Are full face snorkel masks safer for children than traditional snorkel masks?
While they might look a lot different, when it comes to safety there’s not much difference between a full face snorkel mask and a traditional snorkel mask. If you’re happy for your kids to splash around in a regular snorkel, then you can rest assured a full face snorkel mask won’t come with any extra dangers.
If anything, there are a number of advantages to full face snorkel masks that make them a more ideal choice for children. Let’s look at those in more detail.
The design of the full face snorkel mask allows kids to breathe through both their nose and their mouth, making snorkelling a more natural and comfortable experience. This is especially handy for kids who might be afraid of the water or not enjoy the traditional snorkelling style.
All too often, traditional snorkel masks can suck up a bit of seawater by accident, causing an unpleasant experience for anyone (kids and adults alike!) Full face snorkel masks include an anti-leak dry top seal that prevents water from entering the mask, so your kids can swim peacefully without worrying about choking (and more importantly, you won’t have to worry about them choking).
If your kids complain about their jaws and teeth hurting after biting down on traditional snorkel masks for too long, they can enjoy less discomfort with the full face snorkel masks. Again, the design allows them to breathe more naturally, without a tube in their mouth causing aches and pains!
Foggy goggles are the worst, and with kids the fogging seems to occur even more often! Our full face snorkel masks include an anti-fog coating, so your kids can snorkel free and easy without having to stop and defog their goggles all the time. We’ve also designed them with a separate breathing chamber which creates an airflow away from the main viewing screen, so there’s even less chance of fogging.
- Longer tube for easy supervision
Kids have way too much energy and will probably be snorkelling long after you’ve tired yourself out for the day. At Ninja Shark we’ve designed our children’s full face snorkels with a longer tube so they can easily be spotted from a distance without you having to feel like you’re playing a game of Where’s Wally.
- High quality, safe materials
Let’s be real, there’s too much cheap stuff available on the market these days, and it can be tempting to drop a few dollars on a piece of equipment that’s super cheap. That said, those products aren’t always safe for use, and can include traces of toxic chemicals in the materials. We’re speaking for ourselves when we say that our full face snorkel masks are made from a high quality, medical grade liquid silicone that is safe for use and contains no nasty stuff!
When you’re buying stuff for kids it’s simply not gonna go down well if it doesn’t look cool. Children want stuff that’s cool and edgy, innovative and different, and we think full face snorkel masks look the part! A bit space-y, a bit alien-like, full face snorkel masks are just different from any other piece of equipment out there, and you can trust your kids will be all over that.
A cooler and more comfy snorkel experience
When it comes down to it, full face snorkel masks have been designed to improve upon traditional snorkel masks, and it’s their new features that set them apart. These features – like the breathing mechanism, the anti-leak seal, and the anti-fog coating – all create a more comfortable and relaxing experience when snorkelling, making full face snorkel masks an ideal for choice for children.
A particularly good choice for those who may experience anxiety in the water or dislike the unnatural breathing mechanism of traditional snorkels, full face snorkel masks offer a new chance to try your hand at snorkelling and enjoy the beautiful scenery that’s hiding underwater. Have a look at our kids’ range today!