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FAQs - Scuba Masks Fit

How do I know if my mask is fitted right?

Here's a useful test: Press the mask to your face, without strapping it on. Just by breathing in with your nose, you should be able to suck the mask onto your face and walk around without it falling off. That proves that you have a good seal around the edge.

The divemaster on our snorkeling cruise told me to spit in my mask. Is he kidding?

No! He's not kidding! Many dive and snorkeling operations don't want to provide mask defog for their customers in order to save money. If it were possible, would you spit in your own eye?  That is essentially what you are doing when you use saliva as defog.  Another thing to think about; if you are renting gear on a snorkeling cruise where the staff advises the use of saliva as defogger, who else's spit are you putting into your eyes?  Professional defogger is much less expensive than a prescription to cure an eye infection.

 

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