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How to Properly Care for Your Dive Mask

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How to Properly Care for Your Dive Mask

Whether you are scuba diving, snorkeling or spearfishing, your dive mask is a crucial piece of equipment that allows you to see underwater and enjoy the beautiful marine life. To ensure that your dive mask lasts for many dives to come, it’s essential to take good care of it. In this article, we’ll share some tips on how to properly care for your dive mask.

All of our masks here at Diversworld are made from 100% silicone with tempered glass. When a mask is made, it gets a thin layer of silicone on the inside of the glass.

This is what causes it to fog. Anti-fog’s will not work until it has been pre-cleaned. For anti-fog to work, it needs to reach the glass, and with a silicone layer covering this can not work.

To remove this silicone layer, you will need to use a pre-cleaner like Gear Aid’s Sea Buff, or as an alternative, you can also use toothpaste.

These products have a slight abrasive in them and will scrub off that silicone layer. A blob of paste onto each lens on the inside only, give it a good scrub and, if time permits you’ll then leave it overnight. Thereafter, rinse off with fresh water.

If you don’t have the time to let it sit overnight, simply repeat the process three times to ensure you have scrubbed off all of the silicone layers; then, you can anti-fog.

The glass will not get scratched in the process as it is tempered.

At Diversworld, we recommend Gear Aid’s Sea Buff and a range of high-quality anti-fog products which will effectively help keep your dive mask clear and fog-free.

After you have cleaned your mask and it is no longer fogging, you should still wash your gear after every use to prevent it from perishing.

The best way to clean your mask and snorkel is to put them in a tub of fresh warm water and give them a good rinse. This will take off all of the salt and sand that you get from the ocean.

At Diversworld, we also offer a range of cleaning products that can help you maintain your dive gear, such as the specially formulated UV Protectant and Wetsuit Shampoo.

Once you’ve washed your mask and snorkel, it’s essential to store them away properly. Store them in a dark, dry place to prevent the silicone from turning an off-color. The sun will do this if you store them in direct sunlight. By storing your dive gear correctly, you’ll ensure that it lasts for many dives to come.

In conclusion, taking care of your dive mask is essential to ensure that it remains in good condition and provides you with clear vision underwater.

By following our tips above, you can help extend the life of your dive mask and keep it performing at its best.

And remember, at Diversworld, we offer a range of high-quality products that can help you maintain your dive gear and get the most out of your underwater adventures.

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