To snorkel or not to snorkel, do you always carry one?

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asked May 25, 2017 in Scuba Diving by hurfish (3,024 points)
edited May 25, 2017 by hurfish

7 Answers

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answered May 25, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
I always have my snorkel on my mask, we were trained in my open water cert that it can't hurt to have it just in case you run out of air and surface and the water is rough, having a snorkel may help so you don't have to suck down too much water while waiting for the boat to pick you up or something.
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answered May 26, 2017 by Ratfish (455 points)
I don't carry one. Don't think I'll really need it, if I had too I'd get a foldable one or something.
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answered May 25, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
I have always had a snorkel on me, just one of those things I just got use to. I know a few people that hate them, but I love when you go into the shallow water and snorkel with your gear and then when it gets deep you just put your reg in.
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answered May 25, 2017 by Pablo (1,108 points)
I always keep my snorkel on my mask. There are very few times I don't use it. Even if if just as a prod to get lion fish  in a bag. At the surface I always switch to snorkel to save air I might need. At the boat, if I am handing my gear up I'll switch to snorkel.
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answered Jun 15, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I have one on my mask when back mount diving. I dont use one when sidemount diving. Trained that way.
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answered Jun 16, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Do not carry one. - When i was a diver for Cousteau (richardehyman.com) we had no snorkels...with our SCUBA gear. Might have occasionally used snorkels alone, without SCUBA gear. - BUT no BCs! I was told, leave your BC at home.
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answered May 26, 2017 by Ratfish (455 points)
I've always got my snorkel. It became habit
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