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. First, you should have a good diving mask, which fits your face properly. You also need a defogging solution to your diving mask to avoid fogging problems while you dive.
When buying a new diving mask and a snorkel, you should pay attention to the way it fits your face. 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. 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. There are several types of snorkels. There are snorkels that keeps water out of your mouth along the tube and it has valves that can do that; these are the semi dry snorkels. 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. The basic snorkels are purge snorkels which requires you to purge out the water when it enters the tube. Big and bulky snorkels usually have special features in them, and this is ideal for the more advanced snorkeler.
For complementary snorkeling equipment, fins can be included. The ideal fins that those that fit you perfects and are very comfortable to use. They should also adapt to the specific kind of diving activities you will practice. It is important that you choose fins that fit properly to prevent losing mobility.
How you feel in the water will impact the way you enjoy diving and snorkeling and this is another important factor to consider. 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.