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There’s a lot more to consider when investing in a scuba diving mask than you might think. Everyone has a unique face and head shape. It’s important that the mask conform to your face and create a water tight seal. A mask that doesn’t seal properly can be very frustrating and limit the enjoyment on your trip.

Here is a good way to test for a suitable fit. Take the mask and put it on your face (the way it will be when diving) without the strap used to hold it. Inhale slowly and the mask should stay put. If inhaling harder is required or the mask falls off, most likely this isn’t a good fit. The goal is to restrict the amount of water seeping into the scuba mask to as little as possible.

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