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#1402
To use a snorkel or not
naturewalker - 6/05/2010 5:21 PM
Category: Survey
Replies: 329

Beside open water class, do you use a snorkel when you dive?
#20374
Smithsgold - 5/30/2016 8:29 PM
[Choose #5] I rarely use one
#12329
Eric_R - 8/08/2014 8:17 PM
[Choose #5] I rarely use it and have never said I wished I had it on a dive that I didn’t bring it.
#1391
DarthDiver - 8/29/2010 9:21 PM
[Choose #5] Depending on the type of dive and I only use one that I can fold and put in my pocket.
#2169
Tiara_270 - 8/29/2010 11:44 AM
[Choose #1] To save on 02 while on top side with big waves
#385
toodive4 - 8/28/2010 5:52 PM
[Choose #1] You’re an idiot if you don’t have one... you should at least have a roll up in your pocket
#686
EasyDayThailand - 8/18/2010 3:33 AM
[Choose #4] I don’t have one
#212
Divin_DnT - 8/10/2010 7:05 PM
[Choose #5] Only on shore dive to save air during the swim-out.
#261
Gottado - 8/05/2010 7:46 AM
[Choose #5] I use one when I’m teaching and I carry one when on boat dives but otherwise NO
#2235
jeff98208 - 8/04/2010 4:09 PM
[Choose #1] its part of my dive gear!
#18
lcenteno - 8/03/2010 11:59 AM
[Choose #5] not in cave diving
#1602
LONGTAILBDA - 7/26/2010 11:42 AM
[Choose #5] depends on where and what type of diving I’m doing
#35
troush101 - 7/25/2010 10:49 PM
[Choose #5] Sometimes wear a fullface
#732
allstarwa - 7/25/2010 8:26 PM
[Choose #5] Long surface swims on shore dives when I haven’t begged enough money for a boat trip.
#153
Alton - 7/25/2010 10:59 AM
[Choose #5] they can get in the way
#141
underseagirl - 7/25/2010 9:53 AM
[Choose #1] don’t always use but always have for surface swim
#154
cwbydiver - 7/25/2010 12:54 AM
[Choose #5] only when I’m instructing
#65
scubanili - 7/22/2010 10:43 PM
[Choose #5] I have a foldable snorkel always kept in my jacket pocket for rough surface conditions. Other than that I don’t use it
#2245
MDW - 7/22/2010 11:13 AM
[Choose #4] Snorkel in generally useless, except for free diving
#49
jjg - 7/21/2010 10:41 PM
[Choose #1] It’s a safety issue with me to have one.
#73
ArtGal56 - 7/21/2010 9:48 PM
[Choose #4] As a DM I always have one on me though.
#684
emtgirl86 - 7/21/2010 4:04 PM
[Choose #5] almost never....
#579
purplelibrarian - 7/20/2010 11:17 PM
[Choose #5] great pointer
#366
DiveBrat - 7/20/2010 9:11 PM
[Choose #1] I always keep one in my pocket
#23
mcs59 - 7/20/2010 7:17 AM
[Choose #1] I am a divemaster and need to pratice what we teach
#8120
milcop - 7/19/2010 11:18 PM
[Choose #1] i never dive without it
#251
tgdiver - 7/19/2010 11:15 PM
[Choose #1] Surface chop, low on air, saving air - all good reasons.
#55
ChickenJOE - 7/19/2010 7:18 PM
[Choose #1] Chance favors the most prepared
#512
Scubadog1 - 7/19/2010 6:46 PM
[Choose #5] depends on conditions
#246
Aud - 7/19/2010 6:32 PM
[Choose #4] I do keep one in my bc pocket
#35
ScubaMurph - 7/19/2010 6:14 PM
[Choose #1] It has come in handy on a few occasions
#28
DivinDiva57 - 7/19/2010 4:46 PM
[Choose #5] I use it to survey a dive site, become familiar with the conditions, when swiming from one site to the next to conserve air, etc.
#365
NitroxNick - 7/19/2010 2:43 PM
[Choose #5] I’m starting to leave the snorkel in the gear bag.
#302
moinaman - 7/19/2010 2:37 PM
[Choose #5] sometimes I use my snorkel to just look around while I am waiting for my buddy
#246
L-Orca - 7/19/2010 12:05 PM
[Choose #5] only if I surface and realize I have drifted away from the boat.
#190
epierce - 7/19/2010 11:54 AM
[Choose #5] i rarely use a snorkel and the seas have to be ruff
#25
scottgarthley - 7/19/2010 11:33 AM
[Choose #5] weater and sea conditions dictate
#2904
AOW_dude - 7/19/2010 10:38 AM
[Choose #1] I have it on every dive, I do not use it on every dive.
#58
Cooter - 7/19/2010 10:14 AM
[Choose #1] its on my person every dive...just not on my mask.
#58
docbarrett - 7/19/2010 10:14 AM
[Choose #5] I usually dive in Lakes. Dont use much there, But I will for ocean diving too many currents and unknowns.
#21
Dwight - 7/19/2010 10:05 AM
[Choose #1] Saves on air when swimming to a position.
#117
wendy - 7/19/2010 10:01 AM
[Choose #5] just when conditions are rough.
#370
zzzScuba - 7/19/2010 9:57 AM
[Choose #1] Conventionalist, I guess.
#10
Devo - 7/19/2010 9:53 AM
[Choose #1] saves air on the surface
#132
mcdivechick - 7/19/2010 9:47 AM
[Choose #5] yes, when I am assisting a class only...BUT I do keep a folding snorkel in my drysuit pocket for all of my other diving.
#509
pterantula - 7/19/2010 9:44 AM
[Choose #1] There is always some surface swimming, and there’s usually some wind cop on the surface while you chat with your group - it’s a good idea to have one with you.
#43
mikeallensr - 7/19/2010 9:36 AM
[Choose #1] for the swim in or out or for searching from the surface
#301
RLeon - 7/18/2010 9:28 PM
[Choose #5] but I alwas have it with me
#5894
fv195 - 7/17/2010 12:19 AM
[Choose #1] pocket snorkel, never on mask
#43
Calvarycustoms - 7/09/2010 7:32 PM
[Choose #5] Only when it’s required for a class
#148
Jennifer - 7/01/2010 9:21 AM
[Choose #4] I don’t like it hanging there, but bring one, because......one never knows, but in 37 years of diving, I have used it maybe twice!! BE READY FOR ANYTHING WITH DIVING !! Right ?
#8590
dalehall - 6/30/2010 6:13 AM
[Choose #4] I always have it i bag in case a boat operator requires it, but if they don’t, it doesn’t see the light of day.
#1523
knightddiver - 6/29/2010 12:00 PM
[Choose #5] I have a easier time without the snorkel than with it.
#276
DiveAuz - 6/25/2010 4:45 PM
[Choose #5] boat diving always, shore diving rarely
#5700
dirtguy49 - 6/20/2010 7:52 AM
[Choose #4] Unneeded, just something else to get in the way
#1347
Pixel - 6/17/2010 12:26 PM
[Choose #4] Hate the things. Probably because they keep almost drowing me when I breathe in. lol
#3942
aircarl - 6/13/2010 12:15 PM
[Choose #1] great for dueling u/w
#3062
Indiana - 6/10/2010 7:02 PM
[Choose #2] I always wear one off a boat or ocean shore dive
#1152
King - 6/08/2010 11:16 PM
[Choose #1] When you are sucking in water on the surface think about why you don’t have one
#3240
daz88 - 6/08/2010 2:50 PM
[Choose #5] moslty never, but just depends on conditions
#5802
csemenko - 6/07/2010 11:16 PM
[Choose #1] According to PADI standards you must have your snorkel as a dive pro.
#86
ChocMoose13 - 6/07/2010 8:23 PM
[Choose #1] Always carry it do not actually use it unless swimming on surface
#20614
LatitudeAdjustment - 6/07/2010 9:52 AM
[Choose #1] I originaly ditched it but now have a folding snorkel in my pocket for those long waits for the boat pick up.
#1386
Zoltrac - 6/07/2010 6:38 AM
[Choose #4] Never use one, but I have a collapsible in my BC pocket at all times.
#6109
HogLifer - 6/06/2010 10:29 PM
[Choose #5] It doesn’t matter what type of water only the type of dive. If its posible that I will have a long surface swim then I will wear one.
#5687
tshark - 6/06/2010 9:52 PM
[Choose #1] never dive without it you never know when you might have to do an extended surface swim & you may not have enough air left
#4675
frosty - 6/06/2010 4:10 PM
[Choose #5] only when teaching and when have new divers out with me
#3091
divemaiden - 6/06/2010 1:37 PM
[Choose #5] If I’m diving as a DM with a class, it’s required, otherwise, usually not.
#3936
seawolfdiving - 6/06/2010 12:39 PM
[Choose #1] I always carry an Aqualung Snap Snorkel with... Never know when I might need it.
#5748
scubaTim50 - 6/06/2010 8:32 AM
[Choose #1] be prepaired is my moto.. better to have it and not need it,, then to need it and not have it...
#28736
RAWalker - 6/06/2010 3:27 AM
[Choose #5] Like Sherltheperl I enoy snorkeling if the conditions are right for it but I also know that Sea Lions like to play and will sometimes grab a snorkel and rip off your mask with it so when I’m around them I stow the snorkel.
#2603
SherlThePerl - 6/06/2010 3:22 AM
[Choose #5] I like snorkeling as much as diving in the right location
#38
deepwater - 6/06/2010 3:17 AM
[Choose #5] not around Seals or Sea Lions
#4853
Granitehawk - 6/05/2010 8:17 PM
[Choose #1] make the long surface swims easier
#506
steelheadfish - 6/05/2010 6:39 PM
[Choose #4] didnt even use it during o/w class although many students spend hours looking for the one they lost
#6537
MonkeyDiver - 6/05/2010 5:27 PM
[Choose #5] I always have a snorkel with me, but seldom use it. I don’t kep it on my mask unless I plan on using it, but have it stored just in case a long surface swim comes up.