If you like to spend your holidays on white-sandy beaches, in order to relax and forget about your day-to-day worries, then you probably are one of those passionate about water sports. The truth is that it is very nice to stay on a beach, in order to get tanned or play sand volleyball. Yet, many people are snorkeling or scuba diving enthusiasts, and if you don’t know pretty much about these recreational activities, stick close and read on, as in what follows we will explain you more about these two attractive activities.
To begin with, you should know that both activities have to do with exploring the marine world which consists of various fish, sea turtles, seahorses, dolphins, whales, and corals and algae. There are cases, when people like to explore caves and wrecks, yet this activity is far more dangerous, which is why it requires only trained and experienced divers, who know better what to do in various situations that can put them in difficulty, when underwater. However, you should also find out that scuba diving requires more practice than snorkeling; not to mention newbie divers need to follow scuba classes, where scuba instructors can help them get used to the scuba gear and the requirements of this sport. Generally, the difference between scuba diving and snorkeling refers to the fact that the first activity needs more practice to master and it always involves wearing appropriate gear, consisting of scuba unit and a diving mask, snorkel, regulator, fins, diving watch, scuba gloves and a dry or wetsuit. Divers also have to take into consideration the kind of activity they prefer doing, when underwater, as well as the water temperature, where they dive, as these criteria matter, when selecting a dry or wetsuit that can ensure them protection and insulation against cool water temperatures.
With snorkeling is different, as this recreational activity refers to admiring the beautiful marine world more from the water’s surface. Moreover, unlike scuba diving, snorkeling doesn’t require special training. Actually, this leisure activity can be practiced by people of all ages, who can swim well and who can breathe through a shape tube, which is the snorkel. Many people prefer this activity to scuba diving, mainly because it is much easier to master and doesn’t require the wet or dry suits, except certain situations, when snorkelers want to practice this activity in cooler water. The scuba unit is also unnecessary, when snorkeling, and the only scuba diving’ components snorkelers need are the fins and the diving mask.