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5 Snorkeling Tips To Make the Best Out of This Activity


Snorkeling enables travels the best of both worlds - a chance to see the brilliance of seascapes without spending time or effort learning to scuba dive. In fact, most experts these days don’t even need to bring air tanks in the water and can suffice with scuba gear deep below.

If you are going for a tour in Key West and snorkeling is on the top of your list, Blu Chi Charters is here to provide you with valuable tips that will help you make the best of this fun activity.

Suit Properly

  • A lot of people think that they’ll be okay with their wetsuits in the water, however, the water is chilly and you may need more. Moreover, wetsuits are worn for more than one purpose - they are great at protecting you from sunburn and they will keep your skin protected from stingy particles in the water.

As an added note, never forget to put on some sunblock on your back and on your calves because it is the number one spot that burns when you are snorkeling.

Drink a Lot of Water

  • Make sure to bring loads of water with you when you are going for snorkeling in Key West. The sun is usually very strong and dehydration is common. Even when you are in the waters, the salt in the water will take away the moisture from your skin.

So in order to stay well hydrated, you need to drink a lot of water or juice on the day you are going for the adventure.

Use a Float Vest When Necessary

  • Snorkeling is a very taxing activity and unfortunately, a lot of people are not aware of this and they are often caught by surprise when they can’t keep up.

If you feel you are unable to keep up or stay too long in the water, avoid taking a free drive, instead use a floating vest that goes around your waist. These vests can also help you in keeping in your spot where the currents are swift.

Test Swim First

Before you head into deep waters, test your gear! No matter where you acquired your gear from, it is very important to be comfortable with it. Snorkel masks, in particular, can have holes in them which can be quite a problem if you enter the waters without testing it.

At Blu Chi, we make sure that you are provided with the best snorkeling gear in the area. We regularly check our gear and replace the necessary parts when they are no longer usable.

Avoid Touching Anything

  • It can be quite tempting to pick things you see in the water. Things like a shell or a dead sea star may make a great souvenir, but did you know pocketing these can be illegal in many places? Avoid doing that at all costs.

Best Snorkeling Tour With Blu Chi

  • Love Snorkeling? Key West is the best place to find spots for this fun and amazing activity. Blu Chi Charters offer some of the best kayaking and Paddleboarding tours in the area.

This is why, regardless of whether you are an expert or a beginner, you can still enjoy an abundance of beautiful and colorful tropical fish and other marine life of the waters. The snorkeling spots near us are directly accessible from the brilliant white sands of the beach.

With us, you will discover majestic corals, queen conchs, various varieties of tropical fish, and much more. Upon arrival, you will be provided with a complimentary mask, fins, and snorkel. Our expert crew will also give you beginner lessons and a map to help you discover the best spots.

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