Scuba Deluxe Snorkel Vest with Crotch Strap SM-SV01-S 006500

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Scuba Deluxe Snorkel Vest with Crotch Strap

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  • Ideal for the Unique Requirements of Snorkelers
  • Streamlined and Comfortable
  • 420 Denier
  • Removable crotch strap keeps the vest from riding-up when inflated
  • High Visibility Safety Yellow
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  • SIZES: Junior(up to 100lbs), Adult(100-200lbs), XL Adult(200+ lbs)

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Average Customer Review: based on 59 reviews.

Rating: Scuba Deluxe Snorkel Vest with Crotch Strap Review - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Good vest but some adjustment problems
Reviewer: Wendy O.  -  View all my reviews
im a novice snorkeler so it may be my lack of experience that caused adjustment problems with this vest. it performed well and did the jobim not a strong swimmer and need the added buoyancy to feel safe in the water and it provided it well. however, i had trouble keeping the vest from shifting side to side when it was inflated. ive only used it once so i plan on fussing with the straps next time. it may need to be tighter than i had it. it seems to be a high-quality vesti hope i can get it to stay put a little better next time.

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14 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Snorkel Vest Review
Reviewer: Mary N.
This vest works very well to keep me afloat and is sufficiently comfortable. The crotch strap is indispensable, and the one on this item is extremely secure so that if it gets yanked on while swimming you dont have to worry about it breaking. I tried a wrap-around vest that did not work well at all because it did not have a secure crotch strap like this item. The front of this vest rides up a little bit while swimming but its not a big problem. I would recommend this product if you are going snorkeling and need a little more security in deep water.

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Rating: Snorkel Vest
Reviewer: Larry O.
This vest is a good basic snorkel vest. I bought two to have around for when friends and family visit. The vest is cut shorter than most vests Ive seen, but my daughter and son-in-law used them and felt very comfortable using them. The crotch strap is very long like other reviewers mentioned, but didnt seem to cause a problem. I will investigate a way to shorten it or tuck it out of the way.

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Rating: recent purcases
Reviewer: Darcy V.
we have just returned from bonaire and curacao today and would like to report the life jackets were great and even greater was the mask i had ordered thru you previously which my snorkel fits into as i have a poor gag reflex and couldnt snorkel with it directly in my mouth... snorkeled for hours :) thanks for making this vacation an enjoyable one!

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10 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Rating: snorkel vest underwater adventure
Reviewer: Steve Y.  -  View all my reviews
Great price,vest is highly visible in the water for safety.the vest inflates very easy with just a few breaths,the vest also deflates with just a downward push of the valve located on your left shoulder if you need to dive.All in all this snorkeling vest is a great value with all the safety features needed for a great snorkeling adventure.

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19 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Good Snorkel Vest...
Reviewer: SOL ZABALA  -  View all my reviews
I like the ease of inflating and deflating the vest. I thought the crotch strap will bother me but it wasnt a big deal at all. Now I know that the vest is securely in place while Im snorkeling or swimming. Thanks.

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32 out of 52 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Scuba Deluxe Snorkel Vest w.Crotch Strap SKU# 006502
Reviewer: James Lowe
Tested in swimming pool w/all snorkel gear and vest was easy to don, crotch strap kept vest close to body, inflating tube very easy to use with spring valve cap helping to keep air in and also while deflating. Excellent quality materials used in product. Deflated vest easily rolled up for packing. Would recommend vest over others reviewed on other websites. Capn Jim

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7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Very happy with this vest!
Reviewer: Megan H.
I got this vest for a family member and was very pleased with it. On our recent trip to Fiji, he was able to snorkel with us and feel comfortable even though he is not the strongest swimmer. It gave him the confidence to experience the big blue with us.

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16 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great fit
Reviewer: Marlene M.
Purchased two snorkel vests, one to be used by a buxom woman. Was concerned that it would be too tight. No problem, perfect size (regular adult). Quality of fabric and stitching very good. Marlene martin

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11 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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Questions and Answers for Scuba Deluxe Snorkel Vest with Crotch Strap:

  • Leila:

    What are the measurements of the Junior size and the adult size? I am an adult, weighing 112 lbs, but very narrow shoulders & rib cage. I usually have to have a childs size vest.

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Unfortunately we do not have the dimensions of the articles themselves. The biggest concern would be the lift capacity. The Jr. snorkel vest is not designed to float that much weight.

  • Thomas:

    The Email ad listed this item for 29.95 but when I attempted to purchase it it showed as 39.95. Can you help? Thnx-Tom.

    Clarke  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Thomas, Thank you for your inquiry! I believe you are referring to our Bi-Weekly newsletter. Please open the newsletter as you received it in your e-mail In-Box. Locate the item and then scroll to “Order Here”. That will take you to our site where you will then select the size you want and “Add to Cart” If you have any questions or wish to place an order, please call us at 1-800-247-2822 or 949-221-9300.

  • kay:

    is a snorkel vest better for snorkeling with than a life jacket

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    The reason a snorkeling vest is more suitable for snorkeling is that when you don't want or need it, you can leave it deflated. It isn't so much designed to be a 100% of the time flotation device as more of an item that will allow you to remain on the surface and relax or rest but also allow the user the freedom to dive underwater if they choose.

  • greg:

    how to put this on? any demo video?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Greg, you would put your head threw the opening in the vest. Then there is a waist strap and a crotch that you wear to keep the vest close to your chest. If you have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.

  • s:

    Just received the vests that my husband ordered. Though he ordered the "Adult" size we received a vest marked "medium" which isnt listed in our ad. I cannot find the weight range and want to verify that it is the same as the "Adult".

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    The "M" is the adult size. they are manufactured S, M and XL by the OEM that sews them.

  • Steve:

    Will the small be siutable for a child of 7 that weighs approx 65 pounds

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Junior size would be the best size to order.

  • Dave:

    I weigh 180 pounds. Should I order the extra large size?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Dave, you would be just the Adult size.

  • Linda:

    Does the deluxe snorkel vest have a brass stem?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Linda, no it has a plastic tip.

  • Diane:

    I weight 110 lbs. should I get the youth size

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Diane, if you are taller than 5''2" then you would need the Adult size.

  • Diane:

    I weigh 110 and am 411". Tried an adult size jumped out of the boat it went over my head and the current started taking me. Very scarey. Think I would rather get the youth size. Thats what the used in Cozumel

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Diane, with that sizing you would be consider a youth size for this item.

  • mike:

    sm sv01 What is the size specs for this vest? Do I need a large or an xl Does it go by weight jacket size????? Thanks

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Use the weight to select a size.

  • Ilyne:

    What is the bouyancy lift on this snorkeling vest? Any suggestions on a packable vest that gives the greatest lift?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Any of the vests will pack fairly small and will have around 10 lbs of lift.

  • John:

    Is the inflation tube flexable or stiff?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Flexible tube

  • Jim:

    I weigh 190 lbs, would you suggest the large or extra large. Also can you dive when the vast is deflated?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Large, this is designed for resting at the surface.

  • jim:

    I realize that the vest was designed to support you at the surface, but when it is deflated can you also dive. Seems to me it would be like wearing a T shirt.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    You are correct.

  • almt:

    Where are these vests made?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Almt, we have a manufacture in Asia make these.

  • arnold:

    My daughter is 98lbs which snorkel vest will I buy the youth or the adult size. Thanks

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Arnold, I would suggest the adult size for her.

  • Kathryn:

    I still cant inflate this product. Do you just blow at end of tube. Nothing is happening.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Kathryn, then you will need to open the top of the valve at the end of the blow tube. To open the valve you will need to twist the top of the valve. then depress the valve as you blow into the valve.

  • Dave:

    I weigh 210. Should I get large or extra-large?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Good morning, at your weight I would stick with the xl snorkeling vest.

  • RALPH:


    Aaron  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Dear Ralph, I'd recommend Scuba Deluxe Snorkel Vest with Crotch Strap Yellow XLarge Snorkel Vest.

  • Tim:

    Does your snorkel vest come with a side strap that goes behind lower part of your back? It does not show one or mention one. Only mentions the crotch strap.

    Aaron  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hi Tim, Yes there is a strap what goes around from side to side.

  • Greg:

    I was wanting to order a vest for my wife and myself. For hers she falls into the range of adult but my weight varies from 195-205. Im 195 atm but it fluctuates often up to 10 lbs heavier. Would you recommend the XL over the large? Is the XL vs large just the weight rating to be able to keep you floating? Im an excellent swimmer and we just returned from snorkeling in Isla Roatan. We were provided this type of vest and i loved being able to remove the air and dive down when I wanted or inflate when I wanted a rest.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Greg, you can get away with the Adult size no need to go XL for you with this vest.

  • Lora:

    What material is this made of? Can I buy this in your Irvine store or do I have to order online?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    It's made of Nylon. All items we offer can be purchased either online or in our retail showroom.

  • Dennis:

    I have a vest, but the valve no longer works. Are replacement valves available

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello, unfortunately we don''t carry just the parts.

  • Mark:

    I weigh 200-205 would you recommend large or XL vest?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Mark, yes I would suggest a size XL for you.

  • Hoang:

    Do you have any snorkel vest made in U.S.A.?

    Aaron  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    No they are made on China.

  • Bob:

    is there something to keep it from moving side to side?

    Kevin  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    This vest is secured with a waist and crotch strap

Ideal for the unique requirements of snorkelers. This streamlined and comfortable snorkel vest is made with 420 Denier. It also has a removable crotch strap that keeps the vest from riding-up when inflated.

Comes in 2 sizes: Junior (up to 100lbs), Adult (100-200lbs) and XL Adult (200+lbs)

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