The improved snorkel (FIGS. 1-4) in contrast to the prior art snorkel (FIG. 5) is shaped and designed to fit closely to the face of the wearer whereby viscous drag is minimized. Unnecessary curves in the snorkel tube are eliminated whereby minimum resistance is encountered to water being purged from the snorkel by exhalation. The feathered edge (FIG. 3) also assists in this function.