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Snorkeling Vs. Scuba Diving: Which One’s For You?

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Do you want to do something exciting on your vacation getaway? Scuba diving and snorkeling in Aqaba are great ways to have an unforgettable experience!

However, if you have the time to enjoy only one of the activities, you should know that snorkeling gives you the view of a wide-angle lens of a camera, while scuba-diving can let you enjoy the view of a macro lens.
Here are some factors to consider to choose the best for you!

Do You Have any Health Conditions?

If you have any underlying health conditions like heart issues, asthma, lung or respiratory diseases, then don’t go for scuba diving as it can get pretty overwhelming.

And avoid scuba-diving if you’re pregnant. Don’t be sad; you can still enjoy the ocean! Witness the marine life from the top of the ocean and opt for snorkeling.

Are You a Confident Swimmer?

Scuba diving requires you to be trained for it but, this isn’t essential for snorkeling. If you’re someone who’s scared of water but still wants to experience marine life – then snorkeling is surely for you!

Just being at the surface of the ocean and leaving your body loose, with an endless sea in front of you, will give you a scenic view and soothe your mind.

Can You Handle a Lot of Equipment?

That’s a really important aspect to consider before you make a decision.
For snorkeling, you’ll only need a mask, goggles, and a snorkel. Whereas scuba diving requires you to wear a lot more equipment like air tank, wet suits, buoyancy control device, etc. The experience can be pretty daunting for some people.

Adventure or Relaxation – What’s Your Goal?

If you’re looking for a thrilling and adventurous time, then exploring the marine life underwater would suit you right. However, if you want to relax, then you should opt for snorkeling. Simply enjoying a serene view, letting your body loose, and floating on top of the sea will calm your mind.

Sure, a lot of people do feel a sense of relaxation while scuba-diving in Aqaba. However, the experience can be different for you. There’s a slight chance that you can find it a bit too much.

Compare the Costs

Sure at times, you’re willing to pay anything to have that once-in-a-lifetime experience. But realistically put, if you’re on a budget trip, then it’s a great idea to compare the costs for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Snorkeling is much cheaper and more convenient. The equipment required for snorkeling is also cheaper than scuba-diving.

If you’re looking for snorkeling or scuba-diving in Aqaba, we would love to be your diving partners. We have experienced instructors who will help you explore hidden and mysterious spots like Hercules C-130, or Japanese Garden.

We also provide affordable packages according to your budget. Get in touch with us for further details to have a fun-diving experience in Aqaba.