The reason for this is not only does it aid in keeping water out of the ear, thus minimizing the risk of ear infection and possibly hearing loss, the right set of ear plugs will also aid with the crucial process of equalization, which is essential to a safe, enjoyable diving experience.
Of all our ear plugs designed for water activity, one brand stands apart in terms of its reputation among divers; SurfEars. The latest model, SurfEars 3.0, has in fact been worn by champion freedivers and has benefits over its competition when it comes to hearing your surrounds (essential for both your enjoyment but also your safety). As SurfEars writes on their website:
"Protection against water intrusion is a given with SurfEars, safeguarding divers from potential ear infections. But SurfEars has another distinctive advantage. When it comes to the process of equalization, SurfEars shines. Equalization, essential for divers, is the act of balancing the pressure inside the ears as one changes depth underwater. Proper equalization is key to avoiding discomfort and potential ear injuries. While divers always need to actively equalize, SurfEars’ design makes the process more straightforward, reducing the common challenges faced with other ear plugs and facilitating a more intuitive equalizing experience.
Beyond protection and aiding equalization, the acoustic quality of SurfEars stands out. The depths of the ocean come alive with sounds, from the muffled calls of marine inhabitants to crucial communications with fellow divers. SurfEars ensures that while you’re shielded from water intrusion, these essential sounds remain vivid and clear.
Comfort, as any diver knows, is crucial. Designed for extended underwater adventures, SurfEars offers a snug, irritation-free fit."
We believe ear plugs are a must for divers, not only to prevent ear infections that arise from prolonged periods underwater but to aid in equalization. Of our various ear plugs for water-based activities, SurfEars is our choice due to their tried-and-tested reputation and the ability to hear more clearly under water than any other swimming ear plug on the market.
SurfEars 3.0 are available for $64.95.