First time to snorkel....

@Zelmarq (11503)
Cebu City, Philippines
April 24, 2008 7:00pm CST
Last saturday was by far the best summer outing i had. It was my first time to try snorkeling and i really enjoyed watching the corals, star fishes and all the colorful and playful fishes under the sea. It was am awesome sight and I will try to do it again if given the chance. At first I was really not confident about it since I dont know how to swim, but with the help of the instructor and my office mates I was able to face my fears and enjoyed the activity. It was great my first time to play with the creatures under water and the wonderful things that I have seen there. Its a nice activity and I long to do it again if given the chance, we did it early in the morning and it was still very cool and the sun is still very friendly. How about you mylotters have you tried snorkeling? How you also share about your experience. Have a nice day and happy mylotting!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Apr 08
There is probably nothing on this planet that I love doing more than snorkeling. It's like being in heaven just floating around watching the fish go by. And if you're lucky you'll see something really cool like an eel or an octopus or a turtle. I'm way overdue for another snorkeling trip!!!
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
25 Apr 08
Its the best expereince by far and I enjoyed feeding the fishes of so many colors. See them playing with me, be able to touch them, biting me. It was really great.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Apr 08
Glad you enjoyed it!
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• United States
10 May 08
Yeah, snorkeling is an enjoyable activity to see underwater stuff. Besides that SCUBA is even the best activity. If you wish to learn to dive underwater, just simply go to www.padi.com. They will show you the list of SCUBA training facilities near you. PADI stands for Professional Association of Diving Instructors. I enjoy it a lot.
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@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
25 Apr 08
I've never been snorkeling, but my sister has, and she loved it! I think of the underwater as a mystical place.. a whole other world! Once a year I get to go to the ocean when I go home to New England to visit. Who knows maybe one of these days I'll get to go snorkeling!
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
25 Apr 08
You should try doing it, surely you will enjoy it and like me you will crave for more and more. Try it and see for yourself the under water beauty.
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@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
25 Apr 08
oh wow, now im jealous, haha! i always dream to do snorkeling and diving coz i love salt water creatures but like you i dont know how to swim and i dont have that chance yet. we almost did it but due to financial issues we did not. but i am hoping to achieved such dream in my lifetime. it is great that you enjoy it and face your fears. im sure such courage have payed of when you see all the wonderful creatures down there. it is always great to be with them i love to go to fish market (aquariums and museums) just to see them as i know how colorful and beautiful they are. anyway, i hope you get another chance to do it again and enjoy every moment your there. try to take some photos coz it is great reminder of such experience. takecare!
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
28 Apr 08
Well, you know it does not really need a lot of money to expereince it, its only costs 280.00 with all the gadget, maybe we are in the province so its not that expensive. We took pictures and we also have videos and im still waiting for it to be uploaded on youtube. I will share it with you as soon as its ready. have a ncie day!
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@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
28 Apr 08
hello thanks for the response! i have to check for your profile to find out what is the value of the 280.00 coz if that is a dollar that is way too expensive. but in your case i have to agree that it is not. my husband and i are planning to save for our trip, dont know how many years coz we will need at least US$5,000 to have it to the place we want and we dont have that amount yet and even if we do we have other priorities at this moment. thanks for the thought os sharing it with me (photos in youtube) will sure check it once you send it to me. appreciate it a lot and wish you all the best. good night!
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
11 May 08
Its only in peso and in terms of dollars its only 7 dollars and very cheap enough and not really that bad. The experience is worthwhile andthe payment is cheap when it comes to seeing those cute creatures.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
25 Apr 08
That is cool, snorkeling is one of those activities that in my mind I think would be fun, but in reality, I would be worried about the different sea creatures like jelly fish or sharks.. So did you get pictures? I am sure it was very beautiful and if I ever did go, I would at least borrow an underwater camera..
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
28 Apr 08
Hehehe, there were no sharks and jelly fishes around. I also have the same fear but the lovely scene made me forget the possible danger, they were really colorful and full of lfe and i have never seen like it before.
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• United States
28 Apr 08
Yes, I am sure you were really safe, this is just things that would run through my mind, besides seeing things up close that I have never seen before..Scary, yet beautiful..
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
Hi Zelmarq! I am sure that is really an amazing experience. I have tried it once but it was a long time ago but I still remember the experience very well. I have loved being underwater and looking and gently playing with those colorful fishes. It was so beautiful and amazing! Glad you have that experience too. Just my thoughts dear friend. Take care and have a nice day!
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
25 Apr 08
It was really amazing, i tried chasing the fishes and catching them but they just ran away from me and as if teasing me.LOL It was really great and i hope I could do it again someday.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
Hi Zelmarq! It was really fun having to chase and be chased somehow by those small fishes..It is like you live in another world. I share the same sentiment with you that hoping I can experience it again. Just my thoughts dear friend. Take care and have a nice day!
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@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
snorkling is really a nice way to enjoy the water!!! :) i love snorkling too! i had my frist experience when we had a company outing a few years back and i was scared at first.. i can see the depth of the sea and feels like.. wow!! this is what lies underneath.... it was soo colorful and amazing... i had another snorkiling session with my friends at Boracay beach too but, nothing beats the first time.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
25 Apr 08
Wow, its one of the best experiences that I long to expereince again. The problem is that the location is far and we have to travel three hours just for the activity. Have a nice day and take care.
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@miryam (6507)
• Italy
25 Apr 08
masny years ago..........20 years and i smoke too...i know that are wrong, but are my vice sorry myryam
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
28 Apr 08
Its snorkel my friend not smoke...
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@miryam (6507)
• Italy
28 Apr 08
ok but you??? I'm not understand sorry bye myryam go0od new wewek
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@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
i remember the irst time i snorkeled and i drank a lot of sea water but once you get use to it then everything will be natural. i usually do snorkling if i have the chance whenever i go to the beach and look for a snorkling site.it is fun, i agree.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Apr 08
LOL, i also drank sea water but it was not that much. I reallly enjoyed the water and the beautiful view under, i know it will still take me a long long while to expereince it again. How I wish i could try it and a little bit longer this time.
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• Philippines
28 Apr 08
practice in a pool. practice going under with the snorkel and blowing the water out when you go up.
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@diansinta (7551)
• Indonesia
5 May 08
Oh yaa! i been visiting your blog and see the picture you and your friend wearing blue lifebelt. I bet you and your friends are very exiting!!
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
5 May 08
Wow, thats nice of you to visit my blog, im glad that you just did.We really enjoyed it and loved it so much.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
28 Apr 08
I laud you for conquering your fears. I love to snorkel but I can't go far which really limits me very much. I am one of those who knows how to swim but panics when it gets deeper and I could no longer touch the bottom. I really envy my friends their confidence to go really far and explore the wonders of the seas snorkeling. It is not easy to conquer the fear of drowning and I really admire your courage and enjoy more of life.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
29 Apr 08
Theres nothing to worry because we were given life vests for safety. I dont know how to swim also but I really enjoyed it.
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@wisedragon (2330)
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
I absolutely love snorkling! It's really quite easy once you get the proper breathing technique. I would do it again if I got the chance.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
28 Apr 08
Yes, thats what I have tried to tell mydelf when I got nervous and it did help I have proved that its not what I think it would be. It was a positive experience. And I will try again.
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@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
12 May 08
nope havent experience that..but i guess its enjoyable and a very rare one..but im scared..fortunate that you had already overcome yours(fear)
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
12 May 08
Theres no need to be scared about snorkeling, at first I got scared but it was nothing when I saw the fishes playing with me.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
10 May 08
my darling and I went snorkeling on our honeymoon, in the wonderful mediteranian waters of Bermuda. It was GREAT! until we were walking along the shoreline and I fell down a cliff - a coral cliff.... scrape.... coral really does a nasty job on the flesh!
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
11 May 08
Wow, thats a great experience for a honeymoon. I would also like to try that sounds very romantic, spending and enjoying God's creation wih someone who you will share your life with.
• United States
10 May 08
I love snorkeling, too. Besides snorkeling, I enjoy SCUBA alot. I have been a certified SCUBA diver since August 1998. Then a year later, I became an advance diver. I took the lessons through PADI. PADI stands for Professional Association of Diving Instructors. You should try SCUBA. If you wish, just simply go to www.padi.com. Maybe they will provide the list of training facilities near you. Let me know what you think.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
11 May 08
Wow. I dont even know ow to swim, so it means impossible for me to scuba. I will have to learn to swim first before I try scuba. I also hope to learn to swim before the year 2008 ends.
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
my first time involves the water to be inside the snorkle.. hehe..lol
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@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
30 Jul 08
A first time snorkeling is a special and memorable experience. I was twenty-one years old and I in Australia. I went on a boat trip out to the Great Barrier Reef with my friend. It was amazing to step off the pontoon and see all the pastel colored coral and brightly colored fish of all different sizes and shapes. I held my friend's hand at first, because it such deep water I felt a bit nervous. Since then I have done lots more snorkeling and got my confidence in the deep water with tides moving me around. In French Polynesia I snorkeled with some black tipped sharks and some sting rays. I snorkeled with nurse sharks in Belize. I went out on a boat from Coral Bay, off the coast of Western Australia and snorkeled with a manta ray and a turtle. Wow!
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