Mask fitting

All our snorkeling & diving masks have at least a silicone skirt and many a silicone strap along with tempered safety glass lenses. The advantage of silicone is that it retains its flexibility for longer and lasts longer than other types of mask skirts like rubber, plastic or silitar. The tempered glass lenses mean that they can withstand the pressure when diving but do not shatter when damaged, unlike glass. A snorkeling or diving mask should be a comfortable fit. To see if a mask will be watertight put the mask on your face without the use of the strap (making sure that your hair is away from the seal of the mask) and breath in through your nose. If it sucks onto your face and you cannot hear or feel air coming into the mask when it’s airtight and so should be watertight. Points to check are that it’s not pressing on the bridge of your nose or that it’s too tight to the sides of your eyes. When adjusting the mask strap (important if you are going diving) do not pull the straps to tight as you may burst the blood vessels in your eyes, giving you red eyes for about a month! Note: If you have a moustache the hairs will break the seal of the mask so you can either trim it, put Vaseline over it or put up with the ingress of water. Sometimes the more supple silicone seals on the dearer masks will seal over a moustache but we do not guarantee it