Finding a high quality, well fitting mask is worth it’s weight in gold for any SCUBA or freediver. An ill fitting, leaky mask has the potential to ruin a dive, or even an entire dive trip. Now, there are a couple important things to remember when looking for a mask and we’re going to talk about all of them throughout this blog series. Watch below as Nick Fazah gives you the low down on a properly fitting mask!

As you can see, there’s a lot that goes into fitting a mask and it’s well worth it to spend the extra time and money to get a well fitting mask. Most dive shops will have people who are well versed in fitting masks and will be happy to help you find a high quality, properly fitting mask. In the mean time we hope this video will help give you an idea of what you’re looking for!

Points to Remember: 

  1. Find a Comfortable mask, one you won’t hate after an hour of use
  2. Inspect the inner skirt, and ensure it makes contact around your face
  3. Use a mirror  (or a buddy!) to ensure the inner skirt fits your face
  4. Suction TEST! Remember, if you breath out through your nose the mask will fall off for SURE
  5. GO DIVE!

To help give you an idea of other masks you can check out some of our favorites online!

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