Diving and Snorkeling Masks

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The function of the mask is to provide a window to your underwater world, by creating air space between the diver’s eyes and the water. See more ▾

Diving Masks

This air space allows you to see clearly underwater. There are many types of masks, many with options that make the mask easier to use. The most important part in selecting a mask is comfort and fit. Make sure that the mask has a good seal to your face and fits well. If it does not seal to your face properly the mask will leak. Options like a clear silicone skirt offer the advantage of being translucent, allowing for light penetration and creating a more open feeling. Black silicone is the preference for some hunters and cave divers because it eliminates any light penetration from the sides and allows the diver to focus solely on what is in front of him or her, therefore, eliminating any distractions. Low volume masks are easier to clear because of the smaller air space. Large masks can have side windows that allow more peripheral vision.

The following are the four types of masks used by divers:

Diving Masks without purge


Masks are great for scuba diving and snorkeling. These simple masks are available with one or two windows. Some models even have side windows which allow more light into the mask. They are available in a range of accent colors and many have either clear or solid black silicone skirts.

Scuba Masks with optical lenses

Masks With Optical Lenses

Many snorkeling and diving masks are available with optical lenses and will solve the problem of having to wear contacts or diving without your sight correction. With optical lenses installed in your mask you will be able to enjoy diving without worrying about loosing your contacts or struggling to see the underwater sights. Optical lenses can be installed for near sightedness (minus diopters) and far sightedness (positive diopters). For those who just need some help reading the gauges, Bifocal lens are available for many masks.

full face Diving mask

Full Face Diving Masks

Full Face Diving Masks cover the diver’s entire face and have some special features. Using a full face mask allows the diver to breathe from both the mouth and nose, has less fatigue because the diver does not have to bite down on a mouth piece in during the dive. They are excellent for colder water, do not require defogging and are almost impossible to flood. With the addition of a communication system you can even talk underwater to other divers.

swim goggles

Swimming Goggles

Swim goggles are NOT designed for snorkeling or scuba diving because they do not cover the nose area and have no way of equalizing the air space around the eyes as you descend under the water. They are perfect for swimming or any activity at or above the surface of the water.

Dive mask accessories

Mask Accessories

Don't end up having to end your dive because of a broken mask strap or a mask that constantly fogs up. Mask accessories include everything a diver needs for their mask. We have mask straps, mask bags, defog solution, strap covers and many other accessories you might need. After you have found the perfect mask read up on how to prep your mask. See less ▴

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Top Rated Masks

Top 5 Diving Masks

Atomic Venom Ultra Clear Mask  
Starting at $199.00
Atomic Venom ARC Ultra Clear Mask  
Starting at $249.00
Atomic Ultra Clear Subframe Mask  
Starting at $114.50

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Top 5 Full Face Diving Masks

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Top 5 Diving Masks with Optical Lenses

Atomic Ultra Clear Subframe Mask  
Starting at $114.50

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Top 5 Diving Mask Accessories

Scuba Mask Strap Wrapper  
Starting at $6.95
XS Scuba X5 Accessory Hanger  
Starting at $12.95
TUSA Freedom Film Anti-Fog  
Starting at $14.99

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Top 5 Swimming Goggles

H2O Prolite Eyeline Goggles  
Starting at $24.95

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Dive Masks Videos

Ocean Quest Arctic Clear HD Scuba Dive Mask Video Review Ocean Quest Arctic Clear HD Scuba Dive Mask Video Review
This demonstration video discusses and shows the features of the Ocean Quest Arctic Clear HD Scuba Dive Mask. This mask is for all faces (60-240 lbs). One of a handfu...
Atomic Venom Ultra Clear Scuba Dive Mask Atomic Venom Ultra Clear Scuba Dive Mask
The Atomic Venom Ultra Clear Scuba Dive Mask has an Ultra-wide Panoramic-view. It has Integrated Easy-Adjust Swivel Buckles. The UltraClear lens features optica...

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Dive Mask Reviews:

Oceanic DataMask HUD (Heads Up Display) Air/Nitrox Hoseless Computer Mask Review Oceanic DataMask HUD (Heads Up Display) Air/Nitrox Hoseless Computer Mask Review   DataMask
awesome 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...View Full Review
Ocean Reef Neptune Space Full Face Mask with 2nd Stage Review Ocean Reef Neptune Space Full Face Mask with 2nd Stage Review   Neptune
Best mask on the market - Hands Down! - Pros: This is an awesome mask! The ultimite in diving comfort. It never leaks or fogs and the field of view is excellent. The options are endless and ...View Full Review

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500psi Aeris Akona Apollo Aqua Lung Atomic Bare Big Blue Deep See Divegear Gator Genesis H2O Highland Hollis Innovative IST Light & Motion Mares McNett Ocean Quest Ocean Reef Ocean Technology Oceanic Pinnacle Poseidon Pure Instinct by Mares Scubamax ScubaPro Seavision Sherwood SubGear Trident TUSA View XS Scuba

We are proud to offer diving and snorkeling masks from the following manufacturers:
500psi, Aeris, Akona, Apollo, Aqua Lung, Atomic, Bare, Big Blue, Deep See, Dive Optics, Divegear, Gator, Genesis, H2O, Highland, Hollis, Innovative, IST, Light & Motion, Mares, McNett, Ocean Quest, Ocean Reef, Ocean Technology, Oceanic, Pinnacle, Poseidon, Pure Instinct by Mares, Scubamax, ScubaPro, Seavision, Sherwood, SubGear, Trident, TUSA, View, XS Scuba and more...

Diving Masks

Diving Masks with Optical Lenses


Swimming Goggles


Full Face Diving Masks

Diving Mask Accessories