Scuba Gear

Scuba Gear Buyer’s Guide

Having the best diving gear will always enhance your experience underwater. Your mask is arguably the most important element to consider when gathering your equipment. You’re going to want to put a lot of thought into choosing the right mask, regardless of whether you prefer snorkeling or scuba diving. Many beginners find this out the hard way. When you’re starting out, it’s a good idea to rent equipment first. This allows you to get a feel for the sport before [...]

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Diving Mask

Best Scuba Diving Masks

A comfortable diving mask with proper fit is an essential piece of scuba gear — it will make any good dive even better. Our 2019 scuba diving Gear Buyers Guide will help you find the best scuba diving mask to fit your diving style. Here is our guide to the newest scuba diving masks. Akona Breeze $35 | Akona Akona The injected silicone skirt of the Breeze has a double edge for a comfortable, leak-free seal on your cheeks and forehead. The quick-disconnect buckles swivel up [...]

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Clearing a mask
Scuba Gear

Training Fundamentals:

Clearing Your Mask Clearing your mask is a fundamental dive skill. How can you make the process simpler and more efficient? During your first scuba-training session, you learned about clearing your mask. This foundational skill is essential to becoming a competent scuba diver. Mask clearing is the process of expelling water from inside your mask’s airspace the airspace into the surrounding environment without taking onboard any more water or — even more irritatingly — ingesting any water through your nose. There are [...]

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