Winter Travel Tips Repost from The Businesss Link Niagara
Planning a little underwater getaway this winter? Dan’s Dive Shop can help you enjoy the water to its fullest.
By Matt Mandziuk
A popular HBO TV series uses the catch phrase “Winter is Coming” which to many signifies that it time to set your winter travel plans. People travel for a multitude of reasons. For some, it’s about getting away and relaxing, while others look for new and exciting activities to participate in – many of whom gravitate to the beach to swim and explore the sea.
To enjoy the water to its fullest, you’ll want a few of the items listed below to make it more fun, exciting and comfortable.
- Get yourself a good quality mask to clearly see what you’re looking at. You’ll want one made of high quality, hypo-allergenic silicone which offers a comfortable face seal. We recommend black silicone so it doesn’t yellow or cause excessive glare and distraction with a low surface area so there’s less effort to clear the mask of any water. The nose pocket should be easily accessible if diving down to pinch, lenses made of tempered glass. A proper fit is the most important feature, so take the time to get fitted by a professional. Don’t use swim goggles if you’re planning to swim below the surface deeper than a few feet.
- Snorkels are available as just a simple a tube with mouthpiece, or with a purge valve on the bottom to aid in easy clearing of water. Semi-dry and dry top snorkels that help eliminate water from entering the tube above or below the water are now the most popular.
- Fins are very useful to propel you effortlessly through the water and help you cover more distance without exerting, especially if there’s a current present.
- Mesh shoulder bags, duffel bags and laundry bags are great ways to carry your gear to and from the beach. Having a pair of surf shoes will help protect your feet if there’s rough terrain en route to your entry or exit point.
- Rashguards, chillguards and wetsuits are great ways to keep the sun off your back or keep you warmer for extended time in the water.
- Having the right equipment can really make the experience a positive one. If you’re nervous in the water but still want to swim atop and look down, use a snorkeling vest, which orally inflates with air and allows you additional buoyancy and peace of mind. We’d also recommend pairing this with a dry snorkel to keep the water completely out of your mouth.
Regardless of where you’re traveling this season, Dan’s Dive Shop brings the fun of the sea and the sun with you for activities above and below the water with the largest selection in the country and the most competitive prices – so stop in for a fitting today!
Dan’s Dive Shop is located at 329 Welland Avenue in St. Catharines. For more information on Dan’s Dive Shop, call 905.984.2160, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://dansdiveshop.ca.