With 2018 coming to a close and our exciting range of 2019 group tours beginning in June we thought it’s time we take a proper look at the best snorkel gear available on the market.
Want to know which one you need to be packing on your next trip? Read on:
Our Top Picks
1. Cressi Palau Snorkel Set
Cressi is known for the quality of it’s snorkeling equipment, they have delivered time and time again and always manage to produce greatness with affordability.
The Cressi Palau has absolutely everything you could need for your next trip, it’s also a great option for beginner snorkelers who are unsure of where to turn when there is an overwhelming amount of choice on the market.
The design of the snorkel is great, it fits in your mouth really well which is helped by the ‘curve’ that Cressi has added. They also guarantee the snorkel to be 100% dry, made via an anti-splash guard, as well as a floating purge and seal valve.
We also really like the short fins which are really comfortable to put on and are easy to walk in for shore or boat snorkeling. They also help you to avoid knocking over coral and make packing easy work as they slip into your bag.
Finally, the high-quality of the silicone mask is great fun. Cressi has removed the plastic frame found on the majority of snorkel masks and what you find is that the watertight seal fits nice and snug, preventing water from coming in.
These reasons alone it is a great snorkel set to invest in for intermediate and beginner snorkelers alike.
Our rating – 4.5 / 5.00
2. Usnork Full Face Snorkel
Full face snorkels are all the rage at the minute, it seems that the market is shifting towards a full face mask which extends over the entire face, providing comfort, ease and reassurance.
The Usnork Full Face Snorkel Mask allows you to breathe normally without having to have the base of the snorkel in your mouth. Another major benefit is the 180-degree viewing lens.
Air also moves around the mask freely which helps to prevent fogging.
Whatever your thoughts are on full face masks, there is no denying that the Usnork Full Face Snorkel Mask is a great piece of kit with a major appeal for newcomers to the sport.
Our rating – 4.2 / 5.00
3. Phantom Aquatics Snorkel Set
The Phantom Aquatics set is a quality bit of kit at a low price.
All of the essentials are included with easily adjustable open heel fins and a rapid release button for extra ease.
The silicone mask fits really well, preventing water from seeping in. The glass of the mask is double layered and tempered, giving a crystal clear view of your ocean surroundings.
The snorkel follows a semi-dry design with a one-directional purge valve to prevent salty water from coming in.
For the price that the Phantom Aquatic Snorkel Set comes in at, it is hard to find better quality for the money.
Our rating – 4.1 /5.00
4. SealBuddy Panoramic Set
If you considering investing a bit of extra cash into your snorkel set, then the SealBuddy Panoramic set is definitely worth taking a look at.
The bundle provides premium quality gear, with a four window mask for greater visibility which it delivers via its wider pane. The mask also has a concaved nose piece to help balance pressure, a notable difference from cheaper snorkel masks available on the market.
The snorkel itself has a curve which is easily adjustable, as well as a dry top which stops salt water from coming in.
We love the small fin set up too, which are durable, easy to fit on and walk around in.
Our rating – 4.8 / 5.00
5. Water Foxy Snorkel Set
We really love the design of the Water Foxy which is starting to prove a popular choice in the snorkeling world.
The mask comes in two colours – blue or ruby – and features a single tempered glass wide lens which provides outstanding viewing, whilst prevent fogging. The silicone sides are also very comfortable against the face.
The snorkel has a dry-valve built in which stops salt water from entering the chamber too.
I have been really impressed by the Water Foxy, not only does it look good but the high quality of the mask and snorkel set, as well as the comfortable fit, comes in at a good great price tag too.
Our rating – 4.5 / 5.000