Snorkeling is one of the most popular water activities that tourists in Hawaii always try. In fact, you might want to make sure that you don’t miss out on snorkeling during your trip to Hawaii. Here are some useful guidelines to make sure that your snorkeling activity is as safe and enjoyable as possible.
When snorkeling, it’s always best to go along with a snorkeling buddy. Even though you consider yourself to be an excellent swimmer, you never know when something might go wrong and you may need the help of someone. It’s also a general rule that you must never swim with your back turned toward the ocean. The current and waves will knock you down. To ensure your safety, you might also want to make sure that you are aware of everything around you, such as hidden rocks, reefs, the strength of the current and such.
If you feel yourself being pulled by a current, your first natural reaction would be to swim against it but this is actually the wrong response. Even the strongest swimmer cannot outdo the strength of a current and the struggle will just eat up most of your energy. Instead, swim in a diagonal direction across the current.
Since you are on vacation, you probably feel the impulse to let loose and release your inhibitions. Even though you should have as much fun as you can, it’s also important to keep the partying within responsible limits. This means that you should not attempt to go snorkeling—or even swimming for that matter—if you have consumed alcohol or other recreational substances. If you have a friend who is attempting to do so, be sure to discourage him as best as you can.