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A few steps to prevent the lens from fogging up and How to Safely Walk on Land and Enter the Water When Snorkeling!

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Now it’s time to hit the water and discover a few more secrets. Before entering the water each time, you should take a few steps to prevent the lens from fogging up. When the mask is dry simply rub the lens with special surfactants such as special anti-fog product or those found in saliva enzymes. Caution should be recognized that saliva also contains bacteria and bacteria in the area of the eyes can cause irritation and infections.

After application of special anti-fog drops, spray or gel, rinse the mask making sure you don’t touch the lens again. It’s also important that the lens stays wet. For this reason, when your not wearing it while in the water it’s helpful to keep the mask around your neck. Pushing it up on your forehead will allow it to dry in the sun and your fogging problems will return.

Now you should be able to properly put on your mask, snorkel and fins. You’ve already seen that it’s difficult and sometimes dangerous to walk, normally, when wearing fins. The best way to get around when wearing fins is to walk backwards and this technique works well both on land and in shallow water. This is the method we use to enter the water from the beach. Now let’s see how to enter the water from a low edge. Simply pivot on stiff arms. This method will also keep you a safe distance from the edge. From higher edges- the giant step technique is safer. It is important to enter the water looking forward – not downward in order to avoid smacking your mask against the surface of the water. You can also use your hand to hold your mask firmly to your face and to protect it.

For the smaller swimmers a few simple techniques will help them into the water and reduce any fear. Absolutely NEVER dive head first when wearing your mask. This could cause serious problems both from the frontal shock and because the lens could break.

 

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