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[Question] Full Face Mask Users

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Stansilus, Oct 9, 2020.

  1. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Beaverton, Oregon
    Any thoughts of shaving the beard from the sealing surfaces. In an industrial setting, a beard and full face respiratory protection do not mix. You'll fail a fit test with a beard.

  2. Bigbella

    Bigbella ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: San Francisco
    It would depend upon the specific mask and conditions; but I dove with a full face mask and a beard -- heavier than that of the original poster -- for several years, in an industrial setting, without any issue whatsoever; no leaks; nothin . . .

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