Snorkel or Scuba?

United States
November 19, 2006 7:29am CST
Which do you prefer? Have you done either, or both?
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11 responses
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
25 Apr 08
i would love to do both. i have never done it but i dream to experience them in my lifetime. i love all the sea water creatures and i hope i can be able to get a chance to be with them some day. i dont know how to swim but i dont think it will be a problem since there are instructor that will go with me. anyway, it will be so much fun once it happens and i cant wait for that day. takecare!
• United States
26 Apr 08
I hope your dream comes true sooner than you expect.
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@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
26 Apr 08
thank you so much! i really hope so i am keeping my fingers cross. we will start saving for that one takecare!
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
25 Apr 08
As for this time I prefer snorkel since dont know how to swim then diving is not going to be an option for me for sure. I plan to enroll swimming lessons or ask someone to teach me how to swim so that sooner or later I can also try diving.
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• United States
26 Apr 08
learning to swim opens great opportunities and provides a great deal of confidence! I hope you follow through on the lessons.
@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
ive done both. i prefer scuba diving coz u can really get close to the bottom and appreciate the underwater world much better. u can go deeper and see organisms that u cant see when ur only snorkling because some things dont occur in shallow waters.
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• United States
28 Jan 07
with scuba, you can go to greater depths
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• Philippines
25 Dec 06
scuba is more fun snorkelling obviously if i don't have my gear hehehe
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@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
i dont both and i say nothing beats sucba diving. it is such a wonderful feeling that you swim ith the fish and experience the wonders of our sea... it's like your in one with nature.
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@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
sorry that was "i do both"...
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• United States
25 Jan 07
I have snorkeled, in some beautiful places, but never trained to scuba
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@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
you should try it one of these days. it's really a nice experience. you'll get to appraciate nature more. :)
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• United States
10 May 08
I do enjoy both snorkeling and SCUBA. SCUBA is the best activity. PADI, which stands for Professional Association of Diving Instructors, offers lots of different courses. I have been certified as a diver in the summer of 1998. One year later, I became an advanced diver. If you want to find a PADI SCUBA training facility, just simply go to www.padi.com. And then just let me know what you think.
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• United States
11 May 08
my daughter, son in law, and two oldest grandkids are going through certification right now!
@tibido (4081)
• Italy
19 Nov 06
both
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• United States
10 May 08
Me, too. I enjoy both snorkeling and SCUBA. I SCUBA dive especially when I have something to search for in deep water. I only snorkel especially whenever I have something to search in only shallow water.
• Hong Kong
28 Dec 06
I prefer scuba and also snorkel.Both of them are fun with different view and sights in different levels. For scuba stay longer and do whatever you like.Take more pictures! For snorkel, stay on the surface and sometime there might be some surprise.Seeing different creatures near the shore!
• India
21 Dec 06
i prefer both Snorkel and scuba . because its a good .
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@the_vicar (1479)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Scuba by far. I used to be certified but not any more.
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@maximax8 (27344)
• United Kingdom
29 Aug 08
I have only done snorkeling and really love to do this to view a colorful coral reef with lots of friendly fish. I was 21 years old when I went snorkeling for the first time in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Since then I have gone snorkeling in French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Samoa, the Seychelles, the Maldives and Belize. I have seen black tipped sharks, nurse sharks, sting rays, a manta ray, sting rays, a star fish and a turtle. I would like to try scuba diving in a tropical location. I know that theory work in done in a pool and it would be an interesting skill to learn.
• United States
29 Aug 08
you have had some amazing views. I hope you get to achieve the scuba goal!