Snorkeling for Non-Swimmers


Snorkeling is a fun and rewarding activity that, unlike many other watersports, benefits from its simplicity. There’s no need to haul a bag full of heavy equipment or go through a certification course to watch and appreciate the beauty of the underwater world. All that’s necessary to start snorkeling is some basic skills and a small set of well-fitting gear, which makes it easily accessible to pretty much anyone. But what about non-swimmers, can they snorkel? In the following article, we’ll address this frequently asked question and give you some tips on how to make your snorkeling experience enjoyable and comfortable.

PADI Launches COVID-19 Scuba Diving Status Map

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As numerous countries begin to lift stay-at-home orders and even ease travel restrictions, PADI has created a new COVID-19 diving status map to help divers identify where diving is accessible. PADI’s map is designed to help people safely dive again locally and across the globe as well as support dive businesses.

Scuba Questions: What Is a Pointer Stick?

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Known by many names - including the muck stick, the reef stick, the lobster, or tank tickle stick - the humble scuba pointer is one of the most versatile accessories you can have at your disposal while diving. This short stick is usually made from fiberglass or an anti-corrosive sturdy metal, such as stainless steel. Some models come with a noisemaker on one end and/or a hole for a lanyard on the other.

Landbound: How to Stay Involved With the Diving Community

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With so many divers around the world staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and longing to be back in the water, we have decided to create a list of activities that will help you channel your adoration for the underwater world and make the most of the time you’re spending on the shore. Now’s the perfect opportunity to brush up on your knowledge, practice a few skills, read books, watch movies and listen to podcasts, you’ve been putting off for a while.