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The snorkel problem

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by rickthompson, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Keith.M

    Keith.M PADI Pro

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    I looked at the picture you had earlier in the thread. Can you show a more close up shot as to how you have it attached to the plate?
     
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  3. Keith.M

    Keith.M PADI Pro

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    Very clean set-up!

    Thanks.
     
  4. mathauck0814

    mathauck0814 Assistant Instructor

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    Hear! Hear!
     
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  5. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    Homer Simpson: Well, you bought all those smoke alarms, and we haven't had
    a single fire.
     
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  6. drewh1

    drewh1 Angel Fish

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    I have a roll up snorkel in a small pouch. I appreciate the suggestions for stowing in on the backplate! I would like to free up the pouch space Wouldn't leave home without it. Great for navigating kelp forests, freediving etc. Definitely saves gas on the long surface swims, and yes, surface swims are often the only way to get a deeper dive in here in Northern California.

    I just got back from Boat diving in Belize. While hanging out waiting on the boat, I would unroll it and free-dive, then stow it away when we got to the dive site.
     
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  7. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    I was check my strobe......

    and there it is! My trusty snorkel just waiting for me to use it. :)

    PICT0127.jpg
     
  8. Plug

    Plug Instructor, Scuba

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    After 600 dives without a snorkel, I finally felt that I needed one and it was kayak diving, while gearing up at the surface. I tried a dive with one on but found that I could feel the lopsided drag that it caused all through the dive, very annoying. I like the idea of storing it on the backplate, I was thinking about a bungee loop or clip to attach it to the mask strap, but I would still need for it to be easy to put back away, before starting the dive.
    I was even thinking about a loop snorkel

    Brendan
     
  9. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    You must be using the wrong kind of snorkel. I have thousands of dives all with a snorkel attached, the old J type was the only one I felt any drag from; the simple no purge / no cover flex type snorkels I've used for decades, no drag. If your talking with scooter use, I can understand where any snorkel may be felt to drag. Other than that you'd have to be Aquaman swimming at great speeds! :wink:
     
  10. DevonDiver

    DevonDiver N/A

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    Try doing thousands of dives without one, then put one on. See if you notice the drag....
     
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