Which of the manufacturers have non far east made masks?

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drakcheslav

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I've been searching for a new mask, and I really have trouble of finding the one, but I've noticed something.

Looks like apart from Cressi (non farameless) masks which are made in Italy, all other companies use Taiwanese/Chinese made masks.

I know that Problue is one of the biggest OEM manufacturers and they get relabeled quite, and they manufacture a lot of good quality masks.

But still, I can't believe that no one makes masks in house.

Do you guys know any other companies/manufacturers that make masks in Europe/USA?
 

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Diving masks are still designed and manufactured in France.

SOMMAP,
located in Aubagne near Marseilles in the south of France (Provence), operates a factory specialising in manufacturing fins, masks, snorkels, spearguns, swimming articles. Their range of diving masks can be found at http://sommap.com/en/masques.

BEUCHAT of Marseilles in southern France has designed and manufactured diving equipment for decades. Founder Georges Beuchat invented a sponge rubber wetsuit at the same time as Bradner was devising his neoprene version States-side. So far as I am aware, Beuchat still designs and makes its own products, including masks; see https://www.beuchat-diving.com/.

As a vintage equipment snorkeller, I'm delighted to report that both these manufacturers make classic rubber-skirted oval masks as well as the modern silicone-skirted twin-lens variety.
 

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Diving masks are still designed and manufactured in France.


BEUCHAT of Marseilles in southern France has designed and manufactured diving equipment for decades. Founder Georges Beuchat invented a sponge rubber wetsuit at the same time as Bradner was devising his neoprene version States-side. So far as I am aware, Beuchat still designs and makes its own products, including masks; see https://www.beuchat-diving.com/.

As a vintage equipment snorkeller, I'm delighted to report that both these manufacturers make classic rubber-skirted oval masks as well as the modern silicone-skirted twin-lens variety.

I have a Beuchat Maxlux S and love it. Odd thing is that the single lens asks are typically much too large for my face. I tend to use smaller two lens masks and free diving masks. However this fits wonderfully.
 

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I’m happy to buy Taiwanese masks.
 

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There's so much more to diving equipment manufacturing in the Far East than just Chinese and Taiwanese factories making and labelling goods for western companies. Kinugawa of Japan design and manufacture a wide range of excellent quality diving equipment, including classic and modern diving masks. Kinugawa's Gull diving product catalogue can be downloaded from https://gull.kinugawa-net.com/wp-content/themes/gull/pdf/2019catalog.pdf.
 

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I’m happy to buy Taiwanese masks.
So am I. Not only do Taiwanese manufacturers Aropec, IST, Problue, Saekodive and YCDiving produce a wide range of high-quality classic and modern diving masks, but Taiwan itself has two national standards for diving mask production, CNS 12497:1989 (潛水鏡. Diving mask) and CNS 12498:1989 ( 潛水鏡檢驗法. Method of test for diving mask), which are based in turn on American National Standard ANSI Z87.11:1985 (Underwater Safety. Recreational Skin and Scuba Diving. Lenses for Masks).
 
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I have a Beuchat Maxlux S and love it. Odd thing is that the single lens asks are typically much too large for my face. I tend to use smaller two lens masks and free diving masks. However this fits wonderfully.

I tried it in my search, anf both the regular and S version was wired fitting. And the silicone was way to hard for me. The regular was too big, and couldn't seal, and the S put pressure on my bridge.
 
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I’m happy to buy Taiwanese masks.

So am I, it's just. When rebranded thay tend to cost more than local produced. And you can see a lot of different companies rebranding the same model over and over.
 
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