Safety in and out of the water. Safety is something we’ve put a lot of thought into and is of major importance to us. All of our Snorkel Venture guides are first-aid trained along with the guides from the resort or boat. Things like emergency oxygen, first aid kits, and life jackets are always pointed out at the beginning of the tour. Before jumping in the water we always do a head count, and once again back onboard. There are briefings about each site before we start our snorkels which will explain things like which direction the current is going, which way we will be going (always with the current if there is any), hand signals, and what we hope to see on that particular snorkel.
In the water we like to keep a loose group formation with one guide in the front of the group clearly marked with an orange life ring or float, and one in the rear as well. There will then be a couple more guides mixed within the group. We encourage you to spread out and snorkel at your own pace and style, but we do ask that you stay behind the lead guide and in front of the guide at the back. If you prefer to stay close to the guides they will go out of their way to point things out to you, and will of course hold your hand if you need it. We want to provide maximum safety and comfort at all times while still allowing those more confident in the water to explore at their leisure.