This is not just an abstract question - I'm currently stuck in Kiddell Bay and would like some help gettin out. Okay, I exaggerate. I did finally emerge from the water using the following method: (1) swim up as close to the shore as possible, remove my fins, mask, and snorkel and hurl them over the breaking waves onto dry rocks. (2) wallow over the ledge of small rocks separating the shallows from the deep water and get my feet under me. (3) grab the cane my husband is helpfully waving in my direction, pull it out of his hands, and use it to stand up on the slippery little rocks (4) leaning on the cane and swearing, wince my way over the rocks until I get out of the breaking waves and into my flip flops. I
There must be a better way. How do other people do it? Note that I didn't have much trouble getting in: just kind of leaped and rolled over the entry rocks into deep water carrying my fins and put them on out there. And the snorkeling was a blast. I used my new weight belt w 4 pounds of weight to dive down and look at fishies eye to eye. So it's not that I don't know how to snorkel, I just don't know how to stop!
Any tips from you snorkel gurus?