Who should take Snorkeling & Skin Diving?
Skin diving is snorkeling while making breath-hold dives to observe aquatic life, up close and personal. It’s a great way to explore the underwater world when you’re not able to scuba dive or if scuba diving just isn’t your thing. The Skin Diver course teaches you how to enjoy watching life below the surface and comfortably venture underwater for short visits, whether you dive in a local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean, at home or on holiday at a dive destination.
To enroll in a Skin Diver course, you must be at least 8 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and comfort in the water. No prior experience is required.
What will you learn?
Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:
- Properly prepare, don, and adjust all snorkeling equipment
- Perform a buddy check, and demonstrate good use of the buddy system
- Safely conduct exits and entries either from land, or boat
- Achieve neutral buoyancy
- Proper breathing and clearing of a snorkel
- Proper use of buoyancy compensator device/snorkel vest
- Surface dives
- Proper use of hand signals
How can you start learning Snorkeling & Skin Diving now?
What’s in it for you?
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in snorkeling activities without direct supervision of the Instructor so long as the following limits are adhered to:
- The diving activities approximate those of training
- The areas of activities approximate those of training
- Environmental conditions approximate those of training
What gear will you use when Snorkeling & Skin Diving:
The Skin Diver course teaches you how to use basic snorkeling equipment including a mask, snorkel, fins, snorkeling vest, exposure protection like a wet suit and dive weights as needed.
Check with Nautilus Aquatics about the gear you’ll need for this course and get advice about skin diving from your Instructor.
- Try scuba diving with the Try Scuba Diving program.