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What is Snorkeling and Why is It So Popular Among People

Snorkeling is a swimming activity that is performed through or on the water while wearing special gear intended for this sport. Typically, you need a mask, snorkel, and flippers to get the best out of it.

The mask is worn to help you see clearly underwater while the snorkel, which a special hollow tube with a mouthpiece allows you to breathe the surface air while you are swimming in the water. The fins, wet-suit and a temperature-dependent are all pieces of equipment that help you swim better. So... are you ready to go snorkeling yet


Why is Snorkeling so Popular?

  • Snorkeling is loved by adults and children alike because there really is no formal training needed to start, nearly anyone can learn within a few minutes and start the activity. While an individual has to be a proficient swimmer, even those who can’t swim can enjoy snorkeling by wearing a life west or by holding a flotation device.

The activity allows people to see the underwater world with their own eyes. Because a lot of people have not explored the ocean, especially the coastal areas, it is very exciting for them to see what’s beneath the water with their own eyes. Most of the time, these coastal areas are full of underwater life. You’ll see abundance of creatures and a variety of different colors in the water.

  • Snorkeling gives you the opportunity to witness the underwater wildlife in its all-natural glory, similar to going on a jungle safari. Imagine watching a turtle slowly moving on the coral or sea-grass while not being disturbed by anyone. It is a sight that is so special that many say it is a lifetime opportunity.

People also get to see reef sharks cruising by on an evening hunt, or a school of vibrantly colored fish move in a unified fashion, or even small slugs moving slowly over rocks - there’s a whole bunch of other things that you will witness when you snorkel.

  • The activity also opens the world of traveling in a brand new way. You’ll see places that no one has considered visiting before. This is why it is often a fantastic experience.

Get the Best Snorkeling Tour in Key West

  • Key West is the best place to find spots for this fun and amazing activity. Blu Chi Charters offer some of the best snorkeling, kayaking, and Paddleboarding tours in the area. The shallow waters here make snorkeling fun for everyone.

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.

Blu Chi is a fully licensed, insured, and dedicated to providing safe and amazing kayaking, snorkeling, and paddle boarding experience. If you’ve never tried snorkeling before, don’t worry! Our tour guides will give you one-on-one instructions and beginner lessons to ensure your safety before you head into the waters.

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