Snorkeling is a relaxing and liberating experience
If scuba diving allows divers to admire the seabed up to 40 meters deep, snorkelers have considerable scope to admire within the 5 meter area. In most countries, either along the coasts of the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Atlantic or the Pacific, marine life abounds from the surface to 5/10 meters. Their sun exposure show the bright colors of fish, coral reefs, sea fans and sponges and reveal endless shades of the seabed, creating aquatic world worthy of those paintings of Henri Rousseau!
Shooting underwater pictures raises awareness for the seabeds’ protection
For snorkelers, the fact of shooting photos or videos goes beyond pure contemplation. It is a way of sharing with peers and with the public via social networks, the underwater’s beauty and to raise awareness for its protection. New media opportunities and more especially drones, now allow you to share exceptional encounters with marine mammals with incredible image quality.
Whatever the seabeds, there is always something to watch when one takes enough time and it is possible to be accompanied by expert guides to learn the interdependencies between marine species and their behaviors like eating habits or breeding. No need to immerge Airbus as do the Turkish authorities off Kusadasi in order to promote diving and protect the funds!
According to the climatologist Edouard Bard, “the ocean should be preserved in its stability, locally and globally, not only because it is beautiful, but mostly because the survival of our society depends on it.”