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Reviewer: Patricia A.XS Scuba Bifocal Gauge Reader 2 Mask Review - Scuba Gear Reviews - I took a chance and bought this mask for a trip to dive with whale sharks in Indonesia. I knew that I didnt want to spend my time under water struggling to try to read my electronics and camera. I wanted to be concentrating on just enjoying the experience. The mask fit very well and had no leaks and the plastic front was very clear with no distortion. There were no scratches on the lenses even after being thrown into the fresh water soak tub. I wasnt able to get a perfect focal point with both eyes for very close viewing as the nose piece added length, but there was plenty of magnification with one eye at a time to read my gear. I normally wear glasses and have contacts but lose vision...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: Rene C.Tricky Sticky - The problem with the Trident Stick-On Optical Lens is that if you dont get it right the first time, the "sticking" power of the material decreases exponentially. Warm up the mask glass face plate under hot water (as hot as you can tolerate), then flick off the excess water (as much as you can flick off, leaving only the surface of the glass humid). Place the lens and set it in place. Don’t play around with it. Leave it to set. Leave it alone. This has worked for me. Don’t expect to get the equivalent of a prescription lens. The “stick-on” is not permanent and will eventually get loose, much sooner than later than you expect. This product should be placed in your “save a dive” Kit...View Full Review
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: 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: 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: Nicola V.Great Viewing - I got this mask with prescription lenses and it was fabulous for snorkeling. No problem with fogging and no difficulty seeing things. The only issue is that it leaves quite an imprint on the face. I suppose I could have tried it looser, but I was worried that the seal would be compromised.
Reviewer: Kay AdamsNice fit - I have a large face and Scuba.com was very helpful in helping me pick out the best mask to get.