Everyone who has ever had problems with a leaking scuba mask knows, that it’s one of the most irritating things that can happen on a dive. Having to constantly stop and clear out the water from your mask does not only distract you from watching the beautiful marine life, but also contributes to poor air consumption. The good news is that performing only a few simple steps can help you ensure you get a great seal and prevent water from entering your mask.
As we all know, human eyes are poorly adapted to seeing in water. Therefore, a mask is among the essential parts of a scuba gear set. That being said, almost every diver at one point or another during their time underwater has experienced mask leaks. And while for experienced divers, having to remove a scuba mask underwater is a nuisance, many new divers struggle with mask clearing techniques. A suddenly flooded or removed mask is one of the most common sources of panic. Learning how to prevent it and deal with the situation calmly is a crucial skill, which, though sometimes scary, can be mastered with the correct technique and a lot of repetitive practice.