If you have decided that you are finally going to take the plunge, pun intended, you will want to go ahead and book a snorkel tour. This is a great adventure that many people wish they have tried earlier. You are ready to give it a try now, but you do want to make sure that you are well prepared for the excursion. Here are a couple of tips to help prepare you for your coastal snorkel tour.
Dress For The Occasion
If you were scuba diving and going deep into the waters, you would need to wear a scuba suit. Since you are just snorkeling, which keeps you more at the surface of the water, you will be fine wearing a regular bathing suit. Just make sure that it is one that comfortably covers you and that does not require you to do a lot of adjustments to it. You want to be able to enjoy the snorkeling experience and not worry about whether your straps are falling off.
Pack The Sunscreen
You aren't going to have any shade out in the water and your back is likely to be exposed to the bright sun for many hours. Even if you feel as though you never burn, it is imperative that you are taking the precaution of lathering up in sunblock. Have someone help you reach the parts of your back that are too difficult for you to get on your own.
You Can Take Your Own Gear
There are a lot of snorkeling tours that will provide the required gear to those who signed up. However, there are some tour guides that do not supply everything you need. Either way, many find it best to bring their own snorkeling gear, as they know they have tested it out in water and their gear fits them well. This is important because you do not want water getting into your goggles or into your airline. You also do not have to worry about being responsible for someone else's expensive gear.
With those points in mind, it would be a good idea to call the snorkeling tour company to ask any questions that you might have and to see if there is any additional advice they can give in order to ensure your adventure will be as fun as possible. They can tell you more about the area like if you want to do a charter Na Pali Coast snorkel tour, you may need different things than for a tour in the Caribbean. The more you plan ahead, the more you will be able to enjoy yourself.