Seventy per cent of the world lies below the surface of the seas, and snorkelling is the first step towards exploring this underwater world.
Snorkelling is underwater swimming using a mask and flippers and breathing through a snorkel. It can be done by everyone, with no age limits, and is often the first chance a young person has to explore beneath the surface of the water.
Snorkelling can be done in swimming pools and the sea alike, both giving opportunities for young people to learn new skills. Swimming pools can be used to teach the basic skills of snorkelling whilst playing games and having fun, and the sea can be more exciting, with the natural world to be explored.
The National Governing Body for snorkelling is:
Factsheets on snorkelling
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Rules on snorkelling
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