Snorkeling Equipment Tips and Reviews

Having your own personal snorkeling set increases hygiene and storage safety. You can buy dive masks, snorkels, fins, and accessories, such as digital waterproof or reusable cameras, online at our snorkeling equipments shop.

Using Snorkel Gear Properly

If you are planning on buying snorkeling gear for your own personal use, remember that all basic snorkel sets comprise a mask (goggles), a plastic tube, and two fins (often called flippers).

In most cases, the boat crew will provide all the equipment needed for snorkeling when you join an organised coral island snorkel tour. The snorkeling trips that we offer in Thailand will include a thermal wetsuit and a flotation jacket for extra safety in the water.

Our trained staff will offer you a brief introduction about how to snorkel safely before you enter the water. We include advice and handy tips for beginner snorkelers on air breathing techniques, how to use flotation vests, and how to make efficient fin-kicking strokes at the surface and while submerged.

A list of basic equipment needed for snorkeling activities.
The basic equipment needed for snorkeling activities is a dive mask, a snorkel tube, and a pair of diving fins.

Note: Snorkel swimming is a low impact sport which improves your general health and fitness. In fact, marathon swim training is a recommended therapeutic aerobic activity for your heart rate. Hence, snorkeling is a family sport with zero discrimination towards height, weight, gender, and age.

Snorkeling Equipment Review

Essential snorkeling equipment kits will contain a few lightweight and inexpensive items. Even so, a basic package needs to have a mask, a snorkel tube, and a pair of fins.

If you are a beginner, you can buy a cheap starter set to get you in the water. Following that, you can upgrade the quality and versatility of your snorkeling equipment when the time suits.

You use simple snorkeling gear to see coral formations and fish families below the surface. The equipment allows you to breathe with your face in the water while swimming around shallow reefs.

Snorkeling Gear Review and List

  • Snorkeling Masks – Find out how to prepare a new snorkel mask and learn how to clear water from the mask while snorkeling.
  • Snorkel Tubes – A simple plastic tube allows us to breathe air at the surface. But, which type should you choose and why?
  • Snorkel Sets – Buy a cheap snorkeling set and avoid using rental gear. We have them in stock and for sale online.
  • Snorkel Swim Fins – Often called flippers, diving fins are available in many styles with different features.
  • Underwater Cameras – Waterproof cameras are so affordable nowadays and we have a review of the best available online.
  • Snorkeling Accessories – You might call them the ‘bits n bobs’ of snorkeling. But, these snorkeling gadgets and gizmos are so useful to have in your kit.
  • Flotation Vests for Snorkeling – Safety should be your primary concern and we review the important features of modern snorkel vests.
  • Snorkeling Wetsuit Guide – If you go snorkeling you may not always need to wear a wetsuit. Even so, we have some handy advice about wetuits anyway.

Our basic review of snorkeling equipment sets is for general information. We recommend you seek professional advice with up-to-date quality ratings from our expert sales team in the shop before joining an organised snorkeling tour.