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Mask Review: 12 Best Diving Masks to Maximize Your View

Sherwood Scuba Allure
One of the top performers in our field-of-view test, the Allure provides superior vision combined with a strong ambient-light transfer.

Highlights: Crystal Clear lenses for better light transmission Compact skirt-mounted buckles Textured frame for sure handling Available in abalone (white) and azure (blue)

Contact: sherwoodscuba.com
MSRP: $75

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Aqua Lung Ventura+
The Ventura’s forgiving, low-volume design -offers a good fit for most faces, plus the innovative buckle design lets divers dial in maximum comfort.

Highlights: Push-button buckle release
Classic look for old-school appeal Available in clear- and black-skirt styles

Contact: aqualung.com
MSRP: $75

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Atomic Aquatics Venom
This new model will please gear-savvy divers with special UltraClear glass and a patented two-layer silicone skirt that’s great for larger faces.

Highlights: UltraClear Schott Superwite glass with 96 percent light transfer Patented SubFrame design for minimal profile Low volume for easy clearing Single window for wide field of view

Contact: atomicaquatics.com MSRP: $199

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Bare Sports Duo C The low-volume Duo C is lightweight for easy traveling, and offers superior comfort with the double-flanged skirt design and smart-buckle system.

Highlights: Double-flanged silicone skirt Push-button buckles Swiveling buckles enhance movement and absorb shock Available in yellow, blue, red, black and titanium

Contact: baresports.com
MSRP: $54.95

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Cressi Big Eyes Evolution Crystal
Divers in search of maximum comfort will find that the soft, dual-density Crystal skirt material delivers a smooth, supple fit that’s great for larger faces.

Highlights: Dual-density high-seal silicone Extreme low-volume design Lenses positioned for improved downward visibility Available in blue, pink, yellow/black and clear/black

Contact: cressi.com
MSRP: $100

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IST Sports M300 Syklops
For divers who require a wider mask, the M300 Syklops will accommodate larger faces and is built to survive the most rigorous dive mission with a tough aluminum frame.

Highlights: Rugged 6000-series aluminum frame Buckles attach directly to skirt
Panoramic, single-lens view Available in clear/blue, clear/yellow, black/white and black/red

Contact: www.istsports.com MSRP: $90

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Mares X-Vu Liquidskin
With a superior combination of great visibility, impressive comfort and strong value, the X-Vu Liquidskin is an excellent all-around performer.

Highlights: Liquidskin skirt material, 45 percent softer Two-button, quick-release buckles Low-profile buckles attached to skirt Available in blue, yellow and black/clear

Contact: mares.com
MSRP: $80

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Scubapro Spectra Mirrored
Designed to suit divers who prefer to stand out from the crowd, the Spectra Mirrored is as functional as it is stylish, with glare reduction, easy adjustment and strong performance.

Highlights: Anti-reflective mirrored lenses Swivel buckles ease strap pressure Forgiving skirt design Available in silver/blue, blue, red and black/bronze

Contact: scubapro.com
MSRP: $93

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Subgear Sprite
The Sprite’s cool design cues — bright-white skirt and floral accents — will appeal to women who like to add a bit of flash to their kit without sacrificing performance.

Highlights: Frameless construction Dramatic white-skirt design Ultralow internal volume Push-button strap adjustment

Contact: subgear.com
MSRP: $54

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Tilos Panoramic SG
Divers looking for maximum ambient light — or who are challenged by claustrophobic feelings — should try this effective side-window design.

Highlights: Side windows joined by an invisible seam Channeled skirt to deflect bubbles Buckles attach to frame Available in black, transparent blue, yellow and clear

Contact: tilos.com
MSRP: $70

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Tilos Hawk Eyes
This strong all-arounder offers an innovative strap-adjustment system and is a good choice for divers who need prescription (even bifocal) lenses.

Highlights: Improved downward view Skirt-mounted buckles Optional E-Band strap with single adjustment point Available in black/titanium, clear/blue, black/red, pink/white and more

Contact: tilos.com
MSRP: $55 ($5 E-Band)

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Tusa Visio Pro
Flashy metallic-frame styling and a high-tech, anti-reflective/ultraviolet lens coating will appeal to divers seeking maximum performance with an -aggressive look to match.

Highlights: High light-transmission optical glass UVA/B protection Retro-style chrome frame Quick-Adjust Buckle System attaches to frame

Contact: tusa.com
MSRP: $109

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