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Freediving mask with widest field of view?

Heera

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I usually dive to 10-25m tops, and have no intentions to go deeper, so for me field of view is crucial to enjoy underwater world.
Are there any masks suitable for freediving (low volume) with wide field of view? Ideally u cant see frame borders - not sure if thats possible?
Thanks for advices.
 

Nathan Vinski

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The aqualung sphera has a pretty decent field of view (not much frame in view) but the lenses are curved and the distortion on the edges can take some getting used to.

Other than that, pretty much all the low vol freediving masks will have quite a bit of visible frame..

But at the depths you're diving to, any scuba mask should be fine. Mask volume really only makes any significant difference when diving below your residual volume and using mouthfill equalisation. Otherwise (using normal EQ texhniques) low vs high volume masks will only change your failure depth by a couple of meters or so.
 

cdavis

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The aqualung sphera has a pretty decent field of view (not much frame in view) but the lenses are curved and the distortion on the edges can take some getting used to.
Other than that, pretty much all the low vol freediving masks will have quite a bit of visible frame..
But at the depths you're diving to, any scuba mask should be fine. Mask volume really only makes any significant difference when diving below your residual volume and using mouthfill equalisation. Otherwise (using normal EQ texhniques) low vs high volume masks will only change your failure depth by a couple of meters or so.