Culebra Snorkeling Center

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Culebra Snorkeling and Dive Center is the Islands only exclusive Snorkel Center / water sports shop that caters to all levels of experience. Culebra Snorkeling & Dive Center provides complete rental gear for snorkeling and diving in and around Culebra including Vieques Puerto Rico’s Spanish Virgin Islands. We pride ourselves on providing only the best equipment from the leading manufacturers worldwide.

If you are new to the snorkeling / scuba diving experience or need advice on the Culebra Snorkeling scene, we have years of experience and have logged thousands of hours breathing on top and underwater. We offer a comfortable and relaxed learning environment. For those of you that are already comfortable in the water, we offer a continuing education about the Caribbean waters like no other. So you can become comfortable snorkeling or diving any time of day or distance from the shoreline that all your friends are always talking about (did you know there are over 20 Cayos (keys) around Culebra, Puerto Rico alone).

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Snorkeling is a breathtaking means of exploring all that Mother Nature has to offer, in Culebra,  from her underwater wonderland.  The most important thing is to just relax. There is no need to hurry up.  Learning techniques to snorkel is about moving in the water without feeling breathless, fatigue or cramps which is the key to maximizing the enjoyment of your Culebra snorkeling adventure.  Snorkeling is an excellent way to view tropical fish in shallow water or explore a coral reef. All you need is a mask, a snorkel or breathing tube, and fins.  Both beginners and more experienced swimmers can learn to snorkel, as it doesn’t require much swimming.  Relax, float face-down on your stomach and gaze down into an enchanting underwater realm.

Snorkeling in Culebra is one of the easiest methods to view the Caribbean’s  underwater world. It opens the door to Culebra that most have never seen before and is one of the most relaxing sports related to water.

You do not need extraordinary strength, nor do you need to hold your breath, but you will need some basic swimming techniques. Enjoying snorkeling in Culebra is much like relaxing in the water while looking below and enjoying the door to the new world that you have opened. Just about anybody can snorkel and with a little help, you will become better and better.

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Snorkeling Gear

Snorkeling is one of the easiest, safest and most pleasant ways to explore the underwater world. Snorkel equipment is quite simple and you only need three essential pieces of gear: a mask, a snorkel, and a set of fins. The right equipment with the right fit will make your experience an event to remember.

Underwater Cameras make Snorkeling more enjoyable

Besides the essentials, there are a lot of snorkeling gear that can make your snorkel trip more fun, interesting, and comfortable. The best way to make your Culebra snorkeling trip more fun and interesting while viewing schools of tropical fish, living coral heads, sea sponges and more is to invest in an underwater camera. Take pictures of your snorkel buddies to show off at the office when you get back. Test out your artistic side by capturing photos of the beautiful sealife you encounter. And of course, let someone else get a few shots of you on your snorkel adventure.  When you return, you will be able to visit your Culebra snorkeling memories any time by pulling out these photos.

Snorkeling Exposure Protection / Skin Cover

Water absorbs heat about 800 times faster than air does, so you cool rapidly in water. Also, the snorkeling environment sometimes has a potential for scrapes, stings and burns. Exposure suits help you retain heat and provide protection against incidental skin injuries and sunburn.  Aside from re-appling sunblock with the right SPF level, wearing a rash guard for protection against bumping accidentally into the reef will help cover their skin as much as possible and increasing their comfort level while seeing the wonderful scenes under the ocean.

Get The Right Snorkeling Gear

Regardless of the type of mask such as the goggle style, oval, or panoramic; what is more important is that the mask fits your face perfectly. How to determine this? Hold the mask in front of your face and inhale a bit of air through the nose. When the mask seals against your face, that is the indication that it fits. When you feel it’s holding on to the face, remove your hand from it. When you feel that air hasn’t penetrated the mask, you can be sure that it will not be leaked with water too.

While most snorkeling locations around the world offer snorkeling gear rentals, it would far more advisable to have your own. The main reason behind this is for consistent comfort purposes – you’ll be more confident using equipment you’ve invested in and properly took care of.  This will ensure that you will be able to clearly see fish and coral in their natural habitat. The first step to a successful snorkeling experience therefore, is to buy or rent the right kind of mask, snorkel, and fins for your needs.




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Posted Monday, 22 October 2012 by Culebra Snorkeling and Dive Center

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