Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel Black Silicone 07-1008-16 039433

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Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel Black Silicone


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"The Best Dry Snorkel!" - Scuba Diving Magazine

Customer Reviews for Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel Black Silicone:

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Average Customer Review: based on 15 reviews.

Rating: The best
Reviewer: Rodney Wallace  -  View all my reviews
The best snorkel bar none. This is a replacement for the Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel Ive used for the last 4 years. (over 1200 hours). I broke the keeper and decided it was time for a replacement. The only maintenance ever required was to carefully clean the silicone valve seals at the top and bottom with a cue tip and Dove dish washing hand soap. I think that perhaps over time, despite fresh water flushing after every use, mucus and algae growth builds up and the seals leak. The old snorkel is now retired as a back up.

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16 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Perform well
Reviewer: Réjean Piché
A bit pricy ... I loose mine a few times jumping out of the boat for diving ... But found it back all the times .. Ouff Im using it for snorkeling ... and loving it ... for diving Im now using the oceanic pocket snorkel:-) Cheaper .. and hide in my pocket most of the time !! The 2 are a good buy !!

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52 out of 96 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great deal!
Reviewer: Sergey P.  -  View all my reviews
Definitely, the dryest snorkel Ive ever used.

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34 out of 62 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Works as good as advertised.
Reviewer: Tom C.  -  View all my reviews
Works as good as advertised! Stays dry as a bone, Im very pleased with this snorkel.

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47 out of 90 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Freeflight
Reviewer: Jon Vernon  -  View all my reviews
This is the best snorkel I have ever used in over 20 years of diving.

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43 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

Reviewer: Christina R C.  -  View all my reviews
This snorkel does what the manufacturer claims. I was swimming/snorkeling in 5 to 6 foot seas and it snaps shut at the slightest touch of water, remaining dry until you inhale. It just takes a little practice, because if it is shut it takes a second to reopen when it senses air.

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348 out of 689 people found this review helpful.

Rating: super dry!
Reviewer: Sean C.  -  View all my reviews
works as described.

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140 out of 271 people found this review helpful.

Reviewer: JOHN P.  -  View all my reviews
this snorkel REALLY works as advertised, and has an full warranty against leakage. how could you go wrong?

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240 out of 489 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel
Reviewer: Mary B.  -  View all my reviews
The dry snorkel worked well for the short time I was able to use it. I was only snorkeling in Hawaii for a week, but it gave me confidence that water would not come down the snorkel into my mouth.

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196 out of 378 people found this review helpful.

Rating: First Rate!
Reviewer: Jeffrey G.
The snorkel works really well. The one thing I dislike about a snorkel is that I cant get all the water out and this is the first snorkel I have ever had that I can!

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170 out of 319 people found this review helpful.

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Questions and Answers for Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel Black Silicone:

  • Carlos:

    Hello, im trying to match my yellow mask with a snorkel, is the yellow option a neon yellow? thanks

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Carlos, yes both the top and bottom of the snorkel is a Neon Yellow color. The rest of the snorkel is black.

  • Bill:

    What is the added benefit of the "black silicone" version of the Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel? Thanks.

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The color choice is purely personal preference.

  • Tim:

    I am new to snorkeling. Having been only three times or so. Is this "Oceanic" brand considered "professional" quality? Or compared to the more expensive atomic sv2? Are there higher quality models on the market?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The Oceanic is the easiest snorkel to use and is a great choice for the novice or experienced snorkeler.

  • Susan:

    is there any difference between the Ultra dry snorkel and the USA Line Ultra dry snorkel other than the USA is red white and blue??

    Chance  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The color is the only difference between the two.

  • mick:

    is the keeper a 2 piece quick detach or a one piece

    Chance  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    It is a two piece connect snorkel keeper.


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. Available with black silicone.

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


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


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.


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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