WHAT'S THE RIGHT WAY TO USE A SNORKELING MASK AND SNORKEL?

OUR TIPS TO USE YOUR MASK AND SNORKEL PROPERLY 

A FEW USAGE REMINDERS

- A mask with a textile strap, or a silicone strap? If you have long hair, you should choose a textile strap that won't get tangled in your hair.
- Select a snorkel according to your physique! Some are suited for adults, while others are best for children.
- Adjust the mask strap using the tightening buckles.
- Pull your hair back before putting on the mask is so that it doesn't interfere with the mask's seal on your face.
- The strap should be horizontal at the back of your head, or pulled up slightly towards the top of your head.
- Place the snorkel at the right height so that it's level with your mouth, without any tension.
- Don't forget that the other end of the snorkel must remain out of the water.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SNORKEL

Classical snorkel or one with a valve?

When buying a snorkel for snorkeling, you have two choices: a classical snorkel or one with a valve. They work the same, except that a valve-style snorkel has a valve at the bottom for easier clearing of any water that might enter the snorkel. In fact, the water will naturally exit through the valve.
Watch our video tutorials for a better understanding of how both snorkel styles work.

Using a classical snorkel
Using a valve-type snorkel

HOW TO CHOOSE A SNORKELING MASK AND SNORKEL?

Do you need help with choosing your equipment? Hover over the red dots in the picture to discover our tips to help you choose these two accessories!
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              ARTICLE CO-WRITTEN WITH

              Carla, Subea Product Engineer
              Carla, Subea Product Engineer

              I'm a project engineer for Subea and I'm behind the brand's "green" projects. Being of Flemish origin, I began diving 8 years ago with my club in Belgium: everything from training in the pool to quarry diving. Later on I was able to travel quite a bit, particularly on diving trips, and I haven't stopped since then. I've become a real diving enthusiast and lover of the marine environment. Now I'm a PADI Divemaster.

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