Below are some tips that you should consider when you are going on a diving activity and will be using 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.
Your snorkel and diving equipment should be given importance when you plan a diving activity. 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. You will surely have a problem if water enters your mask so you need to have a mask that fits perfectly. There should be no problem attaching the snorkel to the mask. If the strap of the mask is too wide or too narrow for your snorkel to be properly attach to it, you might have to look for another mask.
The snorkel is a very important equipment for diving and snorkeling because it allow you to breathe even if you face is under the water. If you are looking to buy a snorkel, you will have plenty of choices to pick the best one from. The semi dry that has valves on the tube to keep water out for some distance from your mouthpiece. There are snorkels that completely prevent water form coming in and these are the dry snorkels which are ideal for going deeper into the water to observe marine life more closely. If water goes inside the snorkel tube you need to purge it out and this is what happens if you use a basic snorkel or purge snorkel. 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. The ideal fins that those that fit you perfects and are very comfortable to use. 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.
It is important for a successful snorkeling or diving activity that you feel right. 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.