You know that phrase, if it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all? That’s how I feel right now. I’m just throwing that out there to tell you, don’t rub elbows with me or else you might get that bad luck to rub off… or better yet, do rub elbows with me so you take away my bad luck and I get some good luck.
And while I’m throwing things out there… technology hates me right now. I’m not sure what I did to upset it, but I sure did. Hopefully it isn’t as bad as my luck with stop lights. Have you ever ridden with me through stoplights whether I’m driving or you are? Most people might say don’t. I have the worst luck when it comes to hitting a stop light on red. I always joke I upset the light God’s (and yes, I know there is only one God… like I said, I joke).
But this is Wednesday and you didn’t come to hear my problems, you came here to learn about a new SCUBAPRO item. Which one you ask? Synergy 2 Mask but first… let’s consider a SCUBA Mask in General.
SCUBA Mask 101: 4 Things to Consider when Purchasing Your SCUBA Mask
- The most important thing to consider when purchasing a SCUBA mask is fit. If a mask doesn’t fit properly, it won’t keep the water out and you’ll have a very uncomfortable dive.
Tip to finding The Perfect Fit: Put the mask on your face without a strap. Breathe in through your nose and see if the mask will suction to your face. If the mask will hold that way, you have a properly fitted mask.
- SCUBA masks are either made from silicone or rubber materials. Rubber tends to be the cheaper route to go but doesn’t hold up nearly as well. Silicone masks tend to be softer and more flexible. The thing is, like the broken record of me keeps pointing out, try multiple masks and find what fits best for you.
The lens needs to be tempered glass to be able to handle the water pressure change.
- Not like the windows in your house, but it is the same concept. The Window gives you the view out of your mask. Masks come in either single or double glass panes. If you require special lenses to be able to see, you’ll have to stick with the double lens masks with changeable lenses.
- The last thing you need to think about is color. Mask skirts can either be black or clear. Then the the frame portion of the mask comes in different colors depending on the particular mask you are looking at.
Okay, so now that we know what we’re looking for in a mask, let’s move on to today’s blog post…