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Who Wears A Snorkel When Diving ?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by DiveTub, Jun 24, 2002.

Do You Wear A Snorkel When Scuba Diving

  1. Never Wear One

    76 vote(s)
    29.5%
  2. Always Wear One

    103 vote(s)
    39.9%
  3. Sometimes Wear One

    70 vote(s)
    27.1%
  4. Only When Diving From The Shore

    12 vote(s)
    4.7%
  1. DiveTub

    DiveTub Instructor, Scuba

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    HI all
    This may have been asked before but it is always such a hot topic

    Who wears a snorkel when Scuba Diving ?
     
  2. seylerdl

    seylerdl Angel Fish

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    I have always worn one, but I find them to be a darn nuisance 95% of the time. Am considering discontinuing, or maybe storing in pocket, just in case I need it. Habits are hard to break. I haven't yet been in the situation when I have completely run out of air and am having to wait on the surface in rough seas for a boat, but, I guess this is why I still wear one.

    Dave
     
  3. Tavi

    Tavi NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Rochester, NY
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    Never,
    When shore diving I swim on my back till it's deep enough to submerge. (wings can be like one of those chaise lounges for the pool)
    When boat diving I come back up at the boat.

    I do own one, in case I'm ever on one of those boats that "require it". I haven't needed it yet.
     
  4. art.chick

    art.chick Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Hollywood, USA
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    I shore dive a lot. Have to move thru waves on sandy beaches. The back-swimming stuff won't work in kelp. I don't like to waste air when I don't have to, like when there is a 100+ yard swim to the site.
     
  5. Jarhead

    Jarhead Barracuda

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    in my pocket, but it hasn't been used since my OW certification dives.

    Jarhead
     
  6. NAUTICAL NOBLE

    NAUTICAL NOBLE Nassau Grouper

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    Same as jarhead ....in pocket unless in front of students.
     
  7. Northeastwrecks

    Northeastwrecks Divemaster

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    Like others, I have a collapsable snorkel that I keep in my pocket. So far, it only comes out when I clean my gear.
     
  8. scubagatorgal

    scubagatorgal Nassau Grouper

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    After dragging around a traditional snorkel for years and never using it I finally bought one of the nifty fold up snorkels that use snap lock velcro to attach quickly if needed. Takes up less room in my pocket...
     
  9. NAUTICAL NOBLE

    NAUTICAL NOBLE Nassau Grouper

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    the cressi-sub snorkel folds up real good and costs half as much as a fold up.......just bend it in half and it goes back to normal when you take it out:tease:
     
  10. WreckWriter

    WreckWriter Instructor, Scuba

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    I no longer wear one as I limit my diving to deeper wrecks. With that said, during my 10 year tenure as a dive boat captain in Key Largo I required all divers on my boats to wear one. I've seen many panic situations aleviated by the simple act of telling the diver to use his/her snorkel.

    My personal feeling on this is that only very experienced divers should dive without a snorkel.

    Tom
     

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