Why Do I Need a Properly Fitting Snorkel Mask?

We often get asked, why do I need a proper fitting sized full face snorkel? Well, the answer is all about breathing. A Reef Mask full face snorkel mask is designed to create small pockets of air around your nose, mouth and eyes, enabling the user to be able to breathe normally underwater! A full-face snorkel has silicon padding lining the lens to ensure it's comfortable and waterproof. This revelatory design has eliminated the need to bite down on a breathing nozzle, eradicating jaw fatigue and soreness.

What happens if your Reef Mask full face snorkel is loose?

Full face snorkels need to fit snuggly and tightly across your face just like traditional snorkel masks. This is important to ensure they don't slip off when snorkelling under the oceans water, this is extremely common with traditional snorkel masks and can happen with full face snorkels. Other issues can occur that are even more serious! Ocean water leaking into the mask is likely to happen if your full-face mask isn't fitting properly. This is not only annoying as you need to consistently empty the water out but it can also be dangerous when your out swimming in deep water.

When your full-face snorkel mask is too tight

You want your full face snorkel to fit nicely but it can be too tight and create other issues! these include headaches, bruises, neck pain and long-term damage to muscles and nerves. If you are using a full face snorkel then you need to ensure it's the correct size, fitting your head snug! A good test for this is to put on your face snorkel mask and shift your head vertically and horizontally, a correct fitting size full face snorkel should stay firmly on your head with no movement. While wearing the face snorkel you shouldn't feel any pain or discomfort, Reef Masks are designed to be comfortable for all ages, head sizes and sex.

When your full face snorkel fits perfectly. 

Having a perfectly fitting full face snorkel ensures that no leaking of ocean water occurs, that physical injuries such as migraines, bruises and muscle strains don't occur & your full face mask doesn't fall off and get lost in the ocean! A perfectly fitting full face snorkel basically means your underwater snorkelling experience is nothing less than amazing.

If you're looking to make a purchase of a full face snorkel for your child, ensure to check out our full face snorkel size chart. This will guide you on all the sizes available for our Reef Mask, their dimensions and which one is best for you! Having the correct size will ensure your snorkelling experience is wonderful, with no pain, amazing comfort, no water leaks and natural nose/mouth breathing, a Reef Mask full face snorkel is the ultimate snorkelling device.



Author Bio:

John - Manager at Reef Mask 

Passionate about the ocean & its beauty, John has been a passionate Snorkeler for over 10 years. Educating people on snorkelling techniques and equipment.