How to Choose Your Snorkel | Decathlon Thailand

How to Choose Your Snorkel

If you have plans to go snorkeling but don't have a snorkeling mask yet, today at Decathlon, we have prepared a guide to help you choose a snorkeling mask.

Thailand is home to some of the best snorkeling destinations in the world.
There’s a plethora of beaches to choose from, where you can dive into pristine waters and observe spectacular marine life. In order to get the most out of your experience, it’s essential that you choose the right snorkeling equipment.
Read on to find out which type of snorkel is best for you.

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What to Know Before Buying a Snorkel

Snorkels are designed for diving in shallow water or staying on the surface, and can therefore float in the water. However, scuba diving masks are designed for being submerged in deep water, and are able to withstand more pressure.

Technical Criteria for Your Snorkel

The most important thing to consider when buying a snorkeling mask is how easily you’ll be able to breathe. Make sure the volume and size is suitable for you.
The next thing to consider is the comfort of the mouthpiece. This can make or break your snorkeling experience, so if it doesn’t feel right for you, be sure to change it.
You should also look at the seal of each model before you buy. For extra protection against water entry, you can choose a model with a splash guard.

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Types of Snorkel to Choose From

A simple, classic snorkel like the Subea Diving Snorkel 100 is ideal for beginners, and those who want to stay on the surface.

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2. Valve Snorkel

A diving snorkel with a valve allows you to clear water from it easily by blowing into the bottom of it. Those who want to be able to clear the water from their snorkel during short dives or swells will need this type of model.This way, you’ll avoid swallowing water or obstructing your breathing.

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3. Freediving Snorkel

A freediving snorkel is designed for intermediate users, and those who go spearfishing. It’s flexible, so if it comes into contact with rocks or seaweed, it will bend instead of being knocked off. It’s also darker to be more discreet when hunting. 

Discover the Underwater World

Now that you have a better idea of what you’re looking for, it’s time to start shopping!
At Decathlon, our expert sports staff are always happy to help you. Whether you’re shopping in-store, on our website, or via our new application, you can always contact us for sports advice. If you choose to shop online, you’ll get free delivery when you spend 1,500 THB or more.
Discover our snorkeling gear at Decathlon Thailand.