Is this mask nitrox compatable?
Hello Lemak, Thank you for your inquiry! Currently, the only OCEAN Reef Full Face Mask that is Nitrox Compatible to 40% (The Recreational Limits of Nitrox), is the Neptune Space Raptor Full Face Scuba Dive Mask. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-124/029415/Ocean-Reef-Neptune-Space-Raptor-Full-Face-Scuba-Dive-Mask.html If you would like to place an order or have questions about our products, please contact one of our certified Dive Instructors at SCUBA.com by calling 800-247-2822 <> 949-221-9300 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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: email@example.com
Neptune Space Full Face Mask
product code: see chart belowNeptune Space
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 professional or commercial diver, or just a person who feels like picking up the sport of scuba diving; the OCEAN REEF Neptune Series has a mask tailored just for you!
The Neptune Space is the latest and most innovative mask in the Neptune Series. It has been designed with technical experience gained through 10 years of full face mask manufacturing.
State-of-the-art integrated regulator
Reduced internal volume
Improved visual field; visible light transfer of visor is 92%
Premium grade silicone rubber bellows-type skirt (30-45 mm, double that of a conventional mask)
Durable, scratch-resistant visor
4-position adjustable exhaust valve
Patented 3-D equalization system
Newly designed quick release system
Six strap head harness with low elasticity and FRB (Fast Rotating Buckle), providing firm mask positioning and
quick mask donning and doffing
Integrated surface air valve
Easy access rubber purge button
Techpolymer protection treatments allow for use in extreme conditions
Total weight of 860 g (1.89 lbs) and a positive buoyancy of 400 g (0.89 lbs), providing a light and comfortable fit
Can be used with a communication unit and various Neptune System accessories
Black Space Mask comes in two sizes, medium/large and small/medium
Orange and Yellow Space are available in medium/large
Optional accessory: Special adaptor allowing for connection of several kinds of regulators (two adaptor sizes, medium (standard) and small)
The Neptune Space is specifically designed for professional and high performance applications and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
The Neptune Space complies with CE Certification in accordance with 89/689/EEC directives under the UNI EN250 standard rules for underwater activities, including low temperatures (<50 degrees F).
1st Stage SL 35 TX
1st stage SL 35 TX (designed for Neptune Space)
High performance balanced diaphragm 1 st stage
Adjustable medium pressure
Made of brass with a satin body finish
Standard connection 200 bar
2 high pressure ports 7/16-20 UNF
4 medium pressure ports 3/8-24 UNF
Flow rate of approx. 4800 l/m at 140 bars
Integrated Head light with 6 Powerful LEDs
The on/off switch is installed in the surface air valve port,
without impairing the function of the SAV.
> 75-lumen output/LED
> 100,000-hour light life
> 12 degree beam angle
> Light color TYP 5,500 – MAX 10,000 Kº
> 3 hours burn time, depending on the type of rechargeable battery
> Waterproof to 80 m (260 ft)
> Rechargeable CR 123 3v lithium battery included
> 12v battery charger
> Vehicle power connector cable included.
NOTE: These lights are not designed to be a primary light source.
Visor Lights are available pre-assembled on a mask (on demand) or may be applied on
any Neptune Space using prepared adhesive tape (coming with LEDs sticker).
OR033109 - Ocean Reef GSM G.divers Wireless Diver Communicaton Unit
The underwater communication allows a great evolution of the diving activity and an outstanding improvement of the underwater instruction
and education. besides, the underwater communication is also making the diving activity safer and more enjoyable.
The new gSm G.divers transceiver (high performance communication system) expands the diver’s ability to communicate with others verbally.
The ultrasonic transceiver boasts the autonomy of approximately 30 hours in receiving mode, a range of operation of 200-250 meters (calm sea
water), lightweight and sleek design. It is a powerful, single channel and inexpensive pTT (push to talk) underwater wireless communication unit.
The unit automatically activates upon contact with the water and it uses a 9v alkaline battery with a “low battery” alarm which beeps every 30
seconds when the battery is low. The gSm G.divers communication unit is the perfect addition to any training class or guided tour
and operates on the same frequency as all other OCEAN REEF units and most popular wireless communication units on the market.
gSm G.divers uses a d-mic, a special microphone with the housing sealed by hydrophobic membrane which is permeable to air, but prevents water from passing through 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 prevents the communication unit from
hanging on 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 communicator stays out of the way. The NACS™ can be adjusted for
tilt and distance between the communication unit and the visor.
More About the Neptune Space
Adaptability – Face seal – sizes
The patented bellows-type skirt with a “spring profile” has a large sealing surface (30-45 mm, double that of
a conventional mask). The spring effect is achieved by a combination of the double “S” section and the inner
support ribs, resulting in a comfortable fit and ample support. This allows the mask to “float” comfortably on
the face. The face seal and strap concepts are OCEAN REEF patents.
The majority of the models may be supplied with two sizes: Small/Medium and Medium/Large.
In order to determine whether a diver should wear a S/M or M/L mask, OCEAN REEF has designed a Mask
Measuring Kit (code 33075).
The sizing and measuring system were designed in accordance with the official measuring procedure used
in the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Charts at the SBCCOM Mask Fit Facility-Aberdeen Proving Ground
(Maryland, USA). Before purchasing a mask, use the caliper to take two simple face measurements. Using
the Full Face Mask Size Recommendation Chart, it is possible to evaluate the size category into which the
There are three different size categories on the chart: Small/Medium, Both, and Medium/Large. If the
measurements fall within the both category, then the customer should technically be able to wear either size
(MEDIUM/LARGE or SMALL/MEDIUM), and in that case they should try on a mask to select the best fit.
Please note that the chart boundaries fade. The fading areas represent less common face measurements. It
is very likely that a mask will still fit comfortably even if measurements are located in these fading areas
The Neptune Space visor is made of transparent polycarbonate. It is designed to be wider and sit
closer to the face than previous full face masks. This design maximizes the visual field, particularly
the peripheral area. The visible light transfer of the visor is 92%.
Required field of vision (effective) >40% of the natural field of vision – Space masks 71.80%.
Required field of vision (binocular) >50% of binocular natural field of vision – Space masks 80.68%
Italcert certification PPE-05 Rif 1332/05
The insert photos show the visual field of the Neptune Space compared with two competitor’s full
Durability and scratching resistance
The visor of the Neptune Space can resist the impact of a 6.35 mm steel ball traveling at speeds
of 540 kph (335 mph). The visor is coated on both sides with a siloxane resin to increase the
scratching and chemical resistance.
Tested by STANAG 4296 = resistance to the impact of a 325mg metal fragment with a speed of
240 m/s and Impact resistance test: 39.3 mm/254 g sphere from 1300 mm, no cracking or added
protection during transport, the Neptune Space comes with a removable protective shield (to be
removed before diving).
The head harness and FRB II
The head harness 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 strap (rubber)
is wider, making them easier to grasp while wearing neoprene
gloves. The FRB II (Raptor and Space Fast Rotating Buckle) allows the mask to be donned and doffed quickly. Predator and
IRON MASK use an AISI 316 stainless steel with surface electric
treatment and AISI 316 stainless steel rollers.
The Neptune Space air circulation system is designed to minimize 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, limiting
the mixing of this air (containing high amounts of CO2) with the fresh air from the
regulator. The direction of exhaled air is controlled by a directional exhaust valve. This adjustable valve allows
exhaust to flow in four possible directions:
A - To the left
B - To the right
C - Both (direction of least resistance)
D - No exhaust
Position D, the “off” position is used when the diver is in
a “head-down” position which, due to pressure on the
second stage, causes the regulator to free flow. Placing
the exhaust valve in the off position causes pressure to
build in the mask, preventing free flow and returning
the system to an “air on demand” situation.
Surface air valve
The Neptune Space is equipped with a surface air valve that allows
the diver to breathe ambient air while at the surface. The surface
air valve is easily adjustable with large air vents.
Draining and pressure equalization Water that may seep into
the mask is easily eliminated by exhaling or pushing the
“purge” button on the 2nd stage. Mask squeeze, a common problem for conventional
masks, will not occur with the Neptune Space because the
pressure inside the mask is equal to the pressure outside the mask.
The 3-D equalization system
The patented OCEAN REEF 3-D equalization system is designed to allow easy equalization during a dive. The
system consists of a movable plate and two eccentric blocks (these blocks move close to the nostrils when the
upper part of the visor is pressed). When equipped with Visor Lights (see after), use the regulator to push the
mask toward your face, creating a nasal seal. The blocks plug the diver’s nose allowing equalization.
Before donning the mask, the blocks may be moved up or down depending on the length of the diver’s nose.
They may also be adjusted to fit wide or narrow noses.
The system also includes three pairs of extenders (3,
6, 10mm long) which allow the distance between the blocks and the nose to be modified to accommodate
the diver’s face. The 3-D equalization system makes diving more comfortable and inhibits any undesired pressure during a dive.
The Neptune masks are equipped with a pneumatically balanced second stage providing a consistent ease of breath
at any tank pressure. An inhalation adjustment feature allows the diver to control air delivery under a variety of
diving conditions. The system works with 2 coaxial springs.
The Dive/Pre-dive (Venturi) lever reduces free flow on the
surface and provides maximum air flow while at depth.
The Neptune Space mask complies with CE Certification
in accordance with 89/689/EEC directives under the UNI
EN250 standard rules for underwater activities, including
low temperatures (<50°F/ <10°C).
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!