Best Dry Snorkel 2018

Lady swimming under the sea with a dry snorkel
Samuel Blake
Written by Samuel Blake

Snorkeling is great fun and if you’ve found your way here then chances are you’ve fallen in love with it! There are many different types of gear and equipment you can buy so this following post will explore dry snorkels and what I consider are the best available online!

Personally, dry snorkels are a favorite, being able to surface and breath instantly without having to clear my snorkel is fantastic!

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What Exactly Is a Dry Snorkel?

A dry snorkel has a one way valve that prevents any water getting into the snorkel. This is great for diving under the surface and coming back up again because you don’t need to clear your snorkel.

If water does somehow enter the snorkel they are channeled out so it doesn’t interrupt your flow of breath.

There biggest advantage is that you don’t need to clear the snorkel. this is going to save a lot of energy. It is also never fun to breath in expecting air and getting a mouth full of water.

These types of snorkels are light weight so if you are diving deep then your snorkel will start to float a little.

Best Dry Snorkel

1. Cressi Supernova Dry, black/red

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The Cressi Supernova Dry snorkel is highly flexible which works to prevent

This is also a great snorkel to take travelling because it actually folds down quite compactly when not in use.

It can easily fit into a travel pack or into the pocket of a BC.

The mouthpiece is made from silicone which feels soft and comfortable in your mouth and will help ease jaw fatigue.

The float mechanism closes instantly when under water which prevents any water from entering the snorkel.

Designed with a wider elliptical bore shape this works to increase air flow capacity for easy breathing.

Available in 17 different colors matching this to your swim suit is easy and fun!

Pros

  • Comfortable mouth piece
  • Quick release  mechanism
  • Fits larger face profiles
  • Many colors to choose from
  • Travel friendly
  • Well priced

Cons

  • Heavy

2. Cressi Alpha Ultra Dry – Black/Yellow

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The Cressi Alpha Ultra Dry is a streamlined dry snorkel that reduces drag while snorkeling. Great news for avid snorkelers.

The bore contoured tube offers excellent air flow and there is also a lower purge valve in the case of water somehow ending up in the snorkel.

This is also very convenient for eliminating saliva that builds up while snorkeling-at least for me anyway.

The tube of this snorkel is corrugated and flexible which lets you drop the mouthpiece when not in use.

The silicone mouthpiece is also removable and replaceable which is great news if you chew through yours like I sometimes do!

Included is a 12 month warranty and there are 8 different colors to choose from.

Pros

  • High quality silicone
  • Durable
  • Flexbile
  • Designed to reduce drag
  • 8 colors
  • 12 month warranty

Cons

  • Dry valve sometimes sticks

3. Phantom Aquatics Dry Snorkel, Aqua

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The Phantom Aquatics Dry Snorkel is a streamlined, oval shaped tube on the top half and a lower flex tube on the bottom half.

It is comfortable in your mouth as the mouthpiece is angled and replaceable if you need to.

Great for swimming through choppy or windy seas, if water does find a way into the valve there is a large self draining chamber in the bottom of the snorkel.

There is a quick release buckle which can detach the snorkel in single action with just one hand.

The only issue with this snorkel is that it is quite a narrow tube so if you feel like you need to take large, deep breaths while snorkeling you may struggle a little bit.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • 7 different colors
  • Large draining chamber in the bottom of the snorkel

Cons

  • Narrow tube

4. Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel – Black/Yellow

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The Oceanic Ultra is one of the longer tubes to make this list. This snorkel has a diagonal reservoir that is easy to clear and comfortable to use.

With a large upper tube, breathing with this snorkel is easy and plenty of air can be taken in.

As a result of this large size, there is  fair bit of drag associated with its use.

It is very easy to attach to your mask and once on is secure.

Pros

  • Available in 3 different colors
  • Silicone mouthpiece
  • Flexible tube
  • Dropaway mouthpiece

Cons

  • Long tube
  • Creates drag

5. Mares Ergo Dry Snorkel, Black

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Mares Ergo is a dry snorkel that has an ergonomically correct mouthpiece.

Designed for prolonged snorkeling sessions the dry top as well as the exhaust valve make for clear, dry breathing and easy cleaning.

Made from silicone the mouthpiece is comfortable and attaching it to your mask is quick and easy via an adjustable clip.

Pros

  • Ergonomic mouthpiece
  • Easy to breath
  • 18 colors to choose from

Cons

  • Valve sometimes get stuck
  • Adjustable clip not too durable

6. Riffe Stable Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Snorkel

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Riffe Stable Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Snorkel is a popular choice for scuba divers, free divers and snorkelers alike.

The snorkel is shaped similar to a shark fin which reduces drag and prevents it getting stuck on things such as kelp etc.

With a very flexible tube made from vinyl it can easily fold into a travel pack as well as into the pocket on a BC.

Pros

  • Well made, quality materials
  • Low profile
  • Hinged snorkel
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Only available in black -difficult to see

7. XS Scuba M-Line Snorkel 3D Dry, Crystal Yellow

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The XS Scuba Snorkel is designed for comfort and ease of use. There is also a one way purge valve at the bottom of the snorkel to release any water or saliva that can build up.

The M-Line has a ‘drop away’ corrugated lower part which means if you are scuba diving the mouthpiece will be away from your face.

This is an important safety feature as it won’t obstruct the Scuba regulator second stage.

Made from high quality silicone the mouthpiece is replaceable if you tend to chew through them.

Pros

  • 5 colors to choose from
  • Drop away lower part makes it great for scuba
  • Ergonomic design

Cons

  • Large mouthpiece

8.Tusa Hyperdry Elite II Dry Top Snorkel

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The Tusa HyperDry is a smooth and easy snorkel that has a large oval purge valve.

With an angled mouth piece the Tusa has been designed ortho-consciously for the perfect fit and comfort.

The lower part of the tube is made from flex corrugated crystal silicone which is durable and comfortable to use.

Somewhat difficult to attach to the snorkel mask, this tube needs to be unclipped and threaded through the retainer. This is ok if you only use the one mask, once in place it is very secure.

Pros

  • 17 colors to choose from
  • Low profile dry top
  • Angled purge chamber

Cons

  • Narrow tube can make it difficult for deep breathers

Bottom Line

Overall if you are looking for a dry snorkel then those listed and reviewed above are all great choices. These are a great idea for those who spend a lot of time diving under water and clearing their snorkel as they re-surface. These are also a great idea for beginners who may not feel comfortable with clearing out water from their snorkel.

About the author

Samuel Blake

Samuel Blake

My name is Samuel Blake. I am the founder of this scuba blog. I have been a diver for over 5 years. I care about helping you choose and decide on the best diving products.

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