Guide to Choosing Snorkels and Masks
There are tips that you should learn and take into account before you start your diving activities and use a snorkel for the first time. Diving and wearing a snorkel can be a great and enjoyable experience when done properly and following some guidelines. If you don’t follow the basics, you can spoil your whole diving and snorkeling experience.
When you are planning a diving activity, pay close attention to your snorkel and all of your diving equipment. A diving mask that fits your face properly is very important to have. You might have fogging problems when you dive so your also need a defogging solution to your diving mask.
Make sure that your face is comfortable when wearing the diving mask and your snorkel; it should be a perfect fit. It is important to have a perfectly fitting mask if you don’t want water to enter into it and make you experience problems underwater. Make sure that the snorkel can be attached to the mask without any problems. Make sure that the mask strap is not too wide or too narrow so that your snorkel can properly be attached to it and if not then you should choose another mask.
The snorkel is the thing that allows you to breathe even with your face under the water. There are several types of snorkels. The semi dry that has valves on the tube to keep water out for some distance from your mouthpiece. The dry snorkel keeps the water completely out of the tube which is the best to use if you want to submerge and look at the marine life more closely. The basic snorkels are purge snorkels which requires you to purge out the water when it enters the tube. For the more advanced snorkeler, you can buy snorkels with more features than the basic one but expect this snorkel to be big and bulky.
Some people snorkel using fins and this can be a part of your snorkel complementary equipment. You should choose fins that fit perfectly and they should be comfortable to wear. The type of activity you will do in the water requires the right kind of fin to use. Make sure that the fins fit properly and adjust to your fit size without making you lose mobility.
How you feel in the water will impact the way you enjoy diving and snorkeling and this is another important factor to consider. While using your snorkel in the water, you should feel relaxed and comfortable to really enjoy your diving or snorkeling activity. If you are scared of using a snorkel or scare of being in the water, then you cannot have real fun doing this activity.