Though snorkeling swimsuits should mainly include a snorkel tube, fins and a mask but still there are certain other things which you can include in it while going to snorkel. Whether you are planning to paddle away on the back of your boat or just paddle out off the beach or snorkeling at a good reef captivated by sea-creatures it is necessary to focus on your snorkeling swimwear as you are going to face dangerous and challenging waves in the sea.
So the things you need in your snorkeling swimsuits are briefly described here under.
Snorkel mask: The basic thing required in snorkeling swimsuits is the snorkel mask. You can get various types of snorkel masks at the stores including silicone masks and plastic masks. You can choose from them but you should ensure that it should fit you perfectly made of quality material. While selecting a snorkel mask you should check carefully its perfect fitting to make your snorkeling experience memorable. But if you are wearing glasses instead of contact lenses then your snorkel mask should allow you to see as you were using your glasses.
Snorkel tube: The snorkel tube is another important basic part of the snorkeling swimsuits. Though these tubes look simple but they are also available in different sizes and types. Some of these tubes have flexible silicone section at the bottom of the tube whereas some have splash guards on their top. In this condition it becomes necessary to find the right snorkeling tube according to your preferences and the shape of your mouth.
Fins: Another important basic thing in the snorkeling swimsuits is the pair of snorkeling fins. You should buy or hire fins depending upon your strength, level of snorkeling skills and your style of snorkeling. Snorkeling fins are also available in various styles including compact travel fins, split or solid fins and open or closed fins from which you can choose as per your choice and experience.
If you are snorkeling for the first time or snorkel not so frequently then instead of buying the basic items of snorkeling swimsuits separately you can buy snorkeling sets to save lots of your hard earned money. You can choose from them as per your suitability as they may not fit to all sizes.
There are certain other things which you should include in snorkeling swimsuits to make your snorkeling experience more comfortable and memorable. They may include:
Apparel to cover upper and lower body: Instead of wearing only bikini or swimming bare top you should wear a synthetic T-shirt to cover your upper body or a full body swimsuit for added protection. It is necessary to save your tender skin from the heat of tropical sun rays which can otherwise cause sunburn. Your T-shirt should fit you tightly so that you can swim easily. You can also wear rash guard shirt usually worn by the sea surfers.
Cover lower body: In order to avoid the risk of sunburns and blocking the affect of sun rays on your lower body some women wear some clothing just under the bikini on their upper hamstring area. If you do not cover this region then you can get severe sun burns on this area along with facing the attacks of lots of fishes in the sea.
Snazzy snorkeling vest: You can get snorkeling vest, to wear as the part of your snorkeling swimsuits, from various outfitters and dive boats available there. These orange or yellow colored vests can provide you additional comfort and visibility to protect you in case you are engulfed by strong current of sea waves. You can also inflate these vests with an oral inflatable valve.
Stay warm and protect your skins from burns: Wear a full body swimsuit to protect your skin from tropical sun rays, and you should at least apply reef-safe and water resistant sunscreen on your exposed body parts before starting to snorkel.