Differences Between Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

The following article will introduce two popular types of diving today: Snorkeling and Scuba Diving. Hope to help you understand a little bit about them and don’t be surprised when choosing between them.


Snorkeling requires snorkel and swimming goggles. With this type, visitors will swim on the water with a snorkel and face the water to see the coral reefs below. Hearing this, many people will wonder if they can not join swimming if they do not know how to swim? Please answer that possible. Because Snorkeling is swimming on the water and looking down below. So if you can’t swim, you can wear a life jacket. For those who already know how to swim, I can dive deeper to see better.

Snorkeling or coral diving is currently an attractive tour and attracts the most tourists in many beaches in the world. However, please note that when touching the bottom should not touch the coral. Because there are many corals that are easy to die to touch and especially not to break. Perhaps you do not know, corals grow only about 3cm each year in the wild. So in order to get the reefs we look at today, they have had to go through decades of development. And most importantly, do not swim too close to the rocks. There is a lot of clinging on it. Just touching them can cause you to get injured and at least 3 stitches in your leg.

Scuba Diving

This is a type of deep diving with scuba. To join this category requires a little knowledge of scuba diving. Usually, before diving, someone will guide you on the basics. Examples are hand signals, how to use an oxygen tank, etc.

Those who do not know how to swim should not worry about this type. Extra oxygen is too heavy even for a professional. Thus, you have to weart a life jacket connected to an oxygen bottle. When diving, you just gradually withdraw air from life jackets and when you want to float, too. Just slowly pump more oxygen into the life jacket.

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