10 Reasons to get into snorkelling

Snorkelling has it all! Easy, convivial and accessible to all, this summer activity lets you discover the wonders of the sea floor and get some exercise while you’re doing it. Still not sure? Here are 10 reasons to get into snorkelling this summer!

10 reasons to get into snorkelling

WANT TO SEE UNDERWATER FLORA AND FAUNA WITH YOUR OWN EYES? ~HERE ARE 10 REASONS TO GIVE SNORKELLING A TRY! 

An accessible water sport 

Snorkelling is an easy, fun activity the whole family can enjoy! Kids, parents, even grandparents... Anyone can snorkel! As long as you know how to swim and are fairly comfortable in the water, of course. That said, certain accessories (buoys, floats, life jackets, etc.) act as buoyancy aids so you tire less quickly, allowing you to stay out longer.

Simple, accessible equipment!

Simple equipment 

Getting started snorkelling is easy and inexpensive! You don't need much to get going. You'll just need a mask, a snorkel, and a pair of fins (optional for beginners, who can use aquashoes/water shoes). The FMS Kit (Fins, Mask, Snorkel) can be combined with a top or shorty to protect you from the cold, sun, and scrapes from the sea floor. Not convinced about the mask and snorkel? Try Subea's innovative Easybreath mask, which allows you to breath underwater from both your nose and mouth. And if you don't like putting your head under, try out snorkelling with the Olu, our new observation buoy that lets you set out to observe the sea floor!

A perfect activity for the holidays! 

Because the equipment is minimal and compact, snorkelling is the perfect water activity for your holidays! Whether you're travelling by plane, train, or car, your equipment will go with you anywhere. Plus, what better activity is there for spending quality family time? Because that's what holidays are really all about :-) 

Guaranteed fun! 

With snorkelling, everyone can have a great time in total safety from the get-go. No need to spend hours training to have a good time: you'll have fun right off the bat - er, fin! Because despite what you might think, you don't have to dive deep to admire underwater flora and fauna. You can stay at the surface to start. A thousand wonders await!

The Olu snorkelling observation buoy designed by Subea

Discover the underwater world

Be ready to have incredible and unforgettable experiences with an FMS kit. Did you know the underwater world represents 70% of our planet? And so few people get to discover it! That's why we find it so fascinating. A source of life, of colours, of shapes and surprise encounters... It will give you hours of conversation with your family after your outing! How can you get the most out it? In clear, shallow water... You'll feel like your swimming in an aquarium! 

Share the moment 

For your safety, it's important your first snorkelling session be with other people. But you'll quickly see that snorkelling is a great opportunity to share unforgettable experiences with family or friends. All in an exclusive universe! 

 

 

Snorkel with your family!

Get some exercise 

Even though snorkelling is done for fun or on holiday, it's still a sport, just like fast walking or cycling. You're definitely pushing yourself! Every time you kick your fins you're burning calories, working your heart and your abs, sculpting your legs and keeping fit. You're mixing fun with exercise without even knowing it, and without strain or a single drop of sweat, even in the middle of summer! Not too bad, right?

Relaxation 

Think there's no link between snorkelling and relaxation? That's just because you haven't tried it yet! Snorkelling provides unique sensations: your bearings are totally different, and you're completely disconnected. Here there's no competition or performance or pushing your limits. It's far from daily life and the routine... It's relax time! Your only goal is to glide along and observe the underwater wonders all around you. 

A first step towards diving 

When snorkelling, you learn to breath with a snorkel, work your balance in the water and your agility with fins. The prerequisites you need if you think you'd like to try scuba diving later on. But even if these two activities have some things in common, they are still very different! Scuba diving requires both proper initiation and training with professionals.~Want to try scuba diving? Check out our tips to better understand this activity! 

From snorkelling to scuba diving...

An easy-to-learn underwater activity 

You get it, snorkelling is an activity anyone can do. But you should know a few basic safety rules to enjoy the underwater world without risk:~- always go with a group (whether a beginner or advanced) ~- check the weather before getting in the water ~- identify your point of entry as well as several exit points ~- never overestimate your own physical capacities.

CONVINCED? NOW IT'S YOUR TURN TO TRY OUT YOUR FUTURE EQUIPMENT AND GET A TASTE OF THE JOYS OF SNORKELLING! LET US KNOW HOW IT GOES IN THE COMMENTS. 

Baptiste, Subea digital manager

Baptiste

Digital manager - padi rescue and level 1 ffessm

I'm Subea's Digital Manager. I'm passionate about spear fishing and free diving, and have been scuba diving for over fifteen years. I dive alone down to 60 meters.