How To Fit Your Snorkel
Practice Breathing With Your Snorkel
When snorkeling, you will only be breathing through your mouth and not your nose. Since this may be the first time you’ve experienced this, especially for kids, it is best to practice. Try using a straw and ask them to sing their favorite song through it while pinching their nose. Make sure you have a camera close by because this can be hilarious.
How To Clear Your Snorkel
Just because you have a snorkel, this doesn’t mean you can breathe under water. Water can still enter through the top of the snorkel if a wave comes or if it dips below the surface. To avoid swallowing water, you will need to clear the snorkel. The “snorkel clear” is the technique of exhaling “HUH” and blowing any water out of the tube, either out through the top or through the purge at the base (not all snorkels come with a purge valve).