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.
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.
What We Like
- Easy to store away
- Lots of color options
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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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.
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.
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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