Diving Mask Leaks And How To Manage Them

Diving Mask Leaks And How To Manage Them

Diving mask damage can destroy the dive. It’s a real pain when you have to spend most of your dives and clean the mask instead of absorbing the underwater environment. This can be particularly annoying for new divers and if their mask cleaning skills are not the same, losses can also be a bit scary.

Diving Mask Leaks Do Not Need You To Go Out And Buy A New Mask

Diving Mask Leaks And How To Manage Them
Diving Mask Leaks And How To Manage Them

According to many professional scuba dive instructors and managers, a number of people are buying more than one mask in their initial diving phase because they believe that the problem of loss is in a diving mask. But the real problem is how the mask is used.

So, once you have a comfortable and well-adjusted mask, there are things you can do to reduce the problem of loss.

Tips For Preventing Leaks

Belt Adjustment

Make sure the handle is not too tight. The immediate answer to many people’s flight is that the belt is not tight enough. A mask that is too narrow will make the problem worse and leave this mark on the face that will not disappear for three hours.

The Mask Strap Cover neoprene case is very good to prevent the hair from tangling and touching when wearing and removing the mask, it must be for those with longer hair.

Cracks And Tears

Check for cracks and tears in a diving mask. This may be a source of loss.

Take care of your mask. Wash the mask after soaking, drying and storing in a box or box to avoid damage.

DO NOT use a cheap snorkel for diving. They are not designed for diving, they cannot withstand deep pressure. Always buy your diving equipment from trusted dealers and stores.

Problems With Hair

Hair in the mask is a very common cause of leakage. If you don’t wear a hood, make sure you don’t have loose pieces of hair in the mask. Tie long hair and light hair out of your face while wearing a mask.

Long edges/explosions may cause leakage. A French braid/braid is a way to overcome this.

Face hair is a big culprit. Many men are forced to choose between shaving for less safe diving or maintaining it and withstand watery vision. Hair exposure to masks can work and is a less drastic solution.

For men determined to keep their hair on their faces, there are many different measures. Silicone gel/conditioner applied to mustache before diving is popular. Avoid petroleum products like Vaseline because they can break down silicon.

Purification Valve

There are two types of people when it comes to masks and purification valves – those who love it and those who hate it. Filter valve is an integrated function that allows for easier cleaning / draining from the mask. For fans, it makes cleaning easier. For non-fans, the purification valve is just another useless addition that can be problematic.

Personally, I have never owned a mask with a filter valve and I don’t think the old compensation method is too bad.

Diving Mask Can Never Be Completely Waterproof

Diving Mask Leaks And How To Manage Them
Diving Mask Leaks And How To Manage Them

I firmly believe that you will never have a perfect closed mask (anyway in my life). There will always be a small amount of water on the mask. With a little experience, you get used to it.

Actions like moving your face around will create a small hole.

Make sure you are comfortable with mask cleaning and removal skills. They are very important

A little water should not ruin the fun. Choose the right diving mask, practice good diving habits, and you can make safe and fun dive trips.

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