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Snorkeling in South Caicos

Named one of the “Most Popular Diving Destinations Worldwide” by Scuba Diving Magazine, South Caicos is home the healthiest and most vibrant coral reef system of the entire Turks and Caicos island chain. South Caicos’ reef system has remained relatively untouched by man and contains over 50 species of coral.

The crystal clear shallow water of the Caicos Bank provide the perfect conditions for novice, or inexperienced snorkelers, while the small cays surrounding South Caicos offer an untouched natural environment where more experienced snorkelers can get up close and personal with marine life.

Tips:

  • Make sure your mask fits properly. Snorkeling with a leaky mask is no fun, so make sure it fits! Place the mask against your face and breathe through your nose. If the mask stays in place without holding it, you’re good to go! If water leaks in while you’re snorkeling the strap may be placed incorrectly. Adjust the strap so it fits snugly at the widest area of your head.
  • Find a snug pair of fins. Make sure that your fins are snug, but not too tight. It’s always better to use a pair of fins that are slightly too big than too small. If you have to curl your toes to squeeze into the fins you may develop cramps.
  • Defog your mask. Don’t lose out on any of the beauty that South Caicos has to offer! Anti-fog diving liquid is available from numerous stores, but soap or shampoo can also be used. Rub a tiny bit of the soap or shampoo on the inside of the mask and rinse it off with water before applying the mask to your face.
  • Practice your breathing. No matter how experienced you are it’s always wise to take a few minutes to practice your breathing technique before embarking on your adventure. Take a few minutes to float face down in the water and practice breathing through your snorkel mask.
  • Be aware of your limits. Take it easy and enjoy your experience. The more relaxed you are, the calmer the wildlife will be around you. Wildlife will not consider you a threat and you’ll be able to observe your surroundings in its natural state!