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How to tell size? (Ocean REEF Neptune)

Discussion in 'Ocean REEF' started by Jayfarmlaw, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Jayfarmlaw

    Jayfarmlaw Divemaster

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    Edit- This is posted in the Ocean Reef forum and I forgot to put Ocean Reef Neptune in the title.

    im going to look at a used Neptune with coms this week. I have a huge head so I'm sure I will need the Larger skirt. Are they marked? How do you tell the size?

    Thanks, Jay

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  2. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

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    I don't know if you can still use the info or not, but I just finished my 2-day Ocean Reef instructor course and here is the scoop:

    The S/M FF masks have always been marked "SM" on the top edge of the silicone face seal. Sounds like the earlier production had smaller letters that were harder to see, but they have always been there on the S/M.

    I am a little unclear on the M/L version. Earlier versions were definitely not marked at all. I think current production is now marked on that size, but I am not 100% on that point.

    One other note for anyone looking at a smaller OR FFM, is that the pattern on the S/M has changed a bit over time. The original version was smaller on both vertical and horizontal sizing, but they found that the horizontal dimension should be the same as for the M/L. Apparently smaller faces (exception younger kids) tend to be shorter in length, but usually not less wide. No, I don't know how tell the two generation apart.
     
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  3. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

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    Slight update to the info. The earlier SM face seal with the "SM" marking that is about 1/4" high is the first generation with the reduced width. The newer face seal with the "SM" marking that is about 1/2" high has the same width as the ML skirt, but the shorter height.
     
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  4. Jayfarmlaw

    Jayfarmlaw Divemaster

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    Thank you! I haven't been able to look at it yet, but it's not going anywhere. Highland Park? I owe you a beer and a slice at Giadornos on our next Great Lakes trip next summer! Let me know if you put together a Great Lakes, rec depth, trip in the late spring or summer and I may be able to take a few spots. Just the pizza is worth the drive!

    Jay
     

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