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Why Boating and Snorkeling is an Adventure Like No Other

 

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.

  1. Be on timeBeing 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.
  2. Have a complete gear with youThe 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.
  3. Wait for the permission to boardThe 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.
  4. Hand your equipment to the crew memberHand 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.
  5. Wait for the briefingBefore 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.

Boating Essentials

Are you going boating? Then you need to understand some of the important boating essentials to make sure that you’ll have the ultimate boating experience. This list will help you find the best items to bring before stepping into a boat. AS for me, I consider these items as a necessity and I will never step into a boat without completing this list. Now, if you are ready, then let us begin!

  • Boat Registration – if this is your first time boating, then make sure that you always bring a valid boat registration with you at all times. This is an important essential because it proves that you follow the state law regarding the operation of the vessel.
  • First Aid Kit – this is a super important kit to bring with you, not only on boating but also on every outdoor adventure. In addition to that, it is important to check that all items inside the toolkit are intact and is still in their best condition.
  • Safety Equipment – the personal floatation device to be exact. The number of PFDs should be equal to the number of passengers on boat. This is always a must and you should never leave the shore without these.
  • Phone, GPS, Marine Radio and/or other communication devices – always bring these kinds of tools in case of emergency. You never know what could happen in an instant and being able to determine your location and the ability to communicate can be crucial.
  • Fresh Water and Food – no matter how short you’ll spend on the open sea, it is important to be ready for the worst case scenario. Sure there is a very low chance that you can encounter any accidents, but if something happens and you are not prepared, then you are doomed. Remember that prevention is better than cure.
  • Tool Kit – a collection of important tools that you might need in case something gets busted along the way. Before riding your boat, think about the specific tools that you’ll need and be sure to have the prepared, just in case.
  • Sunglasses – a polarized and capable of cutting glare from the water is the perfect one for you.
  • Insect repellant – outdoors equals bugs – protect yourself from scratching by having a reliable insect repellant.
  • Fire extinguisher – this is a requirement on every boat. Be sure to get educated on the proper usage of fire extinguishers to prevent any mishaps.
  • Rain gear – you don’t know when it might rain, so bringing a rain gear is an essential and it will prevent you from getting wet
  • Change of clothing – if it rains, your clothes will get wet. Be sure to have a change of clothing. This is also true if you are going to spend longer times on the boat.