Snorkelling is for everyone! Anyone who can swim, can snorkel. You only need a few basic things to dive into the world of snorkelling; a mask, a snorkel and a pair of fins!
Despite recommendations made to you, there is no one brand or style that is the best- The best mask is the mask that fits your face and creates a comfortable seal. To make sure you find 'the one' it is important to take your time, try on a few different options and choose a mask best suited to you. All of our masks here at Dive Warehouse are fitted with Tempered Glass lenses and 100% Silicone.
Snorkels are universal and can attach to any mask. There are three main categories of snorkel, but again there is no 'best'. Whichever you decide to go with is completely a personal preference:
1. Open Top Snorkels:an open top, allows water to come in when duck diving and has no splash guard.
2. Semi-dry or Splash Top:a smaller opening shielded by a splash guard, protects against wave splash but allows water to flood in when duck diving.
3. Dry Top:a smaller opening shielded by a splash guard and an automatic one-way valve activated when duck diving, to prevent any water entering the pipe.