The world beneath the water is one of endless fascination, with a vast array of incredible animals and a host of hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. For those who want to learn more about the fascinating underwater environment, snorkelling is the perfect way to get started. There is no need for extensive training, making snorkelling one of the most accessible ways to become an undersea explorer.
This experience is perfect for anyone with an interest in nature, adventurers and those who appreciate the opportunity to try new things. The experience of breathing underwater is unlike any other, and having a trained instructor on hand to offer advice and demonstrate some of the most effective techniques makes it even more enjoyable.
This experience starts with a warm welcome from a trained instructor who will introduce themselves before fitting the participant with their mask and fins and ensuring that they are comfortable.
Then, it’s time to begin the underwater adventure and the instructor will encourage participants to get comfortable, helping them to gain confidence as they duck beneath the water and begin to learn how to use the snorkelling equipment.
The instructor will demonstrate various techniques to the snorkelers to ensure that they are using the equipment correctly. They may also be given a chance to experiment with their new-found skills by retrieving different items from the bottom of the pool.
The sessions are tailored to suit the needs and abilities of the participants and the instructors will adjust the pace and complexity of the class to suit everyone’s requirements.
This experience is not suitable if you suffer from chronic asthma or for those with heart conditions, if in doubt please consult your doctor. You do need to be a confident swimmer and have a general level of fitness to participate.
You will have to complete a simple self-assessment health questionnaire prior to the experience. If you answer yes to any questions then a doctors certificate advising you are fit to participate will be required.
The minimum age is 12 years old.
This experience is available on Wednesday evenings & Saturday mornings, throughout the year subject to availability.