Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel 07.1008.10 039028 Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel 07.1008.10 039028
Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel 07.1008.10 039028 Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel 07.1008.10 039028
Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel 07.1008.10 039028 Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel 07.1008.10 039028

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Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel

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Customer Reviews for Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel:

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Average Customer Review: based on 435 reviews.

Rating: Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel Review - $44.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
Reviewer: ROBERT S.  -  View all my reviews
I REPLACED A 13 YR OLD SCUBA PRO SNORKEL WITH THIS OCEANIC ONE AND I HAVE TO SAY , I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED AT HOW WELL IT WORKED ! I TOOK IT TO CAYMAN ISLANDS WITH ME AND SNORKELED AROUND THE BOAT DURING OUR SURFACE INTERVALS AND IT WAS BETTER THAN I HOPED . TOOK IT OUR FROM SHORE EVERYDAY AS WELL , BOUGHT ONE FOR MY WIFE ALSO , AND WAS COMPLETLY SATISFIED WITH IT ! TWO THUMBS UP !

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9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel Review - $44.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
Reviewer: EUGENE R.  -  View all my reviews
This dry snokel is very reliable and comfortable. If you snokel over deep water where there are waves and if you tend to move your head up and down and sideways, the valve protects from water coming in. If does a very good job at staying dry when you go from surface to underwater while you snokel.

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7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel Review - $44.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
Reviewer: Kathy M.
I am a beginner and purchased the ultra dry because I was tired of getting water in my mouth from my old snorkel. The ultra dry was exactly what I was looking for. I was so happy with mine that my husband decided to get one also. Great product.

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Rating: Ultra Dry isnt just a name
Reviewer: Andrew B.
Having been diving for 30 years, I was skeptical that the snorkel could work as well as advertised. In fact, it works even better than I could have imagined. I am accustomed to holding back a little air when I go deep in order to blow out the snorkel when I surface. With this snorkel, I can exhale, dive, surface, and inhale WITHOUT having to blow out the snorkel. It is amazing and I cant praise it enough.

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9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Ultra Dry Snorkel
Reviewer: Karl E.
Its going to take some getting used to but Im slowly learning to adjust my breath in technique. I used this snorkel for the first time while diving with a tank on and a short distance surface swim, in rough conditions. I wasnt used to the shut off float mechanism which gives the ultra dry snorkel its name. Sometimes youll go to take that breathe of air only to find the snorkel is blocked by the float and you face the rude reality of no air intake. I suggest you practise with this snorkel in various conditions and get used to how it operates.

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8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Snippets on the Snorkel
Reviewer: Lois Callaghan
I purchased this snorkel thinking it would be like all other snorkels and to my surprise, it was amazing. I tried to find a flaw but I could not. Its impossible for water to travel down the snorkel and using it is as smooth as velvet. Love it.

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18 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewer: Laura Hampton
This snorkel has met all of my snorkel and diving needs. I needed a new one similar to my old one and the Ultra Dry nailed it. I LOVE my new snorkel and would recommend it to any body who needs/wants a new snorkel!! Great job scuba.com!!

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18 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Oceanic ultra dry snorkel
Reviewer: Richard Shook  -  View all my reviews
man, this is truly a dry snorkel. we were on vacation for two weeks on the big island of hawaii and snorkeled every day of those two weeks. we were snorkeling off the beach and from dive boats. all kind of conditions ranging from smooth to good chop. not a of water came into the snorkel. good job of designing and engineering a great product. i highly recommen this snorkel for your dive bag.

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28 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Ocean Ultra Dry Snorkel
Reviewer: Steve Hammitt
This snorkel performs perfectly . You go under when snorkeling and it blocks the water instantly . When you rise , air is there. If water sneeks in somehow from your mouth , a quick puff(no major air clearing) and it is gone right out the bottom one way disharge vent/port. My son is 4 and he had so much trouble with with $8 snorlels . He is a pro now and goes up and down like popcorn and butter blended togeter . The extra cost for me and my little guy was with every dime spent for incrediable diving/snorkeling. Buy one , you will love it

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12 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great snorkel! I wouldnt want any other.
Reviewer: Christine O´Byrne  -  View all my reviews
I love this snorkel! I am a beginner, and had one incident where I had not blown all of the water out the day before. When I went in the water the next day I could hear this gurgling sound and then some water came in as I inhaled. I got scared, but after blowing the water out good I couldnt hear the gurgling anymore and it was dry from then on. I was snorkeling off Kauai, so the waves would come over the snorkel end quite a bit. I had no problems after I figured out the gurgling warning and blew it out each day.

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58 out of 109 people found this review helpful.

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Questions and Answers for Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel:


  • Dottie:

    Would recommend the regular or mini for small women?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Dottie, the size of the snorkel size is the same the only difference is the size of the mouthpiece. If you have a smaller built under 110lbs then I would suggest going with the smaller mouthpiece.

  • Evan:

    what keeps the water out of the snorkel?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Evan, there is a flapper valve at the top of the snorkel tube. When water pressure come in contact with the top of the snorkel shuts the valve so no water travels down the tube. If you have any other questions or would like to place an order please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.

  • Craig:

    Which masks do you recommend for use with the Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Craig, any snorkel will work with any mask you want to ware except full face masks. If you have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.

  • RONI:

    I want to order a mask and snorkel for my trip (will use fins provided on the trip). Is there anything besides a mask and snorkel that I should buy? Also, how do I know whether a mask will fit. Is there a store in the Houston area that I can visit?

    Greg  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Our retail store is located in Southern California. All of our mask sizes are listed on the website for your convenience. Usually a wetsuit is desirable

  • Gary:

    will the snorkel retainer included with the oceanic ultra dry snorkel be adequate when using this snorkel with swim goggles http://www.kiefer.com/kiefer-optical-swim-goggle-products-415.php

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Gary, yes it would but if you are looking for a snorkel for swimming laps or just swimming in a pool. If you go to: Finis Freestyle Snorkel web link: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-599/039404/Finis-Freestyle-Snorkel.html. This snorkel will come up between the eyes so you can swim correctly. If you have any other questions or would like to place an order please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.

  • dan:

    how long can you stay submerged with this snorkel before surfacing.

    Greg  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    How long can you hold your breath? That is the limiting factor.

  • C.J.:

    Whats the difference/advantage of the Oceanic Ultra Dry silicon over the regular Ultra Dry. Arent they both silicon?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    I believe what you are seeing is the BLACK silicone and the normal snorkel. Which is also the difference.

  • Bill:

    What are the differences between the Oceanic Ultra Dry and Ocean Quest Totally Dry snorkels? Im not clear why I would choose one over the other, since their descriptions are so similar (other than price). Thanks much.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Bill, both snorkels do the same thing just made by different manufactures

ULTRA DRY
Designed to be exactly what its name suggests, the ULTRA DRY snorkel incorporates Oceanic's patented Dry Snorkel Technology into an ultra-low profile product that is ergonomically designed for comfort and function.

*Now Availble in Red, White and Blue as a part of our USA Line!

Efficient dual exhaust valves for easy clearing
Drop away flex mouthpiece
Replaceable 100% liquid silicone mouthpiece

Function

Allows you to breathe while on the surface without lifting your head out of the water.

Preparation

Position the snorkel on the outside of the mask strap so it will be just forward of your left ear. Carefully lift the tab located at the bottom of the keeper slightly away from the barrel of the snorkel, and slide the keeper down over the mask strap and release the tab.

Use

To hold the snorkel in your mouth, gently bite on the mouthpiece tabs and keep your lips sealed around the mouthpiece. While snorkeling, keep your chin slightly up so the top of the snorkel stays out of the water. Water that does enter when you dive underwater or encounter a wave can be removed by exhaling a sharp blast of air into the mouthpiece. Use caution when inhaling in case some of the water is not removed. Repeat as necessary.

If water enters more frequently than normal, ensure that the snorkel is positioned properly on the mask strap, make sure that your mouth is sealed around the mouthpiece, and make sure that the end of the snorkel is out of the water while you are swimming. Also check to ensure that there are no holes or cuts in the mouthpiece, and that the round silicone purge valve located in the bottom of the barrel is not distorted or missing and is sealing the opening.

Care & Maintenance

At the end of each day of use, rinse your snorkel thoroughly in fresh water and towel dry. Do not allow the clear silicone portions of the snorkel to come in contact with items that are black rubber. This will cause the clear silicone to become discolored. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or excessive heat. Ensure that the snorkel is completely dry before storing. Store in a cool, dry location.

Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel

I used to hate snorkels. I only had one because I was required to as an instructor. Before that, it was rare you’d find me with a snorkel on my mask unless some silly resort or boat made me carry it. And this isn’t a new. I’ve hated snorkels since they were all black rubber without a purge valve. I just really never saw the “need” for me to use one. Why deal with the hassle of blowing the water from a snorkel when I can just lift my head or roll over on my back and breath? Even in choppy water it just didn’t make sense.

That all changed one fun day in Hawaii.

On a non-diving trip to Maui I joined some non-diving friends for an afternoon at Molokini Crater snorkeling. I had grabbed some gear before the trip on the off chance I’d find the time to get into the water and among that was the Oceanic Ultra-Dry snorkel. Still hating snorkels I figured I’d be able to laze around the surface and relax for a few hours, see a few colorful fish that had grown accustomed to human’s daily intrusions. For the first half of the afternoon I was fairly impressed with how comfortable the snorkel fit into my mouth. The styling was extremely ergonomic with the mouthpiece being tipped just right allowing for an effortless fit. But it was still a snorkel and I still had every intention of ditching it or giving it away as soon as I got home.

Then the Manta Ray showed up.

I’d not really paid attention to the fact that the breeze had helped float me out away from everybody else and toward the middle. As I was getting ready to head back to the boat and think up an excuse as to why I was going to nap in the sunny deck for the rest of the afternoon a Manta swam past me. After the initial shock of seeing something I’d dreamed my entire diving career of being in the water with I calmed down a bit and swam parallel to it for a ways. It’d swim under me then back around. It’d swim off in the distance and back. The entire time I’m moving, looking, dunking the snorkel CONSTANTLY in my efforts to soak up as much time as I can watching this graceful creature. One more than one occasion I’d dive down and swim along with it under the water until my lungs were screaming for air. I’d zoom up to the surface, instantly get a breath of air and down I’d go again. After about 45 minutes the Manta left us and we were all called back to the boat.

It wasn’t until we were on the ride back that I’d begun to realize that not a single drop of water ever got into my snorkel. There was no clearing water out of it at all! I just surfaced and breathed. And all the times I’d been on the surface moving and looking, and dipping the end in the ocean, not once did I get surprised by a mouthful of water that I had to spit out. The snorkel really was comfortable, made well, and as dry as it claimed! What a pleasant surprise. I decided right then and there to keep that piece of gear as it isn’t every day you come across something that lives up to its billing such as that.

I still hate snorkels, but when I do go to use one, the Oceanic Ultra-Dry is the ONLY one I’ll choose.

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