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19 Best Scuba Diving Masks in 2022


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We gave our two scuba diving mask geeks one job:
Test 25 different Scuba Diving Masks and write reviews of the best.

The result is 19 of the best Scuba Masks on the marked today.


Summer Worsley

PADI Instructor & Writer
Summer has been teaching scuba for the last 10 years.

torben lonne

Torben Lonne

Scuba diving masks geek and editor Torben is a dive nut, with a passion for dive gear and especially Scuba diving masks.

Without our scuba masks, we would be little more than blind explorers in the underwater world. A mask allows us to see all the magic of the reefs, wrecks, kelp forests, and creatures we are privileged to visit.

The best scuba masks are comfortable and have a good field of vision. They should make it easy for the diver to pinch his or her nose to equalize, and they should be easily cleared of water without a lot of effort. Scuba masks come in a few different designs and in our list of best scuba diving masks, we’ve included a range of these from the top masks on the market today.

Whether you want to spend a little or a lot, there’s an option for you. But before we look at the masks themselves, let’s go over a few of the things you’ll want to look out for in a good scuba diving mask.

best budget scuba masks

Best Budget Scuba Masks

We’ve gathered a selection of the best budget Scuba Masks. All stable a reliable, but at a low cost.

best mid-range scuba masks

Best Mid-Range Scuba Masks

You’re diving alot and you want a diving mask that meets your needs. Here’s the best mid-range scuba masks.

best high-end scuba masks

Best High-End Scuba Masks

Best high-end scuba masks needs to be durable, realiable and easy to read. Here’s the best choices in the tech scuba diving masks selections:

Best Budget Scuba Masks Of 2022

You don’t have to spend a fortune on a scuba diving mask. In fact, many major scuba manufacturers produce masks that will set you back less than the cost of dinner for two.

These budget masks make a great a primary or backup mask. They’re also the best choice for an entry-level diver. Let’s take a look at some wallet-friendly options now.

Our first pick of the four-window masks, the Panoramic offers divers an increase in peripheral vision. The lenses fit together exactly for an uninterrupted panoramic view.

The mask is available in a huge variety of colors and comes with either a clear or black skirt. If you are an underwater photographer, you may want to consider buying a black skirt to help to eliminate reflective light.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Window style: Panoramic (four windows)
  • Skirt material: Liquid silicone
  • Volume: Low
  • Color: Black or clear skirt with trim in a variety of color options
What we like:
  • The wide variety of color options.
  • Wraparound lenses offer a great peripheral vision.
What we don’t like:
  • Some users complain that the ridge at the front digs into the bridge of the nose.
  • The side windows are positioned slightly too far back.
  • Customers complain of fogging even after treating the mask.

The Cressi Panoramic comes complete with a dry-top snorkel to prevent water from entering. This is another good budget option for entry-level to pro divers.

The Cressi F1 is a popular choice for divers around the world. Its frameless design sits close to the face giving you an unobscured view.

Clearing the mask is easier as there is less space for water. And because there’s no frame, the Cressi F1 is really flexible and easy to store. The strap buckles are quick-adjust and molded onto the skirt. The whole design makes for a sleek, streamlined mask.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Window style: One
  • Skirt material: Silicone
  • Volume: Low
  • Color: Black, blue, red, pink and many more
  • Frameless design
What we like:
  • Frameless design.
  • Fits most face shapes.
  • Comfortable.
What we don’t like:
  • Some divers complain of leakage.
  • Strap needs to be slightly longer.

Frameless masks work great at depth as there is less bulk for increased water pressure to press against. If you are an advanced diver, the Cressi F1 could be for you.

This stylish and lightweight mask is a great budget choice for both beginners and experienced divers alike. Because it has a low-volume design, this mask is effortless to clear.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Window style: Two
  • Skirt material: Liquid silicone
  • Volume: Low
  • Color: Aqua, purple, or red
What we like:
  • Neoprene strap cover included.
  • A quality mask if you’re on a budget.
  • Lightweight design.
What we don’t like:
  • Not as durable as some of the higher quality masks.
  • Because the lenses are set close to the face, some users complain that the top presses against their forehead.

For a non-panoramic mask, it offers a surprisingly wide field of vision.

The Oceanic Mako comes complete with a wide neoprene mask strap for additional comfort.
The skirt is made from high-grade silicone and will mold to your face, giving you a snug fit throughout your dive.

A relative newcomer to the field, Kraken Aquatics is a US-based company now releasing quality products onto the market. Their single window mask is a simple, basic design that does the job well.

There is a thick, wide skirt that will seal perfectly on the majority of faces. The strap is easily adjusted and sits comfortably at the back of the head.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Window style: One
  • Skirt material: Silicone
  • Volume: Low
  • Color: Black, black/red, clear/light blue
What we like:
  • Exceptional value for money.
  • Simple yet effective design.
  • Fits most face shapes.
  • Thin nose area which is easy to pinch for equalizing.
What we don’t like:
  • Quite bulky.
  • Silicone strap is thin and can snap if not handled correctly.

The Kraken Aquatics mask offers all the quality you expect from an expensive mask while being gentle on the wallet.

Best Mid-Range Scuba Masks Of 2022

For a more advanced design and better durability, you may need to think about spending a little extra cash. That’s easier to do when you have diving experience and know what mask features work well for you. These mid-range options could be just the thing for a diver with some experience under their weight belt.

ScubaPro has designed the Trinidad with ease of use in mind. The one-window design is frameless making for a lightweight mask and an extended range of vision. Buckles are part of the strap itself rather than being a part of the body of the mask. To loosen the strap, you simply push up on the buckle—it’s very quick and easy to do with one hand. You can remove the entire strap with a simple press which makes replacing it a cinch.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Window style: One
  • Skirt material: Silicone
  • Volume: Low
  • Color: Pink, blue, orange, purple, yellow and turquoise
What we like:
  • Good range of vision.
  • User-friendly buckle and strap design.
  • Available in bright, vivid colors.
What we don’t like:
  • Being low profile, the nose area is quite small. It may not fit divers with larger noses.

Available in a range of vivid colors, the ScubaPro Trinidad is sure to get you noticed!

Another frameless offering from ScubaPro. Made from soft silicone, the skirt is very flexible. It comes with easy-adjust buckles which give divers a range of strap angles to ensure a good fit.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Window style: One
  • Skirt material: High-grade silicone
  • Volume: Low
  • Color: Black, white
What we like:
  • Flexible skirt and strap for easy storage.
  • Very low profile.
  • Gives a good close fit.
What we don’t like:
  • Users report that they need to use anti-fog in cold water.

Both these features also mean the mask can fold flat for storing away.

With its sleek design and subtle colors, the ScubaPro Ghost will not scare the fish away.

Tusa has used its patented Freedom Technology to create a mask with improved comfort and fit. The silicone used in the skirt varies in thickness which is great in places that are usually difficult to seal. Key areas, like the buckle point, have a dimpled surface for extra flexibility when moving your head or making facial expressions. There are stability ridges below the cheekbone to cut the amount of compression when at depth.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Window style: Two
  • Skirt material: Silicone
  • Volume: Low
  • Color: Black or clear skirt with a variety of colored frames to choose from
What we like:
  • Fits petite and medium sized faces so suitable for younger divers.
  • Soft silicone skirt gives a really comfortable feel.
  • Compatible with prescription lenses.
What we don’t like:
  • Does not fit larger adult faces.
  • Long hair gets easily tangled in the buckles.

This Oceanic is a frameless design mask which offers a good vision range. It comes with a neoprene strap for added comfort. Oceanic has made the Shadow to fit medium to large faces. The Shadow Mini has the same spec as its big brother but is specifically for divers with small or narrow faces.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Window style: One
  • Skirt material: Liquid silicone
  • Volume: Low
  • Color: Black, clear
What we like:
  • Comes in a mini version too.
  • Stylish design.
  • Comes with a neoprene strap.
  • Packs down small.
What we don’t like:
  • Stitching on the webbing that attaches the strap to the mask is not very durable.
  • The plastic buckles dig into the side of the head if you’re wearing a hood.

The Oceanic Shadow packs down flat to fit inside a BCD pocket. This makes it the ideal mask to carry as a spare. This dive instructor favorite is long-lasting and reliable.

Mares has used two different types of silicone in the skirt and strap production. A strong, firm silicone maintains the structure of the mask. The softer silicone has loads of elasticity and molds to your face. When at depth, pressure spreads around the mask and strap eliminating those red marks some divers are famous for.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Window style: Two
  • Skirt material: Liquid silicone
  • Volume: Low
  • Color: Black or white skirt with yellow, blue or pink trim
What we like:
  • Silicone is very flexible.
  • Having no red marks after a dive.
What we don’t like:
  • The strap is quite thin.

The Oceanic Discovery mask is a twin-lens, silicone skirted dive mask that provides a simple design for maximum comfort and vision. Oceanic has produced a relatively inexpensive and reliable mask for scuba divers, snorkelers, and freedivers. Perhaps not the choice for professional or technical divers because of the quick-release buckle, it’s a pretty solid addition to Oceanic’s medium-range line of dive masks.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • 100% silicone skirt
  • Rotating strap buckles with hinge
  • 5 different color options including dark and transparent skirt
  • Flexible quick-release buckles with pinch clip strap adjustment
  • Buckles integrated into the skirt rather than the frame
  • Low volume
  • Dual lens
What we like:
  • Very comfortable: lightweight with low-volume enclosure
  • Good field of vision size
  • Quick release buckle and easily adjustable strap
  • Affordable
  • Fits a bearded face without leaking
What we don’t like:
  • If you don’t like softer masks
  • If you don’t like teardrop vision

Best High-End Diving Masks Of 2022

Moving onto the more expensive scuba diving masks brings additional features. With high-end masks, the silicone used in the skirt and strap are usually of better quality and provide a snugger fit. For advanced divers who can afford to splash out on their masks, these high-end options come with something a little different.

The ScubaPro Spectra is a high-quality mask which also looks great. They have used a top-grade silicone to make the skirt and the split-style strap. This allows for a good seal and fit. Metallic paint gives the duotone frames of this mask a classy appearance.

The Spectra comes with ultra-clear lenses as standard. It’s also available with tinted lenses which reduce glare and improve clarity when underwater.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Window style: Two
  • Skirt material: Silicone
  • Volume: Low
  • Color: Black or clear skirt with a choice of colored frame.
What we like:
  • Ultra-clear lenses give extra clarity to colors.
  • Good field of vision for a two-window mask.
  • Metallic paint finish.
What we don’t like:
  • Divers with prominent bone structures complain of discomfort.
  • Small nose pocket.
  • Too big for smaller faces.

The Aqua Lung Atlantis has a vintage design but modern-day quality. It’s a high-volume mask with one large oval window offering a wide, unobstructed field of vision. It’s fishbowl retro and we love it! The soft silicone skirt gives access to the nose pocket for equalizing.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Window style: One
  • Skirt material: Silicone
  • Volume: High
  • Color: Black
What we like:
  • The large oval window gives a wide view.
  • Fun retro design.
  • The thin skirt is still very comfortable.
What we don’t like:
  • The retro design may not be for everyone.
  • Hard to adjust the strap when under the water.

Oceanic has come up with a design that incorporates a minimalist frame around oversized windows. Lenses consist of an ultra-clear glass which contains fewer impurities and lets in additional light. The result is a peripheral view offering color vitality that is worth paying extra for.

The Oceanic Cyanea comes with a strap inspired by ski-goggles. The elasticated material is Chlorine and UV resistant for comfort. And a silicone grip ensures it remains securely in place. This really is a unique mask offering great comfort and functionality.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Window style: Two
  • Skirt material: Liquid silicone
  • Volume: Low
  • Color: Black or clear skirt with blue, yellow, pink or gray trim
What we like:
  • Extra-large lenses.
  • Extremely low-volume.
  • Comfortable strap.
What we don’t like:
  • The strap is very stretchy. Need to make sure it is secure when beginning your dive.
  • Low profile design may not suit all face shapes.

The Atomic Aquatics Venom may have upped the ante for future mask designs. The skirt bonds onto the lens which eliminates the need for a frame making it super low-profile and low-volume. It’s made from gel silicone which Atomic call “Gummi Bear Ultrasoft.” By using a combination of soft and stiff silicone, Atomic has given us a rigid shape with a seal that molds to all the contours of the face. This mask is so unobtrusive, you forget you are even wearing it.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Window style: One
  • Skirt material: Gel “Gummi Bear” silicone
  • Volume: Low
  • Color: Black, black/red
What we like:
  • Gel silicone face seal conforms to every crease and wrinkle.
  • Provides a good seal even for those with facial hair.
  • Soft but rigid structure.
  • Gives great peripheral vision.
What we don’t like:
  • Too big for small faces.

ScubaPro’s Trufit ultrasoft skirt uses a design intended to provide a great seal on all divers—no matter their face shape. Using two different silicone thickness types, it offers rigidity and flexibility in all the right places. A ribbed texture allows the mask to conform to your face.

The tinted one-window lens is anti-reflective for great surface visibility when diving in bright conditions. The buckle system attaches to the skirt and is quick-release making it easy to adjust and remove. It also packs down flat thanks to being frameless.

ScubaPro recommends you try the Synergy and feel the difference. We think you will like what you feel.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Window style: One
  • Skirt material: Silicone
  • Volume: Low
  • Color: Black
What we like:
  • One of the most comfortable masks available.
  • Creates a good seal even with facial hair.
  • The tinted lens will make you stand out from other divers on the boat.
What we don’t like:
  • The tinted lens means the mask isn’t really suitable for night diving.
  • Buckles are difficult to lock down.

Aqua Lung had technical divers in mind when they developed the Teknika. The shock-absorbent frame is extra sturdy with stainless steel screws and bolts securing it. They make the mask robust and it will not corrode even when spending hours upon hours in salt water.

Not available with prescription lenses.
The scope of vision is wide thanks to the very low-volume design. The black, high-grade silicone skirt seals snugly around the face and helps block side light. And thanks to the buckles and skirt folding flat, the mask will fit into a BCD or drysuit pocket.

Even if technical diving is not your thing, the Aqua Lung Teknika is a reliable and extremely comfortable mask. I can vouch for this personally because I’ve been using mine for the last two years!

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Window style: Two
  • Skirt material: Silicone
  • Volume: Low
  • Color: Black
What we like:
  • Straps are easily adjusted when wearing gloves.
  • Straps are easily adjusted when wearing gloves.
  • Shock-resistant frame.
  • The skirt is a good fit and soft against your skin.
  • The range of vision is excellent thanks to the low-volume design.
What we don’t like:
  • Not as compact as a frameless mask if you want to carry it as a spare.
  • Only available in black.
  • Not available with prescription lenses.

Cressi’s Penta+ mask is the latest version of its popular Penta model. Like the original, it features a four-window design but it also incorporates elements from Cressi’s Matrix and Lince masks.

The well-known scuba company is known for producing excellent quality yet affordable masks, and the Penta+ continues in this tradition.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Four-window design
  • Ultra-low volume
  • Hypoallergic silicone skirt and strap
  • Tempered glass front lenses
  • Weight: 6.2 ounces (175 grams)
  • Pressure activated buckles
  • Black and white silicone models available
What we like:
  • Ultra-low volume
  • Super soft silicone is comfortable
  • Suits small and narrow faces well
  • Buckle adjustment is easy to manage
  • Good price point
What we don’t like:
  • If you get the black silicone models, there is no side window, which rather defeats the purpose
  • Four-window masks are not for every diver

If you’ve ever been shopping for a frameless mask, but you prefer a square-style dive mask, you’ll know these are rare. Most frameless masks favor an oval or rounded shape around the eyes. But Cressi’s new SF1 is rather a break from the norm.

It’s frameless, square with a good field of vision, and retains all the low-volume benefits of a scuba mask sans frame. The best bit, though, is arguably the attractive price point.

Where to buy:
Specs & Features:
  • Square style mask
  • Frameless
  • One-window design
  • High-grade hypoallergic silicone skirt
  • Four color options: Black, grey, blue and clear
  • Easy to adjust straps and buckles
  • Low-volume for easy clearing
What we like:
  • Universal fit should suit all face shapes
  • Very competitive price point given the quality
  • Very competitive price point given the quality
  • A good field of vision
  • The shiny silicone is unusual, especially the grey option
What we don’t like:
  • A few more color options would be great

What to Look For When Buying a New Scuba Diving Mask

While it’s true that all masks look quite similar, it isn’t true that they’re all created equal. Not only that, but one person’s perfectly fitting mask may be another person’s mask disaster. Before you make a purchase, consider the following:

Durable Materials

As a general rule, scuba diving masks are crafted from similar materials. These include windows made from tempered glass and a skirt made from soft silicone. Masks that are designed primarily for snorkeling or swimming may have windows made of plastic. Note that these are not suitable for scuba diving and should be avoided. All of the masks on our list feature tempered glass windows.

Scuba diving masks also feature a double silicone seal around the top of the mask where it sits on your face. Down the bottom, the mask will have only one seal. This is to allow divers to easily clear water from the mask when needed.

Adjustment Straps

Scuba diving masks usually feature two adjustment points on either side of the mask. This is so that divers can quickly and easily tighten or loosen the mask. Look for adjustment points which are simple and user-friendly. Too many moving parts mean that the adjustment feature is more prone to failure.

The main mask strap should be sturdy and reliable. Most scuba diving masks have two straps which run parallel to each other at the back of the diver’s head. Some people like to cover the mask strap with a soft neoprene cover to make it more comfortable.

Pro Tip: You mask doesn’t need to be too tight. Many new divers mistakenly believe that an over-tightened mask won’t leak. This is not true can actually lead to the opposite happening.

Remember that the mask creates an artificial air space, as you decent, this is subject to pressure. This pressure does a very good job of keeping the mask in place, even after you equalize the mask’s air space.

Remember to keep the mask strap at the mid-point on the back of your head. Your strap should not be touching your ears. Everyone has a “scuba bump” where the mask strap should sit. Ask an instructor or guide for help with mask positioning if you’re not sure.


Hate clearing your mask? You’re not the only diver who feels that way and you certainly won’t be the last. While you’re getting to grips with this essential skill, a low-volume mask may help. Because there’s less available air space inside these masks, there’s less available room for water—this should mean the mask is easier to clear.

One downside to low-volume masks is that they sit very close to the diver’s face. For some, this is a great thing, but for other divers, it can be uncomfortable.

The primary benefit of low-volume masks is that they offer a wider field of vision because the windows are closer to the diver’s eyes.

One Window or Two?

Scuba masks either come with one window or two. We’ve come a long way since the oval fishbowl masks of the 70s—although, we’re pleased that fishbowls are making a fun retro comeback! Today’s masks offer a superior field of vision because of the shape and placement of the windows.

The number of windows or lenses you choose is really up to personal preference and there’s no set rule for which is best. But if you’re looking for a “frameless mask” you’ll find that these are one-window designs.

Framed Vs Frameless Scuba Masks?

“Frameless” is somewhat of a misnomer because even a frameless mask has a frame of sorts, it’s just not as visible or prominent. In a frameless design, the skirt is part of the front of the mask and the window is molded into the silicon.

Manufacturers of frameless masks say that this design offers a better field of view and that these masks are more lightweight.

Black or Clear Silicone Mask Skirt?

Most masks have either a black or clear silicone skirt. The exception to this is the spate of brightly colored silicone that has hit the scuba mask market in recent years.

There’s really not a huge difference between black and clear silicone in terms of vision, so, for most recreational divers, choosing between black and clear silicone is an aesthetic choice.

We would say that clear silicone is prone to discoloration after a few years though. It will also stain when it comes into contact with neoprene, bad news for lazy divers like me who throw their mask into the dive box right on top of a wetsuit.

Black silicone is the preferred choice for many divers—whether this is because they’re living out a masked superhero fantasy or it really does contribute to less reflective disturbances isn’t quite clear!

Masks For Narrow Faces

A lot of people with narrow faces find that regular scuba masks don’t fit them very well. The good news is that loads of options exist for smaller and/or slimmer faces. Some manufacturers even make mini versions, such as Oceanic’s popular Shadow masks, which comes in a regular and a mini size.

As you go through our list, note that we give you a heads-up when a scuba diving mask is a good choice for narrow faces.

Best Scuba Diving Mask for Kids

For small faces, a purpose-built kid’s scuba mask is a must. Unless your children are teenagers, a regular mask will not fit very well. Scuba masks for kids should feature a soft, comfy silicone skirt be low-volume so they are easy to clear.

We like the Tilos Cyclops and the Cressi Marea. The Marea comes in a bunch of fun colors, too.

Do Fog-Free Scuba Diving Masks Exist?

Sorry, the bad news is that no matter how much manufacturers might tell us a given mask is “fog-free” or “fog-resistant,” it rarely is.

New masks must be scrubbed out or treated properly before use. You need to remove the film that covers the inside of the glass. Some divers swear by toothpaste, others pass their brand new mask to a dive instructor who will, more often than not, burn the film away using a lighter.

As a proponent of the second method, I would say this is an excellent place to start. However, don’t try this on masks with plastic lenses and don’t let the glass get too hot.

We think the potato trick (rubbing a cut potato on the lens) might be an urban scuba myth!

Prescription Scuba Diving Masks

Hate contact lenses but love diving? Then a prescription mask is just what you need. These masks allow divers who need optical corrective lenses to enjoy the underwater world no matter how myopic they might be!

We go into the topic of corrective scuba masks in more detail, and give you the lowdown on the best of the best, here.

What About Full Face Masks?

Full face masks are exploding into the recreational and technical diving scene. Once the reserve of commercial divers, navy seals, police dive units and the like, more and more people are starting to go full face.

The primary benefit to a full face mask is communication. Divers can communicate with each other, and with a surface support person, while they are underwater. Read more about Full Face Scuba Maks.

And that rounds out our list of the best scuba diving masks.

Did we miss your favorite?

What’s important in a mask for you?

Are you with team black silicone or team clear silicone?

We want to hear your thoughts and feedback, get in touch with us in the comments below!

FAQ – Frequently asked questions about Scuba Masks

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    What is the best scuba diving mask?

    That entirely depends on your preferences and even the shape of your face! That said, we do have some firm favorites including:

    If you want to know more about picking the right make for you Scuba needs, read our in-depth guide.

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    How much does a scuba mask cost?

    Quality scuba masks cost anywhere between US$45 at the lower end of the scale, right up to around $120 at the top end.

    To learn more about masks in different cost brackets, have a read of our guide here.

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    Are full-face scuba masks safe?

    Yes. Full-face scuba masks, like any piece of dive equipment, are safe when used correctly. Although full-face masks are only recently making waves in the recreational dive community, they have been used for many years by commercial and other professional divers.

    Want to learn more about full-face scuba masks? You’ll find all the info in our guide here.

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    Can you scuba with a beard?

    You will be pleased to hear that yes, you can scuba dive with a beard! Some bearded divers find that they get a little water leaking into their mask. A top tip to combat this is vaseline, in particular, a little vaseline on a diver’s mustache can help prevent any leaks caused by facial hair.

    If you do experience problems with a  leaking mask, then check out our 5 ways to stop your mask from leaking.


  1. Cathy Frasier

    I have a genesis double lense removable for prescription le,sea. Is that still made? Looking to change lenses.

  2. Torben Lonne

    Hi Cathy,

    I’m not sure if they are still made, have you tried contacting the manufacturer?

  3. Adam Tresowski

    Dear Madam or Sir,

    I am searching for a mask (that can live up to the californian regulations on plastics !) for my 5-year old girl. Which experiences have you made with your kids?
    Would you be so kind to create a review similar to this one for kids?

    Thank you so much and have a great day,

  4. Torben Lonne

    Hi Adam,

    At the moment we don’t have any reviews for kids mask, but I’ll add it to the idea board, and hopefully, in the future, we’ll have some. Thanks for sharing your needs.

  5. Angela Arnett

    what is the best mask for people that wear glasses? just for a holiday in Rhodes

  6. Mrs Angela Arnett

    I am going for a holiday in Rhodes and require a full snorkelling mask as I wear glasses its not serious diving only pottering around!!

  7. Matt

    Are all diving masks made with BPA?

    Any BPA free brand out there?

  8. MMiller

    Wondering what would be a good mask for someone with a full beard and mustache?

  9. Torben Lonne

    Hi there,

    To solve this issue, it depends on the form of the mustache and how this fits with the mask. Go for a mask with a soft skirt this will sometime make a proper seal.

    A few tips for diving with Mustache/beard:
    1. Shave it off – That’s not a piece of good advice, but this will give the best dive 🙂
    2. Grease it – Add some facial product that is greasy. This might form a seal and will do the trick.
    3. Deal with it – Doing your dive course, you learned how to clear a mask now it’s time to apply it.

  10. Kathy Morris

    This might sound crazy but get a lot of leakage, it’s because I have a small upper lip, so there isn’t much room for the mask skirt. Any slight mouth movement breaks the seal which is a pain as I smile a lot when diving.
    Can you recommend a mask for this?

  11. Torben Lonne

    Hi Kathy,

    I know the issue very well. My wife has large cheekbone and whenever she smiles the water would flood any mask. At the beginning of her diving, this was really an issue when she had to focus on learning skills while having to empth a mask all the time (she got really good at it though).

    We eventually found a mask that covered 99% of the time, but this was through testing and trying each and every mask we could find. We ended with a “no-name” mask, that just made a perfect fit for her.

    This is my best advice for you. Try as many masks as you can. When on a dive trip ask if you can borrow your buddy/dive guides mask (often you just have to try it out on land). When you pass a dive shop, go in and try of a few masks. It can be hard, but I’m sure you’ll find one that fits.

  12. Don

    I have a normal sized face but with a big nose. Is that likely to cause a fit issue?

  13. Torben Lonne

    Hi Don,

    It depends on how big a big nose is 🙂 It’s not something I’d consider a usual issue, as there’s often plenty of space for the nose. That said, if you have this “issue” don’t go for a small volume mask, choose a regular one.

  14. Billy White

    Do you recommend ScubaPro Solo dive mask?

  15. Torben Lonne

    Hi Billy,

    I haven’t tested it, so I can’t recommend it yet. That said, I’ve only heard good things said about it, and you usually don’t go wrong with a Scuba Pro mask.

  16. Jenny Foley

    Are there any duel snorkel full face 180 degree diving masks that release air on the sides instead of the front?

  17. Etkin

    Hi Torben,

    I hope you are well. For 10 years, I have been using Technisub micromask, which fit my face perfectly. I love it, it has the lowest volume, easy to clear, and a good vision. But, I am thinking to buy a single lens/ one window mask that is as small as micromask. Considering the current COVID situation, it is not easy to try every different brand at the moment. Do you have any advice on that? Thank you in advance.

  18. Torben Lonne

    Hi Etkin,

    That’s a good mask as well. I’ve been using it for some years as well.

    That’s a good question, and I can’t come to think of any low volume single lens masks at all. I think that in order to make it low-volume it needs to be dual-lens. Sorry, that’s not a lot of help.

  19. Jevgenijs Demishev

    Best mask for facial hair?

  20. Torben Lonne

    Nothing here is good. Facial hair is just not good for diving and masks. So, it’s trial and error, until you find one that’s a good fit. I had good success with the Aqualung Micormask, but I heard from others in the same situation that it didn’t fit them and made the mask flood.

  21. Me

    Can we buy from somewhere else but amazon

  22. Torben Lonne

    Hi There,

    Yes, we’re working on other pages as our recommendations.

  23. Harriet

    I am a diving newbie (only done PADI OW so far) and I was given an aqualung favola mask as part of my course. I really didn’t get a long with it. I struggle to pinch my nose. I don’t think I have a particularly small nose but perhaps I do! Looking at your review I’m thinking the Trinidad might be a good option for me?

  24. João Pedro

    Nice review! Did foi guys heard abou Cressi’s Zeus mask?

  25. Torben Lonne

    Hi João,

    Yes, but we haven’t reviewed yet. Next up we’ll be adding the Cressi Penta mask – We’ll keep you updated.

  26. Torben Lonne

    Hi Harriet,

    Sometimes it’s not the user or the mask, but that you’re just not meant for each others 🙂 So, try a different one, and the ScubaPro Trinidad is a great mask.

  27. Curtis

    Looking for a larger mask … Lip to forehead, needs to be about 12 cm. Have difficulty finding a mask that will be vertically. My mask is getting old and need to work in a new one.

  28. Glenn Quinlan

    I’m looking for a high volume two window scuba mask. I need a high volume as most masks squeeze against my forehead causing pain at depth

  29. Torben Lonne

    Hi Glenn,

    I’d suggest you try the Cressi SF1 – It’s not the most “sexy” mask, but it’s really great for a wide array of face shapes.

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