Which side of the mask should a snorkel be attached to and how is it attached?
#1 Choose a Side
It may not seem like a big deal, but many snorkelers will actually wear their snorkel on the wrong side of their mask—the right side. While this is not a huge deal, it should be noted that snorkels are traditionally worn on the left side of the head.
What is the clip on the snorkel for?
The Clip is a quick release style clip that allows you the quickly and easily detach your mask from the snorkel for proper storage of mask in the protective mask box. Unlike loop style snorkel keepers that require a threading and unthreading of keeper from snorkel tube.
How do you seal a snorkel mask?
Fold the mask strap over the front of the mask to keep it out of the way. Make sure all your hair is clear from around your face where the mask will seal. Even one strand of hair can break the seal. Offer the mask up to your face to create the seal, double checking no hair is caught underneath the silicone skirt.
Is a full face snorkel mask better?
Unlike regular snorkel masks, full face snorkel masks actually allow you to breathe through your nose! Since most people naturally breathe through their nose, this makes it less of a focused effort because you won’t need to use your mouth.
Which side of mask does snorkel go on?
Most all freedivers, scuba divers and even scuba instructors set their snorkel up the same way. In scuba, the regulator is on the right, so you place the snorkel on the left, likely attached very close to the left side of the mask. The snorkel-keeper or attachment point is likely near the middle of the snorkel.
How do you wear a snorkel mask with glasses?
Fit the glasses in the mask and try it on to make sure it’s comfortable. The frames should not push on the bridge of your nose or elsewhere on your face. Make sure the glasses don’t interfere with the mask’s seal. If the frame doesn’t fit inside, you can pop the lenses out and glue them directly onto the mask.
How do I stop my snorkel mask fogging up?
You can also use glycerin soaps and dishwashing detergent to prevent your mask from fogging up, much in the same way that you’d use baby shampoo. Squirt a few drops on the inside of the mask, rub it in, and then rinse the mask.
What is a snorkel keeper?
Invented by dive instructor and photographer David Prichard, the snorkel keeper features an easy-to-button mask strap. This allows you to store your snorkel inside your vest while you dive. You can also attach your torch or flashlight to it by using it sideways.
How tight should a snorkel mask be?
You should get an airtight fit with very light strap pressure. The strap should sit high on the back of your head, not resting on your ears. If it rests on your ears it will get painful. If you have to pull the straps tight to get a fit, or if you have big red marks when it comes off, you have it too tight.
Why is my mask leaking?
Some sort of obstruction preventing the mask from sealing properly is one the most common reasons for a leak. … If you are finding that you can’t get a seal, be sure to pull any hair off your face or forehead completely clear of the mask, put your mask on first and then pull the strap over your head.