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Bored, self quarantined, how many still use snorkels

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by 12th Man, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. 12th Man

    12th Man Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: J&D Ranch North Central Texas
    OK, I'm bored out my mind. Can't binge watch much more TV. Question, other than snorkeling, how many still use a snorkel when diving? For me, it's probably been ten years or more since I've attached my snorkel to my mask strap while diving. Just haven't seen a need for it. Actual if I'm honest I don't even know where it is.

    Anyone still use there's when diving?
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  2. wnissen

    wnissen Barracuda

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Livermore, Calif.
    I don't use one. I wear my hazmat style 3M respirator when I have to go into proximity with people.

    Oh, while diving? Yes, I do. No way I'm risking being far out from shore and having to swim back when it's rough without some ability to keep my head below water. I've thought about switching to a folding job, because I often don't need it, and it does get tangled up with my inflator.
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  3. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
    Rolled up in my pocket. Never needed it but it's there just in case.
  4. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
    I only bring one when it's applicable to the type of diving that I'm doing. That is nearly never..
  5. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Banned ScubaBoard Supporter


    Snorkel...you really are bored...hope you're not standing near any high/unprotected ledges...

    You may also want your wife to hide all the knives...

    And...for God's sake...don't even think about cleaning your guns...

    Saddle the horse...and go out and count armadillos...

  6. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, California
    this. I pretty much bring it mostly because I think there could be a cool snorkeling opportunity when we aren’t diving. :) Or, in Aus, because it’s required to be with you on a dive (can be in pocket or stowed).
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  7. Bigbella

    Bigbella ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: San Francisco
    . . . when I'm snorkeling . . .
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  8. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Finally Lake City FL
    Snorkel? What is a snorkel?

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  9. BRT

    BRT not a soft touch ScubaBoard Supporter

    I always carry one in a pocket. I used it once years ago and was glad I had it
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  10. GJC

    GJC Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southern California, USA
    I carry a folding snorkel clipped to a d ring.

    I prefer to swim on my back on the surface. Using a snorkel with a tank on my back is too much work of breathing if I am kicking hard. If surface conditions are that bad that I need a snorkel to breath, I'll breath my tank until empty and then take it off my back and use the snorkel.

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