Whether you’re snorkeling in the great barrier reef off the coast of Queensland or you’re taking a quick dip in your local lake, having the right mask and snorkeling equipment is essential these days.
One of the most important items on your list will be a full face snorkel mask.
Not just because it looks cool, but it’s clearly the best way to see everything underwater, whilst keeping your entire face dry.
What is the best full face snorkel mask?
There’s a ton of masks on the market right now that do a good job of protecting your face, but as the saying goes “you get what you pay for”.
Meaning that if you want a quality mask, you need to pay decent money for it.
Without a doubt, one of the top rated masks is the Tribord Easybreath.
It’s packed with features and is designed for both the novice and the experienced snorkeler.
It boasts a 180 degrees visibility along with the ability to breath through your mouth and nose, thus restricting any air flow that you’d normally get with cheap traditional snorkels.
The lens is made of shatterproof polycarbonate material, so even the clumsiest of people won’t be able to break it easily.
Plus it comes with anti-fog coating on the lens, so you don’t need to buy any creams.
One of the most notable features is that you can mount a GoPro on top, giving you the chance to catch everything you see during your dive.
Tips to keep your mask clean
There’s nothing worse than snorkeling, only to find that the inside of you mask keeps steaming up or starts to smell strange.
This is why you need to take care of it every time you’ve finished with it.
Clean the inside of your mask with a damp cloth soaked in warm tap water.
This is to remove any excess sand and grime.
Also a good way to stop fogging from happening is by applying toothpaste on the end of a brush to the lense. Rub a small amount in, rinse it off and that’s it.
No more fog for at least five or so dives.
What makes full face snorkels better than traditional snorkels?
This is a common question and there are really only two obvious answers. The first is that you get a full 180 degrees view, whereas older snorkels only give you a frontal view.
Secondly, you can only breath through your mouth with traditional masks, causing you to sometimes choke and breath in an unnatural way.