Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Snorkelling tips

Here are a few tips to help you to get the most out of your snorkelling sessions.

  • Choose a mask that fits well. Put the mask on your face without strapping, breathe in through your nose to create a vacuum in the mask and look down while holding your breath. If it fits well forming a perfect seal, it should not fall off. Adjust the snorkel length and position on the mask so that the mouthpiece fits comfortably in your mouth, between your teeth and lips. Bite gently on the protruding tabs to hold it in place and breathe in & out through your mouth.
  • To prevent your mask from fogging, rub a little defogging solution on the inside. Alternatively, you can use toothpaste, baby bath, shampoo or even saliva if you don't have anything else. Apply when dry then rinse the mask (but don't scrub it) before you wear it.
  • When wearing your mask, make sure you comb back your hair so that no hair gets trapped between the mask and your face which will cause leaks.
  • Cover up for protection from the sun as well as from marine stingers you might accidentally brush against.
  • Learn to recognize the titan triggerfish, which is quite common in Redang. Because of its size (adults can grow up to about 75cm long) and powerful bite, it is best to keep your distance from this fish as it can be aggressive especially when guarding its nest.
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1 comment:

  1. Just nak kongsi pengalaman..ikan dalam blog u tu pernah menyerang saya masa saya pi scuba diving dekat pulau sipadan,semporna sabah.sakit yang teramat sakit.kaki saya habis dilapah sampai sekarang masih lagi ada kesan gigitannya.Jadi apabila pi berscuba tu harus berjaga-jaga ikan jenis ni.nampak jak macam jinak tapi bila musim menjaga telur disitulah ia menganas macam bila pi pl berhati-hati yea...