Which snorkel is right for me?

Not all snorkels are the same – at Powerbreather know that very well. Nowadays there is a wide range of different models, which makes it hard for amateurs or beginners to find the right equipment.

First of all, you should find out for yourself which goal you want to pursue with snorkelling now and in the future. With the following article, we would like to make your decision easier if you don’t know exactly what kind of snorkel type you are.

The fun snorkeler

If you want to have fun in the water and do something good for your body at the same time, this is the category for you:

The beach type: You belong to this type if you enjoy snorkeling in the sea or if you just want to try it – there is hardly anything better on a beach holiday than exploring the fascinating underwater world with diving goggles and a snorkel. 

The better the equipment, the more fun you have – so you can enjoy the underwater sights without having to worry about saltwater getting into your eyes or mouth or breathing heavily, which is unfortunately often the case with some equipment.

We recommend our Powerbreather Beach Set, which contains a high-quality diving mask in addition to the snorkel. The included Powerbreather is delivered with two of our Speed Vent easy L attachments, which have an extra long valve for open water and were specially developed for use in the sea – additionally you get a soft case with a zipper, which protects your equipment optimally from sand and sun when you’re not using it.

By the way, ascending and descending with the Powerbreather is also much more comfortable than with conventional snorkels, as water has no chance to enter the snorkel – so there is no need to blast clear water when returning to the surface.

The hobby sportsman: If swimming is your hobby in order to keep fit, to clear your head and to escape from everyday stress, we recommend the Powerbreather Sport – the model is also ideally suited for recreational swimmers and will motivate you to get in the pool. You will always be supplied with 100 per cent fresh air even with your head underwater by our patented FRESH AIR SYSTEM. You can swim further and concentrate fully on your swimming technique.

Due to its technical features, our snorkel is ideal for learning freestyle or optimizing your technique if you already know the basics. The biggest advantage here is that it is no longer necessary to turn your head while breathing, which makes the swimming movements less complex and therefore more comfortable.

You will soon find out that you will have considerably more endurance after using the Powerbreather. When you use a Powebreather for the first time you may notice a slight resistance when breathing, this effect is no longer noticeable after a short time. Positive side effect: this resistance helps train your breathing and improve cardiovascular fitness.

The Professional Athlete

In professional water sports, the Powerbreather offers new possibilities for training and competition. It is a big advantage during training to not have to turn your head and to be able to concentrate fully on dynamics, rhythm and performance. 

For competitive swimmers, we also offer a special snorkel model, the “LAP Edition”, which was designed for the increased challenges of professional sports.

Another advantage of this model is that you can increase or decrease the breathing resistance as you wish – depending on the attachments you use. This offers completely new possibilities, especially in the training phase, to optimize the oxygen balance and improve your endurance. Flip turns can also be done easily with the Powerbreather without water ingress – you will never have to blow liquid out of your snorkel again.

For triathlon training: More and more triathletes swear by the Powerbreather – especially with the using “continuous method” of training, which is used in various sports disciplines, our snorkel is ideal. 

Here the focus is not on completing the longest possible swim distances, but rather on optimizing your freestyle technique. The aim of the training method is to be able to cover as long a distance. A Powerbreather will let you swim longer, which will improve your endurance.

With the Powerbreather you never have to worry about your breathing or swallowing water accidentally – especially in chlorinated pools this isn’t much fun. We guarantee that you will never want to train differently after you have tried our snorkels for the first time.

Even when swimming is not your favourite discipline, the investment in a Powerbreather will pay off and you´ll enjoy it much more.

The Powerbreathers modular design provides you with different valve systems whose membrane thickness varies – this means that you can increase or decrease the breathing resistance in the water depending on your training level and your daily training program. Also, the increased breathing volume benefits you in your other disciplines, for example running and cycling.

Try it, you won’t regret it – we´re speaking from experience.

For swimming coaches and swimming clubs: Secure an unbeatable advantage when buying snorkels for your students or squad.

You are a swimming coach and/or run your own club? In this case, you would like your protégés to have a lot of fun and success in training and stand out from the competition.

This is no problem with the Powerbreather, because there is no other tool that makes training easier and more effective than our snorkels.

Especially for beginners, our FRESH AIR SYSTEM, the wearing comfort and the prevention of water intrusion, lower the inhibition to start swimming with a snorkel and keep it rolling. The Powerbreather offers an absolutely secure hold due to its specially developed twist-lock system, it is almost impossible to lose it in the water – even during more complex swimming manoeuvres. When needed, it can be removed from the head quickly, safely and easily. 

Our club program: Powerbreather wants to support squads and clubs and help people improve their swimming. We offer all our snorkel models for teams and clubs at special prices.

Our club program is as follows:

  • GOLD: From 30 Powerbreather snorkels on
  • SILVER: 20 to 29 Powerbreather snorkels on
  • BRONZE: 10 to 19 Powerbreather snorkels on

This program is available to teams and clubs worldwide, and special offers are also possible for sports clubs, hotels, rehabilitation and orthopaedic facilities or companies which want to invest in their company health management. 

If you belong to one of these groups and would like to take advantage of our special offer, please contact us by phone or e-mail to discuss the details – we will help you choose which Powerbreather will suit your needs.

 If you try out a Powerbreather and you are not satisfied, we have a 90-day money-back guarantee.

If at this point you’re not 100% convinced by the Powerbreather, we have some good news for you: We give you the opportunity to try our snorkel for 90 days – if for any reason you are not satisfied with our product – which in our experience is very unlikely – we will refund you the full purchase price. So you have absolutely nothing to lose.

All information about our worldwide money back guarantee can be found here. 

Not all snorkels are the same

We have developed the Powerbreather because we are passionate water sports enthusiasts ourselves, our main intention from the very beginning has been to offer other sports enthusiasts exactly the snorkel that we have been wishing for. 

Of course, there are more and more cheap snorkel models on the market, but from our own and our customers´ experience we know that it is not worth buying cheap in the long run – on the one hand you will have much less fun in the water with a cheaper product, because it is uncomfortable and has many other disadvantages Furthermore, after one season and intensive use in saltwater, a conventional snorkel will usually be thrown away.

According to the experience of our customers, a Powerbreather can be used intensively (2 times a week) for about 3 years. We regularly offer our customers in our Powerbreather community a special offer with a 35-50% discount to exchange an old model for a new one. Furthermore, all parts can be replaced individually.

Because quality is our priority, we give you the opportunity to test our snorkels without risk – because no sales promise can surpass the unique swimming experience you get with our Powerbreather. If you are not convinced after use, we will gladly give you your money back.

Take a look around our shop now, find the ideal model for you and get in the water – we guarantee you pure swimming fun!