is what you put on ummmm your face. This allows you to see underwater
without getting your eyes and nose wet. It's important that the
mask is a good fit when renting or buying a mask. If the mask doesn't
fit well, you will experience some leakage of water in the mask.
would highly recommend using a mask that has a "silicon
skirt". The skirt is the soft substance that is molded
to fit your face, and prevents water from entering the mask.
You can also rent or buy masks that use rubber ask the skirt,
but the seal is not nearly as good as the silicon, and is quite
simply a dated technology. Ask your local snorkel or dive shop
about choosing a mask that fits well. They will know what to
this is what makes you a snorkeler. A snorkel is a hollow curved
tube that is placed in the mouth that allows you to breathe
while you are face down in the water. So basically, while you
looking down into the water, the snorkel is sticking out of
the water on one end while the other end is in your mouth. When
looking for a snorkel, I would recommend asking for what is
called a "purge" snorkel.
is what makes life a lot of fun. Fins allow you to swim like
a fish. Yeeeha! There are 2 kinds of fins, but for snorkeling
in warm water, most people will do just fine with the close
heeled kind. The open heeled kind is more for Scuba Divers which
requires a special boot (bootie), or for colder waters. Anyways,
make sure that the fins are a good fit, or else you will either
be cutting off circulation to your feet, or they will easily
come off. Make sure that they are a snug fit, but you should
be able to wiggle your toes.