Author Topic: Snorkelling masks  (Read 223 times)

Offline Noopsy

  • Sponsors
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 489
    • View Profile
    • Email
Snorkelling masks
« on: September 08, 2017, 06:30:02 PM »
When I was in Plakias this year I noticed a number of snorkelers using a new type of mask.  It covered the face in full and had a little breathing pipe protruding from the top.  Does anyone know anything about them?  Are they better than the usual goggles/snorkel combination?

Νούψη
Ελευθερία ή θάνατος

Offline Ploppy

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 719
    • View Profile
    • Hounslow Weather
    • Email
Re: Snorkelling masks
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 07:37:22 PM »
Yep, they are all over Amazon/eBay. Have read mixed reviews but semi-tempted so I could attach an action cam. Here is an example...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Compatible-HELLOYEE-Snorkeling-Anti-Leak-Waterproof/dp/B01MSNC7QU/ref=pd_vtph_200_tr_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=ME4QRJ8HFQFK66KDFKF0

Offline Dave&Les

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
    • AOL Instant Messenger - Dave&Les
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Snorkelling masks
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 07:25:59 AM »
Friends of ours were using them here last month & said they were much better than the normal combo.
They got theirs on Amazon.

Offline shinaria

  • Regulars
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 279
    • AOL Instant Messenger - shinaria@aol.com
    • View Profile
    • http://www.reuters-design.de
    • Email
Re: Snorkelling masks
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 11:57:10 AM »
Yes, I own one and can confirm that this is absolutely fatastic. You have a much broader view, can breathe trough nose and mouth and you can even talk under water.
And even if you decide to dive a little bit deeper no water will flow inside the mask.

https://www.decathlon.de/schnorchelmaske-easybreath-id_8304664.html?searchedText=Tauchmaske
 

Offline Noopsy

  • Sponsors
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 489
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Snorkelling masks
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 02:09:39 PM »
Thanks for all this.  As it happens, when in Plakias I discovered that my goggles were leaking through one lens as the mounting was chipped so I had to ditch them.  Even though conventional snorkel tubes may have anti-flooding valves, it can still happen that if you are breathing in and a wave washes over you, you can breathe in a whole load of water and end up coughing and spluttering.  Do these new masks protect you from such an experience?  If so, and as I don't have a pair of goggles any more, I might be tempted to buy one of the new masks.  (Incidentally, the masks I saw being used in Plakias were like the ones shown on the website in shinaria's post.)

Noopsy
Ελευθερία ή θάνατος