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Offline Tanemera

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Snorkeling
« on: October 24, 2011 »
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  • My son will be out here over Christmas and would like to introduce his 5-year old daughter to snorkeling.  Is this a realistic wish and, if so, is there somewhere safe on this coast where she can try it?  Both are confident and competent swimmers and would presumably need to hire wet suits as well as snorkeling equipment.  Thanks.

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    Re: Snorkeling
    « Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011 »
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  • The beech at Los Gigantes is the safest in this area. Playa Arena beech has quite a bad undertow, even on a good day.
    Initially please gain confidence in a swimming pool.
    I'm sure Dolly will be able to advise on any training facilities available.

    Offline Tanemera

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    Re: Snorkeling
    « Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011 »
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  • The beech at Los Gigantes is the safest in this area. Playa Arena beech has quite a bad undertow, even on a good day.
    Initially please gain confidence in a swimming pool.
    I'm sure Dolly will be able to advise on any training facilities available.

    Dolly, can you advise me on this, please.  Thanks.

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    Re: Snorkeling
    « Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011 »
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  • 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 or email diving@losgigantes.com

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    Re: Snorkeling
    « Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011 »
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  • Thanks, Dolly.  I have forwarded your reply to my son and he will no doubt be in touch.