Choosing Snorkelling Equipment

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We have created what we think to be a great source of information on all aspects of snorkelling. We are aiming to provide you with useful information on how to snorkel.

Our topics cover getting started with snorkelling, learning how to snorkel safely, where you can snorkel and who you can learn to snorkel from.

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Mask AdviceChoosing A Mask

Masks are your window in the underwater world. The most important factor with masks is that they feel comfortable to wear, that they fit and seal well around your face and that you have good vision through them.

Another factor important for those who wear glasses or contact lenses is whether or not the mask can be fitted with corrective lenses. Our guide has been designed to explain all the different things to consider when buying a mask

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Snorkel AdviceChoosing A Snorkel

A good snorkel certainly needs to have a purge valve at the bottom. This aids clearance of the snorkel and will make snorkelling a much more pleasurable and easy experience.

It is also good if it has a wave deflector or chamber mechanism at the top which will help to prevent wave splashes entering the snorkel too readily.

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Fin AdviceChoosing Fins

For snorkelling you will need full foot fins rather than adjustable fins which need to be worn with boots. Wearing the right fin is important as it allows you to pass easily through the water allowing you to have a much more enjoyable experience.

This advice page talks explains the differences between the different types of fins and which is the best to go for.

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Accessories AdviceDo I Need Anything Else? Wetsuit, Snorkel Vest…

Do you need anything else to enjoy snorkelling? That depends entirely on your confidence in the water and what you are intending to do.

There are a number of items you should consider purchasing for snorkeling such as a wetsuit, snorkel vest, bag and camera. We also have a great range of snorkelling guide books

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