If you have taken your snorkel and fins on some reef diving activity, you should try boating and snorkeling with your best snorkel gear. This is a nice way to snorkel without having to swim good distances. The boat will take over your fins and you will have a nice time watching the beauty of the underwater. Are you up to it? Book your tour now and enjoy.
Things to Remember when Snorkeling from a Boat
In most cases, tour operators will take in more people in larger boats. This can be a good thing if you want to meet more people and this can be a bad thing if you want to experience snorkeling and boating alone. If you want to experience it alone, you can rent a small boat and give it a go. Whatever is the case, here are a few things to remember.
- Be on time
Being on time is important even if you’re snorkeling alone or with a huge crowd. When the charter owner sets the time of departure, you have to be there ahead. Being late is a sign of discourtesy to everybody on the trip and this could mean cutting the time of the trip short.
- Have a complete gear with you
The night before the trip, make sure to make a complete inventory of all the gear that you are going to use in the trip. It will be too late to find out that you’re missing something when the trip is already going on.
- Wait for the permission to board
The captain and the rest of the crew have some things to perform in the boat before they are ready to accept passengers. Make sure that you’re not in their way by waiting for the right time to board. They will announce it when they are ready. You can be sure that they know their jobs and will board you at the right time.
- Hand your equipment to the crew member
Hand your things to the crew of the boat as a sign of trust. Trust must me established right from the get go because you’re going on a trip wherein you will definitely need the boat crew when something goes wrong.
- Wait for the briefing
Before the trip will commence, the crew will brief you as to what you can and can’t do while on the trip. Take a listen to the briefing because this is to ensure that both the passengers and the crew are on the same page. This way you know what to expect from the crew and they know what to expect from you as well.
These are some of the customary procedures that you have to remember when in a boating and snorkeling tour. This is in no way a complete list, but this will give you a good idea as to what to do and what not to do in a boat. Enjoy your tour.