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cjndiver

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What type of snorkel is best suited to freedive hunting? I dont currently use the blasted things. Is there some advantage to using one, other than "snorkeling" on the surface to spot fish? I just can't stand all the flapping against my mask while stalking game.
 

Jay Styron

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Hey Cjn,
The simpler the better, no fancy float balls on the top or diaphram purges on the bottom to get stuck open. A simple J tube(no jokes Sven). That being said I use a Shotgun 2. A little larger but still fairly streamlined. When I dive the mouth piece catches under my neck and keeps the whole thing from vibrating. Then on the way up I put it back in my mouth(I can hear the groans from the "no snorkle on ascent group"). One big advantage is when you shoot a fish and the guys in the gray suits show up you can keep your eye on them. Also as you mentioned tracking fish. IMHO.
Jay
 

Pekka

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Simple snorkel, thick and short.....:t makes good...snorkel:D
 

icarus pacific

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heh, heh, heh...he said, "snorkel"...

Snorkels?! Now we're talkin!!

If you've read any of my post here, you'll see that I'm the place's biggest pimp for a snorkel made by a defunct outfit named Farallon. Large bore, like me, and a great curve that hugs the mug and reduces that flutter thing you're wanking about. It's got a moldable-tab mouthpiece on a swivel that I spend all day in wothout feeling like I've been nursing on a prickly pear. It's da bomb!!

AQA in Hawaii has a snorkel that appears to be similar and if it is, I'm buying stock. I'm trying to get Bill, widely considered here in DB-land as "da Man" to take a stroll over there and give me the story. Da Billiam is also a Farallon kinda stud. You find any of these, let me know, I'm sportin a fistfull of $50's.

sven DB's J tube
 

Mr. X

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Don't forget to fill in the snorkel in/out survey for *spearfishing*: [ame="http://forums.deeperblue.net/showthread.php?t=63661"]Snorkel In/Out Survey[/ame]
 
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