Water Activities

The difference between snorkeling & Scuba Diving

By Best Western Siesta Key

April 24, 2023

What is snorkeling?

Going snorkeling means you are equipped with a swimming mask that covers your nose, a long snorkel tube that sticks out of the water and allows you to breathe, and a pair of flippers to help you glide through the water.

Snorkeling near Siesta Key

Point of Rocks on Siesta Key proves to have some of the most brilliant underwater sights on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Or you can go with a guide on a tour.

What is scuba diving?

Scuba diving opens the door to a whole new world below the water’s surface. Equipment includes a mask and flippers, a scuba tank with air, and a regulator that helps supply divers with air at the proper pressure.

Getting scuba certified

In a PADI Open Water Diver entry-level course you will learn safety guidelines, as well as how to breathe, navigate the water, utilize your gear, and handle common problems. After passing the beginner course, you can enjoy a lifetime of underwater exploration.