websites full of information on masks and other scuba equipment.
The main reason to go scuba diving is to see what's under the
water. This makes a diver's mask selection very important. To
tell if a mask fits properly, hold the mask up to your face and
inhale lightly. If the mask sticks to your face, then it fits
correctly. If it doesn't, air is leaking and preventing the
Any dive mask you buy should be made of shatterproof glass.
Masks are referred to as high volume or low volume, indicating
the amount air space inside the mask. Masks with side ports
increase your field of vision, and are usually high volume. Low
volume are easier to clear and can offer a better field of
Some masks have a purge valve. This device allows you to clear
water out of the mask by simply looking down and blowing out
Scuba masks are designed so you can pinch your nose with one
hand. This way you can equalize your ears as you descend.
Another consideration when picking a scuba mask is whether the
mask is made of rubber or silicone. Basically rubber costs a
little less than silicone, but will not last as long.
Oceanic Heads Up Display
Scuba Mask (HUD)
San Leandro, CA - Oceanic
Worldwide, manufacturer of cutting-edge SCUBA equipment and technology,
announces that its HUD (Heads-Up Display) Mask has received the annual "Best
of What's New" award in the Recreation category from Popular Science
magazine. Popular Science editors reviewed thousands of new products and
innovations and chose just 100 winners in 10 categories for inclusion in the
December "Best of What's New" issue. To win, a product or technology must
represent a significant step forward in its category.
Fit and field of view are the most important considerations when
selecting a mask. The OMS ICU ™ line of masks have been designed to fit
most faces and fit them superbly. You will find that if you tilt your
head back and place any of the OMS ICU ™ masks on your face, that the
weight of the mask, when you gently inhale through your nose, will allow
an even seal. After you try your mask on determine your field of view by
locating objects from the peripheral areas of the mask. You will find
that the ICU ™ masks are superbly engineered to provide the necessary
field of view to read your gauges, and locate essential equipment.
Innovative technical solutions. Greater field of vision that was never
before thought possible. Optimally angled windows are designed to mesh
perfectly with the central position of the eyes to provide the widest
possible viewing angle in every direction.
New two-lens SCUBAPRO mask with universal fit.
New drop-shaped lens provides an exceptional downward vision.
Low volume styling for a snug fit, and ease of clearing.
Available with clear skirt providing a light, open feeling.
Whether diving or snorkeling, your
mask is one of the most important pieces of equipment you own.
Apollo masks include our soft surgical grade silicone skirt. The
skirt is designed to collapse accordion style, creating a better
seal and eliminating stress points on delicate facial skin.
Integrated drainage channels in the skirt allow hands-free clearing
by simply looking up and exhailing through your nose. All our masks
are designed to provide the optimum in comfort and field of vision
Zeagle Systems special design work
with public safety, research, and military customers in the past few
years, has been applied to civilian use, in the creation of the
extremely innovative RAPID-DIVER
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