SNKG – CHAPTER 2 – KNOTS

The information provided in this chapter about excursion conduct, preparation, and organization likely sparked your interest in practical skills, such as tying a boat.
As part of your training, your SNSI Instructor will teach you how to tie the knots commonly used in snorkeling guide work. These skills are essential for effectively ensuring safety during various types of excursions.
For instance, when you need to tie the boat to a fixed mooring point on the bottom, such as a rope ring, knowing how to make a “bight knot” can be extremely helpful.
This type of knot allows to set up the mooring so that, when it’s time to depart, one end of the line can be easily released and brought back on board.
Mastering these knot-tying techniques is a valuable part of your skill set as a Snorkeling Guide, enabling more efficient and secure operations.

Square Knot

Bowline Knot

Clove

Anchor Hitch

Excellent knot to attach an anchor line

This type of knot allows to set up the mooring so that, when it’s time to depart, one end of the line can be easily released and brought back on board.
Mastering these knot-tying techniques is a valuable part of your skill set as a Snorkeling Guide, enabling more efficient and secure operations.
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