Please everyone, be very careful when swimming or snorkelling from the shore. The swell can be very unpredictable. There can be several minutes of no waves then many large waves one after another which catch people unaware. It is not wise to ignore the red flag or the lifeguard on the beach.
Having said that, when we have clam seas, which is the majority of the time, snorkelling off the beaches can be very nice, another good area is in the rock pool area below Barcello Santiago.
A 5 year old child would benefit from learning in a pool first to build up confidence before going in the sea.
We offer snorkelling on several of our dive sites, the cost is only Euros 15 and we provide any kit needed, even a suit, and we do have childrens life jackets on our boat which add to the safety of a child in the water.
If anyone is interested in snorkelling, learning to diving or boat dives for the qualified check out our web site www.divingtenerife.co.uk
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