When freediving, water can enter the snorkel due to immersion or splashing. The valve located at the bottom of the snorkel makes it easier to expel water. Thanks to the valve, most of the water is drained from the bottom, which means the user does not have to blow out so hard. This is unlike a conventional snorkel where the water is drained from the top.
How to use the valve
Simply blow out gently to empty the snorkel through the valve. After breathing out, be careful when you breathe back in; inhale slowly as some residual water can remain in the snorkel. When in doubt, do not panic: raise your head out of the water and the snorkel will empty itself instantly through the valve. High-speed intensive swimming is not recommended as it can move the valve and cause water to enter.
Sometimes sand or salt gets stuck between the valve and the hard part of the snorkel, this prevents the valve from correctly lying flat and ensuring a watertight seal. In this case, simply rinse the snorkel thoroughly with clean water and check that the valve lays flat.
The part of the snorkel that is placed in the mouth. Its specially designed shape makes it one of the most comfortable snorkels for your mouth.
The size and volume of the snorkel are adapted to adult breathing.
The deflector is the part located at the top of the snorkel. Its curved shape creates a protection limiting the inflow of water through the top of the snorkel.
Size M is designed for thin faces and the size L covers wider faces.
Silicone is an extremely flexible material. A silicone skirt fits flexibly to the contours of the face, creating a watertight seal. The silicone mouthpiece provides increased mouth comfort.
Tempered glass lenses
Tempered glass is two to five times more durable than traditional glass. If it shatters, it breaks into small pieces, reducing the risk of a major accident.
Mask certified compliant with safety requirements according to European EN 250 standards. Certified by the INPP (French professional diving institute).
This mask and snorkel set contains no PVC.
Dimensions of the set
Width: 21 cm.
Height: 41 cm.
Thickness: 8 cm.
What is the difference between freediving and snorkelling?
At Subea, the Decathlon diving brand, we decided on a simple way to define the difference between our freediving and snorkelling products: From the moment you hold your breath and swim under the surface of the water even a few meters, it is freediving. Conversely, if one stays on the surface, this is snorkelling.
What is the SUBEA brand?
Tribord Diving is now called SUBEA, the Decathlon brand dedicated to underwater sports (snorkelling, SCUBA diving, spearfishing and free-diving). The markings on all our diving products will gradually be replaced. Why SUBEA? Because: "SUBaquatic Experiences are Amazing"! For more information: www.subea.com