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Snorkel Safari

If you’re interested in getting SCUBA certified, test the waters and get comfortable with some of the gear by planning a snorkeling outing!

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  • When and where will you have your snorkeling Adventure?
  • What Adventure-specific equipment do you need? Where will you get it?
  • What is your budget for this Adventure? Where will the money come from?
  • How long will this Adventure take? What related supplies do you need?
  • Has everyone agreed on all the details?


  • Plan an outing to a safe swim area where you can get used to your snorkel gear.
  • You can start out by getting used to the gear – breathing through the snorkel, looking through the mask and swimming with fins. Once everyone is comfortable in their new gear, mix things up by playing some games!
  • Divide into smaller groups and challenge one another with a treasure or scavenger hunt.
  • You can also set up a shallow-water obstacle course or play a simple game of snorkel tag.
  • What other snorkeling games can you imagine?


  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • How did you feel before, during and after this experience?
  • How did this Adventure surprise you?
  • How did you divide up the tasks?
  • How can you build on this experience?
  • Remember to submit your activities on our Scouts for Sustainability Take Action Map

Keep it Simple

  • It can be overwhelming to get used to multiple pieces of gear at one time. Start with one piece at a time, and then put them all together.

Take it Further

  • Have you ever thought of orienteering… under water? Set up an orienteering course under water for the rest of your Section! You could even hide a treasure chest with (waterproof) prizes for them to find.