stream2sea mask defog review

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tridacna

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The reason these work better than baby shampoo or other diluted detergents, is when water gets in your mask, it tends to wash away the detergent and you get a foggy spot. From the description, this stuff stays on like sea drops. Dish soap and baby shampoo worked fine for me 99% of the time, I switched to sea drops for that other 1% when I don't hold my junk tight enough when stepping off the boat and get water into my mask.

Feh. I use BS to demo mask removal and replace in all kinds of conditions (cold, warm, salt and fresh) and never have had a problem with BS “washing off”. I suppose it depends on how it’s applied. I use a spray bottle with 30-70 BS to H2O and spray it in immediately before splashing in. Never failed me yet.
 

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I'm kinda impressed.

Today I assisted a OW class for dives one and two. I was just watching students so nothing there. On the surface swims back my mask was around my neck.

Another instructor asked if I could play dummy/ panicked diver for his rescue course. For most of the time on the surface my mask was again around neck I would put it on when needed for the drills which included removing it and passing off where it was held underwater till drill was over.

The only application was when I first started the day. I had a very small amount of fog in one corner towards the end which resolved very quick with a flood and clear.
 

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So yesterday I tried my stream2sea defogger.
As a result of my BS thread, I received a bottle to give it a test and review it.


I did 4 dives yesterday with the stream2sea defogger in 20C water.

1. I used BS on one lens and defogger on the other on my usual mask. Both method worked the same, no fog throughout the dive.

2. I used a new unprepared mask with the same method (BS left, defogger right). I have to say that in this case, the defogger worked better than the BS. I still has to clear the mask on multiple occasions, but the right lens was cleared than the one with the BS.

3. Repeat of dive 1. Same results, both work equally well.

4. For dive 4, I used only the stream2sea defogger and didn’t rinse it before splashing. I had no issues with fogging during the dive even when I “forgot” to rinse the mask before hand

i also shared the defogger with the 5 people also diving, no one said anything about fogging. It works well


So here’s my bottom line, stream2sea defogger works as well as the BS. At first I though the price was a bit steep for something that I can get much cheaper, but a small bottle will last you a full diving season (millage may vary). For $10 and a product that is safe for the reef (didn’t test that as we have no reef in cold water Canada). I think it’s worth it. I will be using it for my tropical trips for sure.
 

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Thanks so much @racanichou for the review! If you happen to take any pics with the product in situ - we'd love to see/share them! Happy fog-free diving to all!
 

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So...new challenge for Stream2sea. If your defog works with the new SP D mask, I’ll move from BS!
 

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I have been using Sea Gold for years and that has been incredible for me. I am excited and looking forward to try S2S when I am back in the water. Thanks for sharing your experience! I hope my experience will be just as good. I am happy to replace Sea Gold with S2S if it works as well.
 

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So...new challenge for Stream2sea. If your defog works with the new SP D mask, I’ll move from BS!
Sorry for my ignorance - which mask is this?
 

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Sorry for my ignorance - which mask is this?
Scubapro “D” mask, a very stubborn fogger, to date I have run through a dishwasher, flamed, toothpaste scrubbed and finally used some of my crystal view from the olden days, and with seadrops on my last two dives it only slightly fogged on the edge.
 

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Scubapro “D” mask, a very stubborn fogger, to date I have run through a dishwasher, flamed, toothpaste scrubbed and finally used some of my crystal view from the olden days, and with seadrops on my last two dives it only slightly fogged on the edge.
Ahh thanks! If you try it out (@tridacna and @lexvil), please do let us know! If you are unhappy with the product for any reason, we have a 30-day return policy. You can purchase from our website as well as from Amazon (free shipping I believe), or support local and buy from your local dive shop! Here's our store locator map: Store Search - Stream2Sea.com
 

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So far, nothing that I have tried has worked as well as my spit. (I haven't tried S2S).

So exactly how does this work? Do you spit in your mask, smush it around with your fingers and then rinse like you would with BS or other defog? (Btw, I get a bit grossed out when I see people hack up loogies to do this - hoping that's not really necessary!)

I use some blue stuff and love it. I put on a very thin layer, let it dry, and right before we splash I pour a little bit of fresh water into my mask, pour it out and don the mask. Just wondering how to 'properly' use spit.
 
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