Why You Should Try Snorkelling - Here's 8 Reasons

by Catalin Andries on March 04, 2022

It's about passion.It's about exploring. It's about adventure.

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

From building physical strength and helping with mental relaxation to creating lifelong one-of-a-kind memories, there’s plenty of reasons why you should try snorkelling. We might be a little biased here, but we think the world would be a better place if everyone went snorkelling every once in awhile

1. Snorkelling is fun for the whole family

If you have a family, then snorkelling is the perfect bonding activity that’s fun for everyone. What better way to connect than by donning your snorkel masks and fins and going out snorkelling for the day. Sure, you can’t really talk while you have a snorkel mask on, but it’s the adventure of the whole journey that brings everyone together.

Firstly there’s the excitement of purchasing your first snorkel masks and waiting for them to arrive in the mail. Then there’s the fun of trying them on and practicing them in a swimming pool or in the shallows of the beach. After that, there’s the joy of finding a beautiful snorkelling location near your home, or planning the perfect family snorkelling vacation.

Once you’ve found your snorkelling spot, there’s the road trip to the beach, the fun in the sun, and then the adventure of sharing an underwater experience together. You’ll be bonding over the animals you spot underwater and the beautiful world under the sea, building memories and stories to last a lifetime! If we’re honest, snorkelling is our favourite family activity ever.

2. Snorkelling is a great way to stay healthy

There are so many ways that snorkelling is good for both your physical and mental health. For one, being out in the sun and in nature is great for anybody’s soul. Why be locked up inside in a gym when you can get your fitness from nature? If you’re snorkelling you can relax and de-stress from everyday life and enjoy the sun, sand, and peace and quiet of the beach. That makes it an excellent activity for mental health.

Secondly, the act of gliding along in the water as you snorkel is great for your muscles and your body. Whether you use fins or not, your whole body enjoys a workout when you're snorkelling. You'll be moving your arms, your legs, and your back, pushing against the water's resistance. Snorkelling is also great for your heart, helping to increase your heart rate so that it builds cardiovascular strength. Your joints also enjoy a good snorkelling trip, as it helps to ease stiffness and increase mobility in a low-impact environment that's gentler than running or walking.

3. Snorkelling is the ideal vacation activity

Everybody loves a beach vacation. The sun, the sea, the sand. Relaxing by the water with a nice book is a great way to spend your holiday, but snorkelling lets you enjoy your vacation even more. You get to discover even more beautiful scenery at your holiday destination than if you were just staying on the sand.

Firstly, you can see all the different reefs, sea creatures, and coral life that you otherwise wouldn’t know about. Secondly you’ll be hopping around to new and different locations to discover even more snorkel sites, letting you explore your vacation spot even more. And you’ll have even more stories and photographs to share with your loved ones back home - like swimming with sea turtles, manta rays, or even whale sharks! Now that’s a unique vacation activity.

4. Snorkelling is a fun and relaxing way to explore the ocean

If you’re curious about exploring more of our beautiful oceans, snorkelling is the perfect way to do it! You get to discover all these incredible little worlds underwater, swim with sea life, and marvel at all the plant life that exists only in the ocean. And every time you go snorkelling, there’s something new to experience.

Unlike being on a boat or swimming laps in the sea, snorkelling is also extremely quiet and peaceful. You can float along slowly and at your own pace, enjoying the marvellous sights around you. It’s a way to relax and de-stress from life above the sea, while also having glorious fun at the same time. Snorkelling is the best way to explore the ocean and discover its hidden secrets.

5. Snorkelling gives you unforgettable, one-of-a-kind memories

You never forget the moment you come face-to-face with a sea turtle. Or the time you were engulfed by a school of fish, floating amongst a sea of glimmering creatures. Or the time you witnessed a crab burrow itself between some rocks. Or that glow-in-the-dark coral that looked like an alien life form.

There are some things you can only see and experience while snorkelling, and the more you do it, the more incredible memories you will make that are simply unforgettable. You never know what experiences and adventures are waiting for you each time you snorkel - and that’s what makes it such a thrilling, one-of-a-kind activity.

6. Snorkelling is an easy and enjoyable sport

Swimming is one of the best activities you can do for your body. Even if it’s in a state of recovery or not very strong or agile, swimming is a non-invasive practice that virtually anyone can do. It helps you build muscle without exerting too much effort, and keeps your body relaxed and joints flexible.

To us, snorkelling is the sport that has it all. You’re in the great outdoors, you’re enjoying yourself, you’re making memories, and you’re getting fit without sweating like crazy! If you’re the kind of person who can’t stand the gym or the thought of doing ab workouts at home - snorkelling is an easy sport that you can tackle in no time.

7. Snorkelling lets you discover the underwater world

Why watch documentaries on TV when you can see them in real life? Snorkelling takes you up close and personal with the best that nature has to offer - fish, shells, sea creatures, coral life, and all of the in-betweens. You’re the narrator of your own personal underwater documentary, weaving around wherever you like and discovering the stunning world under the sea.

The best thing is that you can choose where to go and how long to observe each fish or coral reef. If something strikes you as particularly interesting, you’re welcome to float along and keep watching for as long as you like. If you get bored, you can move on somewhere else and see what else there is to discover…

8. Snorkelling equipment is very simple and easy to use

If you’re looking for an activity to build more fitness while having fun at the same time, snorkelling is one that’s easy to pick up. Don’t feel threatened by the idea of snorkelling equipment and wearing fancy masks and contraptions. Snorkelling equipment is actually very simple and easy to use - and if you invest in a good snorkel mask, it’s also extremely comfortable and relaxing.

Anyone can learn how to snorkel, whether you’re new to swimming or you’ve been swimming your whole life. A full face snorkel mask can make a world of difference for someone who finds it difficult to breathe underwater - it’s easy, comfortable, and you’ll be navigating the seas like a pro in no time.

Start snorkelling

So there you have it, sounds dreamy right? Maybe now you can see why the team at Ninja Shark are so obsessed with this beautiful activity. We’ve made our fair share of memories while snorkelling, and we’ve met some amazing people along the way. So - just try it! And don’t forget to let us know how your snorkelling adventures go…

How many people dream of snorkelling but don't feel comfortable wearing a snorkel mask?

The Influencer @lud.around is a NINJASHARK lover!

NINJASHARK is the sound of a revolution in snorkeling. Whereas other water equipments companies are constantly adding poor quality products, we listen to your feedback and constantly improve our products to fit for all of your needs.

"I'm not leaving my room without the mask. The full face snorkeling mask from Australia is comfortable and fit me perfectly! Love how easy it is to breath out your nose and mouth when you snorkeling and even has earplugs!"

“The mask include GOPRO mounts, so you can easily film and photograph underwater scenery! I highly recommend especially to people who have a fear of snorkeling! This mask is really easy to use and is safe!” said @lud.around. “I can’t wait for my next trip with my new mask!”

The Ninja Shark full face snorkel masks makes your experiences the best they can be. They are exclusively sold on the Ninja Shark website.

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…

“Awesome set.

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 1494 reviews
Package : Air Adults (Mask + Fins + Bag)
JEANNIE O. (Piara Waters, AU)
Bloody love this!

Never snorkelled in my life. Petrified of putting my head under water. But now my neck is bad - if I don't alter the way I swim - then no more swimming for me. This has opened 'a whole new world' - (haha -that songs stuck in your head now) - to me. I'm just using my ninja gear in my gym outdoor pool atm. My legs are getting so strong - and my lungs too - as I'm doing some great breathing. I have huge surgery coming up soon - and i believe this is allowing me to get to a great level of fitness - in preparation. Honestly - i can't go on enough about this product enough. My friend bought a cheaper version. She's given it away already... say no more 🤿🤿🤿

Electra - Full Face Snorkel Mask
Bolang C. (Perth, AU)
Great design

This is the best snorkel mask I’ve ever had. Very comfortable on face, easy to breathe. I am not a good swimmer, it makes me feel safe and enjoy snorkelling without distraction. Thank you ninjiashark.

Best snorkel ever!!

Got one of these for me and my 7 year old daughter for Xmas. We’ve used them twice already and love them!! So much easier to breathe, can see so much and just makes the whole snorkelling experience better! Would highly recommend!

Clear as day

Clear to see and easy to breathe,
Whole family loves the NinjaShark Snorkel mask.

Lifetime Warranty
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

(DRAFT) Package: Dry Snorkel (Set + Fins + Bag)
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

(DRAFT) Diving Dry Snorkel Set with GoPro mount
jomm11 (Brisbane, AU)
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 :)

Electra - Full Face Snorkel Mask
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.

Electra - Full Face Snorkel Mask
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

(DRAFT) Diving Dry Snorkel Set with GoPro mount
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!

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.

Lifetime Warranty
Geri D. (Sydney, AU)
Lifetime warranty

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.

Lifetime Warranty
Lina J. (Gold Coast, AU)
life warranty

This is great! More stores should do it!

Lifetime Warranty
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!