Having the right dive equipment can make a big difference to your scuba diving experience. Here are some of our best tips, tricks and strategies about getting the most out of your diving mask.
Turn Down the Volume
A diving mask with less internal air space will be easier to clear, sits closer to the face to create a streamline profile, and will provide a wider field of view for an equivalent lens area.
Fit Trumps Fashion
The best-reviewed, most popular diving mask on the market won’t serve you well if it doesn’t fit properly. The moral: Pay more attention to what you feel than what you read or hear.
Move Your Lips
The most common way to check a mask for proper fit is to put it against the face, sans strap, and inhale. To see if a diving mask truly fits, stop inhaling and start talking to see if the vacuum you created by inhaling will remain.
Enlightening, or Distracting?
Some scuba divers appreciate the extra light side lenses and clear skirts provide – it can make one feel less claustrophobic. Other divers prefer dark skirts to dampen potentially distracting reflections and sidelight.