MASK & SNORKEL SETS
The bulk of Gul’s mask is made up of its tempered glass lenses, so when taking a quick dip off the bathing platform, you get maximum vision without seeing too much of the silicon skirt that locks water out. The snorkel has a silicon mouthpiece, splashguard, snorkel keeper and purge valve.
Cost £20 See www.gul.com
The bore tube on the Pro Adult Combo Set’s snorkel is pretty large and the top is designed to minimise water ingress, making breathing underwater a breeze – which is the whole the idea. The purge valve is easy clearing and like the Gul, the lens is tempered safety glass. It comes in blue, silver, yellow, pink and everybody’s favourite colour, ‘stealth’.
Cost £29.99 See www.typhoon-int.co.uk
We love the look of Mares’ Vento set. But will it give you gills? Well, yes, and then some. The soft silicone mouthpiece provides comfort on extended snorkelling expeditions while the system of EZ skirt buckles allow speedy adjustment of the mask’s straps. Cost £29 See www.mares.com
Parents of young boaters keen to practise their snorkelling skills can rest easy. The Glide Junior is safe and comfortable, the silicone strap is hypoallergenic, and the TPR mask seal makes it super watertight, so there’s no excuse for whinging. Also comes in blue. Cost £19 See www.speedo.com
The Tusa’s Serene UC-1625QB mask moulds to your face like a glove to a hand. The Serene has a one-window wide field of vision and the snorkel features TUSA Hyperdry Elite technology that stops water entering, a large-capacity drain chamber and purge valve for easy clearing, and a comfortable hypoallergenic silicone swivel and mouthpiece. Cost £54 See www.tusa.com