Nature deficit disorder refers to the phrase coined by Richard Louv in his 2005 book Last Child in the Woods that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems.
We have always maintained that snorkeling is a lot more than just pretty fish and cool critters. In general, most folks who come snorkeling with Tidal Tao all wax lyrical about the sense of calm, the escapism and what a relaxing experience snorkeling is ....with cool, colurful critters being a bonus. This time spent in nature is really important, especially for children. This great little video clip / spoof advert sums it up perfectly.
The benefits of snorkeling extend beyond just being in nature, you're actually submerged in nature, when you're underwater, you're literally part of nature. You're cut off from many distracting external stimuli, your breathing becomes slow and rhythmic .....it's a schedule four dose of Nature Rx. Do it. Beware, side effects may include confidence, authenticity, remembering you have a body, and being in a good mood for no apparent reason. Find out more about the health benefits of snorkeling here.