The Sonar Bali Rubber Mask is a traditional style oval mask made from black rubber with a stainless steel rim. This type of classic, single-lens oval style mask was launched in 1958 and made famous by early James Bond films and the Sea Hunt TV series.
Fits medium to large width adult faces.
Great for a Vintage look for Scuba Diving and Snorkelling.
The design of this single frame mask has a timeless look. It's changed little, with its rubber skirt, internal finger wells for equalisation, traditional buckles and metal rim. The skirt is mounted to the rubber to help the mask form to the face for a better seal.
Despite the age of this mask design, it still affords a good fitting seal and an extended field of vision both vertically and horizontally, albeit with a large volume.
Sonar Bali Rubber Mask with Black Skirt Features
- Traditional style rubber mask
- Classic single lens design gives wide field of vision
- Stainless steel rim preferred by professional South Pacific divers
- Easy adjustable head strap clips
- Tempered glass lens
- Fits medium to large width adult faces
Colour: Solid black
Why Black or Opaque Skirt Diving and Snorkelling Masks Are Better
Clear silicone skirts on diving and snorkelling masks are popular because they minimise the claustrophobic feeling some people get when they wear a mask. Nevertheless, clear skirts actually interfere with vision. Extraneous light entering through the clear skirt makes it more difficult for the eye to focus and causes reflections that obscure vision. Demonstrate this by looking out a window from a lighted room at twilight. You will see better by cupping your hands around your eyes as you press your face to the window. For these reasons, knowledgeable scuba divers, spearos, freedivers, underwater photographers, and snorkellers seeking the best possible vision prefer masks with black or opaque silicone skirts.