Have you developed the skills and confidence to execute a proper safety stop and surfacing procedure?
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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C. S. Lewis
Finding the right dive mask is essential to your comfort and enjoyment under water. Doing so involves four things.
Here are some general recommendations that apply to most defogging solutions:
Impress your buddies with your consummate knowledge of this essential piece of dive gear. Watch all five videos and read all five articles.
To a large degree, you care for your mask the same as you would any other piece of dive equipment.
A mask can easily seduce you with factors ranging from color to style and features. None of these matter, however, unless the mask fits. Don’t settle for anything less than a perfect fit.
Mask clearing has always been among many new divers’ least favorite skills. The good news is that most new divers have little difficulty with this skill (even if they may not be particularly fond of it). The bad news is, some new divers really struggle with this.
To start, you need the right cleaning agent. Possible candidates for this include non-abrasive cleansers, toothpaste and dishwashing detergent. The best solution, however, is commercial products made especially for mask preparation. This is what we recommend.
Changing these habits now could save your reputation and even your life.