4 Reasons Why Snorkeling Is a Great Quarantine Hobby
Everyone needs a hobby, but discovering a new pastime or even enjoying long-time hobbies right now can be difficult with the limitations placed on us by COVID-19.
Luckily, there is a perfect hobby that will keep your spirits up and your cabin fever at bay without taking any of the exposure risks.
So what is this magic hobby? It’s snorkeling, and there are four big reasons why this is the hobby you should be picking up right now.
1. Snorkeling Keeps You Isolated
The problem with a lot of other hobbies is that they often include going into places that are filled with people or require some kind of interaction.
Normally, that isn’t a bad thing, but when you are doing your best to social distance and keep yourself and others safe, there is nowhere better to be than under the ocean.
When you’re snorkeling, you’ll still have to wear a mask, but this one has an attached breathing tube! A huge improvement from the surgical masks you’ve been flaunting for months on end now.
Snorkeling can be a community activity, but it can also very much be a personal way for you to get out and see the world around you.
If you are worried that you’ll have to take a trip to some pristine beach or coral reef, don’t fret; you can have a memorable snorkeling experience in any body of water, freshwater or saltwater.
2. Snorkeling Keeps You Fit
If you are like the majority of us, you’ve probably gotten much less exercise and way fewer steps in since COVID-19 became something we needed to consider.
Working from home and avoiding outings can take a toll on both our mental and physical health
But snorkeling offers a reprieve from the bout of laziness we’ve all had to endure during quarantine. Swimming is considered one of the most beneficial activities in terms of fitness because it requires you to move all of your body to stay in motion.
Even athletes who are in top physical shape often find themselves feeling great after a quick snorkeling trip because of how much it engages their bodies.
Don’t worry though, even people who are new to snorkeling (or exercising) can take it at their own pace and find a rhythm that works best for them.
3. Snorkeling Gets You Outside
Remember outside? That was nice, wasn’t it? Imagine if you could go there again without having to worry about exposing yourself or others along the way.
Well, there is good news: you can! As long as you are visiting a large body of water that is not densely populated (rivers, lakes, oceans, etc.), you are at a very small chance of contracting coronavirus.
But it’s important to remember a small chance is not zero, so we recommend finding a location that is less traveled and taking all the proper precautions before, during, and after your session.
4. Snorkeling Is Affordable
The best benefit to snorkeling is that it is super affordable to get into, especially when you compare it to other hobbies like woodworking, photography or, well, pretty much any other hobby out there.
All you need to get started is a quality snorkeling set and a bathing suit. When all is said and done, you can be ready to go for less than $50! Maybe a little more if you wanted to treat yourself to something a little more unique like the retro Hydra Oval Dive Mask.
So, if you are on the lookout for an affordable, safe, and exciting hobby. Give snorkeling a shot. You definitely won’t be disappointed.