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 on the two mating Velcro sections so the snorkel is in the correct position. This is not a problem with the original keeper on the Ultra Dry because it can be rotated with the mask on and in the sea.
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.
Great mask. Side windows definitely improve your peripheral vision to pick up slight movement in the corner of you eye. Getting a mast that does not leak is very difficult at least for me. Even the method of holding the mask to your face and sucking it tight through you nose, holding your breath, and if the mask stays tight its a good fit is not fool proof. One of my previous masks passed this test but still would leak and fill with water. Not only is water annoying but it distorts your vision, So far this mask is a good fit. I snorkel and free dive about 300 hours a year. Ill see if it holds up.
Good fit. Great value. Keep my feet warm in the sea with temps in the low 50s. A zipper is essential when pulling on wet or damp boots. Boots with no zipper, no matter how "super stretch" dont work.
These straps are easy to put on and remove while in the sea. They hold the fins securely to my feet.
Thanks to Scuba.com’s recommendation I purchased the Aqua Lung Sling Shot Fins to replace my aging Force fins. I went to the Force fins many years ago to avoid foot and leg cramps. The Force fins work on somewhat the same principal as the Sling Shot fins. The Force fin blade expands and increases resistance on the power stroke and gives the energy back on the return stroke. When I first used the Sling Shot fins with a setting on 1 I was very disappointed. I had no power and the fins were squirrely on my feet. But on the 2 setting the fins came alive. They felt like the Force fins only with a lot more power. On setting 3 they are even more powerful but with more strain on my legs. It’ll take more time in the sea to determine which is the best for me. Again thanks to Scuba.com.
Fit and quality are good. A liitle wide for my old Force Fins. New fins will be orderd.
Fit, quality and flexibilty are good.
Fit, quality and flexibilty are good.
The force fins are different and it takes time to adjust. One of the biggest adjustment is in very shallow water. Most of the foward thrust comes from the down kick. In shallow water you cant kick down and you get liitle thrust on the up kick. I discovered that a frog kick works there. Im 75 and snorkel about 10-15 hrs a week. I thought age and arthritis was causing knee problems. Since using the Force fins my knees have healed. It a great feeing to get up in the morning with no stiffness. Anyone that swims a lot needs these.
the s are excellent. would not want to use the force fins without them or boots.