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Do you have a Schnorchel? We have them at Hobbs State Park

05 Jul 2017 10:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

How well do you know your German navy slang?   First recorded in 1940-1945, the name of the airshaft for German U-boats came from the German navy slang Schnorchel for "nose, or snout,".  Today when we go swimming and use one, we call it a snorkel.

Snorkelling is incredibly fun, relaxing, and a wonderful way to explore the world beneath the waves.   You can just drift through the water, relax, and enjoy a previously unexplored, wet wonderland.

Snorkelling is the practice of swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually fins.  Use of this equipment allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort.  The primary appeal is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipment and training required for scuba diving.   Snorkelling appeals to all ages because of how little effort is involved.

Join your Hobbs State Park interpreter guide to truly appreciate Beaver Lake as few have.  We will take a short pontoon boat ride to an unspoiled, quiet cove, searching for the hidden diversity of underwater life.

Monday July 10            1-4 pm
Monday July 17             1-4 pm
Tuesday July 25            1-4 pm
Friday July 28               1-4 pm
Friday August 4            1-4 pm
Thursday August 10    1-4 pm
Friday August 25          1-4 pm
Thursday August 31     1-4 pm

Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, including water shoes, and sunscreen.  Participants must wear a life jacket.  All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, and the adult must be in the water.  Life jackets, masks, and snorkels provided.

Where:  All participants meet at Rock Branch Marina, 8872 Rocky Branch Marina Road, Rogers, Arkansas 72756 (Hwy. 12 to 303 north, to Rocky Branch Marina Road)

Cost:     $20 Adults (13 and up)
             $10 Child (Up thru age 12)

Preregistration and payment required.  To register call:  479-789-5000

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