Where did the name snorkel come from?
1944, “airshaft for submarines,” from German Schnorchel, from German navy slang Schnorchel “nose, snout,” related to schnarchen “to snore” (see snore (n.)). So called from its resemblance to a nose and its noise when in use. The Englished spelling first recorded 1949.
Why is it hard to breathe with a snorkel?
increased water pressure on your chest. Even at the surface, you’ve got a bit more pressure against your chest and lungs because of the water. That makes it so you have to use a bit more effort to inhale, and if you don’t, you inhale less deeply, which probably doesn’t help the whole dead air thing above.
Is snorkel good for lungs?
Improves breathing and cardiovascular health
Snorkelling assists in increasing your lungs’ capacity to hold oxygen, as breathing through a tube is more difficult than regular breathing – think of snorkelling as a form of breathing exercise.
Are there snorkels that work underwater?
Snorkels do not work underwater! Yes, believe it or not. In order to snorkel underwater, you need to take a breath on the surface and hold that breath. Then you are able to dive down and snorkel underwater.
Is snorkelling good exercise?
Snorkeling is a fun and unique form of cardiovascular exercise and muscle strengthening. It requires minimal equipment – a mask, snorkel and sometimes fins (or flippers). It’s especially beneficial for those suffering from joint pain or limited mobility and who struggle to take other forms of exercise.