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#4596 - 06/03/02 05:52 PM mask
jw Offline
new diver

Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 2
Loc: pleasant grove al
hi i just bought a new mask but i cant pintch my nose to presureize is their any other options

#4597 - 06/18/02 04:52 PM Re: mask
scuba1066 Offline

Registered: 03/27/01
Posts: 230
Loc: Oneida, NY
Well, if the mask does not have 'nose pockets' molded in so that you can do that - its next to worthless....some masks even have nose pockets and STILL, one can't fit their fingers in it or get it to equalize without causing the mask to leak, etc.

My advice - get yourself a mask that fits properly, and has adequate nose pockets so that you can equalize w/o problems or hassles...

PS Your going to be equalizing like every 3 ft of descent, so your goign to want a mask that will equalize easily.

#4598 - 06/20/02 03:14 PM Re: mask
Rebecca Offline

Registered: 11/06/00
Posts: 561
Another option is to equalize your ears by wiggling your jaw or swallowing. Everyone will find their own way to equalize but not being able to get to your nose just makes it more challenging.

Good luck...


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