What is the basic position when snorkeling?
With the mouthpiece in place, the tip of the snorkel should be over the crown of your head when facing down in the water. This position places the tip of the snorkel at its highest point, making it more difficult for any water to get into the tube. When in an upright position, the top will be slightly behind your head.
Why don’t you dive with a snorkel in your mouth?
When you breath-hold dive underwater with a snorkel in your mouth, you typically use your tongue to seal the mouth piece. Your tongue essentially acts as a small barrier stopping the water inside your snorkel running through the mouth piece and into your lungs. This isn’t very safe.
How do you attach a snorkel to a child’s mask?
Method 2: Clamp the snorkel under the headgear
- Put the mask on. Don’t tighten the strap too much.
- Put the snorkel under the ribbon.
- Put the mouthpiece of the snorkel mask in your mouth and align the snorkel.
- Tighten the headgear of the mask.
- Align the snorkel and diving goggles correctly.
How do you measure your face for a snorkel mask?
To work out the size that will fit you best, simply measure the distance between the bridge of your nose and the tip of your chin. You can do it yourself or ask someone to take the measurement.
How should a full face snorkel mask fit?
When it’s too loose
Just like a good pair of goggles, if you want them to stay on your face, they’ll need to fit real nice and tight around your head. If they’re too loose, then they’ll start to slip off. When a snorkel mask is too loose around your head, it’ll let water leak inside.
What is fogging in snorkeling?
The fogging up of a snorkel mask happens when water vapor condenses because there is a temperature difference between the inside and outside surfaces of the lens. The moisture that collects in the mask has to attach to something.