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List of Advance Snorkelling Tips – Improve Your Snorkelling Skills

Advance snorkelling tips are there to improve your snorkelling skills, learn how to use snorkelling signals, about the current in Maldives and the best way to enter the water. Happy reading folks!

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Current

Current

It is important to understand the current and its movements if you are a fan of snorkelling. Always swim with the current. Currents change depending on the tide and may change according to high tide or season. This is an important factor to keep in mind especially if you are snorkelling with children.

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Snorkelling Signals

Snorkelling Signals

Under water hand signals are very useful if you check out the video offered by Kurumba Maldives you will see how your instructor explains signals for 'I am ok', I am not comfortable' 'danger' and 'need assistance' amongst others. Ideal for improving yourself as a snorkelling enthusiast these signals would define how comfortable you feel in the water as you get ready to book a snorkelling tour from a Maldives resort.

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Snorkelling from a Boat – Getting in the Water

Snorkelling from a Boat – Getting in the Water

Entry is very important and you should remember to take a big step as you jump into the water and away from the boat. This is much clearer when watching the video on advance snorkelling tips by Kurumba Maldives. Remember that as you jump you should hold your mask and snorkel in place with your palm and two fingers. Once in the water take a big lunge forward; check your gear and signal to the boat everything is 'ok'. If currents are strong or water conditions are choppy the standing entry from the boat is not recommended. Instead a sitting jump into the water is best; this is ideal for shallow water too. A ladder entry is also an option; here you descend the ladder and put your fins on once you reach the rung that's submerged in the water and dive in hands first.

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Getting Back onto the Boat

Getting Back onto the Boat

Make your way to the ladder and stay back if someone is already on it as they could fall back in if the ladder is slippery. Once you get on the ladder and step on the first rung take off your fins and carefully climb aboard.

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Group Snorkelling

Group Snorkelling

Always follow the guide as a group and be aware of his signals. Keep a proper space between each diver in order to give them enough space to explore. Always keep an eye on the group and never wander away from the perimeter set by your guide.

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Night Snorkelling

Night Snorkelling

Setting off on a night snorkelling tour is for confident snorkelers. You will need a flashlight in order to see all activity below the waves as well as a good whistle to alert others in case of an emergency – remember hand signals are not visible at night. Wear a snug wet suit to stay warm for night air even in the warm Maldivian archipelago can be quite cold. Never take on snorkelling alone; stay close to your instructor who will be a veteran at the sport and knows how to keep you safe. Remember your entry and exit points. Always point the flashlight on the seabed in order to not attract fish to its beam. As hand signals are not clear at night use the flashlight beam to signal your diving partner by moving it side to side. Once you have his attention make hand signals under the light of the torch.