Q: How Does A Snorkel Mask Work? A: A mask uses suction and a strategically placed piece of flexible material (usually hypoallergenic silicone) to ensure no water enters your mask. A good quality and properly fitted mask will let you explore as long as you want without leaking or fogging. This...
A: A mask uses suction and a strategically placed piece of flexible material (usually hypoallergenic silicone) to ensure no water enters your mask. A good quality and properly fitted mask will let you explore as long as you want without leaking or fogging. This is done by utilizing the piece of silicone which will fit around your eyes, below your nose, and along your cheeks and create a pocket of air. It will be flexible enough to move with your face as you smile or move your mouth and maintain the seal it creates.
Q: How To Clean A Snorkel Mask?
A: This depends on a few things. If you are swimming in salt water you will need to clean your mask using fresh water. This can be as simple as fully submerging it in the water. You basically need to get the salt off the mask which can cause it to deteriorate.
No matter where you are swimming you want to ensure that there is no debris on your mask before you store it. If there is sand stuck to your mask, for example, it will act as sandpaper. You will get home to find that your mask is scratched – something you want to avoid.
You don’t need to spend loads of time cleaning your mask. Simply ensure that it is thoroughly rinsed if you are in saltwater and free of debris.
Q: How To Keep A Snorkel Mask From Fogging?
A: There are a couple ways you can keep your mask from fogging up while you’re snorkeling. The first is by simply spitting into your mask and rinsing it in the water. It may seem gross but it gets the job done. If this doesn’t sound appealing to you can use toothpaste – yes, toothpaste.
You just need a little on the tip of your finger. Rub it over the inside of your lens. Be sure to have a thin coating over the entirety of the lens. Any part that you don’t cover has a higher chance of fogging. When you are done simply rinse the excess off in the water. Don’t rub the lens with your fingers, just swirl the water gently until you can’t see the film of the toothpaste.
These are inexpensive ways to ensure your mask doesn’t fog. Of course, if you are renting your mask you can ask the shop for some defogging spray. But if you are in an isolated area these tips will ensure you have the best time possible.