Scuba diving is all about getting the basics right. Your first purchase will likely be a mask, snorkel and fins. With choices like these on the market today, you’re guaranteed to see better, breathe easier and kick more efficiently.
IST’s MP204 Spear mask, with its low-volume dual-lens design, provides an expansive view of the underwater world. The soft, supple skirt is made from high-quality silicone and features a double-sealing system for a comfortable, watertight fit. The strap buckles swivel so you can dial in a good fit. They also fold in against the frame, presenting a low packing profile for traveling.
Cressi’s frameless mask is lightweight, low volume and offers a compact profile. Its flared single window lens provides good field of view, including over the bridge of the nose. The silicone skirt’s double seal system is effective in blocking water entry. Strap buckles attach directly to the skirt, allowing for lots of lateral movement, plus lets the mask fold flat for packing. The mask comes with a black or white skirt.
Buying your first scuba diving mask? Ideally, you'd be able to try various models on while in the water. If that's not practical or possible, follow our dry-fit tips for finding the mask that's perfect for your face.
On Scubapro’s Spectra Trufit, narrow ribs molded into the ultra-soft silicone create a pliable skirt that molds to facial contours, creating an excellent seal on a variety of face shapes. Buckles attach to the skirt, enabling the mask to be folded flat for packing, and the dual-lens design offers good field of view. The frame is painted with a unique powder-coat effect in a choice of colors.