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We love to see the kids enjoying the water. It can be magical as they explore a whole new world. But nothing can destroy that magic faster than a bad fitting mask or snorkel; or cheap plastic fins that keep falling off. SnorkelCity.com has created matched snorkeling sets specifically designed for kids. These sets include the mask, snorkel and fins in age-appropriate sizes. That’s so important for enjoying a day in the water. Fitting a toddler for their first time snorkeling? No problem. We have sets for even the youngest snorkeler. There are also sets for hard-to-fit teenagers. Quality gea...
When you call the SnorkelCity customer service center you will likely talk to someone who is a snorkeling fanatic. We love to snorkel and we want you to enjoy your time in the water, too. That’s why we’ve created mask, snorkel and fin sets. Our product standards are so high that you can even use most of our sets for SCUBA diving. Each set is designed to work together to bring you hours and hours of enjoyment. No fuss making sure the snorkel works with the mask. Our packaged sets are guaranteed to work out of the box and into the water. In fact, if you’re not happy with your purchase from Sno...
Snorkeling is great fun, unless you can’t see the difference between your snorkeling partner and a Bluefin tuna. Fortunately SnorkelCity.com has just what you need for stock and custom prescription masks. Most snorkelers who require corrective lenses to see can fit into our pre-ground lenses that we stock and install ourselves. You’ll be amazed that SnorkelCity can prepare an optical mask for you and ship the same day. We can even add a purge valve into your optical mask to make clearing water out of the mask easier. If you have a more complex prescription, SnorkelCity can custom cut your le...
Welcome to SnorkelCity. If you’re looking for the right snorkeling gear and accessories, you’re going to find it here on SnorkelCity.com. Snorkels, masks, fins. Hoods and gloves. Wetsuits. Boots and socks. Complete sets for the novice and the seasoned pro. All kinds of accessories. Underwater cameras. Gear bags. Even travel suggestions and snorkeling tips. Oh, did I mention snorkel vests? SnorkelCity.com is number one. We have an incredible selection of everything. Looking for the hard to find item? Say, a prescription mask in hot pink? We have you covered. And the prices at SnorkelCity are ...
  Congratulations, you are about to enter the marvelous world hidden below the waters’ surface. This is just the first step in a world rich in fascinating adventures. Snorkeling can be practiced at any age level, without limitations of any kind. As always, common sense will tell you what the limits are. In this section, we’ll give you a few suggestions on how to use your equipment and how to enjoy the underwater world. The same basic rules for taking a dip in the ocean also apply to snorkeling. Namely, you should stop if you get the shivers, feelings of numbness, or when you get...
Let’s see how to prepare your equipment. The basic components are the mask and breathing tube, called- the snorkel. The mask is for looking and the snorkel is for breathing with your face in the water. In order to move around in the water, a pair of fins will make your movements more efficient and noticeably reduce the effort it takes. The mask generally consists of one or two lenses, a rigid frame, a soft skirt, and a strap to hold it in place. You should wear the mask like this (photo) the strap should be positioned this way (photo) for maximum comfort. If placed too high (photo), or too lo...
You can enjoy your adventures in the sea wearing just swimming suit or a light wetsuit. Wearing a wetsuit will allow you to stay in the water much longer by reducing the dispersion of heat and it also provides better buoyancy making you more comfortable as you observe the sea floor. An inflatable device is available to help you float with less effort. In some Countries this device is required by law. If you should decide to snorkel wearing just your bathing suit, you should protect yourself with a water resistant sunscreen. Spending a long time in the water exposes your body to the rays of th...
// Fins may feature a closed foot pocket or a rear strap. Before using them remove the plastic mold used during shipping. To put on the fins, sit in a comfortable position crossing one leg over the other will make them easier to put on. If your ONLY option is to put the fins on while standing lean on your buddy for support to make your position more stable and secure. A few simple considerations will make it easier to put on your fins (flip down the heel portion of the foot pocket to slip your foot into the foot pocket with no obstruction). Loosen the heel strap as far as it will go t...
Now it’s time to hit the water and discover a few more secrets. Before entering the water each time, you should take a few steps to prevent the lens from fogging up. When the mask is dry simply rub the lens with special surfactants such as special anti-fog product or those found in saliva enzymes. Caution should be recognized that saliva also contains bacteria and bacteria in the area of the eyes can cause irritation and infections. After application of special anti-fog drops, spray or gel, rinse the mask making sure you don’t touch the lens again. It’s also important that the lens stays wet....
  Sometimes in the water, you may need to clear your snorkel. One strong breath is all it takes. Some snorkel models feature a purge valve this device makes it noticeably easy to clear the tube. If for some reason you are unable to use this technique simply raise your face out of the water take the mouthpiece out of your mouth and reposition it correctly. Some snorkel models feature a special device that prevents the tube from flooding with water even if you dive below the surface making it all even easier.  Sometimes water can get inside the mask and can even cause an unpleasant v...
      Great. Now you are in the water and you want to move around. The best way is to kick slowly keeping your fins underwater without splashing. If you slap your fins against the water – in addition to frightening the fish you are also wasting energy because it doesn’t help move you around. Dog paddle and bicycling movement are also pointless and tiring. When fining, your arms are generally not of much use and can even become obstacles it’s better to let your forward thrust to come exclusively from the force of your fins. You can hold your arms straight along your sides or ...
The best way to enjoy snorkeling is to go with friends. You can share your discoveries and experiences with them and you will have moral and physical support if you need it.  For the youngest swimmers, snorkeling in pairs or in groups is crucial for safety reasons as well. Kids can drift too far away without realizing it and then run into trouble.//
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In the water you can communicate using gestures you and your companions will quickly establish a vocabulary of signs and gestures. Once you begin to get a little more comfortable with your skills, you may want to get a little closer to what you see. All you need are a few simple hints. The easiest way to descend is to take advantage of the thrust given by the weight of your legs raised out of the water. As you descend you will notice the strange feeling of pressure in your ears. Don’t worry- this is entirely normal and it’s easy to fix. The mask has a pocket for your nose. If you dive below ...
As you ascend, it’s important to keep one arm pointing upward. This will prevent you from bumping unexpectantly into your friend or object on the surface. Remember to leave extreme stunts to athletes and the professionals. For you a few feet are all you need to fully enjoy everything the ocean has to offer. You shouldn’t stretch your dive beyond your limits. Learn not to over estimate yourself. As soon as you feel the need to breath- return to the surface immediately. Ear plugs are fine for swimming at the surface, but they can be dangerous when snorkeling and more specifically when breath ho...
It’s important to know where you can enter the water and how. In many Countries use of a marker buoy is obligatory and it’s always advisable. This highly visible device will indicate your presence at great distances, and boats should stay well clear of you. You must not enter the water near ports and boat launching stages or ramp areas, or in mooring and anchorage areas and the like. Even when using a marker buoy- always keep an ear open for the sound of propellers coming your way and don’t hesitate to wave your arms and splash water to show the boater where you are. Unfortunately sail boater...
Our friends at Sports Diver recommend snorkeling in Caymen!!!For those looking to take in our sunken sights without going too far from shore, snorkeling is a great option. Clear and current free, the water in Cayman lends itself beautifully to snorkel excursions. Of course, the world famous Stingray City promises excellent marine action just below the surface. Devil’s Grotto and Eden Rock are also awe-inspiring snorkel spots.  Grab a mask and plan your trip today at www.caymanislands.ky.
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If you are an avid lover of the ocean or marine life or are just curious about it then you simply must take up snorkeling as a hobby. Snorkeling allows you to see an underwater world completely unique and isolated from our own.  Unlike SCUBA diving, you do not need an entire setup of gear. A mask, snorkel, set of fins, and snorkeling vest are all basic gear you will need. If you do not have all your own gear before vacation no worries, nearly every snorkeling location you will visit offers rentals on everything you will need for a great snorkeling experience. Snorkeling is appropriate for...
Online “department” stores and general sporting goods stores work because sales associates know a little about lots of products. Other online stores do the same, or eliminate the problem by restricting your selection. At Snorkel City, we are dedicated to giving you the best variety of the best gear at the best prices. All of our US-based customer associates know the ins and outs of a variety of brands and materials and are ready to help you select the perfect snorkeling gear for your next excursion. The best material for mask skirts and snorkel flex tubes and mouthpieces is silicone. Silicone...
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