How to Choose Your Snorkel
The followings are the steps in choosing a snorkel that is perfect for you:
- Start by placing the snorkel in your mouth with the snorkel barrel against your left ear.
- Evaluate how the mouthpiece feels – comfortable bite with relaxed jaw, lips seal against it without effort, no sharp edges against your gums, sits straight in your mouth.
- Attach the snorkel to your mask. Put the mask on and then try the snorkel in your mouth. Adjust the snorkel angle and the attachment as necessary for a comfortable fit.
- Try several snorkels and make the final decision based on color, optional features and personal preference. Do remember thata snorkel that fit and comfort are the most important factor.
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Taking Care of Your Snorkel
Below are a few pointers for taking care of your snorkel:
- You should know how to attach your snorkel to your mask – how the clip, slot or snorkel keeper works so you can put it together at the dive site, if necessary.
- After each use, along with your mask, rinse your snorkel in fresh water and store it in a cool, out of direct sunlight, and dry place.
- When not in used, store it away from neoprene rubber to prevent staining of the silicone parts.