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What to look for in snorkel gear?

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What to look for in snorkel gear?

We are going to St John in February and want to buy some snorkel gear this time We rented last time. Just wondering what to look for in our snorkel gear when we purchase?

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11. Re: What to look for in snorkel gear?

I like shorty fins for travel ease. My husband has this set amazon.com/gp/… and i have this one amazon.com/gp/…

We have used them several times and the masks fit great. I was hesitant about shorty fins but they work great and are so easy to pack or carry on.

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12. Re: What to look for in snorkel gear?

The most important thing with a new mask is that it needs to be scrubbed clean. You can use paste (not gel) toothpaste or you can by mask cleaner. You need to scrub the glass HARD for at least a min. Rinse and repeat. I also do mine every so often even after the initial cleaning. If you do not do this it will fog. You really can't clean it too much.


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13. Re: What to look for in snorkel gear?

I use diluted dish washing soap. About one to ten. The advice about washing with tooth paste is good too.

I tried a dive shop for a prescription mask and the cheapest was $300.00. I can understand that kind of investment if you dive. For snorkeling, I got my stuff on line. I paid < $100 for my whole set including prescription mask.

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