are part of your basic equipment,
of a lens, a rubber skirt, and a strap, and they also come in
styles. And in the company of a Snorkel
and Fins, you will
start enjoying the underwater world.
When buying a Diving Mask
# 1: Look at the lens and see if is TEMPERED glass
scratches and breakage, and if broken, tempered glass will crumble into
#2: Mask materials are Neoprene rubber that is used
for less expensive
masks and Silicone masks that last three to four times longer than
Both materials can be colored but today's favorite coloring
Silicone clear or translucent masks are more
commonly used than
black. People prefer these because they allow more light. After
and/or lack of use, it becomes yellow.
TIP # 4:
A diving mask that does't fit properly may
be uncomfortable and leak. To determine if mask fits, follow these
remove strap out of the way. B)
Place mask lightly against your face while
looking up. C)
Inhale through the nose and the mask should remain firmly in
place, despite gentle tugging or head shaking.
it a habit to always perform a check on all your equipment before a dive.
have an oily film over the
surface. To remove it, put a small drop of toothpaste (not gel) on the
rub over it, thoroughly, then rinse the mask in fresh water.
Also use this method after long storage periods, in between, diving; it
help prevent the mask fogging up while diving.
effective de-fogging methods
are saliva: inexpensive and readily available and it works by letting
the saliva dry for a second or two, and then rinsing the mask out.
Other special anti-fog solutions are sold in all
dive shops. Just remember to rinse your mask out properly because you
don't want to get it in your eyes.
to defog your mask, simply let water go inside the mask and clean it
you were taught.
diving, always clean all your equipment in
fresh water; removing all the
salt, dirt, and sediments like sand. Remember to dry your equipment out of
Time to choose one
Mask with single lens
style mask used by divers since 1930s-1940s,
high internal volume (for equalizing and
clearing). They had a
narrow field of vision in early years, but new style of single
lens provides a
wide field of vision with lens that is semi-flat. You can also find
masks wit lenses on the side. See examples below.
Mask with double lens
A revolution that started in the
low volume, easy to equalize and clear. This type of mask is good when you require to change lenses for prescription lenses. See examples below.
Mask with Angle lens
style of masks with an angle on the lens to
provide better view of chest area. You can find single and double lens masks in this style. See examples below.