The snorkel is an important safety bit of kit. The reason is that if you ever have the misfortune of having to swim back to shore…. It’s almost impossible to swim when you have to keep raising your head in order to breathe.
There are two main types:
A snorkel that attaches to your mask. (The best place for it).
A folding snorkel that fits in your BC pocket for those that are irritated by a snorkel hanging at the side of their face.