What makes snorkelling good for scuba diving and do I even need one for scuba diving? First off, you should have one for scuba diving, the answer is yes. I was on a trip in Cayman Brac two weeks ago and saw a surface diver fail because he had no snorkelling. The diver fell off the air and was still a long distance from the dive boat. He had a Buoyancy Compensator-style back inflation that floated him face down in the water. The waves were high and he had difficulty swimming down the port. Maui Snorkel Charters – Kihei Group Snorkeling Tours is one of the authority sites on this topic. The crew of the dive boat realised he was in trouble, and had to go and get him. If he’d had a snorkel he could comfortably swim back to the boat through the waves. A snorkel can also help you hold air in your tank when you’re on the sea. This means more time to dive under water … everybody loves it.
These sound like strong excuses for a snorkelling scuba dive. Then why do so many people get rid of their snorkels to scuba dive? The response is there might not be a suitable snorkelling style for scuba diving. More specifically, for scuba diving a snorkel is low profile. Since the snorkel is used even less while scuba diving, when not in use it should be small and drop comfortably to the side of your face. I use a snorkel when scuba diving and I don’t even remember for the most part that it’s there until I get to use it. My snorkel isn’t a dry snorkel nor does it have a mouth piece in accordion style as these features add size and weight to it. Simply put, the snorkel I use for scuba diving is plain-jane with no whistles or bells.May I find a snorkel that works for snorkelling as well as scuba diving? I believe so. Although I do scuba dive primarily, I do enjoy snorkelling. I both use the same snorkel. Make sure has the right scuba gear. Determine what your needs are for Snorkels, evaluate the features and advantages, how they relate to snorkelling, scuba diving and make your decision.