Tips For Dealing With Water In Your Mouth While Snorkeling

Snorkeling can be a fun, active pastime that you can experience in all sorts of locations. Many people find that after one snorkeling session, they're eager to try this activity again. If you first went snorkeling while on vacation, for example, you might look for an opportunity to go snorkeling during subsequent vacations. If you're a novice, it's almost certain that you'll end up with a mouth full of water at some point — resulting from water traveling down your snorkeling tube after you dip beneath the surface. This isn't a major issue, but it's important to know what to do. Here are some tips for dealing with water in your mouth.

Don't Swallow

A lot of beginners will often feel tempted to swallow the water that has filled their mouth. Doing so might seem simple, but this isn't something that you'll want to do. Swallowing a mouth full of water isn't ideal for a few reasons. Depending on where you're snorkeling, the water may have bacteria that you don't want in your body. Additionally, swallowing the water can cause you to feel heavy and bloated, especially if you swallow several mouths full of water during your outing.

Move To The Surface

Instead of swallowing the water, one of the simplest things you can do is hold the water in your mouth and immediately swim toward the surface. In most cases, your head will pop out of the water in just a few seconds. While you tread water, remove the snorkel's mouthpiece from your mouth and spit out the water. Before you put the mouthpiece back into your mouth, allow any water that remains in the snorkel to drain out. The last thing that you want is another mouth full of water because there's still water in your snorkel.

Blow The Water Out

Another solution to this issue won't require you to stop swimming and remove your snorkeling tube. Instead, while your mouth is filled with water, blow as hard as you can to push the water out of your mouth and up the snorkeling tube. Provided that the top of the tube is out of the water, the water that you just had in your mouth will fly out of the tube and you'll be back to breathing easily. Many people favor this approach not only because it allows them to keep their snorkeling tube in place, but also because it can be fun.

For more information, contact a company that offers snorkeling tours.