose. drones underwater.

To prepare in advance for the mask removal you can practice at home with a snorkel. Fill a basin with COLD water and place your face in the water. Breathe through the snorkel to become comfortable with having your face in water whilst still breathing. Each time you do it try and stay an extra couple of breaths till you are employed up to 30 seconds.

And, Another Thing...

Once the beginning snorkeler has mastered proper breathing, snorkeling can begin. Snorkeling can be done anywhere there is water, but the best places have warm, clear water. Obviously, dark, murky water will be pointless to snorkel in, since zero is visible. This usually implies that the water should probably be relatively still, since large waves tend to stir up sand and sediment. http://www.deeptrekker.com.

The Caribbean islands are ideal for snorkeling for these reasons. The water is relatively calm, since the islands are in the Atlantic. This is not known for huge waves. Also, the southern latitude combined with water from the Gulf Stream keeps the areas around the Bahamas and other islands warm. The white sand ensures that everything is visible.

When you are able to practice at your next scuba diving session demand to practice (heck you're paying for it-the teacher WORKS FOR YOU) in the shallow end first before going into the deeper water. When you do have to do the mask removal, try and take things slow and concentrate on your respiring when you are twitchy. If you need to, throw the panic signal up sign and your instructor will take you to the surface.

Remember the item of the practice sessions is to develop your confidence, if things aren't going well ask to take five and return to the skill later. When you master a new scuba diving ability there's always a strong sense of accomplishment. Guaranteeing you're assured with mask clearing, practice with the magic snorkel at home and taking things slowly in the pool session will allow you to remove and replace your mask simply and with confidence.