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Reviewer: GRANT J on 9/4/2007awesome 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 Smith on 9/26/2014H2O 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: Bryan C. on 7/15/2007Hands down the best mask Ive ever used!!!! - This mask delivers! It is soft, offers a huge field of vision and does not leak. Like most new masks, it does take a few cleanings and uses to get it to stop fogging. I do have one piece of advice relating to this mask. Buy one with the solid gray/silver skirt instead of the one with the translucent colored skirt. The translucent colored pink/blue/yellow, etc. skirt allows light in through the sides and gives a weird tinted peripheral world view... The solid skirt mask does not do this.
Reviewer: Scott Gigot on 12/3/2013Couldnt be happier! - I got this mask to do some snorkeling near Ambergris Caye in Belize, and figured that if thats one of the best snorkeling destinations in the world I better be able to enjoy it. I had a little bit of fogging until I got some help clearing the mask (scrub it down with fan coral or the tail of your cotton shirt, rinse, apply saliva, and rinse) - then it was crystal clear the whole time. I have a decent moustache so I got the mask purge option and once I got used to it, it worked fantastic. After an hour-plus I would get a little sore under my nose, but overall I was delighted with the mask. Thanks to all the good reviews! I got some prescription lenses for this mask because my eyesight...View Full Review
Reviewer: Michael E. on 9/23/2014Good 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. on 8/13/2014XS 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: Timothy L. on 2/10/2014Out of stock but replaced quickly - When I ordered 2 of these masks there was nothing that said they were out of stock. 1 week later, scuba.com emails me and says that its out of stock and it wouldnt make it to me til the 21st of Jan. I was leaving for Cozumel on the 20th so my fiance called them and talked to them. They ended up agreeing to upgrade to the Ion 3 (which they state is not different than the 3x but it is indeed smaller). They also agreed to ship via 3 day shipping but I think we actually got the gear in about 2 days. I was definitely impressed with the customer service and how well they handled there mess up. The masks were great and luckily my fiances head is a little smaller than mine so the ION 3 fit her ok....View Full Review
Reviewer: Rodney Wallace on 10/6/2014Great Mask - Great mask. Side windows definitely improve your peripheral vision to pick up slight movement in the corner of you eye. Getting a mast that does not leak is very difficult at least for me. Even the method of holding the mask to your face and sucking it tight through you nose, holding your breath, and if the mask stays tight its a good fit is not fool proof. One of my previous masks passed this test but still would leak and fill with water. Not only is water annoying but it distorts your vision, So far this mask is a good fit. I snorkel and free dive about 300 hours a year. Ill see if it holds up.
Reviewer: Paskal S. on 9/26/2013Great 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: Tianna Dulmage on 2/20/2013Love the clear view! - i was a bit wary of buying a mask online i couldnt try on, but this mask was an excellent fit. it gels nicely to larger faces (when one doesnt put on sunscreen), and i think my stray hair was responsible for it fogging up more than i liked. (tried soap, toothpaste, and defog s, all of which worked for about the first 10 minutes and then i had to defog again). i could have tightened it up alot more for a better seal but was only doing short snorkel trips and liked not getting a headache/hairache from the straps. the best part is we got the clear one, so you can see everything in every direction without the mask obstructing your view at all. i tried my old mask a few times and it now...View Full Review
Reviewer: Monica S. on 11/15/2014Aqua 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: Benjamin Shey on 2/8/2013Wow. High quality mask - This mask is great piece of scuba equipment. Let me start with the packaging. I comes in a great hard case, but unlike some other mask boxes, the mask stands upright with the lenses perpendicular to the horizontal. In other words, the mask sits in the box in the same orientation that one would wear it (as opposed sitting with the lenses facing up). The mask itself is super high quality. If you have a high nose bridge, i wouldnt recommend this mask. The mask it low profile due to the subframe technology, and the cross bit over the nose is actually metal. The lenses are great. They are so clear and dont have a greenish tint. You cant even tell they are there. The mask strap fits perfectly...View Full Review
Reviewer: Christine O´Byrne on 11/11/2012Great 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: michael l. on 6/4/2014OctoMask 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: Marcus Barnes on 10/11/2014H2O 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: John B. on 6/10/2014XS Scuba GoMask for GoPro HERO Cameras Review - $79.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - Being a veteran diver of over 15 years, I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised with this mask. I ,over the years, have invested hundreds of dollars on masks on numerous masks that have not been adequate and have fallen short for one reason of another. When I purchased this mask I was VERY skeptical, but wanted the ease and convenience in the use of my GoPro. This mask has been unbelievable in both comfort and function. So much so, that I have told fellow divers that I will use this mask even if I do not mount my GoPro to it. Thanks
Reviewer: Randy Finney on 12/27/2014Love this mask! - when I started diving many years ago I purchased a Genesis Panview mask for my original first scuba mask and Ive loved it......but.....now that they have a purge in it WOW! I did purchased the purge version of it recently and first tried it on a dive down in the Florida Keys. Freaking LOVE it!!! No more tilting my head and breaking the seal of the mask to clear. Simply just blow out through your nose!
Reviewer: DANIEL MARRONE on 8/24/2007XS Scuba Fusion - I have been diving 35 years amd my personal equipments is Scuba Pro. I purchaseds this mask for my children and find it to be just as good as the scuba pro brand at a cheaper price. In fact when to put the masks side by side you cannot tell the difference. This mask had an excellant fit and is easy to clear. The silcone is on par with more expensive masks. I would defnianltey purchase this mask for myself.
Reviewer: Don Stewart on 1/14/2015The Best! - Bought this mask for my current trip to St Croix, diving The Wall, and I loved everything about it. Sadly, when I surfaced yesterday a rogue wave ripped it and my snorkle off my head and theyre gone. But Ill be ordering another, identical mask and snorkel for my next dive trip. They were both just great.