Why don’t you dive with a snorkel in your mouth?
When you breath-hold dive underwater with a snorkel in your mouth, you typically use your tongue to seal the mouth piece. Your tongue essentially acts as a small barrier stopping the water inside your snorkel running through the mouth piece and into your lungs. This isn’t very safe.
Do snorkels have a one way valve?
The purge valve in a snorkel is designed to make it easier for water that enters the snorkel to drain back out. It’s basically a one-way valve that sits at the bottom of the snorkel, just like a drain in a bathtub! If water gets into your snorkel, a purge valve makes it easy to force it back out with an exhale.
Should snorkel be on left or right?
While this is not a huge deal, it should be noted that snorkels are traditionally worn on the left side of the head. This is because snorkels are a necessary accessory for scuba diving, and are positioned on the left side to avoid entangling with the regulator hoses on the right side.
How do you free dive with a snorkel?
Dip your head, let a small amount of water enter your snorkel and, still breathing, slowly take in enough air to exhale rapidlyóblasting the water from the snorkel tube. Take a deep breath, completely submerge your head and let the snorkel fill with water.
Do you need a snorkel to free dive?
This sport is open to anyone who wants to get in the water as you don’t need to have any experience in snorkeling or scuba to get started. Freedivers simply have to hold their breath—some even enter a trance-like state of mind by relaxing the mind and focusing on their breathing—as they explore the underwater world.