Snorkelling is an activity that most people tend to partake in while on vacation at the beach or even when spear fishing. Regardless of the reason you are snorkelling, if you find that you do it often this it is always a good idea to invest in your own snorkelling equipment.
Most resorts and dive centres do have snorkelling equipment for rent however, it is always better to have your own set of snorkelling gear. You might find it beneficial to have your our equipment because some centres may not have equipment that is of high quality or equipment that is maintained well. You may not find the correct size of mask or fins which would greatly affect your snorkelling experience. There for it is always best to have your own set of snorkelling equipment especially if you are an avid snorkeler. If you do not own any of your own snorkelling equipment then you might have to purchase the whole set or you might just need to buy one piece of equipment or replace a certain item of for snorkelling equipment set.
Here is a list of the items that you will need when snorkelling. You can purchase these items individually or as a set. Some stores and retailers give you a discounted price if you purchase the whole set of snorkelling equipment and this might be an option you could consider if you do not own any snorkelling equipment.
In order to snorkel you will need the following pieces of equipment.
When deciding on a snorkelling mask remember that you should always aim to get a mask that is of the highest quality. Buy a mask that is made by a reputed manufacture that specializes in snorkelling equipment. The material that your mask is made out of should also be of a high quality. Most snorkelling masks today are made with silicone skirtings which are known to provide a better fit as well as being the most comfortable to wear. There are different styles in which masks are made and you should go to a retailer, which has a wide variety from which you can choose. Find a mask that fits your face snugly but not uncomfortable tight and one that is adjustable.
When shopping for a snorkel you should have a variety of options from which you can choose. There are different styles of snorkels in the market and they vary in design, function and price range. There are basic snorkels and more complex ones that have purge valves to make it easier to flush out water that is trapped in your snorkel. You can choose the snorkel that is best for you and one that best suits your price range.
This is an important piece of snorkelling equipment since it allows you to swim with ease. Fins should fit comfortably and not be too loose or snug. There are two major types of fins from which you can choose, 'full foot' fins and 'open heel' fins. Full foot fin cover the entire foot all the way around the ankles and heel. They can be worn barefoot or with wetsuit socks. Open heel fins do not cover the heel and have to be strapped around the back of the foot. These fins are ideal to wear with dive boots since they allow the strap to be adjusted to fit the boot. Different fin manufacturers make fins in different fits and sometimes the sizes may vary so it is always best to ask for advice when shopping for a pair of fins and to try them out for an exact fit.
These are the basic snorkelling equipment that you need. Always make sure that you are getting the highest quality product and that the retailer that you purchase the snorkelling equipment from is able to give you information on the product as well as advice.