8 Benefits of Snorkelling That Just Make it Even Better

by Mihai Pinzariu on February 20, 2020

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8 Benefits of Snorkelling That Just Make it Even Better

By Ninja Shark’s founder (and water enthusiast), Andrew Porter

You already know that snorkelling is a heck of a lot of fun, but you know what makes fun things even funner? Knowing that they’re good for you as well. Wouldn’t cake taste that much better if we knew it had some health benefits as well? Isn’t that why people eat carrot cake?

If you’re not already enlightened to the fact, we’re gonna share 8 benefits of snorkelling that’ll make the next time you hit the sea feel even better. You’re not just going snorkelling now, you’re looking out for your health. Mmmm doesn’t that feel good!

1. It’s good for your heart

Supposing that you don’t spend your snorkel sessions stressed out in a fit of anxiety and panic, snorkelling is actually beneficial for cardiovascular health (that’s a fancy word that means heart). Snorkelling increases your heart rate, strengthening your heart muscle and lowering the risk of diseases like heart failure, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. It’s basically like doing cardio, but less tiring and more visually thrilling. Yep, that sounds like the kind of exercise we’re into!

2. It’s good for your lungs

Ah, the old lungs. We’re so busy focusing on keeping our heart going that we forget how important our breathing is, too. In yoga, pranayama or breathing exercises are one of the most important components of living a long and healthy life. Snorkelling is like a form of pranayama, giving you control over the breath and helping you to exercise it.

How so, you ask? Using a snorkel increases your maximum oxygen uptake, as it requires greater exertion than breathing normally. When you snorkel, you inhale and exhale evenly, regulating your breath and ‘exercising’ it. As we all know, exercise is great.

3. It’s good for your joints

Whether you’re a star athlete or a couch potato, snorkelling has been shown to aid with joint mobility, decreasing pain, stiffness, and even obesity problems. Why’s that? Well, it’s thanks to water’s handy little forces of gravity. Moving our bodies around in water reduces impact on our joints, making it a lot gentler than running or walking.

If you’re prone to exercise on land a lot, snorkelling will give your joints a rest while also helping to increase mobility. If you haven’t said the word exercise in years, snorkelling is the perfect way to get your body moving without giving it a shock. After snorkelling for a while, you’ll be ready for more strenuous exercise.

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4. It’s good for your mental health

We’re not ones to downplay the importance of mental health, here at Ninja Shark. Just as important as a healthy body, a healthy mind makes life more beautiful and easy to live in. And like a good old meditation session, snorkelling can help to reduce levels of stress and anxiety, inducing a state of blissful relaxation that extends beyond the ocean and on land as well. A lot of this is to do with the regulated breathing, which can bring on a state of calm relaxation much like meditation. Most of us feel great after a snorkel session, and there’s a reason for that.

5. It’s good for your body

Let’s not forget that snorkelling is an activity that involves constant motion of the body. Snorkel often and you’ll find that your body has gotten a lot more toned and trim (hello, good looking!) That’s because snorkelling will work out everything from your hamstrings, quads, and calves to your core, hip flexors, and ankles. You’ll feel stronger, you’ll have more stamina and endurance, and you’ll have done it in a way that’s less strenuous on the body. On top of all that, the buoyancy of water will also make you a little more flexible, too.

6. It’s also good in the pool

If you don’t live near an ocean, that doesn’t mean you can’t get your snorkel out and use it in the pool. In fact, snorkels can be extremely beneficial to lane swimmers as they can help ease back and neck problems, while also facilitating breathing so you can work on your perfecting your posture and movement.

Wearing a snorkel mask in the pool means you can gaze at the floor of the pool while swimming, rather than looking forward at the opposite pool wall as most swimmers do. It’s this looking forward motion that’s not so great for our neck and back, and wearing a snorkel can alleviate this dramatically. At the same time, if your movement itself isn’t perfect due to the fact that you’re trying to breathe, wearing a snorkel mask will help you focus on getting those moves right so you prevent further injury.

7. It’s good for creativity

We’ve all experienced those brilliant waves of creativity and clarity in the shower. There’s something about being surrounded by water, being alone, and having the time to think which brings out the best in us. Snorkelling is just like taking a biiiiig, long shower, without having to worry about wasting water. According to the Huffington Post, “We don’t give our minds much of a chance to rest and wander freely. But when we do, the mind switches into a different mode of engagement… associated with daydreaming, imagination, insight, and introspection”. What adds to this creativity bubble is the lack of external noise – things are calm, quiet, serene, and you’re free to focus on your thoughts with no distractions.

8. It’s good for nature

We’re beings of this Earth. We’re made to be out and about, exploring its stunning scenery and pockets of life. Snorkelling – much like trekking or hiking – throws you deep into the realms of nature. There’s nothing manmade down there, you’re connecting with your roots as a natural being and it’s beautiful. Floating amongst the fish, marvelling at the coral life, and realising that you’re all one and the same in this beautiful planet. We also reckon that coral life is meant to be seen, it’s that beautiful. It’d be a crime to leave marine life unobserved, and snorkelling gives that coral life the attention it deserves.


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The Ninja Shark full face snorkel masks comes equipped with advanced Anti-Fog technology, automatic drainage, no CO2 Buildup with improved uni-directional valves, and a revolutionary breathe flow system so you can breathe through both your nose and mouth.

“If you thought we’re just here to sell you products, think again. You’re part of the Ninja Shark family, and your feedback matters! We’re constantly working to improve our products and deliver the full face snorkel mask that exists only in our dreams!”

What customers are saying about us…

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Loved the complete set. I even used the waterproof phone pouch to take photos and videos underwater. It made my Fiji experience so much better than using the free snorkel set that hurt your face after 2hours and leaving a sun/mask mark. The ninja leaves no marks and gives great vision under water in comparison. It did take some getting used to but it definitely paid off! Only frustration is that the tightening straps are quite basic; they should be much simpler to loosen and tighten both in and out of water.” – Jock

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Based on 1384 reviews
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Robyn H. (Adelaide, AU)

The best snorkel and mask combination. No going back now! I could snorkel for over an hour easily. So glad I made this purchase

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Mermaid M. (Townsville, AU)

While travelling in Timor leste l met a fellow snorkeller. We snorkelled for 10 days together the food was shit but the water was stunning. The friend was using Ninja Shark fins and mask mine were steaming up, letting in water and heavy. On arriving back in Australia l ordered straight away.
I was a little bit anxious on receiving my order as the mask was quite different to my old one and the fins were short and adjustable ( l wanted them to be my size ! ) well to my luck the weather was beautiful ( yes mid winter in Mackay ) and perfect for boating so off we scooted to Cockermouth ( don't laugh it's a real place ) jumping in and WOW I'm now a mermaid 🧜‍♀️ the mask and fins felt like part of me. I actually cried as not only was the equipment allowing me to explore as l wanted but the reef was STUNNING. So lm indepted to Ninja Shark for making me the mermaid l always aspired to be 🧜‍♀️

Took it to Tahiti

I wasn’t quite sure about getting a full face mask but bought mine (Electra package) before a trip to Tahiti which we got home from yesterday - absolutely LOVED it!!! I’ll be getting one for my wife before our next trip to a similar destination. BTW I make LOTS of crazy videos with lots of toys.

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Life changing

I do love my full face snorkel.. the freedom of nose breathing under the water.. the meditative and relaxative effect of this snorkeling is unexpected and great. Fits so well.. comfy to wear for long time.. highly recommend

Super quality & fit

So happy we got Ninja shark, perfect for Great barrier reef snorkel day.
Flippers, mask, dry wallet, carry bag (good quality bag), anti fog spray, happy days.

Ninja Shark Kids Mask

We recently brought the Ninja Shark Kids 3-11 Mask + Fins + Bag package for our 7 year old who absolutely loves it! Will be buying three more for the rest of the family. 😊

Even better than expected!

I saw the kids full face snorkel masks online, and thought they looked pretty cool. I ordered two for Christmas, for my 3 and 6 year olds. Wow, did they have a great time with them!

I wasn't sure how the 3 year old would go with it, but he was comfortable in it almost immediately, and spent hours swimming around and seeing a whole new world of underwater scenery.

They were easy to fit, zero issues with them staying on. No leaks or fog.

They can't wait to get back to the water!

Highly recommend this product :)

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Nick J. (Brisbane, AU)
mask swimming

The mask did exactly what was stated. I was very happy and will get another mask for my daughter.

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Sheara R. (Perth, AU)
Great way to swim

I have NEVER been able to snorkel but love swimming. These full face snorkels are an absolute game changer in my life. Now I try to swim around 5 kms a week in the local pool. The Ninja mask makes it easy to do laps. I’ve been using the Ninja Shark for a quite few years and find the new Electra the best full face mask ever. No leaks, no fog and really easy to use and great quality. I’ve noticed my regular chats with other swimmers at the pool have encouraged many of them to purchase one of their own. I’ve given my older models to my grandkids and they love them too.


I got one for the 3 year old and one for the 5 year old, I thought maybe the 3 year old would get the hang of it eventually but they both loved it and mastered it pretty quickly. We’ve only used in the swimming pool, excited to go snorkeling in the ocean soon. Great product.

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Sarah B. (Surfers Paradise, AU)
Love it!

Amazing product ! Have the electra package, kids love it. So easy to use. Highly recommend

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Jennifer M. (Brisbane, AU)
Love it

Bought these for myself and my husband after getting the full face masks for the kids, and they were so good we’re getting them for the rest of the extended family for Xmas. The fact u can dive down and not get water down ur snorkel is a brilliant bonus! Makes our family holidays much easier and better without snorkel dramas!

This made our holiday

The product itself was amazing, but the service we received allowed us to get our 2 sets of masks for our cruise. We took them with us and used them multiple times for snorkelling on our cruise to Nouméa and New Caledonia. It was amazing snorkelling and being able to breathe easily, and the fins were the most comfortable I've ever used. I've got size 13 feet, and not only were they completely adjustable, but they were THE most comfortable fins ever invented. A massive shoutout to Colleen Zamora from your support staff who helped me out and made it possible to take our gear on holidays! Thanks Colleen!
The photo is us snorkelling off Amadee Island looking for turtles!

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So, I had the old type standard snorkle set I saw the add on tiktok thought I would give it a go. ONG I love them!!! They are so comfortable easy to get on and off and very very good to snorkle with I can see perfect clear thru them and doesn’t fill up with water! A very happy camper

My kids love them

I’ve got three of these masks for my younger kids, however the oldest wants one too as the young ones rave about how good the are.

Summer Family Fun

Our Ninja masks have made snorkelling as a whole family very easy and enjoyable. The kids (and parents) find them super easy to use and have allowed us as a family of five to snorkel for longer than we ever could using traditional snorkel gear. I would highly recommend these masks.

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Geri D. (Sydney, AU)
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Glad I have but haven’t needed to use .. yet

Great Mask

Love this mask. Kids find it so much easier snorkelling with the Ninja Shark. The snorkel mask is super clear and doesn’t fog up. The adjustable straps are great and easy to loosen and tighten. Very happy that we made the decision to get these for the kids.

A must for snorkelers!

Recently purchased the Equaliser Pro Mask, Finns and bag. 🤿 🐠🐡🐟🦈 Had an amazing time snorkeling off Fitzroy Island, the Pro mask allowed me to explore for over 7 hours. Higly recommend! Planning must next snorkeling trip! 🤿💦🌴☀️


we used our new masks over the weekend. they were amazing, my daughter barely had her head out of the water all day.

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Lina J. (Gold Coast, AU)
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This is great! More stores should do it!

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Olivia (Perth, AU)
Fantastic snorkel!

Our 5 year old has never snorkelled. Put it on and was snorkelling no problem straight away! Easy for him to put on and off by himself. We bought the full package with flippers (also amazing and he can put them on by himself) and the two wet bags. The foldable snorkel is so handy for storing while we are travelling. And the lifetime warranty gives us great comfort that we can use it for future trips! We are so impressed with this product I’m going to get mum and dad one too!

Kids snorkel

It is a lot easier for the younger children to have fun and snorkel without worrying about their nose breathing. My 6 year old swims confidently and happily.

Good clear vision

The first time I tried the mask, I felt I’d made a mistake to buy one!
But with a bit more trial and error and a few more readjustments, I managed to settle into using it.
Each time I went for a snorkel, there was always the need to readjust because you don’t necessarily get the mask on in exactly the same position as it was in the last use. The mask always kept water from entering the eye area, but at times I couldn’t completely seal the mouth area and small amounts of water would seep in, but not stop me from breathing! I never managed to breath with my nose, only with my mouth.
On a big plus, I never had issues with fogging up and you get good clear area of vision. I also wear multi focal glasses, so to solve the problem of poor vision in a snorkel mask, I bought very cheap and ugly pair of glasses with large lenses! I then took the arms off the glasses and carefully placed them inside the eye area of the mask and kept them in place with a piece of blu tac!! 😆 It worked beautifully for my distance vision which is is used the most when snorkelling! I might try an old pair of prescription lenses next time, and then I might be able to read the underwater camera settings as well!
The mask can be a bit fiddly at times, and awkward to get into the right place, but with some patience it did really well, and I never resorted to going back to use my ‘normal’ mask and snorkel. We snorkelled in both calm and choppy water successfully. 🤓🐠🐟🐡🦀🐙
Thanks Ninja Shark!

Kids loved them!

We bought two long tube masks for the girls as a Xmas present, they first tested them in the bath!! The next trip was the beach, they spent hours in the water, my 3yr old son wanted to use the masks too. He loved it as well, he'll be getting one for his birthday. 😊