Be confident in the water
Learn to swim and snorkel well! Snorkeling is an easy sport, you can learn “how-to-snorkel” in a very short time. If you feel more comfortable, wear an extra snorkel vest for your safety. For open water snorkeling carry a highly visible swim buoy . It makes you noticeable for your snorkel buddy and other people in the ocean. Boats passing nearby will spot you easily as well as you can rest on this flotation buoy if feeling tired. Snorkel vest and swimming buoy are basic snorkeling safety equipment that should be always part of your snorkel gear.
Buy good quality snorkel equipment and learn to use it
Do not spare on your gear, buy good products from trusted manufacturers. Having well-made snorkel gear is crucial or safe snorkeling holidays. Bad items might break in the most unexpected moments, so do not risk ruining your snorkel trip because of a leaking mask or damaged fins. Spend time on selecting the right mask, snorkeland snorkeling fins and learn to use them properly.
Find a snorkel buddy, do not snorkel alone
If your family or your partner is also keen about the underwater world, it is not a problem to find a buddy and organize safe snorkeling trips together. But if you are alone, try to join a group or find a buddy in your hotel/on the beach. Unexpected emergency situations could happen to everyone, so it is better if you could help each other. And of course the fun is bigger when it is shared! Should you go out alone though, stay close to shore within sight. Useful snorkeling safety tip is to take your phone with you in a waterproof phone bag so you can call help in case of emergency.
After eating take a rest
Do not go snorkeling when your tummy full. The waves and accidentally drinking of salt water might mix up your stomach resulting discomfort and feel of sickness. Eat light but nutritive food like fruits, vegetables, salads with chicken, wholemeal pasta which will give you energy for swimming.
Stay hydrated but no alcohol
Did you attend a hard party last night and drink too much? Than better if you stay on the shore and let your body regenerate. Swimming under the impact of alcohol can lead to dangerous situations. Plan ahead what you want to do, chilling out snipping cocktails or having a safe snorkeling day. From the other side, being hydrated is important especially while on holiday when you stay long hours outside in the sun not just sitting in an air-conditioned office. Drink lot of water and/or no sugar added juices.