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AZ_Atypical

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I'm curious what masks are the "Go-to" mask for freedivers these days. I remember Sphera was a popular one 10 years ago. Have other masks come along with lower volume? If the information I've read is correct, then my Omer Alien is lower volume than the Sphera?
 
7BDiver

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Tiny masks fit tiny faces. Find what mask will fit your face type and go from there. Low volume isn't everything, comfort and ability to equalize are far more important.
 
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AZ_Atypical

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Tiny masks fit tiny faces. Find what mask will fit your face type and go from there. Low volume isn't everything, comfort and ability to equalize are far more important.
Yeah good feedback. That was my focus as I picked a mask this time. Under maximum vacuum, how crappy was it. I pressed the masks against my face to see what the hard parts did. The Omer Alien felt the best for me. I'll be honest, I'm still on the fence with the mirrored lenses though. I understand that it's primarily a spearo mask. I'll probably be switching to a clear lense if nothing else.
 
Spearito

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Hey hey, great question!

2x years ago I discovered the OMER UP-M1 and never looked back. I’m so happy with it that I bought 3 in case they discontinue it.

Hands free equalization, ultra low volume, super soft skirt and a soft nose pocket that is roomy enough for my not-so-low volume nose.
Four of my friends (spearos all of them) have moved to this mask after trying mine last summer.
I’m not sponsored by OMER by the way, I generally don’t like their gear very much. But this mask kicks ass.

Good luck!
 
Mr. X

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For spearing I use a Technisub aqualung micromask. It was popular a couple of years ago. I used a Omer Alien for several years but went off it, when a lens came out! Fixed it but it fogged up a bit too much, despite cleaning and flaming.
 
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AZ_Atypical

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Hey hey, great question!

2x years ago I discovered the OMER UP-M1 and never looked back. I’m so happy with it that I bought 3 in case they discontinue it.

Hands free equalization, ultra low volume, super soft skirt and a soft nose pocket that is roomy enough for my not-so-low volume nose.
Four of my friends (spearos all of them) have moved to this mask after trying mine last summer.
I’m not sponsored by OMER by the way, I generally don’t like their gear very much. But this mask kicks ass.

Good luck!
I tried this mask on in store and didn't love it. The odd shape threw me off I think. Maybe I'll give it a second look.
 
AZ_Atypical

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For spearing I use a Technisub aqualung micromask. It was popular a couple of years ago. I used a Omer Alien for several years but went off it, when a lens came out! Fixed it but it fogged up a bit too much, despite cleaning and flaming.
Thanks, I'll check it out. It looks like a mask I'd probably like.
 
marco15499

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I love the Cressi Nano. But I'm a spearo, not a freediver.
 
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Aquamac01

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I've used the Cressi Superocchio for about 30years. Tried loads of others but it fits me really well. Has a good low volume profile and is pretty bulletproof. I'm sticking with it till the end! Hahaha
 
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Obelix

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Omer Up-M1 fits well, but whatever I do, I don't seem to be able to de-fog it.
Burned the glass, toothpaste dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, spit...it just fogs again.
Frustrating, as it was not cheap
 
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7BDiver

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I have been finding the the masks with smaller lenses appear to be easier to fog. If you are diving in colder water where there is a greater temperature differential a defog spray is going to be critical and done liberally. I have had great difficulty finding masks that fit well, with having a very high nose bridge, long nose ridge and narrow face. Two masks that have worked relatively well are the Technisub Aqualung Micromask and Mares Viper but still exploring other models.
 
dcvf

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Hi

+1 with Obelix #10

I must apply several time the saliva with the tongue (*) during the beginning of the training in swim pool …after that it’s OK

(*) especially where the glass touch the skirt of the mask
 
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