Snorkelbuoy – Ultimate snorkel and mask floaty

Using a Snorkelbuoy you will never lose your snorkel and mask again! This tiny yet smart floaty is a must-have snorkeling accessory that prevents your equipment from sinking to the deep sea. Moreover, it works as a marker too thanks to its bright red color! How does it work and how to use it? Read our post and watch our video to know!

What is a Snorkelbuoy?

How many times happened to you that you lost your mask or snorkel while snorkeling or diving because somebody knocked them off your head or they fell in the water and sank to the bottom of the sea? With Snorkelbuoy, this never will happen again! This buoyancy foam mask and snorkel float is an accessory that keeps your equipment floating in the water. They won’t sink to the sea bottom if you accidentally drop them! Originally, Snorkelbuoy meant to work as a snorkel float, but it is buoyant enough to keep the attached mask afloat too.


  • buoyancy foam floating accessory for snorkeling
  • keeps your snorkel and mask afloat in the water
  • the bright red color makes the user more visible on the surface, works as a marker buoy too

Moreover, thanks to the bright red-white color, that is similar to dive flag design, using a snorkel buoy will also make the user more visible on the surface! However this floaty is not an official safety accessory, but definitely can help to make snorkeling safer! The increased visibility that this snorkel buoy gives also can help you to locate your buddy, family member or friend among a bigger group of people in the water. This is not only helpful for individuals but also for tour organizers to be able to track their guests on the surface.

Tip: you can use the Snorkelbuoy as a reef marker, key or camera floaty too!

The story of Snorkelbuoy

The SnorkelBuoy was invented by Joanna Diamond, a fellow snorkeler who personally faced the problem losing her mask and snorkel in the ocean on her snorkeling holiday. As she couldn’t find any accessory in dive shops that can be attached to the snorkel to prevent sinking, she designed a floaty herself. This is how Snorkelbuoy was born and now it help snorkelers all over the world preventing losing their expensive equipment! This tiny but useful accessory is getting more and more popular among snorkelers, divers and freedivers due to is easy usability and practicality.

Snorkelbuoy - This tiny foam can help to keep you visible in the water

Tip: Our safety tips for snorkeling will help you to learn how to stay safe in the water!

How to use it?

Installing and using Snorkelbuoy is very easy. You just need to place it onto your snorkel tube, push and twist until it reaches the right position. It can be used on any type of snorkels. If you have a simple J-type snorkel, just simple insert the tube into the Snorkelbuoy and push it until it’s securely attached. Approx. 2 inches / 5 cm of the tube should protrude. By a dry-top model, you need to remove the top part or the mouthpiece to be able to slide and twist the Snorkelbuoy over the snorkel.

Since the buoy is a very tight fit (this guarantees that it won’t come off) you might need a little effort to install it properly. We just simply made it wet, but the best solution is put liquid soap, Vaseline or silicone grease inside the buoy so it will slide easily on. You need to do this process only one time! Once the floaty is placed, there is no need to remove. Yes, it is so simple and easy! Get your Snorkelbuoy and stop worrying about losing your snorkeling gear!

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Anett Szaszi

Anett is a certified scuba diver, freediver and an expert in snorkeling with more than 10 years experience. She fell in love with the ocean when she put her head underwater in the Red Sea in 2008. Since then , she is traveling all over the world to discover our waters. Wherever she goes, she takes her mask, fins and underwater camera with her. Visiting mega-cities is not her style but getting lost in tiny coastal villages, capturing the beauty of the sea while snorkeling. She is interested in sustainable traveling and marine conservation. She is hoping to inspire people to protect our oceans by sharing her underwater stories. Find her photos on @anett.szaszi Instagram too!