I don't know anything about snorkels/scuba i never go deeper then like up to my chest, i can not swim too well
it stopped storming today, but the wind is still from the sea so the waves are still very big.
The water despite the storm is not cold.
Anyway I would hate to see what happens if there is a storm from the sea (typhon) and a solar tide at the same time.
(is that what they call it when the sun and the moon are lined up).
Not sure if owning a house by the sea is a good idea, but on the other hand if u live inland then u have to worry about landslides and it is too hot
Also there are more mosquitos so u have to worry about malaria and dengue
I live on the second floor so if there is a flood i will be dry