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Mask leaks

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Aaron Lambright, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. Julius SCHMIDT

    Julius SCHMIDT Solo Diver

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    Come on, I don't see that guy wearing a diving mask and I don't see that guy on Barnwood Builders either
    and Marie13 is right you know, there was an ooh ah there's too much pressing on my upper lip thing a few years back so "they" started modelling most of the masks on Freddie Mercury
     
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  2. wheeledgoat

    wheeledgoat Covid Vaccinated ScubaBoard Supporter

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    +1 for the Edge masks. I was lucky and found mine early without going through too many - my Edge mask fits great, no leaks, no complaints at all despite my (not short) facial hair. Obviously ymmv. fwiw, I scrubbed it with barkeeper's friend out of the box and hit it with 1:10 baby shampoo mix before splashing and my mask is the last thing I have to think about.
     
  3. Grogus

    Grogus Old, Fat and Happy ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Houston, TX
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    +1 for Barkeeper's friend cleaning the inside of the mask. Makes it so easy and squeeky!!!
     
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  4. Gjoyce3

    Gjoyce3 Angel Fish

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    So I tried both the Edge and Beuchat masks - not even close to fitting. The quest continues :) Fortunately, I have the Vida which is pretty darn close to a perfect fit.
     
  5. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Manta Ray

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    If diving in currents notice if the flooding is happening when you turn your head where the current is in your face. If you are going down or cross current and the mask floods, try tightening the strap. I could not keep dry 2 weeks ago in Honduras and that was my fix. I know it sucks to have to tighten it, but oh well
     
  6. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Queensland Australia
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    scubapro mask.jpg Best mask I have had in years, if like me you have 'face fuzz', have a look at this mask, 2 dive yesterday and could not fault it with a strong surge on the surface,had the mask kicked off by a new diver [excited to see a turtle] at 10m , very easy to replace and clear.
    Out of the masks I use in order:
    1. The above
    2. Scubapro Solo
    3. Hollis M 1
    4. my old TUSA [Tabata] I can't give up but don't dive anymore [like my old friends], took it to a pool dive with advanced students [not mine,I am retired] and they had a good laugh, one comment was "that's so 1980 ies', bucket to clear. True, but older then most you and still works.
     
  7. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

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    My wife has the same problem, and we found that both the mask and the snorkel mouthpiece were part of the problem. The wider the snorkel mouthpiece, the easier it is for her to have a waterproof mask. The mask needs to be adjusted correctly too. But try a wider mouthpiece on the snorkel/scuba second stage.
     
  8. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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