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About Blue Reef Snorkeling Vest

Getting ready to go on a tropical vacation to Saint Somewhere or maybe the Florida Keys would be nice, whatever it is if there is warm water you've got to go snorkeling! Enjoying snorkeling includes be comfortable and safe when in the water. Using a snorkeling vest increases safety and comfort. The bright orange or yellow color allows watercraft operators to recognize that people are in the surrounding water and to keep clear, it also allows people to see you easily for pick up by your own watercraft.

More importantly you remain comfortable when enjoying the wonders of the reef. The snorkeler can orally inflate and deflate the volume of air in the vest to their requirements. Add just a little air to use it as a "pillow" under your chest to help hold your head and snorkel above water. Fully inflate in stressful situations to relax and rest. Deflate by yourself to return to surface diving activities. Fits comfortably over the snorkeler's head and secures firmly to the body with two adjustable straps.

The Blue Reef Snorkeling Vest is commonly used for Recreation, Snorkeling, Warm Water and more. The Blue Reef Snorkeling Vest is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Beginner, Casual/ Recreational, Novice Diver, Recreational Diver among others. The Blue Reef Snorkeling Vest is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Blue Reef Snorkeling Vest: Easy To Use, Functional, Improves Diving Experience, Lightweight, Solid Construction.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Blue Reef Snorkeling Vest Features

  • Makes Snorkeling Enjoyable
  • Increased Water Safety
  • Increased Comfort in the Water
  • Easy to Operate Oral Inflator
  • Adjustable Waist and Crotch Straps
  • Bright Orange or Yellow Color

Blue Reef Snorkeling Vest Specifications

Available in the Following Colors:
Orange, Yellow
Available in the Following Sizes:
Jr, Small, Large, Medium, X-Large
Weight [with packaging]
Jr, Small: 0.45 lb,
Large, Medium: 0.55 lb,
X-Large: 0.7 lb
Available in the Following Colors:
Orange, Yellow
Available in the Following Sizes:
Jr, Small, Large, Medium, X-Large
Weight [with packaging]
Jr, Small: 0.45 lb,
Large, Medium: 0.55 lb,
X-Large: 0.7 lb
Small Medium Large X-Large
Head Hole 6.5" X 8.5" 7.5" X 9.5" 8" X 10.25" 8.25" X 10.25"
Height 19.5" 22.75" 25" 26.75"
Width Top 12.5" 13" 15.5" 18.5"
Width Bottom 14.5" 16.75" 18" 19.5"
Body Length 14.75" 17.5" 19.75" 22.25"

Snorkeling Vest Customer Reviews

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Blue Reef Snorkeling Vest
 
4.5

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (55)
  • Functional (51)
  • Lightweight (50)
  • Solid construction (25)
  • Improves diving experience (24)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Recreation (41)
  • Warm water (20)
  • Snorkeling (5)
  • All diving applications (3)
  • Cold water (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (16), Recreational diver (12), Beginner (9), Advanced (8), Novice diver (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just what I needed

I felt very secure with the vest knowing if I needed help staying afloat I had it. I would never snorkel without it.

I felt very secure with the vest knowing if I needed help staying afloat I had it. I would never snorkel without it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good quality/price, quirky inflator

I've read reviews and it sounds like there are different styles out there. The units I purchased are the orange Blue Reef snorkeling vest - purchased in May'12.

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I've read reviews and it sounds like there are different styles out there. The units I purchased are the orange Blue Reef snorkeling vest - purchased in May'12.

If you're looking for a snorkeling vest where you float around on the surface and watch the fish - this vest is perfectly functional.

If you plan to occasionally free dive to take a closer look at a critter or some coral, deflating the vest is a pain. You have to use the extra tab on the edge of the cap to push down on the spring-loaded crosshairs inside the tube. The tube diameter is too small to access the valve with your pinky. If you lose the cap, you'll need something the size of a ball point pen to open the valve. This is basically a two hand operation - one to hold the inflator tube while you use the tab on the cap to push the spring loaded crosshairs further into the tube.

I'm looking at modifying mine so I'll have a button that projects out beyond the end of the tube, so I can push on the button to deflate the vest.

Material and quality of build are average, and at the sale price, it's a decent buy. The vest provides excellent functionality for surface swimming, but the poor deflator design makes it unsuited for free diving without modification.

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5.0

This vest helped to enjoy snorkeling

By Olegpetroff

from Ontario, Canada

About Me Advanced

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Lightweight
  • Solid Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation
    • Warm Water

    Comments about Blue Reef Snorkeling Vest:

    Very nice product

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    What A great trip to the keys

    By Rose

    from Livonia MI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Improves Diving Experience
    • Lightweight
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Diving Applications
      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Blue Reef Snorkeling Vest:

      snorking

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Snorkeling in the Keys was GREAT

      By Rose

      from Livonia MI

      About Me Beginner

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Improves Diving Experience
      • Lightweight
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Diving Applications
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Blue Reef Snorkeling Vest:

        we went snorkeling it was great time

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Happy with vest

        By schwabld

        from Mantorville, MN

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

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              Comments about Blue Reef Snorkeling Vest:

              We used these for snorkeling on vacation last week, and they worked great. Easy to inflate and deflate. Before the trip, I did cut approximately 6 inches off the strap that goes between the legs as it was a little too long for me, and I didn't want so much extra strap hanging down. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase this vest again.

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              5.0

              Good Piece of Gear

              By Bo

              from El Camino Village, CA.

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Improves Diving Experience
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cold Water
                • Recreation

                Comments about Blue Reef Snorkeling Vest:

                I purchased two; one for my daughter and myself. We use these vests over full wetsuits snorkeling in our cold CA. Water. These vests allow us to just float around and relax and I appreciate the safety factor for us both, but particularly for my daughter. The vest can ride up around the neck. I've found good snug strap adjustment keeps this to a minimum. I also just pull down by hand and readjust it as needed. I really like this gear!

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                Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
                Leslie H  I am going on my first cruise. Wanted to snorkel, while in the Grand Caymans. Read the reviews and decided this was the vest for me. I used the chat with diver option, He was helpful with sizing. Looking forward to receiving my purchase in the mail.
                Shopper  What color would look good with blue and pink snorkeling fins?
                SHERREE S  :Yellow would be fine, but any color would do. It's all about safety. It's not like you are going to be prancing around the beach in it. You want it off as soon as you are in a safe area.
                Shopper  What are the weight limits of a large vest and a xl vest?
                JAMES P  My wife and I , who are in their 60's use them every time we can - she weights over 130 pounds and I weigh 180 - very very good and packs /travels easily!
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