What should you not do while snorkeling?
Do not touch corals, fish or turtles. The only thing you can touch safely is sand and rock and water (that means with your fins also). Read our snorkeling etiquette page for learning how to develop skills for taking a break in the water without having to stand. Don’t use harmful sunscreen.
What causes death while snorkeling?
Preliminary data from a study released last week suggested that oxygen deprivation induced by rapid onset pulmonary edema, known as ROPE, is the most probable cause of snorkel-related fatal and near-fatal drownings. Drowning by ROPE is different in that a person doesn’t necessarily have to be inhaling water.
What is the disadvantage of snorkeling?
Keeping water out of your snorkel is very important. Breathing in water can cause choking and other problems. Drowning is a danger when snorkeling. Taking time to learn snorkeling before you go on vacation will also allow you to test equipment.
How do you avoid shark attacks when snorkeling?
Shallow ground – Always keep your bearings not only to the beach but also to the shallow ground which you can get to safely. Group snorkeling – Staying within a large group makes you less likely to be attacked. Sharks do not attack large groups, so staying close to other snorkelers gives protection.
Can you get sick from snorkeling?
Yes, it’s entirely possible to be prone to seasickness while snorkeling. The nausea is caused by disorientation perceived by the inner ear with tides and currents, pressure changes, or lack of food and water.