Thursday, March 10, 2011

I'm thinking about buying my own mask and snorkel - any tips?

I had good luck on-line with Snorkel City ( Until March 18 they have a deal where if you buy a mask you get a snorkel free.

In a mask I would look for a purge valve which eliminates the annoying problem of water in your mask. In a snorkel I would recommend a dry snorkel which has a valve on top that keeps the water out. The two biggest problems I have seen in beginning snorkelers is being afraid of inhaling water and having a mask that allows water in or continually fogs up.

1 comment:

  1. Dr. V, what type of snorkel did you end up buying and where perhaps could I get it? I seriously hate water in the mask as well. Looking forward to snorkeling too! We went snorkeling in Cozumel and in Cancun and I saw tons of interesting fish and even an octopus. I'm really excited to what is in the water in Costa Rica!