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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.