Snorkeling in Bermuda: A Quick Guide
Your trip to Bermuda won’t be complete without snorkeling. Bermuda is known for its rich aquatic resources making it the top destination for both professional and amateur divers.
Snorkeling in Bermuda is uniquely perfect. Be amazed by the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic, beautiful coral reefs, numerous shipwrecks in shallow waters, submerged caves and breathtakingly beautiful marine life. You can't ask for more really.
Snorkeling can be done for most part of the year as the sea remains comfortably warm. But during November to March, the water temperature can dip close to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. So you will need a wet suit if you plan to snorkel in winter.
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The most important tip for beginners to remember is to make sure your mask fits your face. Hold the snorkel mask to your face and breathe through your nose. If the mask seals perfectly and stays in place without holding it, you got it. If air leaks in, water will to. If the strap fits comfortably at the widest area of your head towards the top back, it’s perfect. If you wear it just at the base of your head, water will get in!
Choose a pair of fins that fit but not too tight. If they hurt or curl your toes even a tiny bit, you may experience cramps. It’s best to find fins that are a little bigger than too small. They will slip on easier once both your feet are wet. You can’t swim properly without great set of fins.
Practice in your gear with your head outside the water before dipping in. Put your mask on and breathe through the tube. Don’t bite the tube. Rest your teeth or else your jaw will get sore. Practice your breathing exercises so you can get comfortable. Once you feel confident, practice the classic calm floating face down in the water.