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Looking for a mask with loads of space for my high nasal bridge

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Recently, I had the opportunity to use the Tusa Imprex 3D Hyperdry (see pic, these have optical lenses glued in, but the pic is to give you an idea about the shape and) from a friend. I was impressed by the fit and comfort, especially considering I have a high nasal bridge. Unlike low-volume masks that often create discomfort or leaks around my high nasal bridge, this mask sits perfectly.

However, I face a challenge when using this mask with a single hose regulator. It's difficult to equalize my ears using the one-handed method (thumb and fingers), also known as the Valsalva manoeuvre, while having the second stage of the regulator in my mouth. Since I need my other hand for tasks such as venting air from the jacket during descent, a one-handed equalization method is essential.

As to my nose, if you look at me from the side you will see that from my forehead to the nose is like a straight line. I do not have what most folk have, a dent in the bridge between nose and forehead. That is why I cannot use a low volume mask and the likes. In the olden days I had one of those round masks, but I had a twin hose in those days and could easily get to the nose from below to clear the ears. A single hose regulator does not allow this, I have tried.

Now, to my question: does anybody know of a similar mask that allows for sufficient space for my high nasal bridge. I suspect it will need to be a single glass mask so there is ample space for my nasal bridge.

Thank you in advance for thinking with me, I look forward to your thoughts.

IMPREX 3D HYPERDRY.JPG
 
Have you tried/considered a bi -lens mask? Like most spearfishing masks.
 
Have you tried/considered a bi -lens mask? Like most spearfishing masks.
I am just considering this and researching what low volume masks are fit for diving (not all are according to the manufacturer). any tips?
 
Per comments on the other related thread, I don't know what would make a low-volume mask unsuitable for Scuba, possibly nothing?, but I don't Scuba dive.

I started , spearfishing with what I later discovered is a Taiwanese copy of a Cressi Big Eyes Scuba mask. All clear silicone and frame. Comfy and good Viz. My wife likes to use it for snorkeling now.

I used an Omer Alien mask for some years but wouldn't recommend it. Then an X- combat mask (Seacsub?), which seemed a little better. My current mask is the small, low volume Technisub Aqualung mask, already mentioned by others. It seems good, although only slightly better than the others I've used.

There was another mask competing with the Aqualung, I forget which, possibly a newer Cressi Nano micro-mask design? Amazon offered it to me as an on-sale alternative to the Aqualung, when they raised their once keen on-sale price for the Aqualung. And it was also much discussed on this forum. (But I'd already bought the similar Aqualung mask at the lower sale price and it worked well enough for me, for spearing :) ).

Perhaps try either or both of: the Technisub Aqualung and Cressi equivalent (Nano?). See if they work for you :). BTW They feel quite small but I am quite large (although becoming smaller :) ) and they fit me ok.
 
Per comments on the other related thread, I don't know what would make a low-volume mask unsuitable for Scuba, possibly nothing?, but I don't Scuba dive.

I started , spearfishing with what I later discovered is a Taiwanese copy of a Cressi Big Eyes Scuba mask. All clear silicone and frame. Comfy and good Viz. My wife likes to use it for snorkeling now.

I used an Omer Alien mask for some years but wouldn't recommend it. Then an X- combat mask (Seacsub?), which seemed a little better. My current mask is the small, low volume Technisub Aqualung mask, already mentioned by others. It seems good, although only slightly better than the others I've used.

There was another mask competing with the Aqualung, I forget which, possibly a newer Cressi Nano micro-mask design? Amazon offered it to me as an on-sale alternative to the Aqualung, when they raised their once keen on-sale price for the Aqualung. And it was also much discussed on this forum. (But I'd already bought the similar Aqualung mask at the lower sale price and it worked well enough for me, for spearing :) ).

Perhaps try either or both of: the Technisub Aqualung and Cressi equivalent (Nano?). See if they work for you :). BTW They feel quite small but I am quite large (although becoming smaller :) ) and they fit me ok.
Thanks for this tip. I am planning a trip to the big smoke Tuesday and will have a look for those.
 
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