*Update…Lots have contacted us about the FULL FACE MASKS…although we have used them and they had worked efficiently, we CAN’T recommend them until MORE testing takes place in Hawaii waters concerning them. Mahalo~
Over the last TWO WEEKS Hawaii has lost 8 vacationers to Snorkeling related Deaths…that’s over a death every other day for the last two weeks!
Unimaginable honestly…but it happened and we just lost one of them again at Hanauma Bay just YESTERDAY!
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING and how can you make sure it doesn’t happen to you, your wife, your parents, or children….THIS IS A MUST LISTEN!
We discuss TRADITIONAL SNORKELING equipment and the NEW FULL-FACE NINJA MASKS that some say are AWESOME, like myself, and others say could be causing a problem…Of the 8 people who died the last two weeks several of them had been wearing the NEW FULL FACE MASKS…for me I enjoy them much more than traditional masks, you have much more vision, can breathe out of nose and mouth and best of all if you have Facial hair, like I do, it doesn’t leak for me like the Traditional Mask…I discuss my personal feelings for both and why I like one over the other and my experience with them both…but Bruce does bring up a good point on the RESEARCH on these NEW FULL FACE MASKS…do they have issues with TRAPPED CO2? Could they actually be making people pass out? I never had an issue except that I don’t go more than 15 feet down with them because of the pressure on my entire face…but that’s be my only issue and I don’t often go down that deep for snorkeling anyway….There are good and bad about both I guess and it’s really what you prefer…but PLEASE DO THREE THINGS:
1.) RESEARCH YOUR EQUIPMENT…NEW OR OLD.
2.) BE IN GOOD SHAPE…Snorkeling is NOT for someone that doesn’t exercise…You don’t notice because you are just floating, but Snorkeling is like riding a treadmill.
3.) IF YOU ARE 40-50 or into your 60’s…before you go to Hawaii and snorkel…ask your Doctor is you should be doing it…WE ARE NOT JOKING HERE!
DON’T LEAVE HAWAII IN A BODY BAG….that’s not how we want your dream vacation to end.