Snorkel Pros, Cons and Solutions

Why do divers carry a snorkel? Don’t they have air already?!

If you’re not a SCUBA diver this is an understandable question. Why would we have a snorkel if we’re already carrying air in a cylinder on our backs?

And, if you are a diver do you ever ask yourself this question or have you ever left your snorkel in your dive bag (you don’t have to admit it out loud… just let the voice in your head do the talking).

The answer to the first question is, of course, we do have air but there are some good reasons for carrying a snorkel as a SCUBA diver and some problems as well.

Snorkel Decisions

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It’s 16 minutes into the dive… do you know where your fins are?

The fragile reef!

The fragile reef! Photo by Mika Hiltunen. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Diving changes the way that we interact with our environment. Understanding how that interaction changes is vital to getting the most out of our dives; being a good dive buddy and protecting our fragile reefs.

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Why do we do that? – Mask Removal & Replacement

Why in the world do we take our masks off?

Why in the world do we take our masks off?

What would possess a SCUBA diver to take a perfectly good mask off underwater?

Why do we ask students to do it?

It all started a long time ago in an ocean far, far away (at least from Colorado)…

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Is a knife part of your dive kit?

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UPDATE: Hey Dive Buddies! After so many comments on this article posted on LinkedIn and elsewhere I decided to dedicate Episode 004 of the Under Pressure Divecast to the subject Рcheck it out: Under Pressure Divecast РEpisode 004

If you’ve been diving a while you may already have a strong opinion about whether or not you need a dive knife and; if you own one, which type you prefer. If you’re a new diver you may be wondering “Do I need a dive knife?”

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