Expert Tips on Choosing Snorkel Mask.
Figuring out how your snorkel mask should be working is not something you should be doing when you are supposed to enjoy snorkeling. This is one of the reasons why you should not be buying any kind of a mask you can get off the shelves. The first thing you should determine is how well it fits. The mask has a rubber part that acts as a seal between your face and the water to make sure that there are no leaks. If this part is not doing its work maybe because it is not snug, you will fatigue easily and problems like fogging and leaking cannot be ruled out. You will have to make several stops in emptying the water. With fogging, your visibility will be reduced and it is not a good thing.
Silicone is the best material for your snorkel mask and you ought to make sure it is what you go for. With rubber, it will become brittle over time and eventually crack and its days of use will be in the past. Also, the skirt of the mask should be wide. Given that it is wide, you will not have a lot of pressure on your skin which gives comfort but it also allows for a tight seal reducing the chances of leaking, fogging and other related issues which would call for constant stopping to adjust hence taking the fun out of the activity.
As much as you need a snug fitting mask with a wide skirt, you also need to see what is happening in your periphery. This will be compromised if the mask is too large to cover some part of your eyes. This is why you should only get it after you have tried it on and confirmed that your eyesight is still great even when you have the mask on. While some masks give you tunnel vision, some will make you feel like you are looking at things through a picture window and this is not something you need. You will be better of when you have a wide angle view. There is no mask that does not have the possibility of fog formation but you can get one that has a low fog. It is something you want to check on in buying your mask.
When you are underwater, your vision will be reduced, but you can have masks which come with a lens which increase your vision underwater. It is not the coating that makes you see in the dark but rather it makes images clearer and crisper by removing glare and filtering some wavelengths from the incoming light.