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. If you want to have a really great and enjoyable diving experience then you need to follow guidelines that will help you do the activity properly. You don’t want to have a diving and snorkeling experience that is far from enjoyable and this is what will happen if you don’t follow the basics.
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. The mask must fit perfectly; otherwise water might enter into it and become a big problem. Make sure that the snorkel can be attached to the mask without any problems. It is not the proper mask that is too wide or too narrow for your snorkel to be properly attached to it.
The snorkel is the thing that allows you to breathe even with your face under the water. Snorkels come in many different types. The semi dry that has valves on the tube to keep water out for some distance from your mouthpiece. If you want to go underwater to observe marine life more closely, you should choose a snorkel that will prevent water from coming in the tube. There are also plain and simple snorkels or purge types that you need to blow if water goes inside. There are snorkels with special features for the more advanced snorkeler.
You should also choose fins as part of your snorkel complementary equipment. The fins you choose should fit you and allow you to feel comfortable while wearing them. They should also adapt to the specific kind of diving activities you will practice. Make sure that the fins fit properly and adjust to your fit size without making you lose mobility.
It is important for a successful snorkeling or diving activity that you feel right. To enjoy your diving practice you must feel relaxed and comfortable while using your snorkel and while being in the water. You cannot have a really successful snorkeling and diving experience if you are afraid to use a snorkel or to be under the water.