Buying Snorkel And Swimming Goggles; No Dive Mask

by Anonymous

Hi,

I saw your website with regards to a Snorkel tube. Is it possible just to buy the snorkel tube and then attach it to my regular swimming goggles to do my snorkeling in lake or in beach?

I don't snorkel that much and want to save some money. So instead of buying the whole snorkel set with mask, can I just buy the snorkel tube?

Would this work when I snorkel? What kind of problem would I encounter? I'll be happy to hear your feedback. Thank you for your info, appreciated.

Hi,

Thanks for the question on the snorkel. I will preface this by saying that when I use my swimming goggles to swim, I do not use a snorkel. If am snorkeling, I use my dive mask and snorkel. The following is just my opinion on what I think it would be like.

You do not have to buy the whole mask and snorkel set. You can just buy a snorkel by itself. It should attach to your swimming goggles with no problem.

The only problem I could foresee is that the strap on the swimming goggles is much smaller than the strap on a snorkeling mask. This might make the snorkel have a tendency to move back on the strap.

However, that being said, I think with the pressure of you biting down on the mouthpiece of the snorkel, it should be able to hold the snorkel pretty much in place. Overall, I think you would be OK to snorkel with the swimming goggles and snorkel.

You can check out our recommendations for best snorkel here (on the bottom of the page).

Please let us know how you made out. I would love to hear.

Happy Snorkeling,
Dianne

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by: Anonymous

If you snorkel with swimming goggles, you are limited to the surface of the water only. If you go deeper (5ft and plus) you need the ability to equalize pressure that a mask with enclosed nose piece gives you. Without that, you'll break the blood vessels in your eyes and have super red eyes for weeks.

Found that out the hard way :)

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