Snorkeling is considered an equipment-light activity, especially compared to scuba diving. The basic pieces of gear you should have are a mask, fins, and a snorkel. That being said, it is worth taking some time to research and select the best products for you and your family. Poor quality sets often sold in discount stores are likely to leave you disappointed. A mask that’s constantly leaking or fogging up, paired with uncomfortable fins and a flimsy snorkel can easily spoil the experience for you.
A few weeks ago we have discussed the pros and cons of using full-face snorkeling masks. Today we will expand on the topic and cover how to choose the correct size and care for this type of mask properly.
During the recent years full-face snorkeling masks have been steadily gaining popularity worldwide. This type of masks feels more natural to many snorkelers since it offers the ability to breath through the nose (rather than the mouth as with traditional snorkels). It was also well received by beginner snorkelers, who prefer to have their entire face protected from contact with water. However, there are those who are skeptical about the concept or even raise concerns about the safety of full-face masks.