Are you planning a snorkelling adventure soon? Snorkelling is a great way to explore the underwater world without the need for scuba diving certification. It's an activity that can be enjoyed by anyone, whether you're a beginner or an experienced snorkeler. However, to make the most of your snorkelling experience, it's important to have the right gear.  

At M&A, we are your one-stop-shop for high-quality snorkelling and diving gear, as well as services in Malta and Gozo. Our products are exclusively sourced from world-renowned suppliers, ensuring that you get the best equipment available. Additionally, we offer a wide range of services to help you get the most out of your underwater experiences, including snorkel mask fittings, equipment servicing and more. With our commitment to customer satisfaction and unbeatable prices, you can trust us to provide you with everything you need for your next snorkelling adventure. 

In this article, we'll take a closer look at the essential snorkelling gear you'll need to enjoy your next adventure. From snorkel vests to fins, we've got you covered. We'll also provide tips on how to choose the right gear to ensure that you have a comfortable and safe experience in the water. So, let's dive in! 


M&A’s List of 5 Essential Snorkelling Gear You Must Own 


1. Snorkelling Mask 

When it comes to snorkelling, investing in a good, full-face mask is a must to fully enjoy the underwater experience. A high-quality mask provides a clear and unobstructed view of marine life, so you may admire all the gorgeous scenery as you snorkel in the clear blue seas.  

We recommend making sure that the mask fits properly and is comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. Look for a mask with a silicone skirt that creates a good seal around your face to prevent water from entering. Furthermore, the lens should be made of tempered glass or a shatterproof material to ensure durability and clarity.  

M&A offers a wide selection of snorkelling masks that cater to various preferences and needs. Our collection includes masks with a single lens or twin lenses, as well as masks with prescription lenses for those who require corrective eyewear. We also carry masks with different shapes and sizes to fit different face shapes and sizes, ensuring maximum comfort and a good seal. Our range of snorkelling masks includes high-quality options from top brands, such as Aqualung, TUSA, and Aquasphere, so you can be sure to find a mask that meets your requirements at our store. 


2. Snorkel 

Naturally, no snorkelling adventure can fully start without a good snorkel. This piece of equipment allows you to breathe comfortably underwater as you enjoy your fresh surroundings beneath the water.  

When selecting a snorkel, it's essential to consider various features that can make a significant difference in your experience. First, look for a snorkel with a comfortable mouthpiece that fits well and doesn't cause jaw fatigue. Additionally, ensure that the snorkel has a one-way valve at the bottom that prevents water from entering the tube. This valve will automatically close when you dive, and water tries to enter, preventing any water from reaching your mouth. Furthermore, some snorkels come with a splash guard that prevents water from splashing into the tube, and a purge valve that makes it easy to clear any water that enters the tube.  

Overall, choosing the right snorkel can significantly enhance your snorkelling experience, and at M&A Malta, we offer a variety of high-quality snorkels from reputable brands to meet your specific needs. 


3. Snorkelling Fins 

As with any underwater sport, fins are an important piece of snorkelling gear that allow you to move through the water more easily and efficiently. However, there are various styles and sizes of fins available on the market, so it's important to choose the right pair for your unique snorkelling needs. Keep in mind that shorter fins are more suitable for snorkelling in shallow water as they provide less resistance and require less effort to move through the water, whilst longer fins provide more power, making them better suited for open ocean diving.  

Additionally, a comfortable fit is crucial, so make sure to try on different fins to find the best match for your feet. The foot pocket should be snug but not too tight, as this can cause discomfort or chafing. Finally, the design of the fins can also impact your performance. Some fins are designed for speed, whilst others prioritise manoeuvrability or comfort. Be sure to choose fins that align with your goals and level of expertise to ensure that you have the best possible experience while snorkelling. 


4. Rash Guard 

The next item on our must-have snorkelling gear list is a well-designed rash guard. Made from a stretchy, quick-drying material, a good quality rash guard will protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, and prevent irritation caused by exposure to saltwater. The fabric is designed to dry quickly, making it ideal for use in and out of the water.  

At M&A, we have a range of rash guards available in a variety of styles, including long-sleeved and short-sleeved options, so you may choose the level of coverage that works best for you. Investing in a rash guard is a smart choice for any snorkeller looking to protect their skin and enjoy a comfortable and safe experience in the water.


5. Snorkelling Vest 

For added protection in the water, consider investing in a snorkelling vest. This floatation device is worn around the waist or torso to keep you afloat whilst snorkelling, making it easier to conserve energy and focus on exploring the underwater world. Snorkelling vests are typically adjustable and can be inflated or deflated to achieve the desired level of buoyancy.  

It is a great option for those who are not confident swimmers or those who want to conserve their energy during long snorkelling sessions. Additionally, a brightly coloured snorkel vest can serve as a signal device, making it easier for boat captains or other snorkelers to spot you in the water. 


Start Shopping at M&A 


M&A has all of your snorkelling equipment needs covered. We source products exclusively from trusted suppliers and world-renowned brands and our knowledgeable staff provides expert advice on equipment selection, maintenance, and servicing.  

Visit our website to explore our extensive range of products – including our top-of-the-range snorkel sets – and place orders from the comfort of your own home, or simply pop by our store in Qormi to view our items in person. We look forward to helping you embark on your underwater adventures with just the right equipment!