Spearfishing and Freediving Masks: Your spearfishing mask is an important part of your kit as it is essentially your eyes underwater! Using a low volume mask in spearfishing is crucial. As you descend through the...
Spearfishing and Freediving Masks: Your spearfishing mask is an important part of your kit as it is essentially your eyes underwater! Using a low volume mask in spearfishing is crucial. As you descend through the water column the air inside the mask begins to compress under the pressure, making it feel as though your eyes and face are being squeezed. Although the onset of this is quite slow, for serious divers going 15 meters and beyond a low volume mask is a must. This is because you use some air to equalise the pressure in your mask (by blowing out) - so less volume to fill means you use less air equalising. Less wasted oxygen equals a longer bottom time!
Dual Lens Masks:Whether you prefer a dual-lens or single-lens mask is somewhat a matter of personal preference. Our philosophy at Adreno is that the best mask for you is the mask that fits best, so what type of lens you sport shouldn't be a huge concern. Dual lens designs have 2 lenses, separated by the nose pocket. Some dual-lens designs are able to be fitted with prescription lenses. Some divers also claim this design is easier to clear than a single lens, as they typically have a lower volume.
Single Lens Masks:Depending on the individual, you may find that a single-lens mask gives you a greater field of vision compared to a dual-lens. The nose pocket that creates the break between the eyes might slightly obscure the view of some divers making single-lens options appealing. However, this is more likely a function of the shape of your face. So again, it's all about fit and preference.
Full Face Masks: As the name suggests, this style covers your entire face. These styles of masks are NOT recommended for spearfishing as you cannot touch your nose to equalise your sinus or mask but they do have clear advantages if you're sticking close to the surface and snorkelling. You don't have to bite down on a snorkel mouthpiece, meaning no jaw fatigue, and field of vision is unimpeded.
Before using a new dive mask you will need to get rid of the factory seal used to protect the mask while it is on the shelf. There's nothing worse than not being able to see what you're doing because of a foggy mask.
The best method we've found is using a specially formulated substance called Sea Buff - which is more effective than toothpaste.