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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)
  2. Always Wear One

    103 vote(s)
  3. Sometimes Wear One

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

    12 vote(s)
  1. dc4bs

    dc4bs Divemaster

    Right. I have NO problem with this. Because I'm SNORKELING and not DIVING during those exercises.
  2. hitomi316

    hitomi316 Nassau Grouper

    never enter the water w/o it!
  3. cid90

    cid90 Nassau Grouper

    I go back to my training and I do the real thing the way I train.
    I wear it an use it.
  4. dgangi

    dgangi Nassau Grouper

    I always wear my snorkel "just because". I was trained that way, my friends wear them, and all of the dive instructors I know use them. But now that I read this thread, I'm thinking about swapping out my traditional snorkel for a folding one.

    I do use my snorkel a lot when I am on the surface so I don't think I want to get rid of it altogether. But when I get underwater it becomes a real PITA. I constantly grab it when looking for my inflator hose, and once I nearly pulled my mask off in the process! My snorkel doesn't bang me in the head, but I can feel it drag while swimming.

    Any good recommendations on a folding snorkel? And do they work as well as the traditional snorkels?


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