Snorkeling requires a careful selection of ideal spots to avoid potential dangers which may result in the course of sporting activities. Top Snorkeling Spots in Honduras are easy to identify when you are aware of what you ought to know when you are searching for them.
Prior to deciding on the spot to practice snorkeling, it is advisable to know the following.
Avoid places where you are likely to find algae blooms. Algae blooms would obstruct your movement in water as well as the movement of snorkel. This occurrence may render the snorkels ineffective, thereby endangering your life. You need to know that algae blooms are found not only in fresh water but also in salty water. Therefore, it is not easy to determine presence or absence of algae blooms based on the nature of water, as many people tend to think.
You are advised to make a pre visit to the area of interest so that you can do physical examination to the water. You should be aware of the fact that such water plants flourish quickly and in large numbers during the warm season. Weather, therefore becomes a necessary factor to consider as you choose such spots.
In addition, you must know that presence or absence of sunlight usually affect visibility in the water. Select a spot where there is no obstruction of sunlight that enters into deeper waters. Lack of adequate sunlight can have negative effects of how well you will see when you are under the surface. It is not recommended to deep swim during cloudy days because this will mean little light entering into the sea, hence poor visibility.
Places with high tides and strong waves should also be avoided. Tides and waves might affect the ability of snorkels to allow inflow of the right amount of air. Besides this, tides and waves also affect stability and balance of your body. Rapid movement of water is likely to churn up the sand and mud sediments which is at the bottom of the sea, and this will end up having adverse effects to your activities.
Due to this, if there are strong winds blowing across the surface of water at a particular region, you need to shun that region. However, when the high tide has subsided and the low tides begin, this can be a good time to move in and choose a spot to swim.
It would be important to understand that tides usually move massive amounts of water which end up creating dangerous currents. This affects diving and balance of your body in water. Snorkeling in low tide areas where the waters are calm is a great fun, and so choosing the best spots need to be carefully done.
It will be important to know that the time of the day also has some effects on the visibility, since it influences light penetration as well as formation of tides. Therefore, you should know that the best time for identifying a spot for swimming is in the mid-day. This is so since the sun will always be directly overhead and sunlight is hitting the water directly.