Under the water: whether submerged in the depths of the beautiful ocean surrounded by brightly colored fish and curled, delicate coral reefs, or, exploring the murky surroundings of a nearby lake and watching the local fish whirl by, snorkeling is a fantastic family adventure. Kids will love the experience, all the interesting and fun things to look at and explore and parents can get some great one-on-one interaction with their children.
There are hundreds of reasons to introduce your children to snorkeling. Not only is it a fun family activity that promotes education, responsibility, excitement and communication, it offers affordable family entertainment. Children are naturally curious and the plethora of sights available under the water’s surface opens a whole new world of exploration. Offering the adventure of shallow waters can bring an inquisitive mind face-to-face with exotic fish and other thrilling marine life.
You can begin to introduce your child to snorkeling via the bathtub! Kids will think this is great, and it will give you the opportunity to familiarize them with the concept of being under the water in a safe, controlled environment. Start by letting your child become acquainted with the snorkel and their mask. Show them how to properly breathe through the snorkel and become comfortable holding their faces under the water’s surface while taking deep, steady breaths. It is important to make sure the snorkeling gear is suited for your child’s age and size. Make sure the face mask fits securely, but comfortably.