What is Snorkel Mask
The general public sometimes believes that snorkeling is difficult. There are many sticking points : breathing isn't natural with a snorkel and you might view the mouthpiece as uncomfortable and unhygienic. A mask's field of vision is relatively narrow, and when the mask fogs up, you don’t get the best experience of the amazing underwater world. This led the Subea design teams to revolutionize snorkeling by developing the world's first full face snorkeling mask, so you can see and breathe in water as easily as on land. The SUBEA Easybreath mask is suitable for the entire family (children from 10 years old).
The 180° panoramic view provides perfect visibility. Fogging is totally eliminated thanks to a double air flow. To stop water from entering the snorkel, the Easybreath mask is equipped with a mechanism that seals the top of the snorkel when submerged. The submerged part of the snorkel is coloured orange, making it more visible.
Snorkeling Masks: What You Should Know
See that guy in the water who keeps stopping to take off his mask?
Do you know why he’s spending his time fiddling with his mask instead of enjoying the beautiful underwater view?
Because no one showed him how to choose his snorkeling mask wisely.
But that's not something you're going to have to worry about. By the time you’re finished reading this page you’ll know all the things to look for in a snorkeling mask, so you’ll be able to keep your head in the water, not out of it.
The Most Important Thing to Look for in a Snorkeling Mask:
When choosing a snorkeling mask, your first and foremost criteria should always be a proper fit. The rubber-like portion of the mask that makes contact with your face is called the skirt. It’s purpose is to make a water tight seal against your skin. A skirt that doesn’t properly seal against your face causes a host of problems like leaking, fogging, and fatigue.
A slow leak between the skirt of the mask and your face means you’ll have to constantly tread water to empty it out. Treading water vertically takes much more energy than floating horizontally, tiring you quickly.
Lifting your mask away from your face to empty the water out will also make your mask fog. When you pull your mask away from your face, new moist air enters the mask and condenses against the cold inside lens surface. The more new air that’s introduced, the more moisture there will be to condense on your lens.
Never choose a mask solely because of the way it looks on the shelf or because someone told you it’s the “latest in mask technology". Bottom line… be sure to find a properly fitting mask.