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Top 10 Best Snorkeling Gear to Buy Online in the Philippines 2020

A “snorkeling set” is an essential item in enjoying snorkeling. There are a lot of products available from brands like tusa or Thenice, and those that come with fins or none. There are snorkels that have a purge valve, or twin lens mask, with so many things to take into consideration, it can be a bit confusing to choose the perfect one for you.

We will explain here the pointers in choosing a snorkeling set, and show you the top items that can be purchased online in rank order. We will also discuss the pointers in choosing the best item for your kids, please use this as a reference in choosing the perfect gear for the whole family to enjoy your snorkeling trip!
  • Last updated: 12-06-2019
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How to Choose Snorkeling Set in the Philippines – Buying Guide

It is important thing about a snorkeling set is choosing items like mask, snorkel, or fins, that matches your own body. We will explain in detail the pointers in choosing the perfect item for you, make sure you read the article until the end.

With Fins / Without Fins: Choose the Set Content Depending on the Need

With Fins / Without Fins: Choose the Set Content Depending on the Need
There are 2 types of snorkeling set: the three-item set that contains a mask, a snorkel, and pair of fins; and the two-item set that has a mask and a snorkel.
The set that has fins has everything you need in snorkeling and can be more appealing to beginners, but the fin’s size is already fixed most of the time so there is a possibility that it won’t fit your feet. Especially when you will buy a set for your kids, then we would recommend you to buy an adjustable fin separately and buy the two-item snorkeling set.

Mask: Focus on How it Fits and Your View Breadth

To achieve a clear sight even when underwater, remember the below pointers when choosing your mask.

Try It On to Check if it Perfectly Fits

Try It On to Check if it Perfectly Fits
You need to make sure that the mask you will purchase will fit your face perfectly. If there is even a little gap between your face and the mask, the water can easily come in. If possible, try on the mask without the strap when you’re in a store, inhale lightly through your nose, and check if the mask won’t fall off.
The size of a person’s face is always different from one person to the other, hence you would need to check the fit by trying them on. We highly recommend you to go to a physical store first and try them on, before your purchase.

“Single Lens” for Broader View. “Double Lens” with Grade for People with Poor Eyesight

“Single Lens” for Broader View. “Double Lens” with Grade for People with Poor Eyesight
You can hugely categorize snorkeling masks into 2 types: single lens and double lens. the single lens has no partition in the middle, giving you a broader view compared to double lens masks. It is also easier to see the facial expressions of the user, making it perfect for those who want to take pictures while snorkeling. Although you can’t put yo single lens masks, so we can’t recommend it to people with poor eyesight.
You can use a graded lens for the double lens type, highly recommended to those with poor eyesight. Double lens masks are also relatively smaller, so that’s a plus too! Though the downside is its partition at the center, so the view is narrower than the single lens type. There are also items with lenses at the sides for a broader view, be sure to check that out as well.

Snorkel: Closely Check the Thickness, Mouth Piece and Details

A snorkel will let you breathe underwater, making it important for you to check all the details like the pipe thickness and the mouthpiece size. Make sure to check them closely and choose the perfect one for you.

Base the Pipe Size on Lung Capacity: Adult – 18 mm, Children: 16 mm

Base the Pipe Size on Lung Capacity: Adult – 18 mm, Children: 16 mm
You need to choose your snorkel’s pipe size based on your lung capacity. The thicker the pipe, the stronger the air pressure that is needed to eliminate water during “snorkel clear”. Hence, choosing a pipe size that matches your lung capacity is very important.
Approximately, it is more or less 18 mm for adults, and 16 mm for children. For petite ladies with lesser lung capacity, you may want to opt for kids’ snorkels with smaller pipe size.

Mouth Piece: Check Your Mouth Size. Smaller Sizes for Women and Kids

Mouth Piece: Check Your Mouth Size. Smaller Sizes for Women and Kids
A mouthpiece that is too big for your mouth is tiresome esp. if you need to wear it for hours. A size that is too small is also not advisable as the water can easily come in through the space. The most common mouthpiece size is more or less 50 mm, but if you think your mouth is relatively smaller, it is safer to choose the women’s snorkel or kids’ snorkel.

Snorkels with “Purge Valve” for Beginners and People with Low Lung Capacity

Snorkels with “Purge Valve” for Beginners and People with Low Lung Capacity
The difference between the snorkel with purge valve and snorkel without the purge valve, is with the ease of doing a snorkel clear. If there is a purge valve, it will eliminate the water inside your snorkel and prevent them from coming back in. It will also help reduce the water pressure, for easier and more effortless snorkel clear. Kids and beginners, as well as those who have low lung capacity should opt for snorkels with purge valve.
There also products with dry top or dry valve, that prevents water getting inside your snorkel from the top of the pipe. It will lessen the possibility of the user from drinking the water that comes in the snorkel, for a safer snorkeling experience even for beginners.

Fins: Check the Material and Size

Lastly, a fin that will let you swim smoothly underwater just by attaching it to your feet. How would you choose the perfect pair?

“Full Foot Type” for a Perfect Fit, “Strap Type” for Adjustable Fins

“Full Foot Type” for a Perfect Fit, “Strap Type” for Adjustable Fins
There are two types of fins: the full foot type and the strap type.
The full foot type will cover your whole foot up to your heels, and will perfectly fit on your feet. It will feel like a part of your feet, and is easier to control. Though you can’t adjust its size, so you need to be careful in choosing the perfect size for you.
The strap type on the other hand can be adjusted freely, and very easy to put on. The most common way to use it is to wear it on top of marine shoes. If you plan to share one fin with your family and friends, or you are looking fins for kids with growing feet size, then you should opt for the strap type.

Hard Fins for Experienced, Soft Fins for Beginners

Hard Fins for Experienced, Soft Fins for Beginners
Longer fin (blade), with harder material will give you more acceleration underwater, but will require more strength from your legs to control it, because the water resistance is stronger. If you are not comfortable with your leg strength and or swimming skills, then choosing a smaller blade with soft rubber material is highly recommended.

Top 5 Adults’ Snorkeling Sets to Buy Online in the Philippines

Now we will show you the top snorkeling sets for adults and kids in rank order. Let us start with the adult’s snorkeling set first, and choose the product that is perfect for you.

5. Cressi Onda Dry Diving Mask and Dry Snorkel Snorkeling Set

₱2,986

4. WHALE Professional Snorkeling Set

₱984

3. Thenice Diving Snorkeling Set Mask and Breathing Tube

₱1,094

2. Seavenger Diving Dry Top Snorkel Set

₱5,615

1. U.S. Divers Lux Platinum Snorkeling Set

₱8,059

Top 5 Kids’ Snorkeling Sets to Buy Online in the Philippines

Let us move on to kids’ snorkeling set. Hope you could find the perfect product for your kids!

5. Intex Reef Rider Sports Set

₱1,099.75

4. Unbranded Swimming Essential Set

₱499

3. WACOOL Snorkeling Set for Kids

₱4,038

2. Siliber 3Pcs Junior Snorkel Mask & Fins Set

₱5,180

1. PROMATE Junior Snorkeling Set

₱6,269.13

Summary

We just finished introducing to you the top snorkeling sets, how was the list? Snorkeling is a fun beach activity that can be enjoyed by practically everyone!
Hope you can find the item that you can use safely and easily, and keep the new knowledge in mind to enjoy your beach trip to the fullest!

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