Are full face snorkel masks banned in Hawaii?

How many people have died from full-face snorkel masks?

The Hawaii Health Department reports an increase in snorkel related deaths from 16 in 2014 to 31 in 2018. Department of Health officials say there are an average of 21 fatal drownings among snorkelers each year and 92-percent of those victims are visitors.

Why can’t you wear snorkeling masks in swimming pools?

During busier swimming sessions or those with lanes, the use of snorkels can restrict the vision of the wearer as their head is predominantly face down in the water and this can cause accidents and injuries to other users in the pool when the wearer inadvertently collides with them.

Has anyone died from snorkeling?

According to the DOH, snorkeling remains the leading activity for ocean drownings from 2010 to 2019 at 216 total — 197 visitors and 19 residents.

How many people have died at Hanauma Bay?

Although the water is usually calm, Hanauma Bay is actually considered to be the deadliest beach in Hawaii. According to a study released by the Department of Health, 11 people died between 2009 and 2013.

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