Want to enjoy snorkeling in Turks and Caicos? You should join a snorkeling course to learn the basic skills required for snorkeling. To go home with the best snorkeling experience of your life, you can’t rely on your skills only. You also have to choose the right gear. Following are the snorkeling gears you must have:
- Snorkel Vest
Fin is a gear that is used in other adventures as well such as snorkeling, scuba diving, spearfishing or freediving. It is a tool that allows you to move through the water. Whether you are on the surface or under water, you need reliable fins to move forward efficiently and smoothly. If you are going for scuba diving, spearfishing or snorkeling in Turks and Caicos, you should choose the right fin.
A good fin is light and flexible. It has a small blade that facilitates movements on the surface. Snorkeling fins are full-foot fins. You can also find multi-purpose fins that can be used for diving, snorkeling and even freediving.
Adjustable diving fins
The volume and weight of the equipment you are carrying make you less hydrodynamic. The goal of using diving fins is to get more power to move around on the surface or in the water. Diving fins come in different lengths.
The flexibility of this gear depends on the material and components used. Longer fins are more rigid. Your muscles need to work more to move them. These fins will be more powerful as well. Adjustable diving fins are quite rigid and not very comfortable. However, these fins are easy to put on.
Full-foot diving fins
If you want to swim in warm water with thin shoes or no shoes at all, you need to choose full-foot scuba diving fins. Full-foot diving fins are more comfortable and flexible than adjustable fins. And the result is better performance. However, these fins are fragile and not easy to put on.
Fins for spearfishing and freediving
You need ribbed, long fins for freediving and spearfishing. In these two adventures, you need to move forward powerfully. The power of these fins is proportional to the length. The power also depends on the material used for making the fin. The blades of these fins are made of plastic polymers or carbon making these fins lighter and powerful.
Choosing a fin of the right size
Whether you are buying or renting, you don’t want to use fins of the wrong size. You can try and test fins before buying or renting. Stand on tiptoe after putting them on. A fin of right size stays on your heel. If the fin stays down when your heel goes up. It’s a wrong size. You should try a smaller one. Try a bigger size if fins are tight.