We were all wondering what
snuba diving was and when we arrived to St. Thomas we finally found out. It turns out that the main difference between scuba
diving and snuba diving is that your oxygen tank is on an inflatable raft on the surface of the water, feeding you oxygen
through a long tube. You also share the tank with one other person, which in my case was Stewart. Just like scuba diving,
there are weights that tie around your waist to keep you close to the sea floor. In order to rise while swimming, you have
to inhale and fill your lungs with air. To descend, you release as much air as you can.
The water we swam in while snuba diving was clear, exposing all the coral and fishes as far as your eyes will
let you, that is until shadows of deep blue surround the father areas, cloaking the wildlife of the sea. In contrast,
the cloudy water we were in while scuba diving only permitted us to see about 7 feet ahead of us. We didn’t have to
wear tight wet suits while snuba diving, so I felt like I was really free to roam the ocean, especially without the weight
of an oxygen tank on my back. Below are two pictures from snuba diving and
miscellaneous pictures from our trip.