Originally Posted by harishjindal
2. Will a routine smoked goggles be fine for practicing back balancing in afternoon hours in open pool? Are there goggles particularly made very dark tinted? Also, can the clear lens swim goggles be tinted dark by an optician (by spray etc or by usual tinting process)?
I swim outside in the sun a lot, and I use the standard smoke goggles with no problems.
I haven't used a snorkel at all, but I agree if you are going to, get one of the centrally-mounted swimming snorkels. Some of the people I train with use them and really like them.