The basic equipment needed for your snorkeling experience is an easy mask and snorkel set. Fins it is possible to live without, but clear underwater vision and, of course atmosphere, are a lot more important.
We will be exploring in depth (pun intended) many different facets of Snorkeling sets, but now we will just cover some general advice about the mask and snorkel.
The first challenge for many people is figuring out how to put the snorkel on your mind. This is followed by attempting to attach the snorkel into the strap of your mask and finally the realization that you look ridiculous standing at the seashore with your mask and breathing through a snorkel! Do not worry! That equipment will be your very best friend once you are in the water.
Diving masks typically have an adjustable strap that goes through a slot on the framework of the mask and doubles back on itself. There are small ridges on the strap which type of click into place and prevent any slipping. It is a tiny process to find the ideal adjustment of the strap as you put on the mask, take it off to correct, put it on again, take it off and readjust it. Two things are important to note: first, after you have the face snorkel properly set, you should not require any additional alterations and second.
There’s a tendency to fasten that mask to your face as closely as possible. After all, it will be keeping the sea away from your face. The simple fact is, masks are made to fit snugly with just moderate tension on the strap. For those who have a correct fitting mask, then you would not have to crank up the tension on the strap too much. In actuality, you will have the ability to change the tightness of the mask to your face by regulating air flow ever so slightly through your nose.
Your snorkel usually attaches to the strap with a little double o-ring Device that loops around the ring and allows the snorkel to undergo one of those rings. This is a fairly simple attachment, but it works. There are fancier models out there which basically achieve the exact same thing. You want to be certain that your snorkel is adjusted so the surface of the tube is over the water. If the tube is under the water, you would not be able to breathe!