Tips About Snorkeling in Maui from the Experts
Snorkeling in Maui is a fun, relaxing and, at times, magical experience. But before you decide to head out and take on the world, here are some tips courtesy of Boss Frogs Shop.
These folks were great to Kim and I and we recommend them if you are looking for somewhere to either rent or buy snorkeling equipment.
Get it Right Before You Snorkel in Maui
Everything begins and ends with the equipment that you choose. That's why it's so important to find the right "fit" with your snorkeling gear. Like gloves, hats and shoes, a good fit makes all the difference in the world.
The following list is courtesy of Boss Frogs Shop Maui.
- Make sure that your mask fits properly! Nothing can ruin the fun of snorkeling in Maui before it starts if you can't get a proper seal and water just keeps trickling (or flooding) in to your mask while you are snorkeling.
- Skip the J-tube and go with the dry snorkel! This one comes from personal experience. I like to dive when I'm snorkeling. A dry snorkel doesn't keep the water from coming in, but it's so much easier to clear if it does. If you are a J-tube supporter, please, at least give the dry snorkel a try. You won't be disappointed.
- Find yourself some properly fitting fins! If you've ever gone snow or water skiing and had improper fitting equipment, you know how aggravating and painful that can be. Improperly fitting fins can turn a 3 hour journey of discovery into a 20 minute exercise in foot torture. Take your time and find a pair that fits. You'll be glad you did.
- Finally, Boss Frogs reminds us all to RELAX! If you ever watch shows about animals in the wild, the last thing that you or the film crew wants is the film crew being noticed by the wildlife. The same holds true for snorkeling. The slower, more relaxed and fluid you are, the less you are noticed by the wildlife. You are the camera operator to your own wildlife film, relax and soak in the beauty and wonder!
If you plan on snorkeling in Maui and want to help making sure you have a great time, stop by Boss Frogs and have them help you like they helped us.
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