Snorkeling requires no formal training so almost any one can do it. While we recommend that snorkelers be proficient swimmers, even those less confident in the water can wear a life vest or hold onto a flotation device.
Snorkeling allows people to glimpse the underwater world. Largely unexplored, the ocean, especially around the coastal areas, is full of life. The abundance and variety of colour and creatures is simply staggering.
Snorkeling allows people to witness wildlife in it’s natural habitat. Watching a turtle slowly chopping on some coral or sea grass, unfussed by the presence of a snorkeler is so special.
Similarly, seeing a reef shark cruise by on an evening hunt, or a school of brightly coloured fish move as a unified group, or even watching a small slug slowly moving over a rock, snorkeling opens a whole new world to us, otherwise terrestrial dwellers.