Car Rentals Mexico and Mazatlan Snorkeling
If you are looking for some outdoor adventure while on your AGA Rent-A-Car Car Rentals Mexico trip to Mazatlan, then you will have lots to choose from with all of the different water activities that are available. AGA Rent-A-Car Car Rentals Mexico travelers can choose from kayaking, banana boating, parasailing, surfing, or scuba diving. Another wet adventure option is snorkeling. There are several snorkeling tours readily available or you can venture out on you own. You can rent snorkeling equipment for around $8 per day. Many of the resorts provide all sorts of rental services right on the beach.
There are several ways to get to the offshore islands where the water is calm and the snorkeling is enjoyable. There are no coral reefs; however there are numerous interesting rock reefs and cliffs. Depending on where you are, the bottom is generally sandy with boulders and shells strewn about, plentiful marine life, lobsters, and colorful fish. There is good snorkeling off of the tide pools at the south end of the beach. A great Mazatlan diving spot and beach experience. Even more enjoyable is the total quiet you experience and the incredible view of all of Mazatlan from the lighthouse to the north end of the Golden Zone.
For AGA Rent-A-Car Car Rentals Mexico vacationers looking for a fun day trip, you can load up your backpack with a few necessities such as sandwiches, drinks, sunscreen and snorkeling gear and for $20 you can hire a skipper to take you on a Hobie Cat (sailboat) from the mainland and drop you off on Deer Island. You just have to tell him what time you want to be picked up and he will come back for you later in the afternoon at the designated time. What could be easier?
If you have never been snorkeling before this is the perfect opportunity to learn. It doesn't take a great deal of skill and it's easy to learn, once you know the basics. Mazatlan offers some excellent instructors that can give you the training you need. Here are some helpful tips on how to learn to snorkel and get ready for some great Mazatlan underwater adventures:
Like any other adventure activity, learning the ins and outs of the sport is very important in laying the right ground work as a beginner. While there isn't a great deal of skill involved beyond being an adequate swimmer, it's important to understand the challenges of snorkeling and what to expect before you actually get your face in the water. Before you head down to Mazatlan in your AGA Rent-A-Car Car Rentals Mexico rental vehicle, visit the library for great snorkeling resources.
Check your health
Though the sport is rather simple to master and not physically difficult, beginner's should always make sure that they are in reasonably good health and possess a moderate degree of stamina and strength available for prolonged sessions of the activity. You don't want to run out of breath when you're floating in an off-shore environment. So rule #1 is: tone and stretch and build your endurance before starting.
Know Your Limits
Most snorkelers prefer to swim without a floatation device. But beginners, like AGA Rent-A-Car Car Rentals Mexico vehicle renters, should consider making a floatation device part of your regular snorkeling gear. It's easy to over do it when you are having such a great time in the waters of Mazatlan, and the last thing you want is to get into real trouble on the open water. And with today's modern swim gear and equipment line-up, it's easy to find a good, comfortable, and affordable device that's perfect for your ability level.
Choose the Right Equipment
Besides a good floatation device, the most important piece of equipment you will need is a quality and comfortable snorkeling mask. They come in all sizes and price ranges and styles, so be careful when investing. You should try out some rental equipment first and don't be shy to ask plenty of questions. After getting the right mask, choose your remaining equipment items just as carefully.
Use The Pool
Start your self-taught snorkel lessons in a safe, comfortable pool - and never alone. Get comfortable floating face down and breathing through your tube. Then try a few shallow dives and work yourself down to deeper levels for longer periods of time. It won't be long before you learn to overcome the claustrophobic sensation of wearing a tight mask and surrounded by water. When you get comfortable in the pool, you can move on to real adventures like the ones you will encounter on your AGA Rent-A-Car Car Rentals Mexico vacation to Mazatlan!