The Best Fish Story-tellers Go Snorkeling with U.S. Divers

December 15, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
VISTA, Calif. –U.S. Divers, a division of Aqua Lung -the world’s foremost SCUBA diving company and leader in product design, is bringing more people than ever into the water to search for Nemo and his friends. With just a snorkel, fins and a mask, vacationers are ready to join the “cast” underwater.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, over 11 million people in the United States discovered the aquatic environment with a snorkel last year. That number is projected to approach 12 million by 2010.

It is not necessary to be an advanced swimmer or deep sea enthusiast to enjoy snorkeling. With minimal equipment, people of all ages – regardless of skill and fitness level – can see the wonders of the ocean.

Every snorkeling trip starts with just three products: mask, snorkel and fins. The mask is the window to the underwater world, while the snorkel provides air and the fins aid movement through the water.

In a pack smaller than some travelers’ toiletry bags, vacationers can (and should) bring their own gear, instead of renting, to explore the waters around them. No one wants fins that cut into the back of your feet, masks that leak – or germ-ridden snorkels that have been used countless times.

With equipment adjusted to one’s precise settings, snorkelers can avoid the uncertainty of rented gear – for a price comparable to a few sessions of renting equipment.

U.S. Divers has introduced several compact and lightweight “travel-ready” snorkeling sets - fins, snorkel and mask ready to go in a durable shoulder bag for easy adventuring. The underwater experts at Aqua Lung and U.S. Divers have also included an instructional DVD with equipment and technique tips to enhance the snorkeling experience. This DVD is also available online for download at

The 2007 U.S. Divers snorkeling equipment line includes:

Trek Travel Fin: a revolutionary compact fin perfect for snorkeling on vacation and for other water activities. The dual-composite fin blade offers excellent snap, power and styling. An adjustable foot strap allows snorkelers to fine tune the fit.

Proflex II Fins: with contemporary design and a dual-composite fin blade, the Proflex II has enhanced power and sharp styling. The fin blade is longer for greater snap and thrust. The fin is available with an enclosed heel for a snug shoe-like fit, or with a foot strap for easy comfort adjustments.

Captain 4LX and 2 LX Masks: this top-of-the-line mask comes in either a two or four window design with expanded top-to-bottom front viewing windows for a full field of vision. The “Pro Glide” buckle system, allows snorkelers to simply and quickly fit the mask to the contours of their face.

Admiral Mask: a high-quality universal mask that utilizes the “Pro Glide” buckle system to fit a wide range of faces. The Admiral comes in a two window design that offers great peripheral vision in a sleeker mask.

Hydroair II Snorkel: this technical snorkel features “Hydro-adhesion Technology” designed to keep surface water out while maintaining unobstructed airflow and purging capabilities. A silicone mouthpiece makes the snorkel more comfortable and durable.

Bikar Pro Snorkel: a high-end snorkel that comes in six color choices. The Bikar Pro features “Hydro-adhesion Technology” and a contoured barrel that is ergonomically shaped for correct positioning and comfort.

U.S. Divers’ snorkeling gear is available from Aqua Lung dealers and sporting good retailers across the country. For specific stores carrying U.S. Divers products, log onto or call (760) 597-5000.

About Aqua Lung
For 60 years, Aqua Lung’s name has been synonymous with innovation in the scuba diving world. With its deep commitment to quality, research and testing, Aqua Lung’s award winning products have advanced the scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming experience for enthusiasts and professionals all over the world.

Aqua Lung introduced the world to SCUBA diving with the invention of the Aqualung, a compact pressure regulator developed by the pioneering ocean explorer Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Since then, growth has continued with the acquisition of several leading companies that share Aqua Lung’s innovative spirit. Today, those brands include Sea Quest, Deep See, U.S. Divers, Apeks, Aqua Sphere and Stohlquist.

Aqua Lung's long history in the dive industry, award-winning products cited for quality and innovation and the expertise of its companies, has led to high demand for its equipment for recreational, technical and military applications in more than 30 countries.

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