Wednesday 19 March 2014

Hobbies: Snorkelling

Only Teens and Adults can take part in this hobby! 
(Requires to have finished the Life Dreams & Legacies quest, level 24+)

This 'hobby' requires to have built the Public Beach (on the island).
The cost for the Public beach is as shown:
- Two Bronze Sporty Orbs (costing two Sim lives, Bronze orbs are worth 70 LPs each)
- Two Silver Sporty Orbs (costing four Sim lives, Silver orbs are worth 80 LPs each)
You can pay the building cost in part orbs, part LPs. The total cost is 300 LPs if no orbs are used.

It also requires to have the Snorkel Hire Kiosk built. 
- 8 Bronze Sport Orbs (costing 8 Sim lives, Bronze orbs are worth 70 LPs each)
- 4 Silver Sporty Orbs (costing 8 Sim lives, orbs are worth 80 LPs each)
You can pay the building cost in part orbs, part LPs. The total cost is 880 LPs if no orbs are used.

Note: as of the Neighbours Update it is possible to start and do every hobby in a neighbour's town, provided they do have met the requirements.
Find a Teen or Adult Sim and whistle them to the beach.
(If your Sim has done another hobby he/she will lose all experience of that hobby!)

Tap the Snorkel Hire Kiosk to rent a snorkel. There are three snorkelling locations, each completes two rows. 
The first two rows unlock the second location and the next two rows unlock the last location.


Tide Pool (10 mins): § 100
Lagoon (2 hrs): § 200
Reef (6 hrs): § 300

Please note: treasures already collected will NOT yield the rewards again if filled in on the collectibles grid.

The treasures:

Purple Anemone
§ 25
Pink Pearl
§ 60
Message in a Bottle
§ 150
750 XP

Yellow Coral
§ 25
§ 80
Pink Starfish
§ 250
1000 XP

Silver Coin
§ 50
§ 100
Red Crab
§ 275
1500 XP

§ 75
Red Anemone
§ 200
Green Coral
§ 500
2000 XP 

Blue Crab
§ 500
Gold Coin
§ 500
§ 500
3000 XP

Pirate Jug
§ 500
Gold Pearl
§ 500
Red Starfish
§ 500
5000 XP

The first time collecting all the treasures unlocks "Inflatable Seals and beach towels".
Please note that these are only UNLOCKED, you still have to buy them.

WARNING: Tapping "Start a new collection" does NOT give you an option to cancel!

The next unlocking gives 3 LPs.

The six levels of Snorkelling are:
1. Splasher
2. Aquatic Investigator
3. Diving Guppie
4. Half Human, Half Fish
5. Deep One
6. Aquatic Mammal

Happy Simming!

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