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Although there is an abundance of snorkels on the market to choose from, we believe that you get what you pay for. Some cheap snorkels, plus budget mask and snorkel sets, offer snorkels which are not sealed correctly and therefore when bent and in use the snorkel lets in water not through the top, but through the centre. You won't find any of those here.

Diving Snorkels - The snorkels here are for scuba divers. Thus they naturally drop away from the diver's face because most of the time the diver will have a 2nd stage regulator in their mouth, not the snorkel mouthpiece. When the diver does use the snorkel the mouthpiece is bent up and into the mouth. This does place some additional pressure on the jaw and mouth compared to a snorkel for snorkellers that is designed to make this easier.

Snorkelling Snorkels - Some snorkels are designed more for snorkeling, rather than scuba diving. This means the snorkel is shaped so that the snorkel mouthpiece naturally comes close to the mouth. Thus the snorkeller has less pressure on their jaw and mouth. These snorkels are in our Snorkelling Snorkels section.

Note: For child and junior sized snorkels, please look at our Kids Corner.

For more information about snorkel features please read our advice on choosing the right snorkel for you in our Trusted Advice section.


PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You've seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.

What You'll Learn

While working on moving more efficiently through the water, you'll also learn how to:

  • Determine the exact weight you need, so you're not too light or too heavy.
  • Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you're perfectly balanced in the water.
  • Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently.
  • Hover effortlessly in any position.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Age Requirement
16 years or older

Course Prerequisites
PADI Open Water Diver certification, or proof of entry-level diver certification from another training organisation

Time Commitment
Approximately 4 hours

Equipment

It's best to use your own scuba equipment, including a weight system, so that you fine-tune your buoyancy in gear you'll use on every dive. Your PADI Instructor can help you find the equipment that is best for you and your diving adventures.

Personal Equipment — You'll need to provide your own bathing suit and towel. For your personal hygiene and comfort, there are some things that we simply choose not to provide you with, and this is more out of concern for your health and well-being than anything else. These include:

  • Snorkel — Risk of orally transmitted diseases
  • Mask — To prevent masks fogging, divers spit in their masks. Would you like to put on your face something that someone else has recently spat in?
  • Gloves — Dermatitis
  • Dive Boots — Tinea is a nasty fungal bug that loves to jump from one person to another
  • Fins — Complete your own snorkelling kit

If you don't already have them, you can buy these items in our dive shop online or in-store. Our experienced dive shop staff can help you with the right equipment choices.

Rental Equipment — Rental gear is not included in the price. The Scuba Doctor has high-quality BCDs, Regulators with Dive Computers, Scuba Cylinders, Wetsuits and Weight Belts available for hire. See Scuba Equipment Rental for details.

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