Snorkeling at Famous Batangas Beach Resort “Best Diving Spot Destinations

Snorkeling, one of our main activities aside from scuba diving at Eagle Point Beach Resort and Hotel in Batangas while enjoying stay in its Batangas hotel acconmmodation.


Snorkeling, one of our main activities aside from scuba diving at Eagle Point Beach Resort and Hotel in Batangas while enjoying stay in its Batangas hotel acconmmodation.

Snorkeling (British spelling: snorkeling) is the practice of swimming at the surface of a body of water while equipped with a scuba diving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually swim-fins. guided_snorkeling_overnight_package_bIn cooler waters, a wet suit may also be worn. Combining these tools allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort.

Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity, particularly at tropical resort destinations and many places recreational scuba divers venture like Eagle Point Resort and Beach Hotel in Batangas Beach Resort in the Philippines in which additional advantage of you that you can stay comfortably with the famous and best hotel accommodation. Snorkeling is also employed by scuba divers when near the surface, and search and rescue teams may snorkel as part of a water-based search.

The primary attraction of snorkeling is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting. This may include coral reefs and their denizens, such as fish, cephalopods, starfish, sea urchins, and mollusks. Snorkeling in sandy areas may allow sighting of rays and various flatfish. Other organisms that can be seen while snorkeling include various forms of seaweed, jellyfish, shrimp, sea turtles, and occasionally anything else which may be found in the ocean. Many of the organisms found in reef locations are vibrantly colored and very abundant, making for an engrossing experience.

 Getting Started

Snorkeling requires no special training, only the ability to swim and to breathe through the snorkel. However, it is considered advisable that one get some instruction from a tour guide, scuba dive shop, or equipment rental shop, any of which often can be found around popular snorkeling locations. Instruction generally covers equipment usage, basic safety, what to look for, and what to look out for, including how not to damage fragile organisms such as coral. As with scuba diving, it is always recommended that one not snorkel alone, but rather with a "buddy," a guide, or a tour group.


The mask and snorkel are similar to those used in scuba diving, but since they are not subjected to the pressures of deep water, they can be more lightweight and comfortable. Swim-fins used in snorkeling are usually longer than those used in diving.

Experienced snorkelers often start to investigate amateur free-diving, which should be preceded by at least some training from a dive instructor or experienced free-diver.

A swimmer's snorkel is a tube about thirty centimeters (twelve inches) long, usually J-shaped, fitted with a mouthpiece, and constructed of rubber or plastic. It is used for breathing air from above the water surface when the mouth and nose are submerged, either when snorkeling or during a surface swim before or after scuba diving. The snorkel usually has a piece of rubber that attaches the snorkel to the outside of the strap of the diving mask, as sticking the snorkel in between the strap and the mask could cause the mask to leak, or risk losing the snorkel should the diver choose to switch to scuba.

Typically, the scuba diving mask also serves to prevent breathing through the nose, so that one is forced to breathe through the snorkel. This also provides some negative pressure which helps keep the mask sealed against the face, though attempting to breathe out through the nose can break this seal and/or fog the mask.

Swimmer’s Snorkel

The most common type of snorkel is a simple tube that is allowed to flood when underwater. The snorkeler expels water from the snorkel either with a sharp exhalation on return to the surface or by tilting the head backwards once the head is above water.


Some modern snorkels have a sump in the mouthpiece to allow a small volume of water to remain in the snorkel without being inhaled when the diver breathes. Some also have a one-way output valve in the sump, which automatically drains the sump as it fills with water. Some snorkels have float-operated valves attached to the surface end of the tube to keep water out when the snorkeler submerges. Snorkels used to be sold with ping pong balls at the end of the tube. They are no longer sold or used, as they are considered hazardous to the snorkeler, as is the obsolete snorkel built into the diving mask.

The maximum usable length of the snorkel tube is around fifty centimeters (twenty inches). A longer tube would place the lungs in deeper water where the surrounding water pressure is higher and the lungs would be unable to inflate when the diver inhales, because the muscles that expand the lungs are not strong enough to operate against the higher pressure. Snorkels also create what is called "dead air space." When the user takes in a fresh breath, some of the previously exhaled air remains in the snorkel and is recycled into the lungs, reducing breathing efficiency and causing CO₂ retention. The greater the volume in the device, the more this problem is magnified.

Snorkeling at Eagle Point Resort and Beach Hotel in Batangas


Eagle Point Resort and Beach  Hotel in Batangas does have a beautiful rich coral reef for snorkeling and famous scuba diving sites skirting the whole resort. And you don't have to be a scuba diver to Anilao scuba diving sites enjoy. All you need is a mask with a snorkel and a pair of fins and you're ready to jump right to one of  Anilao diving spot in front of the resort. If you don't have your own equipment, don't worry about it. You may get what you need at the Anilao Dive Shop right in front of our Hotel at reasonable rates.

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