Well, my wife tried snuba when we were in Hawaii in July. She enjoyed it. The semi-long story here is that until last year when she had lazer eye surgery, she refused to even put her face in the water for fear of loosing her contacts bacause without them, she would have been blind. Now she goes in the pool without fear and even snorkeled on her own in Hawaii. Snuba looked really easy to do, and you attached to the surface with a hose. If you don't feel comfortable, you can just pull yourself up using the hose and hang onto the raft. My kids did the snuba with her and I was scuba diving along side taking photos. My kids were 8 and 12 at the time. The 8y/o had the best time, but she is a little water baby. I don't think that you have to be an excellent swimmer to do snuba. Actually, the less you use your hands, the better.