Snorkeling at Snapper Creek in Florida

by Mike Johnson
Snorkeling helps you see what treasures lie beneath the water.

Snorkeling helps you see what treasures lie beneath the water.

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Tourists have made Snapper Creek, Florida a popular destination, partly because of the large number of outdoor activities they can enjoy all year. They snorkel, a favorite activity of Florida vacationers, at Snapper Creek and other areas of Miami-Dade County. Coming well prepared for your snorkeling adventure will help you have the most enjoyable time and get the most for your money.

Step 1

Rent a canoe, kayak, or a row boat to set up your own snorkeling adventure. You'll find them cheap to rent, without the permits needed to drive power boats. However, you'll need enough upper body strength to paddle through the water, and some background knowledge on snorkeling techniques. For larger expeditions, options remain available for finding a larger boat that takes snorkelers to destinations farther out in the water.

Step 2

Order a snorkeling package through the Miami-Dade County government website. They typically cost between $25 and $75 per person, as of 2011. From the website, you can add the package to your cart and enter your credit card information to purchase. You can also contact the county directly at 305-755-7800. For other options, contact a travel agent for a list of companies that offer snorkeling experiences.

Step 3

Read over some snorkeling safety tips before going out on the water, using a source such as the National Parks Conservation Association. For example, you should take jewelry off before snorkeling. Although snorkeling packages will likely include a safety demonstration, play it safe, especially when you snorkel with children.

Step 4

Bring supplies with you on the day of your snorkeling adventure. Include sun screen, at least two quarts of water, sunglasses, a bathing suit, extra clothing, towels and a lunch for each person who will snorkel. The company that arranged your package will provide necessary equipment such as a mask, snorkel and fins, but not clothing, food and personal supplies.

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