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.
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 might have fogging problems when you dive so your also need a defogging solution to your diving mask.
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. 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 the thing that allows you to breathe even with your face under the water. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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.