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Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by spright, Sep 9, 2000.

  1. spright

    spright Angel Fish

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    Okay...I decided to get the Scubapro Twinjet fins (graphite) and not the Flip snorkel (it was recalled...ah well) but am looking again at my mask choices.

    I really want a low-volume model since I have a smaller face and was looking at the Tusa Splendive IV, the SeaQuest Idea, the Mares Opera, or the SeaVision 2000. Which would probably be the best choice?

    Thanks:)

    -Elizabeth

     
  2. dbh

    dbh Manta Ray

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    The SeaQuest Ventura is a good low volume mask. I personally have a Zeagle Ranger mask which got the highest ranking in Rodale's review of low-volume masks. It is a great mask.

    DSAO,
    Dave
     
  3. Surfh2o

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    It is a good Idea to buy a mask that fits your face structure. Being a divemaster I spend alot of time wearing my mask during the week, I went from dive shop to dive shop until I found the right one that fits. Funny thing about my mask that I wear is that its not a top of the line mask, but it performs for me like one though. The best advice that I can give is try all of them on until you find one that fits, and make sure your diveshop has a return policy if it dosn't perform in the warter like it should.
     
  4. drizzam

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    I have to agree with surfh2o...I looked at a large variety of masks and even had all the masks rated according to Rodales equipment reviews, but when it came right down to it and I found a mask that fit my face better than any other mask (an Aqua Lung Hawaii 3), it turned out that it was one of Rodales most poorly rated masks (mainly because of high volume).

    This is the reason I dont take a lot of stock in reviews for equipment such as fins, snorkels, masks, etc...I think when it comes to that equipment it is just a matter of personal choice.

    Happy Diving!

    Drizz

     
  5. morgan

    morgan Angel Fish

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    Surfh20 is right. You need a mask that fits and you are comfortable with. Just a thought for those of us who are half blind without our glasses, I've been using a US divers and it is fine. However I have just come upon the Mares ESA mask. It has the full front lenses and side lenses but they have also added two lower lenses separate from the front ones. It is great for bifocals. I have my normal prescription in the main panes and my bifocal prescription in the lower panes. Makes looking at my gauges real easy and keeps my distance vision from being blurred by the bifocal interference.

    I also have the scubapro split fins. They are great. I have traded my graphite fins with a friend who had the ones that don't float, though. My feet don't want to stay down! But I can keep up with anyone now and not have to fin as hard. That's the trick with these fins. You use smaller strokes with your legs to make them work properly.
     
  6. Iguana Don

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    You might also try out the Apollo Bio-Fins, they work equally as well as the Scubapro Fins & I believe they're cheaper also.
     

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