We are going back to the Maldives in November, and I need some advice.
Is there a "right" way to snorkel? I have attempted it three times, and I dont do very well. Firstly, I panic as soon as my face goes in the water, as it feels so un-natural. As soon as I get near any coral I get panicky because I know I cant put my feet down if I need to. I cant stand the sound of my breathing, and my mask fogs up almost straight away. I usually end up geting out of the water after 10 minutes or so, and having a paddy! Oh........and all I can think of is Jaws :-( (My parents fault for letting me watch it at the age of about 8!!)
I really dream of just swimming around, far out over the coral, and enjoying the experience. Velavaru, where we are going in Nov, does boat trips to the nearby reef, but I honestly dont think I would be able to get out of the boat when it came to the crunch - the thought of being in deep water fills me with fear!
I just saw Scooby's post saying that his mate had been diving with a massive whale shark and it really made me WANT to get in that water and get on with it - I am fascinated with the underwater world, but just cant seem to find any confidence from anywhere - anyone got any tips for me??