With you snorkel and fins, do you know that you can kayak at the same time? Armed only with your best snorkel gear, you can do two good things at the same time. Some people think that it’s impossible but it’s not. This sport is popular in the island nation of Hawaii and people from the world over travel to the island just to experience this amazing sport.
If you have been snorkeling for a long time, have you ever wondered how it would be like to do it from the comfort of your kayak? Snorkeling can be tough especially when done for extended periods. How would you like to snorkel while having a kayak to rest on when you feel drained?
In the old days, people dive for survival. They spearfish in order to feed their families and they often do it with their kayak. The reason behind this is that they can just rest on their kayaks when they feel the need to recuperate from extended swimming. Nowadays, we can employ the same technique for fun and pleasure. While we no longer need to dive to feed our families, we still need to rest a little after an extended snorkeling and we have our kayaks for that too.
How to Snorkel from Your Kayak
Snorkeling from your kayak is not that hard. All you need to do is go to your favorite snorkeling spot with your kayak. Here are the things that you need to do when you get there:
- Choose the best spot to snorkel. This should be a spot where visibility is good and the water is calm. This will ensure that you can see the things underwater and your kayak will remain controllable.
- Get off the kayak and start your dive. Make sure to tie a rope to your kayak and hold the other end of it. If you don’t want to keep dragging your kayak, make sure that the rope has enough length. This way, you will only need to drag your kayak if you want to have it closer to you.
- Another option would be to hold the end of your kayak while snorkeling. This way, you can remain afloat and the kayak is just there when you want to rest. You don’t need to drag lengths of ropes if this is what you prefer.
- When you get tired of snorkeling, all you need to do is get into your kayak and shift to kayaking. This way, you get to do two activities at the same time.
So do you still believe that kayaking and snorkeling at the same time are impossible? Well, a lot of people are doing it and ancient people have been doing it since ages. While we don’t have to do it for the same reason as they were, we can do it for the reasons that we are good at these days—fun. So have fun and enjoy two awesome sports.