How to prepare your mask for diving like a pro
You’ve found the perfect mask that fits your face and the right color to impress the fish.
Here are some tips to help you prepare your mask before taking it into the water for your diving adventure.
Mask Care and Cleaning
After use, make it a point to soak your mask in warm water, especially if it was used in salt water. The warmer water will break the salt crystals and keep your mask nice and clean.
Every once in a while, re-sanitize your mask with 500PSI’s Mask Scrub solution (preferred) or a non-gel toothpaste. It will keep them from retaining a possible mildew odor. You could also soak or rinse them with a mild solution of mouthwash. This solution can also be used with your regulator mouthpiece, your manual inflator-hose and the inside of your BCD.
SCUBA.com has a combo pack of equipment care products called 500psi 6-Piece Ultimate Divers Care Kit It contains:
Corrective Lenses for Masks
Do you wear corrective lens?
Nearsightedness - (Minus Diopters/Sphere) That condition of the ocular refraction in which the posterior principal focus of the eye lies in front of the retinal plane, so that neutral light waves, entering the eye in a state of rest, instead of focusing on the retina, come to a focus before they reach it, are reversed, and fall on the retina in diffusion circles of plus waves.
Far sightedness - (Positive Diopters/Sphere) That condition of ocular refraction in which the posterior principal focus of the eye lies back of the retinal plane, so that neutral light waves instead of focusing on the retina, fall on the retina in diffusion circles of unfocused waves.
#2 For the far sighted - Positive Lens (Full Lens)
If you live in a year round warm & moist climate remember, critters like to nibble on the silicone mask products. Once dry, place the mask in your mask box & store it in a cool, dry place.
For added enjoyment, consider purchasing a Scuba.com Strap Wrapper. For divers and snorkelers not using a hood while diving in warmer water, you’ll find the Wrapper a comfortable addition to your mask. The Wrapper slides over the strap and is placed on the back side of the mask strap.
To complete the care of your mask, every diver should carry a Save-A- Dive Kit. We have 3 kits available that include a spare mask strap, a snorkel keeper and other important items!
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