Their are many different Snorkeling Equipment out there, you decide which is best fit for you!
Essential Snorkeling equipment
The mask is the centerpiece of your equipment. It does two things: allows you to see under water, and prevents water from getting into your nostrils (in snorkeling, you only breathe through your mouth).
One of the main features of a mask is the field of vision it gives you. The wider the field of vision, the more you will see under the water. It is recommended to have a diving mask with an angle of vision of at least 100° horizontally, and 90° vertically.
The appearance of the silicone skirt, which surrounds the glass and is placed against your face, should also be taken into account. If it is transparent, it will let in a lot of light. If it is black and opaque, it will protect you from too strong light and from reverberations, especially in a tropical environment.
Lastly, the quality of the glass is also important. It can have an anti-reflective and UV coating, it can be shock-resistant, anti-mist and scratch-resistant… You should choose according to your preferences and your activities.
The snorkel enables you to breathe while keeping your face in the water so that you can carry on observing the seabed.
Choose a snorkel fitted with a valve, which means you can expel the water from the snorkel easily, by blowing out, particularly after freediving. You can do the same thing with snorkels that are not fitted with valves, but it is less simple.
Choose a snorkel with a mouthpiece (which you keep between your teeth) made of soft silicone, which is more comfortable than hard mouthpieces, particularly for long explorations.
Lastly, you should choose a snorkel that is flexible and relatively wide, making breathing easier, and adapted to your body type.
Fins help you move easily through the water and increase your safety. The features of the fins you choose will depend on your snorkeling activity.
For occasional explorations, over short distances and in calm seas, short fins are enough. But for a more regular activity, over long distances and / or in areas with a current, or for free diving, you should choose long and flexible fins (about 70 cm), of the scuba-diving type, which will reinforce your strength in the water.
A number of types of full-foot or open-heel swim fins are available (adapted to a particular foot size or which you can adjust with a strap). Whatever your choice, take your time when you try them on, because your comfort in the water will depend on them.
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