Does this snorkel have a purge valve? I can't tell from the photographs or description.
LINDA T YES!
Keep mine rolled up just in case.
MARGARET M This snorkel is self draining below the mouthpiece. It's a great snorkel if you don't like to wear a snorkel during your dive but want to have one in the pocket of your BCD for safety purposes. It's a great 2nd snorkel for a diver. I wouldn't recommend it for just snorkeling because it's not rigid.
ROBERT M Yes, Purge valve is right behind the mouthpiece... works well for a fold-up snorkel.
MOLLY M yes it has a purge valve
JEANNE R Hi Scott, Not as such, but easy to purge. Water does not access easily. I only use it as a backup if needed while diving in emergency, so it is safely tucked away in my BC. If I am going snorkeling, I prefer to use a harder encasing model. Hopes this help. If not, ask again. Jeanne
RONNIE L Yes it does have a purge valve.
CATHERINE C No, it doesn't have a purge valve. But I've found the simpler the snorkel's construction, the less opportunity it has to leak and the longer it lasts. This is a basic snorkel that does the job for a SCUBA diver in a pinch as it won't clutter up your gear and is easy to store in a BCD. If you're not a diver and simply want a snorkel, you might consider a rigid one.
GAIL/JEFFREY L yes. It has a purge valve (I had to dig it out of my gear to check). A great unit if you do not like a tube on your mask or do so diving where a tube on the mask is a no-no. Jeff
ELLEN N Yes it does have a purge valve but I haven't had an opportunity to use it to see how it works.
JAMES C Ugh, I just realized I just reviewed the wrong Item. I bought two stowables for the trip and reviewed the wrong one! Please ignore my previous post, the XS snorkel DOES have a purge valve.
JAMES C No purge valve, just a smooth tube with a somewhat tear drop shape for added strength. It does work extremely well though and easily fit in my BC pocket. I had to fold it in thirds instead of rolling it, as the only velcro pocket on my BCD is tall and skinny, but it worked great all the same.
RICHARD C Yes. There is a purge valve.
PAUL H No, the snorkle does not have purge valve, which I like, keeping with the "keep it simple" design of the snorkle. I have made over 150 dives using the snorkle and it has performed flawlessly.
HEATHER F It does have a purge valve. Excellent buy if you dislike having a bulky snorkel always attached to your mask. I keep mine rolled up in my BCD pocket just in case I ever need it. :)
IRA H Scot,
Yes it does have a purge. It's a good enough snorkel to use full time and being able to carry it in a BC pocket is great!