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alexdives

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So far I have tried a Cressi A1 and an Atomics Viper Frameless. In both cases I get a bit of a slow leak that seems to be coming from my lip area. I am cleanshaven. It doesn't fill the mask, just annoying as I am constantly doing a minor "clear". I have tried tightening, loosening etc. It never fills the mask it's just a bit of annoying water at the bottom of the mask unless I look down then a bit of a water runs up the glass
Just wondering if this is just a normal thing or if I have not found the right mask yet. I do have a wide nose
 

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Even my favourite mask leaks occasionally if I did not :
1. Cleanse my face with mild soap thoroughly. Sweat is no good for my mask.
2. Wash the skirt of the mask with mild detergent regularly.

I suspect the facial grease or grime is the culprit.
 

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Have you tried placing the mask strap in slightly different places on the back of your head?

Also, don't smile when diving, no mattet how much you're enjoying yourself. :wink:
 

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Have you tried placing the mask strap in slightly different places on the back of your head?

Also, don't smile when diving, no mattet how much you're enjoying yourself. :wink:
I agree with this. If I place my strap above my ears I get a small amount of water trickle in. Placing it over my ears stops the trickle. I also have to have the strap snug.
 

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I have a very thick moustache and I get no leaking whatsoever.

Dow Corning 111 O-Ring Valve Silicone Lubricant & Sealant Scuba 2oz 57g

I have turned a lot of people on to this when boat diving. It has worked for everyone that has tried it.
Without a moustache or beard you just need a little smeared on the sealing edge. Doesn't damage the mask but is a bit of a pain to wipe off your face, (not water or soap soluble).
 
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I have a very thick moustache and I get no leaking whatsoever.

Dow Corning 111 O-Ring Valve Silicone Lubricant & Sealant Scuba 2oz 57g

I have turned a lot of people on to this when boat diving. It has worked for everyone that has tried it.
Without a moustache or beard you just need a little smeared on the sealing edge. Doesn't damage the mask but is a bit of a pain to wipe off your face, (not water or soap soluble).
Ordered, looks like it's worth a try!
 
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I agree with this. If I place my strap above my ears I get a small amount of water trickle in. Placing it over my ears stops the trickle. I also have to have the strap snug.
Over your ears? Have to admit I have not tried that!
 

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I have a very thick moustache and I get no leaking whatsoever.

Dow Corning 111 O-Ring Valve Silicone Lubricant & Sealant Scuba 2oz 57g

I have turned a lot of people on to this when boat diving. It has worked for everyone that has tried it.
Without a moustache or beard you just need a little smeared on the sealing edge. Doesn't damage the mask but is a bit of a pain to wipe off your face, (not water or soap soluble).

How do you get it off then?
 
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