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chose the right mask for freediving

DeepAbyss

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Hello,
I would like to buy a diving mask.
I need a mask with optical lenses so my selection is limited.
I'm debating between sporasub mystic,mares star liguidskin,omer up 1.
I had Mares Tana and it was big on me and there was not a full seal and there were leaks.
In addition I have a long beard, so how can I improve the sealing.
From your personal experience which mask is recommended?
Thank you.
 

TiggerDives

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Pretty sure the cressi Nano Has a option for optical Lenses, I have the mask Myself And I love it.
Super Soft Silicon Skirt, Very low volume and excellent Vision. Put A little Vaseline on To seal the mask over the beard and Your golden.
The Sporasub Mystic Seams Like a Fantastic Mask As well, Cant say much about the Mares or Omer Masks.
 
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DeepAbyss

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Thank you, unfortunately the mask without the option of optical lenses.
Maybe someone in the crowd with experience with Mares mask
 

Jackin

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all of them as you mentioned was my favourite for a try too. i have very narrow face and difficult skinny lower part under and besides nose, where lot of masks leaks when i move a bit my mouth/ upper lip. x-vu liquidskin is fine, but huge volume for depths 30+. mares star fits me the best, few people from our local club bought this mask after try and they are happy now (sphera did not fit same as me). I ended with epsealon sea wolf, which is foldable mask, very low volume, fits perfect also in lower parts of face (im lucky) and behave as sphera at the depths. But its quite new and there were not a time for depth testing yet, only a pool 5m. I was try around 20 masks for info in 4 years but with no luck, now it look like i win. The best is try a mask on your face, and real test is in a watter, pool and depth. After this you can say I am happy with my mask. Otherwise it is annoying dive with mask that leaks when the best moments flow around and in you. I hate it but i am not so lucky have a normal face and use common low profile masks.

Odesláno z mého SM-G903F pomocí Tapatalk
 

Jackin

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and if you dont shave, use vaseline. i shave before a dive with a mask fo a better sealing. every face fits another type of a mask, try them before a buy if you dont want ended with 3 or more different spare masks at home.

Odesláno z mého SM-G903F pomocí Tapatalk
 
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DeepAbyss

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Hello friends,
i bought the mask of Mares star liquidskin and it is really great and fits me well.
One of the comfortable masks I have used it with a long beard without the need for Vaseline is sealed
The problem I do not know how to dismantle the internal frame to replace optical lenses, does anyone have any idea how to do this without breaking the frame?
Thanks
 

ronald

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Hello friends,
i bought the mask of Mares star liquidskin and it is really great and fits me well.
One of the comfortable masks I have used it with a long beard without the need for Vaseline is sealed
The problem I do not know how to dismantle the internal frame to replace optical lenses, does anyone have any idea how to do this without breaking the frame?
Thanks
For Optical Lense option Mask you mention...you must Go for the Sporasub Mystic Mask. I have had the sporasub mystic w/ -2,5 lense for 2 years now dan it's great mask.