Questions and Answers for ScubaPro Nexus Semi-Dry Flex Snorkel:
Just bought the scuba pro yesterday for swimming. My question is I can breath out ,but cant breath in through my mouth. I just tried it out at home. Whats wrong? I have to use a snorkel for swimming as I cant turn my head to breath.
Bill (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Sounds like a defect in the snorkel. Any Scubapro dealer can handle the warranty on the item. You can always send it back to us also.
What is the difference between a dry & semi dry snorkel? Which is prefered?
Bob (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Dry or Semi-Dry snorkels boil down to a personal preference. A semi-dry snorkel typically has some sort of an opening at the top designed to deflect the majority of water from the mouthpiece in the event of a wave or boat wake coming over the head. If you dip the end of this snorkel into the water it essentially becomes a straw. A Dry snorkel uses some sort of a valve (there are several) at the top designed to do the same thing a semi-dry snorkel does only rather than deflect the majority of the water it is designed to shut off and not allow any water inside in the event of a wave, boat wake or being dipped into the water.
Three-dimensional barrel for less drag when snorkeling. Angled purge valve to divert bubbles out of sight. Ergonomic mouthpiece for added comfort. Flexible, corrugated section drops snorkel from face when not in use. Quick-connect mask clip. Extremely flexible barrel allows you to fold and store in BC pocket.