The top 5 brands for Snorkel Gear
Who does the best snorkel gear sets? What are the ratings?
According to Outside Pursuits, the top 5 snorkel gear sets for 2017 are:
- Cressi Palau Snorkel Gear Set
This is the best option for beginners. The curved snorkel is ergonomically designed, with an anti-splash guard with a floating purge and seal valve. The mask has two-window design, and provides a watertight seal, with great visibility. The Palau short fins are easy to pack and walk in. Plus you get a mesh bag to pack it in.
- U.S. Divers Panoramic View Platinum Snorkel Set
This is premium quality, with a two-pane mask that has side windows. The fins are open heel design and come in two sizes. The snorkel has an option for a camera mount. The set is neatly packed into a handy shoulder bag.
- Seavenger Snorkel Gear Set
This comes in adult and junior sizes, designed for durability. The frameless single lens mask gives an excellent seal. Its teardrop design allows your eyes to get closer to the lens. The snorkel is designed with a splash guard and efficient purge valve. The short open heel fins are practical and can be used for other water sports. The gear comes packed in a practical mesh bag.
- Phantom Aquatics Snorkel Gear Set
This set combines great quality with competitive price. The double-layered mask is made of tempered glass. It fits comfortably and gives you a watertight seal. The snorkel is semi dry, with a one way purge valve. The open heel fins have a jet vented design and a quick release button.
- U.S. Divers Adult Cozumel Snorkel Gear
This is designed for the budget conscious. The tempered glass mask gives good visibility. It’s recommended that you use an anti-fog solution before use. The fins have a closed foot design, so you need to ensure that you get the right size. The snorkel is splash proof. However if you go underwater chances are you’ll get some water in your mouth. The whole set comes packed in a mesh bag.
Booties for snorkeling and other watersports. Most snorkel fins are comfortable to wear. However a pair of good quality booties will prevent rubbing and chafing on your feet.
Scubapro Cruiser Snorkeling and Snorkel Vest. This flotation vest is a good investment. Many people don’t find it difficult to stay afloat. However, it can be tiring if you are treading water to stay afloat. It reduces fatigue while keeping you comfortably afloat.