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Reviewer: GRANT Jawesome Datamask HUD - At first I was a little skeptical as it is big and you can definitely feel the weight when it is on your face above water. That all goes away once you drop, it is really awesome to have all the information right below your line of sight. It does not interfere with your vision and it is not obtrusive or too bright. I found it nice when my buddies would signal “check your SPG” and all I had to do was roll my eyes down. All in all I think it is a great concept and they executed the design very well. I can honestly say I love it and I look forward to many more dives to check out all of its features. But boy is it nice to not have to keep reaching down to look for a set of gauges. What I do...View Full Review
Reviewer: Barry SmithH2O Tri-View Frameless Mask Review - $49.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - I purchased this mask as I was looking for something which had a larger FOV (field of view) and this mask does provide it. The Tri-View provides one of the best all around viewing masks that i have come across. This mask is also slightly larger than the standard sizes, which was the reason for my purchase. Im a big guy and most other masks cut close to my nose and the corners of my eyes. The closer the frame to your eyes restricts the side view. Hence my purchase of the mask. When trying it on, it seemed to fit real well. However upon diving with this mask i found myself on a constant mask clearing exercise. I could not get the mask to stay water-tight. every 3-5 mins i would have to clear...View Full Review
Reviewer: Jeremy S.Great mask for all size faces. - When I found the "kids" mask I had purchased for my 48 pound daughter inadequate, just for fun, we tried one of these Ocean Quests on her, even though I had actually purchased it for my wife. Amazingly, it fit my daughter too, so I bought a second one! Besides the fact that it is comfortable and very clear, the purge valve has proven more helpful than I ever imagined. When my daughter smiles, her "smile lines" cause EVERY mask we have ever tried on her to leak. Well, even at 7 years old, she has learned to recognize the leak calmly, she relaxes her face, and (with the Ocean Quest Purge Mask) blows a bit of air out of her nose to send the water back out into the ocean. So, Ive got adult...View Full Review
Reviewer: Janice M.I highly recommend this mask ! - On the advice of one of the instructors at scuba.com I ordered this mask for myself. When it arrived, both of my sons were very impressed with the fit and visibility level, so I ordered one for each of them. We were all very happy with how the masks performed during a trip last month. Im a little embarrassed to say on one dive I jumped into the water without properly securing the strap. However, the seal is so good, I didnt notice but my mask didnt come off! (Our observant dive master got my attention and I pulled the strap on properly.) Absolutely no fogging issues after prepping the mask.
Reviewer: Peter W.Upgrading to Ultraclear glass - Is the ultra clear worth the price? Having used the mask for both snorkel and dives earlier this month the answer is yes. Objects appear sharper and a bit brighter (I dive wearing contacts). The skirt of my older atomic mask was beginning to wear and it was time for a change. This mask is easy to adjust and very comfortable. Range of view is excellent. The red refraction that you see in side view photos is not visible when wearing the mask. I ordered on a Friday and the mask arrived on Tuesday with the standard free shipping. The case is easy to use but a bit bulkier than necessary. Summary: Pricey, but worth it.
Reviewer: Laura H.Atomic Ultra Clear Subframe Mask Review - $114.50 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - I have purchased a lot of masks, hoping for the ultimate snorkeling experience without the frustration practically drowning while I fix the fit, fog, hair, etc. For my small oval head the size small is an excellent mask. Great quality, super clear glass, good visibility. The material that creates the seal in the face is ample, flexible, and soft. It appears that it will stand the test of time. I just wish the the snorkel that comes with it would also have a small mouth piece. Something about the sun, salt water, and seafood diet while vacationing does a number in my lips and it would be better if my lips didnt need to stretch so far over the mouthpiece to snorkel.
Reviewer: Michael E.Good Mask - I am a professional scientific diver and I purchased this prescription mask because of the +1 optics for each eye. I have about 12 hours dive time on it so far and I am able to view my gauges and compass and can read and write well underwater with it. It fits me very well and seems to be of fair quality. This is a low volume mask and many of these seem to have a tendency to hurt at that point on your forehead (between the eyes) where the mask pushes against at depth. I have not yet experienced this with the Tusa Liberator One, though my depths have been less than 60 so far. Overall a good purchase and a mask I would recommend for those seeking a prescription mask. I give it four stars as I...View Full Review
Reviewer: Kristopher M.XS Scuba Fusion Mask Review - $51.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - This mask fits my large nose. I have tried several others and they made my nose sore after using for a while. It has very good sealing and never leaks. I have about 20 dives and countless hours sorkeling with it and am very happy with my purchase. The side view glass is nice to have but it takes some getting used to. The view through the side is refracted at a different angle than the front view and can be disorienting at first. Think of it as a side view mirror. You can be looking straight but still see your dive buddy along side of you. My son has the same mask with black silicon. I think the visibility is better than mine that has clear silicone. If I purchased again, i...View Full Review
Reviewer: Heather .Love the smaller faceplate and the pink! - I love the size of this mask it fits my face perfectly. I have a general issue with masks period where they pull up on my nose and this one did the same thing. This is just something I deal with I have tried moving the mask strap lower and it helps but the mask continues to slip up my face till it is pulling at my nose so I readjust often and live with my little trial. If you have a smaller face I highly recommend this mask!
Reviewer: Rodney T.diving mask for go pro camera - Although Ive always preferred a high volume mask for diving, I like the OctoMask, equipped to attach a GoPro camera. The single lens is what I like and the mask fits well. My grandchildren recently certified in scuba and I used the mask and my GoPro to video some of their training. I would guess that the low volume mask was designed for the GoPro to reduce any weight issue, keeping the camera closer to the head. It seems to be working great for me. You dont realize anything is attached to the mask.
Reviewer: Dan V.good visability - The visability with this mask is awesome! I took away one star because I always get water in the nose cavity and no matter how much I blow the nose purge does not remove it. I use to think it was my heavy beard but lately I have been shaving before diving and still have the same issue. Also, I have two other masks and they do the same thing.
Reviewer: michael l.OctoMask Scuba Mask for GoPro HERO Cameras Review - $79.99 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - Mask fits great. I end up waring this mask instead of my regular mask because its really comfortable and doesnt leak. I dont even notice when the camera is attached. fix it on and forget it. ***Camera tip*** if youre filming and not moving you will be filming bubbles... if you tilt your face slightly down they go by the side of the camera. ALSO, when you mount the camera, keep it level with the glass. avoid the temptation to tilt it down. you will get nothing but bottom pictures.
Reviewer: Michael B S.Outstanding Mask - I love this mask so much I own 2 for Cave and Tech diving and one on my shelf in case I have to replace one. They are incredibly comfortable, great viewing area, nice adjustment system and great optics. Ive tried two other brands over the years and have settled on this type. If I ever found out they were going to discontinue this mask, Id buy 10 of them.
Reviewer: Ronald A M.Exact Mask For Grandson - This is the exact mask my grandson needed for his scuba course at the USMMA. Excellent produce at a good price and Scuba.com was an excellent company to deal with. Order promptly shipped and well packed.
Reviewer: Monica S.Aqua Lung MicroMask Mask. Review - $120.00 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - I was very excited when I read so many great review of this mask and even saw some you tube video reviews so was hoping the Aqua Lung MicroMask would be the right one for me. Sadly it was not. Any mouth movement would let in water with my small round face. I also experience a lot of discomfort with the indented areas on each side of my nose over sinuses clearly meant for bigger faced and big nosed people. I was however very pleased with the material and the easy tightening of the mask but am still in search of "THE RIGHT ONE!"
Reviewer: Paskal S.Great mask if it fits you well - i bought this mask for a friend, but it did not fit him well. he liked the purge valve, but a few s kept seeping in whatever he tried. before the second dive we switched masks to try out the fit and save my friend the hassle of the small leakage. for me it fit perfectly, no leakage at all. also i loved the purge valve. it is a low volume mask, so it will be tight on some bigger noses, my nose is not small, but the bridge of my nose is straight. this is where the mask comes close to the nose, at the center of the bridge of your nose. so i recommend this mask if you want low volume mask, have a straight nasal bridge. some people comment on the purge valve hurting their nose while...View Full Review
Reviewer: Christine O´ByrneGreat mask for a guy with glasses and a moustache! - I wanted to find the perfect mask for my husband, who has a strong lens prescription and also has a moustache. It took a while, but after reading the other reviews about this mask, it was the one I decided to try. I ordered the purge valve version, which only comes with the clear mask, because thats what the guys with moustaches were liking. My husband had never snorkeled before and I wanted him to have a positive experience. This mask did the job perfect! My husband even commented that he could see better with the masks prescription lenses than with his glasses, and joked that he would wear the mask to do his computer work. No leaking to speak of, and if there is a little then the...View Full Review
Reviewer: Donna S.Perfect size for a smaller adult face. Top quality! - This mask is perfect for a smaller adult face. Adult sized masks feel very large and have a tendency to leak on a small face for that reason. This one is compact. I appreciated the feedback posted on the scuba.com site from previous purchasers. I use this mask for snorkeling and lap swimming as I am allergic to the chlorine and the mask fits over my nose. Excellent quality and the price is right. My order was delivered on time. I highly recommend this mask.
Reviewer: Kevin R.Prepare mask before using - The mask performs well. Mask feels comfortable. Did have problems with fogging. Spent considerable amount of time preparing mask to remove silicone from the lens with lighter and toothpaste before it performed as expected. I spear fish,the single lens did perform better than a two lens mask.
Reviewer: Marcus BarnesH2O Alpha 2 Purge Mask Review - $59.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - Ive been diving for over 20 years. Ive gone through probably 25 masks or so and always end up going back to the H20 Alpha 2 Purge Mask. This mask fits the best and leaks the least of any mask Ive every tried. I prefer the purge version. I find the purge handy during dive classes as I am able to easily and quickly clear the mask while task loaded. After 20 years of trying, Ive given up on other masks and now exclusively dive the H20 Alpha 2 Purge. It gets my top recommendation.
Reviewer: Kevin R.leaks - The vacumm test preformed well (out of water with no strap) until you squinted or simulated getting saltwater in your eye. This type of action allowed water to seep. No mask had ever done that after 42 years of diving. I had to return mask. However, the mask is well constructed. Just wasnt right for me.