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Mask Leaking due to facial hair??

Discussion in 'Research and Development' started by Dive Right In Scuba, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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    not at all...

    plus a smaller, low-volume mask is much easier to clear

    however, that's just me

    i know some people who continue to have problems... your product may help
     
  2. Dive Right In Scuba

    Dive Right In Scuba ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Hope so....its been alot of testing and fiddling around :) thanks for your words of wisdom
     
  3. Boogie711

    Boogie711 Loggerhead Turtle

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    I have a goatee. I found it was really simple - get a good fitting mask, and if necessary, shave a thin line just under your nose. Just a trim job, really. I haven't had a problem since, and I sure wouldn't pay money to fix a non-existent problem..

    With respect to "Dive Right In Scuba," I don't know anything about your product... but - Please don't join the army of gimmick *****s. This industry is just chock full of gimmicks. As in - useless items that dive shops sell to unsuspecting scuba noobies after telling them they 'need' it.
     
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  4. dumpsterDiver

    dumpsterDiver Banned

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    I have trouble with finding a mask that does not leak. I like a mask that will not have to be cleared more than once or twice in an entire dive. I suspect that the mustache doesn't help. I have found that if I don't shave my cheeks, I will get some pretty bad leaking. How a mask seals perfectly over a mustache (without any type of goop or shaving) and then leaks from some stubble on my cheeks is hard to explain.
     
  5. partridge

    partridge Instructor, Scuba

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    Have to believe Andy. I mean take a look at his picture/avatar.:D Thats facial hair for you.

    I dive in very warm water. Sometimes I even fill my mask to cool off my face(after strenuous activity). I do not mind clearing my mask more than a couple times a dive. I do not like to fill up my dive bag with items, especially small items. So for me, I will never bring or buy a product to solve this situation.
     
  6. Dive Right In Scuba

    Dive Right In Scuba ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Well considering that I have tested this in my shop to Fire Departments, Police, and other people that have been asking for something like this and are extremely happy with how it works, I dont think its a gimmick! Dive Right In Scuba is a Scuba Store Located in IL....And yes you can shave and Im glad that it works for you, but some of my customers want something like this, Im not making this to sell and rip off newbies!! And its sad that people do that, but that is any industry not just scuba.....Do you use defor in your mask or do you spit? People have and did say the same things about defog...."Well I can just spit, it does the same thing" Thanks to everyone for your opinions.....and when you find that you dont have to shave and have been using my product.....Dont worry about a thank you:D
     
  7. Boogie711

    Boogie711 Loggerhead Turtle

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    LOL - dude, I said we didn't know anything about this mythical wonderproduct... but judging by your defensive nature, that's one heck of a way to convince us!

    Someone needs to spend less time developing products for non-existing problems and maybe more time relaxing? Sheesh!
     
  8. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    Let me know when your product is available. I will definitely give it a go
     
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  9. Dive Right In Scuba

    Dive Right In Scuba ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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  10. JessH

    JessH Instructor, Scuba

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    The first mask I ever bought works fine with my facial hair. It does leak more, but not enough for me to really notice, I just exhale through my nose a little bit more and it keeps it clear.

    I got a low volume mask with a black skirt recently hoping I can use it to replace my other one. Unfortunately it seems to leak a bit more around the stash. Havn't had enough time to really play with it, but I think the lower volume is a bit of a problem since with the higher volume mask I have a bit more room around the nose so a little bit of leakage is less of a problem. Your gel might help.

    ~Jess
     

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