Fins will enable you to swim on the surface with less effort, but also faster. This helps to fight against the current, while also preserving your strength. For snorkeling, fins should be short, flexible and easy to use. However, bear in mind that the longer your fins, the more power they’ll provide… But this will also require more intense effort from you. As such, choose your fins according to your proficiency level!
You aren’t a big fan of fins or you aren’t comfortable using this equipment? Then opt for a pair of water shoes or “aquashoes”, in order to protect your feet.
Thermal protection is often useful for fighting off the cold if you want to stay in the water and have fun for a longer time. For this thermal protection, you can choose between a shorty, a top or a full-length wetsuit. In terms of the thickness, it all depends on the temperature of the water around you. In addition, neoprene wetsuits also provide an extra degree of buoyancy. For protection from the sun, we also suggest that you wear an anti-UV top or a shorty in order to avoid sunburn, and to protect your body from the dangers of UV rays. For optimal protection, also using waterproof sunscreen is recommended.
As previously mentioned, neoprene wetsuits or shorties contribute to your buoyancy and make snorkeling easier, especially for children. However, there are also other accessories that can do the job, such as inflatable noodles, vests and even buoys.