you add snorkeling to your itinerary. You don’t need to shy away from snorkeling just because you have young children. There are several things you can do to help them prepare for the adventure they will face once you reach the water.
Practice in the Bathtub
Give your children plenty of time to learn about snorkeling and the gear that is involved. Weeks before your trip, hand them a snorkel as they take their baths each day. Let them play with it and explore how to use it in the comfort of their own familiar bathtub. Not only will they learn about snorkeling, but they will also really enjoy their bath time.
Take It to the Pool
Once your children have mastered the use of the snorkel tube in the bathtub, allow them to take it to the pool. They can then practice using the snorkel as they swim in the shallow end of the pool.
Add the Mask
As your children get comfortable with using a snorkel as they swim, give them a mask to use. You may want to allow them to wear the mask without the snorkeling tube until they become accustomed to how it feels. Make sure that it fits wells, does not pinch and does not allow water to enter. After they have adapted to wearing the mask, attach the snorkeling tube. Some children may prefer to hold the tube as they view the sites underwater rather than attaching the tube to the mask. Allow your child to determine his preference.