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Breathing with a full face snorkel mask

How does water stop from entering?

Full face snorkel mask's from Reef mask are designed to stop water from getting in even in choppy, wavy waters or when you lean head forward to observe the ocean floor. All Reef Mask's have a floating device that rises when you enter the water and fills up the tube! Please note always to blow out once you come back up from the water to ensure the float moves back up.

Why can't you deep dive with a full face mask?

Reefmasks designed to handle 1 meter of deep pressure from the ocean, and this is due to the volume of air in the full face mask being greater than traditional snorkels. If you go one further, then one meter the pressure on the face mask will become intense and painfully. Another factor to consider is equalizing when you dive, and this cant be done in a full face snorkel as your unable to pinch your nose!

Can I use a full face snorkel if I have a beard?

Beards are not recommended as they can cause damage to the liner of the face mask, this leads to leakage when snorkelling. We advise men trim their beards back if not shave them off completely, for more information visit our article on snorkelling with a beard.

Curved vs flat lens snorkel

On the market you will find two different main designs of full-face snorkels, the first is a curved lens and the second is a flat lens. The curved lens full face snorkel has a curved front that coves along the front of the snorkel mask. The flat lens design has a flat front that slightly curves to fit your face.

Curved lens

Curved lens full face snorkels have a curved arc shape which creates some distortion in your viewing area. This distortion can spread across the mask and create blurry sections. Similar to swimming underwater with your eyes open, and everything is blurry! There have been reports of some people suffering from nausea and dizziness when using a curved lens face mask, and this is due to distorted vision causing sickness and vertigo.

Flat lens

Flat lens full face snorkels have no curve; thus, when you look through the mask, you have zero distortion to your vision. This provides a high-quality view, perfect when snorkelling the ocean! There is some slight distortion around the edges of the lens; this is very minimal and won't take over the majority of the mask's lens. All Reefmask full-face snorkels are the flat lens, and this is due to the risk discussed above associated with curved lens snorkels.

Wherever you a buy a full face snorkel ensure to purchase a flat lens.

Taking Care of Your Full Face Snorkel

Suppose you have purchased your Reef Mask your in for a real treat! The 180-degree view will allow you to explore the ocean to the fullest. It's essential for longevity to keep your entire face snorkel in good condition, this means taking proper care of it.

Fortunately, Reef Masks don't need a lot of care and maintenance to stay in top condition, a little bit of love now and then will ensure your full face snorkel lasts for years. Below are some of the leading maintenance tips for all types of snorkel lovers.

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Can kids Wear Full-Face Snorkels?

The design of the full-face snorkel has made it an instant favorite for a lot of snorkelers. The popularity and influx of newer brands of full-face snorkels are generating some level of misgivings about their safety for kids' use.

So let's get to the question. Can kids wear a full-face snorkel? The answer is an emphatic YES! The safety of kids wearing full-face snorkels is not any less if they were wearing traditional snorkels.

Why are full-face snorkels safe for your kids?

The design of full-face snorkels remains a source of concern for some people as regards its safety. However, full-face snorkels are intentionally designed to make them the ideal snorkeling gear for kids. Let us take a look at some reasons why full-face snorkels are suitable for your kids.

#1. They are made from safe, top-quality materials.

The snorkeling industry is filled with alot of substandard snorkels made from cheap and in some cases toxic materials. Our full-face snorkels are made from high-quality materials that are safe for use.

#2. Easy to use

Against some widely held misconceptions, full-face snorkels are quite easy to use as they allow kids to breathe through both their nose and mouth.  Kids can better enjoy their snorkeling experience by wearing full-face snorkels.

#3. Stylish design

Full-face snorkels come in stylish and innovative designs that kids love. The alien-like and spacey look of full-face snorkels has made them very popular among kids who love snorkeling with style.

How do full face snorkels protect your kids while having a swim

Full face snorkels come with a dry top snorkel system in the tube. Dry top snorkels are designed using a ball float system that helps to prevent water from penetrating the snorkel. Once you lower your head into the water and the end of the snorkel is immersed, the float rises and blocks the tube thereby preventing water from entering in.

In a situation when a small amount of water manages to get inside the snorkel, the full face snorkel  drains out water through a valve at the bottom of your chin immediately you raise your head above the water level. Unlike some traditional face snorkels, you do not need to blow water from the snorkel to breathe normally again after resurfacing from a dive. For kids, this feature is quite significant, as it enhances their snorkeling experience.

What to consider when buying a full face snorkel for kids

Ensure you buy the correct size.

A common mistake some parents make is that they buy large full-face snorkels for their kids with the belief they would fit better as they grow older. full-face snorkels would leak if they are not accurately sized.  You can look up the size charts of the full-face snorkel before buying it.

Buy snorkels with a flat viewing section

We recommend that you go for masks with a flat viewing section as it does not impair your view in the water.

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