Getting the Best Snorkeling gear
Snorkeling is a lot of fun, but before you go into the water, there is a couple of things you need to know. You need to choose your snorkeling gear carefully and properly learn how to use it. Let’s consider some of these equipment.
How do you know if a mask fits well? Take your snorkeling mask and put on your face as if you are going to wear it, then you try to breathe in through your nose and see if the mask sucks up against your face without leaking air. If the mask will stay on your face when you let go of your hands then you probably have gotten a good fit.
Another nice piece of equipment to have is the snorkel. Well you do not have to have a snorkel, its just that it is really tiring to constantly lift you head up out of the water to breathe, so a snorkel solves that problem. There are several type of snorkels, amongst a variety is a special kind of that has a little float at the upper end. What it does is that when you go under the water the float closes off so the snorkel doesn’t fill up with water. It is particularly a nice type to have as you can enjoy an extended stay under the water.
Another nice piece of snorkeling equipment to have is a pair of snorkeling fin. Now if you are in really shallow water say two to four feet deep, you might not need the fins. But if you are in water that is a little bit deep or if you want to cover a wider area then its nice to have fins because they help you glide effortlessly through the water and when you are snorkeling you want to be very relaxed and just try not to work too hard so you can enjoy it.
Now we have learned how to choose our snorkeling equipment and how to use them and how to go out on the water and thrive in one of our going to be best snorkeling experience.
Snorkeling equipment basically consists of a mask, snorkel and fins. Many also like to have a flotation vest that allows them to float on the surface of the water more comfortably. The snorkel you choose should have an efficient system for expelling water that will inevitably get into the tube. It is also important that the snorkel fits comfortably in the mouth, although you may have to pay a bit more for this comfort factor.
The mask also needs to fit well so that water doesn’t get inside. The best snorkeling equipment is made of silicone rubber and includes tempered glass lenses. The cost of these masks is more than made up in the durability and functionality of the equipment.
Fins are also a common component of snorkeling equipment, although they are not completely necessary. Many will choose to leave fins at home when packing for a trip. They are not essential and they can take up too much room in the suitcase. A good mask and snorkel can take you most places, with the vest and fins simply adding to your snorkeling pleasure when it is convenient to bring them along.
Now that you read a lot about snorkeling gear you should try it during an island hopping tour!