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Reviewer: Peter BikosThey work - I tried to suck down some water with this snorkel but it wont let you do it. The valve immediatley shuts off when it comes in contact with the water.
Reviewer: Jeremy S.Great snorkel for big AND small people. - I bought my first one of these Ocean Quest Dry Snorkels thinking that it was a "childs" snorkel, because it was the so-called "mini" version. In fact, the one that I got was simply the full adult snorkel with a childs mouthpiece on it. But, honestly, the snorkel seemed as big as any that I had ever seen and I was quite concerned that my 7-year-old daughter would be rebreathing so much of her own air that it would leave her feeling short of breath. So, I took her to the neighborhood pool to have her test it out (along with her fantastic new Ocean Quest mask) and she just loved it, unambiguously reporting that she wasnt in the slightest feeling short of breath. (She looked stricken when I...View Full Review
Reviewer: Adam H.Scuba Deluxe Snorkel Vest with Crotch Strap Review - Scuba Gear Reviews - My wife and I love to snorkel and have our own gear that we take with us on vacations. Very often on cruises the shore area charges/forces us to rent their vests (which are often a bit nasty and expensive). We just got back from the Keys and brought our vests. They worked as great as we hoped they would. They have already provided a comfortable, safe, and visible time in the water. We expect that the vests will pay for themselves in just a few trips. They fold up nicely in a ziplock bag for transport/storage in our suitcases and fit much nicer than rentals. We are very happy with these and would recommend them to more avid snorkelers.
Reviewer: Richard M.Not bad...good for novice snorkeling at surface - I am a long time snorkeler and a dive pro. What I like about this is that it is brightly colored, light weight and adequately sturdy for the vacationer. Perfect for my wife who is a novice who likes to float safely and snorkel on the surface. The system straps at the waist but this one could slip upwards for a nervous/inexperienced diver in the vertical position at the surface. Elastic straps might help to hold better/more comfortably but a crotch strap would be ideal to avoid the ride up potential. For those who dive, its not clear to me how to quickly vent the system. The fill/exhaust tube is small and while maybe handy for filling, but would need a higher up shoulder location or a...View Full Review
Reviewer: Margaret C.Great light snorkel vest - I am not a strong swimmer, but enjoy snorkeling. Lightly inflated this vest gives just enough flotation to relax and enjoy being in the water. If I get tired, extra inflation allows me to rest or continue swimming with less effort. I like the slim fit and smooth profile of the vest, no pockets or other accessories that get in the way. The neoprene back and waste belt adjust for a perfect fit. I highly recommend it if you get the proper size..
Reviewer: Rodney WallaceAcceptable - I broke the keeper on my old Oceanic Ultra Dry and have installed this. Two problems. The Ultra Dry has a channel on one side of the snorkel for the original keeper. While the pocket keeper can be snapped over this its not stable. I fixed it by drilling two small holes under the round Velcro section, threaded a small wire tie thru and around the keeper and snorkel and pulled it tight. The second problem relates to the position of the snorkel on my head. I want the snorkel directed toward the back of my head so when Im face down the snorkel is vertical. In your hand there is no indication of where to fix the snorkel to the mask to get the correct position. By trial and error I placed marks...View Full Review
Reviewer: Billy StewartNice!! - This a very nice snorkel. Just did a beach entry today. Had to wade across rocks. When we got to an area where it was deep enough, we swam on the surface another 100 yards through a moderate surge on snorkel to save air until the water was deep enough to actually dive. With the swell I kept expecting to get a mouth full of water... never happened. The shape of the top of the snorkel I think had a lot to do with that. I did get a little trickle once. A quick blow and it was gone. Purge valve in the bottom. Again... nice snorkel and worked well in less than ideal conditions.
Reviewer: Lynne M.8 year old LOVED this SNORKEL - These dry snorkels really are great for kids and adults as well. My daughter tried using a regular snorkel when she was 6 and again at 7 and just had a hard time remembering to save some air to blow the water out of it after surfacing. This dry snorkel really allows children to go under the water and coming up effortlessly to get another breath. We bought one for our daughter last year, but wanted another one to match her mask with purge that we bought this year. All of Scuba.coms products are great and their customer service is exceptional!
Reviewer: joseph m.Atomic Spare / Replacement Snorkel Keeper Review - Scuba Gear Reviews - The item itself is what it is and gets a 5 star rating. However, the shipping charge for this one item was ridiculously high. Theres no way that this should have cost $7.50 to ship when it could have been put in an envelope with a stamp on it. So, that gets -1 star for an average of 2 stars.
Reviewer: Peter WeberAtomic SV1 Contour Snorkel Review - Scuba Gear Reviews - I have used an SV2 for years and always enjoyed it. The purge valve remains pliable and seals well. Bought the SV1 for my wife to use for snorkeling in calmer water. Both snorkels have an easy to use adjustable slide that can be slipped off a mount that fits over most mask straps. It also has a very comfortable mouthpiece.
Reviewer: Jose VasquezBest Snorkel Vest you can buy - Took my daughter -in-law out with this vest @ Two Step in Kona Hawaii and we went out 75-100 feet from the Shore and swam with Spinner Dolphins - she was able to swim and snorkel safely without any worries. The vest fits secure and allows movement without any issues - if you need it it can be inflated with ease. This vest is good for beginners and experienced snorkelers and looks good too.
Reviewer: EDNA DECASTROLove this! - As a long time diver of >500+ dives, initially I always wore my snorkel on my mask but as I became more experienced with better buoyancy I did not see the need to always attach my snorkel but I still wanted the insurance of having a snorkel available when I surface... this foldable snorkel fits perfect in my BC pocket where I can just pull it out when needed and it is not in any cumbersome case.
Reviewer: Robert L.Bottom Line: "I would buy it again" - My son and I went to Roatan and dove with the standard snorkel hanging off of our heads all of the time. A friend recommended switching to a foldable snorkel and simply keeping it in a pocket on the BC. This model from Oceanic is well engineered and works like a charm. In advance you simply place a very small mating disk (similar to rebust velcro) to the strap of your mask (less than the size of a quarter) and when you want your snorkel on the surface BAM! you whip it out of its BC pocket and attach to your mask strap and you are in business. Super quick and ends the presence of a useless underwater snorkel.
Reviewer: Jeffrey M.Great Snorkel - I got this snorkel for my girlfriend, but I gave it a try. I like it as much as my oceanic ultra dry, maybe even better becuase of the lack of pressure felt when underwater. The xs worked well for short dives and the purge was flawless.