Will these face masks tie into my hookah system
You would need the Ocean Reef Neptune Space Full Face Scuba Dive Mask with Hookah 2nd Stage which can be found at http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-124/029052/Ocean-Reef-Neptune-Space-Full-Face-Scuba-Dive-Mask-with-Hookah-2nd-Stage.html
this mask says it has a built in in visor led switch in the air surface valve. but it says this valve is an option. Is it built in if you order the surface air valve or is it already there?
Hello: I just bought two full face masks with light, the last week I went to Mexico, my friend and I tried the masks, but when we were diving the lights just stopped working and no longer work, I do not know what happened supposedly are designed to work under the sea, but now the LED lights do not work. I would like to know why?
Unfortunately without seeing them, there is no way for us to know. They are completely designed to operate as deep as the mask is designed to dive. The first thought is the battery compartment has flooded. After that, the second place I'd check would be changing the batteries to see if that solves the issue. If neither help, you can return them under warranty to Ocean Reed and they can have a look for you. Ocean Reef is one of a few companies out there who will handle their service/warranty issues directly in an effort to save the consumer time on their repairs. Ocean Reef 1205 Linda Vista Dr. San Marcus, California 92069 Tel: 760-744-9430 Fax: 760-744-9525 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The OCEAN REEF Neptune Series provides a revolutionary take on the full face mask. They offer great visual fields, superior comfort, reliability, exceptional safety, durability, and they are easy to use! Whether you are a recreational, professional, or commercial diver, or just getting started in SCUBA, the OCEAN REEF Neptune Space series has a mask for you!
The Neptune Space G.divers with GSM G.divers Communication Unit includes everything you need to dive and speak with your buddy underwater.
Neptune Space G.divers Integrated Dive Mask (OR02501X):
The Neptune Space G.divers mask is available in two sizes and four colors (white, emerald, cobalt and pink) and includes an integrated, balanced 2nd stage regulator with a low-pressure hose. Designed for recreational diving, guiding and teaching, this high performance mask is ideal for both those looking to try full face mask diving for the first time as well as experienced divers looking for an exceptional value.
Ocean Reef’s pneumatically balanced, integrated second stage regulator provides consistent ease of breath at any tank pressure. The inhalation adjustment knob allows divers to control their air delivery. The Neptune Space G.divers mask can also be equipped with an optional Surface Air Valve (SAV) that will allow divers to breathe ambient air while at the surface.
The patented bellows style face skirt, molded from premium grade silicone rubber, uses a ‘spring profile’ and large sealing surface to achieve a very comfortable fit and ample support. This spring effect is a combination of the double “S” section and the inner support ribs which allows the G.divers mask to ‘float’ comfortably on the face. The head strap is directly attached to the face shield, allowing pressure to be distributed equally along the mask skirt. The six straps of the head harness hold the mask in a firm position due to their low elasticity. The tip of each rubber strap is wide, making them easy to grasp while wearing gloves. The fast rotating buckle allows the mask to be donned and removed quickly, simply pull the quick release tabs on the bottom of the mask to remove. The unique face seal and strap concepts are Ocean Reef patents.
The streamlined visor, made of transparent polycarbonate and treated with a scratch resistant resin, is designed to be wider and sit closer to the face than previous full face masks, maximizing the visual field, especially in the peripheral area. The visible light transfer of the visor is 92%. These factors give divers and astonishingly clear view of the underwater world.
The Neptune Space G.divers air circulation system is one of a kind and is designed to eliminate fogging and reduce the amount of CO and CO2 buildup. The silicone orinasal pocket is built with two one-way valves through which air is inhaled. Exhaled air is directed through a valve under the orinasal pocket and out of the mask. This limits the mixing of used air with the fresh air coming in from the regulator.
Water that may seep into the mask is quickly eliminated through exhalation or pushing the purge valve button in the second stage. Mask squeeze cannot occur with the G.divers mask because the pressure inside the mask is always being equalized to the pressure outside.
Ear equalization is a breeze with the Neptune Space G.divers patented 3-D equalization system. The system consists of a moveable plate and 2 eccentric blocks, which may be moved up or down and in or out to adapt to a variety of nose shapes. Included are three pairs of extensions, allowing the distance between the blocks and the nose to be modified. Simply adjust the silicone blocks to sit right under the nose, then push back on the mask to block the nostrils on descent and equalize the ears.
The Ocean Reef G.divers mask can be outfitted with a variety of optional accessories. The Surface Air Valve (OR025020) saves tank air while at the surface. An optical lens support (33299) allows for vision correction. Visor lights (OR024502) can provide hands free illumination. An Extraflex Quick Connect hose (OR024998) allows you to easily remove the mask from the 1st stage regulator set up, and a swivel (33033) can provide freer movement. Also available is a high performance 1st stage with a balance diaphragm and anti-freeze kit (YOKE 9922/DIN 9923).
GSM G.divers Underwater Communication Unit (OR033109):
Underwater communication can make diving safer and more fun with the ability to talk back and forth with your buddy!
The GSM G.divers Unit is a wireless underwater communication system, allowing the diver to both talk and receive. The GSM unit is installed in the communication port, located on the left side of the mask.
The GSM G.divers allows a diver to communicate with others verbally, making diving more enjoyable and safer. Working through ultrasonic waves, the unit boasts the autonomy of approximately 30 hours in receiving mode, a range of operations of approximately 200 meters/600 feet, and a lightweight and sleek design. It is a powerful, single channel PTT (push to talk) underwater wireless communication unit.
The unit automatically activates upon contact with the water and uses a 9V alkaline battery. The battery is simple to install, and a ‘low battery’ alarm will beep every 30 seconds when battery is low.
The GSM G.divers uses a D-mic, a special microphone with the housing sealed in a hydrophobic membrane that is permeable to air, but prevents water from passing through to the electronics. The membrane’s reduced thickness limits any reduction of the vocal signal. The permeability of the membrane keeps the internal pressure equalized with the external pressure, enabling the microphone to be used at practically any depth.
Each GSM G.divers comes with the NACS (Neptune Adjustable Communication Support Code: 33054). The patented NACS is an adjustable support arm for the GSM G.divers and other Ocean Reef underwater communication units. It can be installed on the left side of the mask and positions the communication unit comfortably by the ear without having it hanging from the mask strap. By relieving the weight of the communication unit, the NACS also allows the mask strap to slide easily through the buckle; thus the strap can stay loose while the mask is donned and the GSM stays out of the way. The NACS can be adjusted for tilt and distance between the communication unit and the visor.
The GSM G.divers communication unit is the perfect addition to your Ocean Reef Mask, increasing diver safety and fun. It can also be a great tool for instructors and divemasters, improving instruction and guided dives. The GSM G.divers Unit can be used with any Ocean Reef Integrated Dive Mask.
Integrated L.E.D. Visor Lights (OR024502):
Visor lights can be installed on any OCEAN REEF Integrated Dive Mask, allowing for hands free illumination during your dive!
The LED Visor Lights consist of a strip of 6 powerful lights, positioned at the top of the mask visor. The lights are factory installed, allowing them to be attached with screws to the mask and providing long lasting durability.
The lights have a 75 lumen output, a 3 hour burn time, and a 100,000 hour light life. They are situated at a 12 degree angle, and are waterproof up to 80m/260 ft.
They are powered by a CR123 battery (rechargeable and included with charger), installed in a compact assembly on the right side port of the mask. The on/off switch, as well as a built in surface air valve, are part of this assembly.
Note: Although these lights are powerful, using them as a primary light source is not recommended.
I’ve always had the impression that full faced masks where far more trouble than they were worth. Over the years I’ve had the chance to fiddle around with them in the pool as well as a few dives when I lived in the Keys, and it always seemed their advantages and novelty was easily countered by the fact that they were uncomfortable, made it difficult to clear your ears and seemed to leak constantly no matter how well they fit topside. And while they offered a fantastic field of view, having such a large airspace strapped to the front of your head seemed to offer various buoyancy challenges as well. It always seemed to me that if you were doing the type of diving that required one, it was an extremely useful piece of gear to have, but just wasn’t the best choice for a recreational diver.
My impressions were changed when I came across the Ocean Reef Neptune Space G.divers mask. At first glance I noticed how much lighter it seemed than the old masks I’d tried. Ocean Reef uses a Premium Grade Silicone in the construction of the skirt making it soft and light weight not to mention very pliable so as to give the user a very comfortable seal around their face. The bellows style face skirt uses a large sealing surface, double size of conventional masks (30-45mm), to achieve a very comfortable and secure fit. Inspecting it closer I noticed that the head harness is connected to the face shield itself allowing the pressure from adjusting the mask to be spread around the entire unit in order to help maintain a tight yet comfortable seal and the adjustment straps are made larger near the ends making it easier to grasp and hold them even with gloves on during a dive.
Often people get the impression that full-face diving masks are difficult to use when equalizing your ears. The equalization plugs in the mask I tried were not quite set to match up with my nostrils correctly and I started to wonder if this was going to be an issue. Upon removing the mask, I was happy to see that the equalization system has a tri-dimensional adjustment allowing for an easy adapting to my nose. It took a few minutes to get used to having the little plugs blocking my nostrils but after a bit of practice I didn’t give it a second thought. All in all it turned out to be quite simple and not inconvenient in the least.
The last thing I noticed about this mask before I took it for some dives is how easily customized it is for any diver’s preferences. There are easy to use ports to add a Surface Air Valve or an Octo if one chooses. The Ocean Reef Dual GSM communication system also mounts very easily to the mask for divers who want to talk to each other or have communication with the surface through out their dives. There is also a kit that includes a quick disconnect hose for users who would like to keep their mask conveniently safe and secure in it’s protective bag between uses rather than leaving it connected to the rest of their regulator and a 180 degree swivel that can be added to the hose for even more comfort.
When I hooked the system up to my first stage, and took it for a couple dives, I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that the lower part of the seal on the mask slips just under your chin and helps keep the mask secured in place. No more grasping the mask and readjusting it in order to keep it from riding up on your head. The second stage performed very comfortably, delivering air effortlessly and allowed me to breath through either my nose or my mouth. The air circulates inside the mask in a manor that keeps the face shield free from fogging and with exhaust valves located on the sides of the mask; you can set them to have your bubbles go pretty much where you want them. I’m very pleased I wandered across the Neptune Space G.divers mask.
Available in 2 sizes and 4 colors the Ocean Reef Neptune Space G.divers mask is the perfect choice for any diver looking to add comfort, convenience and an enhanced field of view to their diving!