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which snorkle to buy ?

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by Dxtreme, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. Dxtreme

    Dxtreme Barracuda

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    got the mares x-vision and was wondering which snorkle is best to go with the mask ?
     
  2. MechDiver

    MechDiver Divemaster

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    Whatever will fit in the bag you leave in the car :D

    If you want a snorkle that you actually use for snorkling, get something with a large bore, purge valves and flex tubing. If you want one for diving, well, see note above.

    The mask really has nothing to do with the snorkle that I can think of.

    MD
     
  3. KZMAN

    KZMAN Nassau Grouper

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    I agree with all that MechDiver said, but don't buy the OM Dry snorkle, which I did in a weak moment at my LDS. Although it was large bore, etc.... The #%$# thing got stuck, and was unusable, the first and only time I needed it, in bad conditions, while low on air, never have used it or any snorkle since:(
    Good Luck
     
  4. Dryglove

    Dryglove Solo Diver

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    Took the words right out of my mouth :D
     
  5. Bob3

    Bob3 Dive Shop

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    Big bores are harder to clear, they tend to stay wet & also have a larger amount of dead air.
    I prefer the plain simple J-tube, 5/8" min to 3/4" max IDs.
    Your mileage will no doubt vary.
     
  6. kalvyn

    kalvyn Barracuda

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    What's a snorkel?

    ;)

    Jimmie
     
  7. dsgobie

    dsgobie Barracuda

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    Get the $cheapest one they have$ You will lose the thing, and you won't use it as much as you think you will.
     
  8. gilligPhant0m

    gilligPhant0m Angel Fish

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    Mostly added drag, and only used on the surface...
    More likely, you will lose them more often then you use them...
     
  9. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    Skip the bells and whistles. There's no reason for purge valves or devices to keep water out. A snorkel is a simple device that is easy to use. Bob nailed it (as usual), keep it simple.
     

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