Have you tried snorkeling and kayaking at the same time? Even with your snorkel and fins, it’s also nice to do it on a kayak. This can be a great adventure because it’s a bit challenging to do it without possibly capsizing the boat. If you have some vision problems, make sure that you wear the best prescription snorkel mask to ensure that you can see very well.
Take a Guided Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour
If you have not done this before, you can get a guided kayak/snorkel tour. The tour guides will hold the kayak to make it stable enough for you to get in and out of it. This is particularly true if you have your family with you. Your kids will really appreciate the help of the guides because its really tricky for them to get in and out of the kayak. Another reason for taking a guided tour is that the guides know where to take you to snorkel and have the best of your time. They have been on these spots before so they have the knowledge of the area, something very important particularly if you have no prior experience.
How to Snorkel from a Kayak
However, if you want to experience snorkeling further out, your best option is to take a kayak. All you need to do is to load all your snorkeling gear into your kayak and you’re all set. The easiest way to find a snorkeling spot is to look for other snorkeler. The spot where they gather is the most likely spot where you can find the best of the sea life. If you can’t find other snorkeler, your best bet is to go to where there are a lot of coral reefs. You can be sure that the reefs are teaming with sea life.
To ensure that the kayak is stable, place your feet over the side of the kayak. Put your mask and snorkel on and when you are ready to put on your fins, just slide over the side of the kayak. If you have a snorkeling buddy, make him or her hold the opposite side of the kayak to keep it balance preventing it from capsizing. When you’re ready, lower yourself into the water and enjoy.
If you don’t have an anchor, you have to tow the kayak by the oar in order to keep it with you. By doing this, you are not only preventing the kayak from being carried away by the current, you’re also using it as a flotation device.