Is snorkeling safe for non swimmers?

8 reasons why non-swimmers can snorkel!

Can you snorkel without knowing how to swim? Do you have to be able to swim for snorkel? Can non-swimmers snorkel?

Here are 8 reasons why non-swimmers are able to go snorkeling:

  1. The biggest challenge is to beat the fear to the water. Once we have achieved this, we're half way there. In Total Snorkel Cancun, we believe is all about trust, and trust takes time. To be patient and to respect everyone's own times is a must.

    Totalsnorkel guide

  2. Once understanding this, a shallow waters area is needed to offer the briefing, where non- swimmers feel safe and open to listen any instruction. In Total Snorkel Cancun, we offer a useful briefing/lesson before getting on board.

     Totalsnorkel briefing

  3. The equipment is the key to feel safe. Everyone will try the gear before getting offshore. We won't leave until you feel 100% comfortable with what you're wearing. Learn more about our equipment in our video here.

  4. No floating skills? No problem, life vest is included. Once again, you are able to try that in-shore, standing in shallow water. Learn more about our life vests here

  5. Groups should be small to guarantee personal attention. In Total Snorkel Cancun we have an average of 6 people per group with 3 staff per boat.

    Totalsnorkel boat

  6. The guides should always wear a wheel (life preserver) where non-swimmers and beginners can hang at any time. There's nothing more important for a non-swimmer than feeling safe, and with someone close who they can trust

    Totalsnorkel life presever

  7. Choose wisely the place where you'll have your 1st experience! In Total Snorkel Cancun our tours are offered on calm waters, with few or no currents, where the whole area has a max depth of 9 feet

    Totalsnorkel tour

  8. Our brand new "full face" snorkeling masks are ideal for non-swimmers since they don't require to breath through the traditional snorkel. No more water sipping!

    Totalsnorkel full face

Get our specially designed tour for non-swimmers where you'll learn these easy to follow snorkeling secrets from our certified guides:

  • How to keep calm while using a mask in less than 5 minutes, even if you've swim or snorkel before.
  • Why you don't need swimming skills to enjoy snorkeling after all.
  • The surprising easy tip to defog your mask which you can do and use immediately.
  • When and how you should use a snorkeling mask instead of just looking over the water.
  • What the experienced swimmers don’t even know about using fins efficiently.

In Total Snorkel Cancun, we are experts turning your anxiety into joy! If you are willing to have a memorable first time snorkeling experience visit

Marina Punta Norte. Carretera Puerto Juarez - Punta Sam Km 2,+ 050 sm 86, Cancún,Quinana Roo, Mexico Total Snorkel Cancun © 2024

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