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Snorkels and double hose regs

Discussion in 'Vintage Diving & Equipment' started by RecklessAmateur, Mar 22, 2021.

Snorkel, snorkel, snorkel

  1. Rigid plastic snorkel

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Flexible snorkel

    27.3%
  3. Snorkel handy but stuffed in pocket

    15.9%
  4. Leave snorkel at home

    40.9%
  5. What's a snorkel?

    15.9%
  1. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Beaverton, Oregon
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    I went with the flexible snorkel for the survey. But it kinda depends upon which mask I use.

    49285880227_a9bc592216_k.jpg fullsizeoutput_2304 by John Ratliff, on Flickr

    49255690088_2a67db040c_k.jpg Masks-1 by John Ratliff, on Flickr

    46749904134_d6b7763c07_k.jpg Winchester Reservoir 041 by John Ratliff, on Flickr

    44352087321_df457f2408_k.jpg IMG_2705 by John Ratliff, on Flickr

    But I almost always have a snorkel on either my mask or helmet. My favorite is the Scubapro Shotgun snorkel, and when using a double hose regulator, I simply fold it under my chin.

    SeaRat
     
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  2. RecklessAmateur

    RecklessAmateur Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
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    Man, that's a lot of masks and snorkels! Decisions, decisions!
     
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  3. CT-Rich

    CT-Rich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My preferred snorkel is a rubber contoured from 1980s. I added a bite grip to it that was soaked in hot water and then used to make dental impressions. Short with a wide bore it is very comfortable to swim with and easy to clear. I end up using a clip on snorkel most of the time because the old favorite is a pain in the a** to attach. I only bring a snorkel when I am going to have a long swim out.
     

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