Cressi Ultra Alpha Dry - Honest Review & Test 2024

By Julius
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Cressi Alpha Ultra Dry review

The Cressi Ultra Alpha Dry is a foldable snorkel that's perfect for scuba divers.
Foldable snorkels can easily be stored away in a BCD or drysuit pocket while diving so they don't get entangled in your scuba gear.
Another advantage is that the snorkel won't dangle in your face or in front of your camera underwater.
For snorkelers, this feature isn't as necessary, however, such snorkels can often be packed very small and light.

Cressi Ultra Alpha Dry Review - Table of Contents
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Of course, we also read other opinions online but in the end, nothing beats real world experience. So we took the time for a thorough Cressi Ultra Alpha Dry test and review! Below you find everything you need to know, including features, specs and what we like, and don't like about it.

Our Rating

4.5 / 5.0

What We Like

  • Foldable
  • Easy to store away
  • Lots of color options
  • Latex-free

Reasons to Avoid

  • Splashguard not as good as the Supernova one
  • Not the most robust mask clip
  • I am not the biggest fan of the design but that's subjective

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First Impression

In a hurry and looking for the gist of things? Here is our review in short. Keep reading for the entire version.

Cressi’s Alpha Ultra Dry foldable snorkel is a great budget option that has a comfortable fit.

Unlike other Cressi snorkels, this one is made with scuba divers in mind and has a much smaller size (not talking about the length).

Since it’s foldable, it can be stored away super easily and fits into any BCD or wetsuit pocket underwater. It is also latex-free which is a big plus for many divers.

The mouthpiece is a little larger than on my Tusa snorkel, however, I think it is just as good.

Like pretty much all Cressi scuba gear, it comes in dozens of colors so pick what suits your style (have I mentioned yet that I love the black one? 😎 ).

I am not sold on the mask clip, to be honest, as I find it to be on the more fragile side. If you encounter heavy surface currents or bigger waves, it might come loose.

Last but not least, some of the design options don’t convince me. I love the blue-black one, but all the transparent ones are pretty awful, in my opinion.

Sure, it isn’t as bad as the Cressi America or Gringo ones or the Mares Ergo Flex…but nowhere near the Oceanic Ultra Dry, let alone the gorgeous Atomic Aquatics V2.


The Cressi Ultra Alpha Dry is a great foldable snorkel for beginners and experienced divers and snorkelers alike.

While the splashguard is not as good as the one of the Cressi Supernova, it is much more suited for scuba diving as it can easily be stored away and won’t be in your way underwater.

If you have any other questions or need advice, leave us a comment below and get the conversation started.

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Where to Buy

Cressi Alpha Ultra Dry in black & blue
MSRP: $0
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About the author

Hey! I'm Julius, professional scuba instructor, diver, outdoor lover, entrepreneur and CEO and founder of Social Diving. I write about scuba diving (including tech, cave, sidemount, and freediving), travel, and love what I do. If you have any questions, send me a message. :-)

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