Plan and prepare for snorkeling costs time and energy. What should I bring for snorkeling? What is necessary? What is optional? How do I pack for these snorkeling gear? Make a list before every journey in case you forget some items. Here is a packing list for snorkeling for your consideration. Besides, some regular items that you should prepare for a trip, the list includes almost all snorkeling gear and accessories. Welcome to replenish:)
The first thing you need to prepare for snorkeling is a qualified snorkel mask. Considering the hygiene and the quality of the rental snorkel mask, I suggest you bring your own snorkel masks. Moreover, now snorkeling gear is not available in some destinations. So if you plan to rent a snorkel gear, maybe you need to check your destination in advance. Pack your snorkel mask and snorkel tube within a clothing to prevent it from getting scratched or crushed, and put the mask in the center of your suitcase. Now some manufacturers already have provided nylon mesh bags to pack up, which makes easy to travel. If your snorkel mask is a traditional one, don’t leave behind your snorkel tube. I won’t advise you to organize the snorkel gear in a hard case, which weights and occupies too much room in your suitcase. Don’t forget your prescription lens if necessary.
If you still hesitate which brand to purchase, Seabeast AF90 full face snorkel mask can be your best partner with “especially good visibility“. If you plan to rent snorkel gear, a well-qualified snorkel gear is absolutely worthy.
Fins and Socks
Fins and socks are necessary items when you prepare for snorkeling. Choose a slightly bigger pair of fins, because they could shrink a little in cool water and makes them easy to wear on. There are two types of fins: full-foot fins and adjustable strap fins. Considering the size of your suitcase, you can choose short fins or long fins. In my case, short fins are better and satisfy my snorkeling speed requirements. Adjustable strap fins can provide you more swimming power. Make sure the buckles of the adjustable strap fins are easy to adjust. If you prefer full-foot fins, make sure they are snug enough to avoid blisters. I would advise you to wear socks even some fins claim that barefoot is fine. The socks offer you a better protection for warmth and scratches. Wearing socks is more comfortable. Some snorkel travel sets are featured with lightweight and easy to pack, including the snorkel mask, snorkel tube, and fins. Seabeast snorkeling gear includes the AF90 full face snorkel mask and adjustable fins that are easy to wear and pack. You can cross the fins on the top of the suitcase, which can play a protective role to all your belongs meanwhile. Your socks and other small items can fill in the pockets of fins to save room.
One of the must brings is your rash guard shirt. A rash guard shirt protects you from UV harm, and the rash guard shirts with light and quick-dry materials are preferable. Cotton shirts take a long time to dry, and it’s uncomfortable and unhealthy to wear a wet shirt. A light-colored rash guard shirt helps locate you in an emergency.
If your budget allows, get a full wetsuit or a shorty wetsuit. Whichever kind wetsuit, please check the material first. A skin-friendly breathable material is better, considering some people have sensitive skin and are likely to get an allergy to some materials. You can wear a rash guard shirt inside the wetsuit for double protection. An ultra-flexible material makes the wetsuit easy mobility. In general, a shorty wetsuit is easier to wear on than a full wetsuit. However, a full wetsuit can protect your whole body.
|Type||Rash guard shirt||Wetsuit|
|Full Wetsuit||Short wetsuit|
|Necessity||5 stars||3 stars||4 stars|
The defogger is remarkably significant and necessary for those who have traditional snorkel masks or their full face snorkel masks are not capable of anti-fogging. Which kind of defogger can you prepare for snorkeling? You can purchase commercial anti-fogging spray, or you can use baby shampoo, toothpaste or spit instead. Although full face snorkel mask can stop fogging in some ways as its creative design, there still is a chance of fogging after a long-time snorkeling. If you want to eliminate fogging problem, you can choose Seabeast AF90 full face snorkel mask that has a unique anti-fogging coating to stop fogging all the time. Enjoy your snorkeling and never ever trouble with the fogging problem again.
The following items are optional, and they aim to offer you a better protection and experience. Considering your budget, you are free to choose.
|Non-swimmers and beginners wear for floating easier and safer. You can rent one at local.|
|Waterproof bag/ Dive flag||Keep you floating and visible. Non-swimmers, beginners, children and the senior are highly suggested to wear.|
|In case you get scratches from corals or other watercraft.|
|Swim cap or bandana|
|Protect hair and scalp from the harmful UV rays. Bandana is fashionable and practical.|
|Dive whistle||It’s convenient to track your position.|
You can read the advanced snorkeling tips on snorkeling, which could help you know more about snorkeling.
Here is a reminder in case you forget something.
|Sunscreen & aftersun care||Sunscreen and lip balm in high SPF and able of biodegrading are preference.|
After sun care is also suggested.
|Sunglasses||How could you forget your sunglasses? Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, no matter you are on a vacation or not.|
|Hat||A wide-brimmed hat is recommended.|
Some hats already have high-performance in sunblock because of anti-fogging materials.
|Waterproof GoPro camera||If your snorkel mask could equip with a GoPro camera, bring one and memorize this adventure.|
|Aquapack bag(waterproof & well-sealed)||Keep your stuff dry.|
One or two aquapack bags contain
your keys, phone, wallet, passport/ID card in case your stuff gets stolen.
|Large water bottle||Drink water in time in case dehydration happens|
|Swim towel||Use it after snorkeling to keep you dry.|
You can also prepare dry clothes to change.
Once you get everything prepared, you can start your adventure. If you plan to go aboard, please get your Visa in time. If you still don’t decide your destination. You should read our next blog that is on the top snorkeling destinations in the world. You will get inspired by it.
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