Scuba Diving & Snorkeling : How to Use a Snorkel

A snorkel is used by placing one end in your mouth, threading it through a snorkel mask and letting the open end stay above the surface of the water. Use a snorkel to investigate a variety of sea life with helpful advice from the owner of a Miami dive store in this free video on snorkeling.

Expert: Valerie Kevorkian
Bio: Valerie Kevorkian (NAUI 12041) opened the PADI 5-Star Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center at the Miami Beach Marina in 1997.
Filmmaker: Paul Muller

How to Use a Snorkel and Diving Mask | Fear of Water

This video will teach how to breathe and swim a scuba mask and snorkel

They let you travel under the surface of the water without needing to come up for air. This program is for those hoping to learn how to swim

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This video was created in partnership with Decathlon, Sikana's partner for the Sports Program, as well as Audrey Bouillé, a fully-qualified lifeguard and Pierrick le Floch a professional swimming coach, who provided their expertise on the topic.

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The World Bog Snorkelling Championships

The World Bog Snorkelling Championships first started when a charity in the local area was trying to come up with fundraising ideas. It has proven a popular attraction in the Welsh town and the 2014 edition marks the 29th annual event.

After five hours of competition the former club swimmer Kirsty Johnson from Surrey, UK managed to set a new world record for the Championships.

Drift Snorkelling Eight Mile Creek

In addition to snorkelling and scuba diving the series of ponds and channels that make up Ewens Ponds in Mount Gambier, South Australia, one can also snorkel from the ponds all the way to the coast via Eight Mile Creek. When in the channels and creek you can just drift along effortlessly and enjoy the ride due to the constant downstream water flow.

It's a stunning trip that takes just over an hour and the water is crystal clear most of the time and abundant with aquatic life. Unlike
many of the other aquatic activities in Mount Gambier which one needs to be a qualified cave diver to partake in, this one can be enjoyed by anyone who can swim (although a thick wetsuit is needed in addition to a mask and snorkel, as the water doesn't get any warmer than about 16 degrees centagrade). A highly recommended fun activity for all.

How to Snorkel

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If you want a better look at what's underwater, all you have to do is snorkel.

Step 1: Collect your gear
Find a mask that fits your face and a snorkel. Attach the snorkel by sliding its hook through the strap on the side of the mask. Carry the mask, snorkel, and fins into a shallow part of the water.

Step 2: Put on your mask
To keep your mask from fogging, rub saliva around its interior and dunk it in the water. Then, bring it to your face, place the straps around your head, and pull them until the mask is snug, but not tight. Hold your face underwater briefly to ensure the mask doesn't leak.

Before using a brand new mask, rub the inside with toothpaste -- not gel -- and then rinse it with warm water to help prevent it from fogging.

Step 3: Get used to the snorkel
Place the snorkel's mouthpiece in your mouth and breathe through it. Practice putting your face in the water and breathing in and out through your mouth as you rest your teeth lightly on the rubber tabs.

Step 4: Use your fins
Lift your feet out of the water, put on your fins, and push off the ground lightly to begin swimming. Kick your legs calmly and evenly to propel you through the water, keeping your fins below the surface and your body parallel to the sea floor.

Do not position yourself perpendicularly, as you are more likely to step on live coral or stir up sand and debris.

Step 5: Purge your snorkel
If water enters your snorkel, clear it by exhaling a short burst of air, similar to saying the word two. If that fails, lift your head out of the water, take out the mouthpiece, turn the snorkel upside down to drain it, and return it to your mouth.

Step 6: Go with the flow
Stay aware of your location, your energy level, and other divers as you relax and enjoy peeking in at the mysteries of the deep.

Did You Know?
The coral reef tract off the coast of the Florida Keys is home to over 5,500 species of marine life.

Ocean Reef Aria Full Face Snorkelling Mask

This is the BEST mask for not-so-confident snorkelers and swimmers - the Aria full face snorkelling mask from Ocean Reef!

The mask offers incredible visibility and eliminates the need for a separate snorkel. The design allows the user to breathe naturally either through the nose or mouth and the dry top snorkel tube has a special valve design to help prevent water entering the mask.

The way the mask has been designed ensures that air circulates through the mask, helping to prevent the mask from fogging up like a traditional mask can.

You can find out more and buy this amazing mask by visiting our website:

Masque facial "Easybreath" - Full face snorkeling mask "Easybreath"

Masque facial Easybreath : Voir et respirer sous l'eau comme sur terre : Subtítulos en español disponible. Sottotitoli in italiano disponibile.
Inspiration et expiration naturelle, flux respiratoire anti-buée, champ de vision 180°, Système Dry Top stoppant les entrées d'eau...
Le masque Easybreath est le gagnant des Oxylane Innovation Awards 2014.
Disponible à 24,99 € dans les magasins et sites web de Decathlon.
Depuis 2017, les produits plongée de Tribord changent et deviennent la marque Subea.

Full face snorkeling mask Easybreath :
Natural breathing in and out, the breathing flow prevents the build-up of condensation, 180 degree field of vision, Dry Top System preventing water entry.
On sale at Decathlon stores and websites : 24,99 €
From 2017, Tribord diving products changes and becomes the brand Subea.

Snorkelling Alma Bay - Magnetic Island

Snorkelling Alma Bay - Magnetic Island from the beach.

How To Use The Swimmer's Snorkel

The snorkel has a lot of uses. in order to use this effectively, one needs to know how to put it on and some of the complications that may be involved.

Kapitol Reef Mask & Snorkel Instructional Video

Kapitol Reef Mask & Snorkel Instructional Video

World Bog Snorkelling Championships 2016

Surrounded by the magnificent scenery of the Cambrian Mountains Britain’s smallest town Llanwrtyd Wells with a population of around 600 people is often said to be the Welsh Lake District.

The area makes an outstanding centre for outdoor pursuits such as walking, mountain biking bird watching and bog snorkelling!

The quirky contest began in a local pub conversation when a local charity was searching for some fundraising ideas. This year's contest is now the 31st annual event.

Competitor’s, who pay a fee for the privilege, must swim two lengths of a 60-yard trench, which is filled with bogy brown slush without using conventional swimming strokes.

The weather was overcast with rain showers and occasional bright sunshine but it didn’t stop 146 brave contestants entering the weed-infested bog.

After just over 5 hours of snorkeling Dan Norman an18-year-old student from Wolverhampton took the men’s title in a time of 01:26.38.

In the ladies competition, Anna Lohman from Sweden took top honours; her time was 01:33:00

The World Record for the quirky event was set two year’s ago by 33 year-old Kirsty Johnson from Lightwater in Surrey, with a time of 1 minute 22.56 seconds.

This was filmed by HUTC for news distribution – the copyright remains with HUTC

Powerbreather Redesigns the Snorkel for Swimmers and Divers

Powerbreather is dual snorkel system that is made from an elastic material so it fits comfortably around a swimmers head. Air is drawn in through the back of the system and exhaled though a valve in the front ensuring the swimmer only inhales fresh air eliminating snorkel fatigue. The swimmer does not need to turn their head to take a breath, and advantage which relieves pressure on the neck and promotes balanced muscle development from your pool workout. The system is also designed to keep water completely out for other forward strokes so swimmers can concentrate on their form and not their breathing. Check them out:

Michael Phelps Focus Snorkel

The new MP Michael Phelps Focus Snorkels have a unique low profile, hydrodynamic shape that reduces drag and eases breathing. Training with the Focus snorkel will help to increase cardiovascular strength and lung capacity. The adjustable light weight head bracket has an integrated cushion to give a comfortable fit. The silicone comfo-bite mouth piece prevents jaw fatigue and a one way purge valve can be used to any clear excess water.

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Full face snorkel mask: Tribord EasyBreath

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Clearing the snorkel (in two different ways)

Two different methods of clearing the snorkel from water is shown in this clip.

The first method is simply to gently exhale a small amount of air just before reaching the surface. Ensure that you are looking upwards, facing the surface! This will clear all water from the snorkel with very little effort.

The second method is used on the surface. It's performed by forcefully exhaling, thus pushing the water out of the snorkel. While easier to master, this method requires slightly more effort than the first. A common problem is that a small amount of water is left in the curved part of the snorkel.

Modern snorkels with vents are a lot easier to clear from water than the old style shown in this clip!

Kayak Y Snorkel: Cap de la Nau - Gopro HD 4k

Esta es una de las aventuras de este verano.

Saliendo con el kayak desde la cala de La Granadella y recorriendo el cabo de la nau, pasando por incontables cuevas de varios tamaños, arcos naturales y calas paradisíacas que sorprenderán a los intrépidos aventureros dispuestos adentrarse navegando por las aguas transparentes del cabo.

Perfecto para hacer snorkel y adentrarse por pasillos y cuevas submarinas sin necesidad de botellas de oxigeno.

Swimming with a snorkel how to use it? why? & why is it so good for lower back pain

WEST swimming technique treats & heals thousands of people each month for lower back pain.
In this video you will learn how & why use a swimming snorkel especially in WEST swimming technique.

Let's dive in lost Atlantis... Snorkelling in Flores island(Azores)

How to use snorkel with purge valve ?

Carla, engineer of masks and snorkels at Subea, the new diving brand by Decathlon, explains how to use a snorkel with purge valve.
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Snorkelling in Portinatx, Ibiza 2015

In August 2015 we went for a weeks holiday in Portinatx, Ibiza and I got the chance to test out my Gopro Hero. I hope you enjoy! Soundtrack was supplied by Josh Woodward (