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Learning to snorkel can be intimidating but its worth it!

With just a few simple tips you can enjoy a whole new world below the surface of the ocean.

Once you're comfortable in the water you get to experience the ocean first hand.


“Charter Oahu is a great place to come practice and enjoy snorkeling with professional lifeguards that can assist you with getting comfortable in the ocean.”

Whether you're new to snorkeling all together or have been a few times it can be a bit tricky to figure out. Check out these tips and tricks to have an even better experience!


Tips and tricks


  • Defog your mask. Make sure you add some de-fog to your mask before entering the water. This will keep your visibility clear throughout your swim.


  • Start by using a form of floatation to help keep you buoyant and on top of the water. This will make it easy so you won't have to focus so hard on swimming. A wetsuit can be worn and will greatly help you float and stay warm.


  • Practice breathing through the snorkel without fully exhaling. This way if you do get some water in your mouth you have air to easily blow it out then return to breathing. We call that "clearing your snorkel"


  • Use your fins to slowly kick around while remembering to relax. When you are calm in the water the sea life (turtles, fish, dolphins) will see that and be much more likely to swim near you.


  • Always remember to take a look above the water and keep track of your positioning in relation to the boat so you don't swim or drift too far away.

All of Charter Oahu's crew are Hawaii Certified Lifeguards and will be assisting you while in the water. They will Guide you to the best spots to see the most marine wildlife in the area and point out things you may have missed hiding on the bottom. We look forward to seeing you soon on one of our charters. Aloha!

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