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Is Snorkelling possible if we dont know to Swim?

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Is Snorkelling possible if we dont know to Swim?

Hello

I would like to know is it possible to do snorkelling at Great Barrier Reef if we dont know swimming, We are a couple and going to Hamilton Island for 3 days. Was planning for a 1 day tour to GBR for Snorkelling

Please help me with my query

Regards

Vishal

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1. Re: Is Snorkelling possible if we dont know to Swim?

No. If you have no experience or competence, even at a basic level, it would be extremely irresponsible and stupid to snorkel. Take a glass bottomed boat.

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2. Re: Is Snorkelling possible if we dont know to Swim?

Agree with Bokhara. You don't need to be great swimmers. It you do need to know how to swim. Flotation aids can only do so much

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4. Re: Is Snorkelling possible if we dont know to Swim?

I went to the GBR 20 years back when I did not know how to swim and jumped into the water with a vest. To be fair, I had tried to learn swimming when I was a kid so I was not completely new to the water and was not uncomfortable.

I don't really know if it was irresponsible of me but it opened up so much for me - I am now in the process of becoming a certified diver.

I would advise you ( if you have the time ) to go to an instructor at a nearby pool and get in as many sessions as you can.

It's an opportunity you do not want to miss.

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5. Re: Is Snorkelling possible if we dont know to Swim?

A non-swimmer describes her experience of snorkelling on the GBR in this recently posted trip report

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTopic-g25…

Edited: 28 January 2017, 17:05
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