Frequent question: What is the best full face snorkeling mask?

How do I choose a full face snorkel mask?

So how do you choose the correct size of a full-face mask? To work out the size that will fit you best, simply measure the distance between the bridge of your nose and the tip of your chin. You can do it yourself or ask someone to take the measurement.

How long can you stay underwater with a full face snorkel mask?

In most cases, we don’t recommend diving underwater for any more than 2 minutes with a full face snorkel. Even if you are an experienced snorkeler who is going out in perfect conditions, we don’t recommend diving for more than 2 minutes.

Are snorkel masks one size fits all?

Figuring out what size snorkel mask you need is going to be different for everyone. Snorkel Masks come in extra-small, small, medium, large and extra-large but are not uniformly made across different brands. This means that you are going to need to use sizing charts to see how size varies between brands.

What may happen if a diver fails to equalize pressure of the mask?

Mask squeeze is a common injury among divers and occurs when a diver fails to equalize the air space in their mask during descent, resulting in damage to the blood vessels and soft tissues of the eyes and face.

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Why do snorkel masks cover your nose?

Because your nose can exhale a little air into the mask, the air inside the mask can be more easily equalized with the water pressure outside the mask. Equalized pressure can help you you avoid mask squeeze. Overall, most snorkelers prefer a scuba mask over swim goggles.

How deep can you dive with a full face snorkel mask?

With a snorkel mask you can dive to a maximum depth of 1 to 2 meters. The reasons for this are that the mask already presses strongly against the face at shallow water depths due to the trapped air. In addition, snorkel mask wearers cannot equalize the pressure (e.g. by holding the nose shut while breathing out).