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. If you do diving and wearing a snorkel properly and follow guidelines, then you activity can be a great and enjoyable one. If you don’t follow the basics, you can spoil your whole diving and snorkeling experience.
You must pay careful attention to your snorkel and the rest of your diving equipment when you plan to dive. A diving mask that fits your face properly is very important to have. A defogging solution prevents your mask from fogging while you dive and this is very important to use.
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. It should be easy to attach the snorkel to the match. 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.
With the use of the snorkel, you can still breathe while snorkeling and that is why this is a very important equipment for snorkeling and diving. Snorkels come in many different types. 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. 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. There are also plain and simple snorkels or purge types that you need to blow if water goes inside. 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.
For complementary snorkeling equipment, fins can be included. 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.
Another important factor which will impact the way you enjoy diving is how you feel while being in the water. It is important that you feel relaxed and comfortable in your snorkeling gear so that you can have an enjoyable and successful snorkeling and diving experience. If you are scared of using a snorkel or scare of being in the water, then you cannot have real fun doing this activity.