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What side of the mask does the snorkel go on?
Most all freedivers, scuba divers and even scuba instructors set their snorkel up the same way. In scuba, the regulator is on the right, so you place the snorkel on the left, likely attached very close to the left side of the mask. The snorkel-keeper or attachment point is likely near the middle of the snorkel.
What is the clip on the snorkel for?
The Clip is a quick release style clip that allows you the quickly and easily detach your mask from the snorkel for proper storage of mask in the protective mask box. Unlike loop style snorkel keepers that require a threading and unthreading of keeper from snorkel tube.
How do you breathe through a snorkel?
Breathing with a traditional snorkel mask comprises of having the snorkel tube in your mouth that remains above the waterline. You breathe through the tube as you view the reefs through shallow waters. With a full-face snorkel mask which covers your entire face, you can breathe through both your nose and your mouth.
Which side of the mask should a snorkel be attached to and how is it attached?
Divers carry the snorkel on the left side. This is because the regulator is on the right side. The snorkel should not come into contact with this regulator and is therefore attached on the left side.
Is a full face snorkel mask better?
Unlike regular snorkel masks, full face snorkel masks actually allow you to breathe through your nose! Since most people naturally breathe through their nose, this makes it less of a focused effort because you won’t need to use your mouth.
What is a snorkel keeper?
Invented by dive instructor and photographer David Prichard, the snorkel keeper features an easy-to-button mask strap. This allows you to store your snorkel inside your vest while you dive. You can also attach your torch or flashlight to it by using it sideways.
Can you breathe underwater with a full face snorkel mask?
You can’t breathe underwater with a full face snorkelling mask. Plus, very few full face snorkelling masks are designed to be used underwater. They are only intended to be used on the surface. You shouldn’t be doing any one breath apnea diving with a full face snorkelling mask.
How do you snorkel properly?
The mask should seal around your eyes and nose. Lay flat on the water face-down. Then gently bite on the mouthpiece of the snorkel letting your lips seal around it holding it in place. Take slow, deep breaths without panicking – you can hear your breathing through the snorkel barrel – simply get into a rhythm.