Without snorkeling masks, you’d be under the water able to breathe but wouldn’t able to see much. The whole idea of snorkeling is to go below the surface and see the wonderful fish and sea life right beneath the surface. An excellent snorkeling mask should be easy to use, fit well, and feel comfortable for hours of use on end.
Even so, not all snorkeling masks are the same, so there are a few things that you should look for to ensure you make the right choice.
First, you want to test the fit. The snorkeling mask shouldn’t pinch or bind against your face, but it also shouldn’t be loose enough that water can seep in. You also want to make sure that the materials used in the snorkeling mask are premium and will hold up over time. From there, all that’s left to do is dive in the water and take your new mask for a spin!