Buying Criteria For Snorkel And Diving Equipment Along With Pet Peeves and Safety Concerns for New Divers

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As a beginner in diving, you need to possess four of the most important pieces of snorkel and diving equipment. These four are the snorkeling mask, the snorkel, the snorkeling fins and the snorkeling vest. You cannot just pick out the first thing you see in an online dive store. There are factors in choosing the right snorkel equipment to use for a newbie like you but believe me, when I say steer clear from cheap equipment. Diving is a serious sport, and if you use those inexpensive tools, you are endangering your life.

Snorkeling Mask

The snorkeling mask is your eye protector under the sea. It must be a combination of the right fit and comfort for you, the user. What might be good for your friend might not be the thing for you. You have to try it on and see for yourself if it fits good.

To test if the mask is a good fit: Put the mask on your face without strapping it. Inhale and see if the mask creates a suction every time you breathe in. If it does, then, you have a good mask. If it does not, toss it and find a different one. Uncutbuzz also have lots of really good articles on how to choose a snorkel mask. You will also find out if you need a prescription snorkel mask by reading some of their content. If you do need one make sure you do pick one up before your next day out.

There are two types of materials used for masks, and these are neoprene (black rubber) and silicone (translucent). For a beginner, neoprene is recommended. You must also ask about tempered glass lenses (to avoid shattering of glass into small pieces in your eyes), nose pockets, wide vision, low internal volume and adjustable straps. These characteristics make a good snorkeling mask and the one to buy.

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Snorkel

The snorkel is your way to breathe underwater.
To test: Place the mouthpiece inside your mouth. It must feel comfy inside your mouth and not irritate the gums. Blow into the mouthpiece and if you can freely do it, then, the snorkel is right for you.

Other things to consider when choosing your snorkel is that it must be curvy. It must be J-shaped. Stay away from angled snorkels. It must be easy for you to breathe through your mouth too. If you try on a snorkel that obstructs you from breathing freely, toss it. Lastly, a good snorkel measures about 420 mm and no more than that.

Snorkeling Fins

The fins are integral for a diving beginner like you. It gives you the freedom to move quickly under the sea while swimming. You will be able to maneuver the sea with less effort and of course, you will be less tired.

Every year, better and more modern snorkeling fins are released on the market for use of the aficionados. That being said, there are three things to watch out for when buying your beginner flippers (another term for fins): fin ribs, fin vents, and fin channels.

Fin ribs take care of the thrust. Fin vents lessen water resistance while in movement. Fin channels guide the seawater smoothly.Snorkeling Vest

The vest keeps you afloat while on the water. It is an integral piece in your snorkeling equipment list because it will act as your safety belt. It will also protect you from UV rays.

Do you have to wear one? Some do not see the need for it if they go deep and this is true. But others believe that a vest is essential if the diver is a beginner or if the diver is not a  very experienced swimmer.

Pet Peeves For New Divers To Consider

Understanding the safety concerns and annoyances of divers can help you make your early transition into the hobby much easier. There are particular behaviors that divers cannot stand. There are also easy-to-miss safety concerns that you must keep in mind when you are going to be taking your first round of dives. Nobody wants to be a bother or a liability, so bearing in mind the basic actions to avoid or to be aware of is key to having a quality and successful dive.

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The Promate Snorkeling Matrix Mask and it’s Benefits

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Scuba diving and snorkeling is not only fun to do, but can also be a wonderfully relaxing experience. It can be described as akin to flying, as you float through space with ease. The underwater scenery with its mysterious beauty helps you to escape the hurdles you encounter every day in your life. But if you want to enjoy the underwater adventure you require a good diving set that will be dependable and of great utility while you go diving. Choosing a good snorkeling mask can be tough from the array of products in the market. However, the PROMATE Snorkeling Matrix Mask is one such perfect product that gives a pleasurable experience during your snorkeling expeditions.

This distinct product is designed in such a manner that the snorkel is 100% dry, even when you are completely submerged. The patented upper-valve prevents splashing water from entering the snorkel and thereby allowing air to easily enter the snorkel for unobstructed breathing. It also features a uniquely designed cover guard that forbids water seeping into the mask. The 100% dry snorkel also consists of a built-in whistle, housing and a quick slip-on snorkel keeper. A pre-curved flexible silicone corrugated flat section and a mouthpiece prevents divers from getting jaw fatigued. Therefore, if you have previously experienced such an incident, this product will indeed give the highest level of comfort and ease.

Amazingly comfortable equipment

It features a stylish and elegant look. This is a long lasting product with world-class quality. The fins are equipped with open heel design and a soft rubber foot pocket. These help the product fit comfortably while either barefoot or with socks. With the release of a button, you can also quickly adjust the straps of the fins as well. It is extremely lightweight and comes in varying sizes both for men and women. Thus, you can enjoy your underwater activities for a longer duration with the maximum comfort. The mask consists of a slim frame, ruling out the bulky and clumsy look that scuba masks commonly portrait. It provides an incredible downward vision with ultra-low volume.  You can also remove the straps and inclinations quickly because of the Quick Release Swivel Buckle.

  • Top features:
    Silicone purge valve provides and easy draining of the snorkels.
    Features tempered glasses.
    The Easy-access nose pocket ensures one-hand equalizing.
    Features double skirt edge comfort seal along with Crystal, liquid silicone injected skirt and strap.
    The hinged seal prevents water from entering the snorkel, thus keeping it 100% dry.

The fin size of men varies from 5-8.5 in the medium and small sections while 9-13 in the large and XL parts. The women’s shoe size ranges from 6-9.5 in the small and medium parts and 10-14 in the large and XL sections.

It comes with Nylon Mesh Bag with Cord Drawstring.
It is lightweight and hence easy to travel.

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Scuba Diving Can Be As Extreme As You Like It!

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When we look at documentaries of underwater life on our televisions, we end up wishing we could look at the beautiful creatures up close and swim with the fish that paint the water in a myriad of colors.

Apparently, it seems anyone that can swim can easily go for a scuba dive, but that is not the case or at least not the case in all circumstances. Only professionally trained and certified scuba divers can go below a certain depth as scuba diving is more than just a recreational water sport with a lot of technicalities.

Scuba Diving needs to be mastered before you can explore deeper areas of the ocean.
There are many depth records set by serious professional scuba divers that go as deep as more than 300 meters, but the allowed depth for divers for recreation is not more than 40 meters which is equivalent to 133 feet to be accurate.

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Snorkeling VS Scuba Diving (Key Differences Explained)

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Scuba diving and snorkeling are both water related activities but both of them have fundamental differences that make them two very different activities. As we know scuba diving is deep level diving under the water focusing on depths that can only be reached with an air tank. Obviously the air tank is needed on deep dives to allow the divers breathe underwater.

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Snorkeling is different because it basically entails swimming with a mask and a tube on which helps you to breathe while you swim near the water surface. No air tanks are involved because snorkelers are only interested in what is happening near the surface instead of going deep in the water. Snorkeling can be done by skin diving, unlike scuba diving that requires you to wear a particular suit to keep safety in check.

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An Introduction To scuba Diving

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Scuba Diving is much more than just swimming under water. Most of us see scuba diving as a sport for those of us who like swimming with nice looking fish and experiencing the calm of the water, but this sport is more than just looking at nice fish underwater.

Scuba diving can be as extreme as you could possibly want. Although, what they show in movies is true for the most part. It can be a pleasantly calm activity, however, it is all up to you to decide what you want to do with the equipment at hand.

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For instance, you could go scuba diving if one fine day you decided that it would be a great idea to go feed a shark by hand. Yes, that is possible with this sport. If you are into sea mysteries and unexplored places under water, you could also go to explore a cave hidden under the cover of water.

Accompanied by an expert scuba diving team, you could also explore depths with remains of sunken ships and ocean liners, maybe you will find something that you like or perhaps a sleeping Conger eel or two. For adventure loving people, scuba diving is an exciting option for exploring the nature they have never seen before.

Experiencing the ice caps not from a walker’s level but from below the ground and beneath the ice caps themselves while you swim those waters is enough to get anybody’s heart racing and juices flowing.

Scuba Diving Is No Joke

All the adventures and joy that scuba diving can bring is mind boggling, but first things first, everybody needs to acquire a certification for scuba diving because it is not a sport to take part in if you don’t know what you are doing.

You have got to build up your stamina and your physical strength if you really want to pursue scuba diving seriously. Otherwise, the only way you can experience this sport is by watching what is filmed in the movies and documentaries.

Most people have this perception about scuba diving as being suited only for tropical waters while you are among the pleasant looking coral reefs. In fact, it’s quite the opposite and it really is a lot of different experiences provided you are up for it. You can explore not only seas but rivers, flooded shafts, underwater ruins and what not. Wherever you are, if you have bodies of water near your area then you are bound to have a great spot for scuba diving too.

Just look it up or ask someone that have the diver down sign on their car window. Every location is different and has an experience of its own, as it could be some preserved site specifically for tourists or an adventure site for scuba lovers that are willing to take a challenging tour of the mysteries of the deep water.

Different Strokes For Different Folks

As no two dive sites are the same, not everybody can go scuba diving at every site they come across. Some sites need expert training and some serious dedication to be able to go for scuba diving in.

While many dive locations are more suited as a social activity, it is worth a try to find out if you have access to a site like this nearby and go out with a local dive instructor to see if scuba diving is a sport you feel you could really grow to love

 

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