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Masks with Optical Correction Lenses

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Masks with Optical Correction Lenses

Masks with Optical Correction Lenses When diving it is nice to be able to see clearly, we all know that the water/air interface (mask lens) makes everything appear closer and larger underwater. If your above water vision is corrected by contact lenses or glasses you may benefit from fitting corrective lenses into your mask. It is quite safe to dive with contact lenses so if you are comfortable doing this then carry on.   More information about Prescription Diving Masks from a diving optician.    

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Black Silicone v's Clear Silicone Masks

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Black Silicone v's Clear Silicone Masks

Black v's Clear Silicone Masks You can choose to have a black silicone skirt on the mask or a clear one. A clear skirt gives you a nice feeling of openness.  If you have a tendency to claustrophobia or are a little nervous about trying out snorkelling or SCUBA avoid the black silicone masks. Most people use clear silicone masks and these are great for casual snorkelling and for SCUBA diving. The black silicone mask shields your eyes from unwanted light.  It is a bit like sheltering the sun from your eyes when you look out across a landscape in...

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Stopping your silicone mask from fogging

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Stopping your silicone mask from fogging

Stopping your silicone mask from fogging There are at least three things you can do to stop your mask from fogging up: Clean a brand new mask. Spit in the mask before it gets wet. Don't take it off during your snorkelling session. 1. Cleaning a new mask A new mask is likely to have compounds from the manufacturing process adhering to the glass.  These compounds can attract vapour from your breath on to the lenses and thus the lenses get fogged up when you use the mask. To remove any film from the inside of the glass, before you...

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