How to wear masks properly?

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How to wear masks properly?

Postby angelica » Tue, 20 Nov 2007 2:38 pm

I wonder why this happens all the time.. When divers take their masks off after a session, their faces looks permanently damaged because of the lines from their masks.

Isn't it that as long as a mask doesn't leak, then a diver won't get lines on the face?

So do you guys still got more advice for others to increase their comfort in their masks? Thanks!!


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Postby lloyd_borrett » Wed, 21 Nov 2007 8:53 pm


I guess some people may overtighten their mask straps. I know I did initially.

Best Regards, Lloyd Borrett.

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Postby Sabre » Mon, 26 Nov 2007 11:31 am


I agree with Lloyd!

If you over tighten your mask then you'll often get a mask line!

I find I get a better mask seal by not having the mask too tight!
I never get a mask line these days!

Best of luck.


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Postby neilegend » Tue, 27 Nov 2007 11:58 am

i have gone diving with some divers that, yes every time we come up, they take their mask off and there is this deep ring line around their face!! i know that i put mine on just tight enough to hold it in place, i dont think i have a ring around my face when i come out, will have to ask my next dive buddy if i do!!

i want to be under the sea, i breath my air by the tank !.
so far 80+ dives and trying to get more every week or two.
lets face it the bay is the best dive site until, now, brumby buggers it up! NO to dredging! no matter which person leads the State.

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