The Atomic Aquatics Venom ARC Dive Mask increases clarity, sharpness and light transmittance by coating the Ultraclear Schott Superwite glass with an Anti-Reflective Coating (ARC). The Atomic Aquatics Venom ARC Mask is incredibly comfortable with low-volume, hydrodynamic construction and exclusive Atomic wicked styling. Co-molded with two silicone materials in two levels of softness two different hardness silicone materials are co-moulded together to form the mask skirt which is bonded directly to the glass, eliminating the need for a frame and providing maximum viewing area.
When you learned how to dive your instructor told you the most important part of choosing equipment was comfort and fit. When looking for a mask you also need a great field of vision. Well this mask was designed to meet those, and more desirable qualities. Frameless masks give the diver the widest field of view in a single lens mask design.
Gummi Bear ultra-soft (10 shore) silicone creates an incredibly soft yet reliable face seal. Provides an incredibly soft and accommodating face seal for all kinds of faces. New special geometry of the face seal is optimised to take full advantage of the ultra-soft silicone material. The ridged silicone skirt section is also soft but won't collapse, distort, or fold under pressure or in turbulent conditions. Keeps the skirt centered on the face for a reliable seal. And the mask features the exclusive Atomic UltraClear lens. It will change the way you think about dive masks.
The mask has a low volume profile to add to the increased field of vision. Low volume also makes mask clearing easier due to less water needing to be displaced. The Venom ARC Mask is equipped with easy squeeze adjust buckles that are mounted behind the lens for a more hydrodynamic design. A single window like the Atomic Frameless, but it has a high bridge and tear-drop shape like the SubFrame's dual-window design. Its easy-to-use, squeeze-to-adjust buckles are soft-mounted to the mask skirt, which allows flexibility in strap positioning, plus they can be folded flat for packing.
Where the Atomic Aquatics Venom differs from its SubFrame and Frameless cousins is in its lens construction. While the SubFrame and Frameless lenses use ultra-clear glass, which has a reputation for optical quality in its own right, on the Atomic Aquatics Venom Mask, Atomic uses an even higher-quality glass imported from Germany.
What makes UltraClear special? Did you ever notice that normal dive mask lenses have a green tint to the glass? To see this tint, put your existing mask up to a piece of white paper and see for yourself. The green tint you see is the result of iron impurities left over in lower quality float or window type glass. That green tint distorts true colours and blocks out some of the light that reaches the eye. UltraClear is a new and exciting optical quality glass with exceptional clarity and high light transmission, with no colour distortion. The exceptionally high light transmittance and lack of distortion in the UltraClear lens maximises the light available for improved visual acuity, especially underwater in low light conditions. Called Schott Superwite glass, it allows more light to penetrate than even ultra-clear glass. The imported from Germany glass is Schott Superwite UltraClear lens that allows up to 96% of available light to reach the eyes.
In addition, the Atomic Aquatics Venom ARC Mask has an a anti-reflective coating which allows more light to enter the mask and reduce light reflection. This makes seeing through the mask better above and below the water. Atomic Aquatics developed the ARC (Anti-Reflective Coating) technology to reduce reflected light and increase the amount of available light transmitted to a diver's eyes. The result is a greatly Improved transmission of 98% of available light, compared to a loss of more than 14% of light with standard green float glass used on most masks on the market. Anti-Reflective Coatings, or ARC, is a multi-layer metal oxide coating process applied to both sides of the ultra-clear lenses. This allows more light to enter the mask by reducing light reflections off the inside and outside surface of the lens. The metal oxide coating is only a few microns thick. ARC will give you clearer, crisper vision. You will see more clearly underwater and objects in the distance will become more defined and acute. ARC also increases contrast and clarity, reduces eyestrain, glare, and prevents ghost images on the viewing area of the lens. ARC is an absolute must for night diving, limited visibility conditions, and underwater photographers.
As with all Atomic Aquatics masks the Venom has a double feathered edge silicone rubber skirt with a wide split strap design, which in combination, afford an excellent fit and seal on the face. A one-handed nose well for easy ear equalization brings the lens of the mask closer to the diver's face further increasing the field of vision. The Venom comes with a mask box for transport and storage.
Atomic Aquatics Venom ARC Mask Features
Wide Field of View
Black Silicone Skirt Easy "Squeeze-to-Adjust" Buckles
Optical Quality Glass Lens
Double Feathered Edge Skirt
Easy One-Handed Equalization Nose Well
Anti-Reflective Coating (ARC) Technology Multi-Layer Metal Oxide Coating Process
Improved Transmission of 98% of Available Light
Reduces Light Reflections from Inside/Outside Lenses
Clearer, Crisper Vision
See More Clearly Underwater, Objects in the Distance Become More Defined and Acute
Increased Contrast and Clarity
Reduces Eyestrain, Glare
Prevents Ghost Images on Viewing Area of Lens
ARC: Absolute Must for Night Diving, Limited Visibility Conditions and Underwater Photographers