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Best Scuba Diving Masks 2021

Best Scuba Diving Mask 2021

Enjoying your dive comes down to one thing – comfort.  You don’t want any nasty niggles like a leaking, foggy mask or overtight strap. Choosing the right mask is complex as there are probably more masks on the market than any other piece of dive gear. Perhaps you have a small face, a large nose bridge or frown lines.  Mike’s Dive Store has a mask for everyone, in every colour and for every application! For further guidance read our blog Choosing the Best Dive Mask.

TUSA Freedom Ceos Pro Mask

SPECIFICATIONS

  • MASK TYPE: Twin Lens
  • CORRECTIVE LENS COMPATIBLE: No

The TUSA Freedom Ceos Pro Dive Mask is the big brother of the TUSA Freedom Ceos.  This classic shaped low volume mask has been developed by engineers with a set of revolutionary features that deliver superior fit, comfort and increased performance.  The details that make up the TUSA Freedom Technology take real-life diving actions into consideration - such as facial movement while breathing from a snorkel or regulator and how increased pressure when descending can cause leaks around certain facial areas.  Genius!

CrystalView optical glass lenses provide clear crisp vision.  They have been coated with TUSA's UV Lens Treatment which provides 100% protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays.  The added Anti-Reflective (A/R) Lens Treatment decreases internal and external reflected light also.

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Best Scuba Diving Mask 2021 - TUSA Freedom Ceos Pro Mask

TUSA Paragon Mask

SPECIFICATIONS

  • MASK TYPE: Twin Lens
  • CORRECTIVE LENS COMPATIBLE: Yes

TUSA has also made a more rugged, sturdy mask for tougher environments which is popular with diving professionals: The TUSA Paragon Mask.   It has a reinforced Tri-Mix frame combining three layers for superior strength. It features Polyurethane (PuRiMaX) bumpers for protection and a strong metal cross-beam design adds extra toughness to the polycarbonate frame.

Similar to the Freedom Ceos Pro it has a Freedom Technology Fit II skirt design, meaning that dimples around key areas allow for a greater seal, reduced pressure, and increased comfort. it also fits a variety of face shapes. We love the Angle Strap Adjustor with Side Hold which enables vertical (up/down) and horizontal (left/right) pressure on the face to be delicately adjusted for the optimum fit.

Like the Freedom Ceos Pro it has TUSA’s CrystalView optical lenses fitted, however now with the added UV 420 Lens Treatment.  This protects against harmful high-energy visible (HEV) light and its potential to damage the Retina in all weather conditions. Corrective lenses are available for this mask.  Use our Mask Builder page to help you find the right ones for your prescription.

Also available: TUSA Paragon S single lens mask

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Best Scuba Diving Mask 2021 - TUSA Paragon Mask

Atomic Venom Frameless Mask

SPECIFICATIONS

  • MASK TYPE: Single Lens
  • CORRECTIVE LENS COMPATIBLE: No

In our opinion, the Atomic Aquatics VENOM Frameless Mask has the softest and most comfortable skirt of any mask we sell at Mike’s Dive Store.  It has a massive field of vision, thanks to its low volume and by not having a frame. The Schott Superwite™ UltraClear lens also allows up to 96% of available light to reach the eyes.

The “Gummi Bear Ultrasoft” face seal gives an effective seal for a variety of face shapes and the simple squeeze strap adjustment buckles are fixed directly to the silicone.  This allows for easy storage and increased flexibility and comfort. Atomic's Subframe technology has all the strength behind a framed mask in a frameless body. Also available: Atomic VENOM Mask

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Best Scuba Diving Mask 2021 - Atomic Venom Frameless Mask

Atomic Frameless 2 Mask

SPECIFICATIONS

  • MASK TYPE: Single Lens
  • CORRECTIVE LENS COMPATIBLE: No

Like the VENOM the Atomic Frameless 2 Mask has a comfortable skirt and large UltraClear clear lens but what we love most about this product is that the skirt is available in a variety of sizes – Standard, Medium and Large. Very few manufacturers do this.

The lens shape was computer designed to maximize upward, downward and side to side vision. Because an external frame is not needed, the viewable area of the lens is optimized. The distortion-free UltraClear lens is especially useful in low light conditions. It is free of iron impurities which gives more accurate colour perception.

Frameless Atomic Mask models are hydrodynamic and are designed to fold flat to fit in a pocket or a compact travel case. Also available: Atomic Frameless Mask

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Best Scuba Diving Mask 2021 - Atomic Frameless 2 Mask

Scubapro Crystal VU Mask

SPECIFICATIONS

  • MASK TYPE: Single Lens
  • CORRECTIVE LENS COMPATIBLE: No

The clever side windows on the Scubapro Crystal VU Mask coupled with the no-tint glass, give a crystal-clear panoramic field of view. Despite the extra glass, it is snug and super easy to clear. 

Its double-sealed silicone skirt has superior fit and comfort and the flexible buckle allows for micro adjustments. This mask is very affordable and is available in 4 colour combinations which match many of Scubapro’s other products.  Also available:  Scubapro Crystal VU Mask and Snorkel Set

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Best Scuba Diving Mask 2021 - Scubapro Crystal VU Mask

Scubapro D-Mask

SPECIFICATIONS

  • MASK TYPE: Twin Lens
  • CORRECTIVE LENS COMPATIBLE: Yes

Build a mask to your own specifications with the Scubapro D-Mask. This is the only mask on the market that features an interchangeable lens system for optional minus, plus and bi-focal optical lenses. As well as a variety of prescription lenses, the Scubapro D-Mask has a range of skirt sizes (Small, Medium and Wide) and optional Colour Kits.

Scubapro have really thought about the sleek design of this mask.  The standard model matches the Evo D420 Regulator colour scheme and comes with an adaptor for mounting the Galileo HUD hands-free dive computer. Rotating buckles work with a new black-on-black ComfortStrap to optimize range of motion and achieve a comfortable, watertight fit.

It is equipped with UV+400cut™ lenses that filter out high-energy visible (HEV) light as well as UV light, without affecting how colours appear under water.

See our Mask Builder page for how to make The Scubapro D-Mask perfect for your own prescription.

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Best Scuba Diving Mask 2021 - Scubapro D-Mask

Mares X-Vision Ultra Liquidskin Mask

SPECIFICATIONS

  • MASK TYPE: Twin Lens
  • CORRECTIVE LENS COMPATIBLE: Yes

The Mares X-Vision Ultra Liquidskin Mask has an exclusive bi-silicone technology which uses two different types of silicone in its design. The first firmer silicone holds structure and shape around the lenses, while a softer silicone fits to your face. This is 45% softer than other masks which gives elasticity but no leaks.

The lenses have a 20% increased field of vision compared to the mask's predecessor the Mares X-Vision.  They are raked in towards the cheek bones at the bottom to further improve lower visibility, making it much easier to check gauges and computers.

The Mares X-Vision Ultra Liquidskin Mask is available in a wide range of colour variations and Prescription lenses can be added to this product. Also available: Mares X-Vision Ultra Liquidskin Mirrored Dive Mask in either Silver or Gold mirror. As a guide, the gold lens increases visibility in cloudy water, while the silver reduces reflection in shallow water or near a sandy seabed.

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Best Scuba Diving Mask 2021 - Mares X-Vision Ultra Liquidskin Mask

Apeks VX1 Mask

SPECIFICATIONS

  • MASK TYPE: Single Lens
  • CORRECTIVE LENS COMPATIBLE: No

Technical divers will love the Apeks VX1 Mask as it has been carefully developed  to minimise pressure points on the skin, making it more comfortable when worn on long dives. It has matte and gloss areas on the silicone skirt to create a better seal and improved fit and comfort. This is Apeks’ first mask and they appear to have got it right first time with this frameless, lightweight and low volume design. 

The Pure Clear lens provides maximum optical clarity with no distortion; however, you can choose a UV Cut lens which protects your eyes from harmful high-energy visible (HEV) light at the surface.  The mask comes with both a comfortable silicone mask strap and an additional neoprene strap, all in a rugged EVA protective case. Quick Release Buckles with stainless-steel rollers allow ease of adjustment even while wearing thick or dry gloves.

The VX1 is the first product manufactured by Apeks that is shipped from the factory to the shop without any plastic packing materials.

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Best Scuba Diving Mask 2021 - Apeks VX1 Mask

Hollis M1 Mask

SPECIFICATIONS

  • MASK TYPE: Single Lens
  • CORRECTIVE LENS COMPATIBLE: No

Another popular black mask for technical divers is the Hollis M1.  It is a frameless minimalist no frills design but this is quality piece of kit. It has a very soft double skirt and large nose pocket which is comfortable for long dives.  The buckle is attached to the skirt, making this an ideal backup mask as it folds flat into a pocket. It is also very lightweight.

The Hollis M1 uses Saint-Gobian Diamant Crystal Clear Glass. The low iron content of this glass produces a higher light transmittance and a reduced green tint inherent in other glasses. This helps improve colour and visibility in low light conditions underwater. The modified teardrop design of the lenses provides a good field of view while maintaining a low volume.

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Best Scuba Diving Mask 2021 - Hollis M1 Mask

Aqua Lung DS Masks

SPECIFICATIONS

  • MASK TYPE: Profile DS & Mistique = Single Lens, Horizon DS = Twin Lens
  • CORRECTIVE LENS COMPATIBLE: No

Aqua Lung have launched a range of mirrored lens masks under the banner DS.  The Profile, Mistique and Horizon all come with the option  of a Blue or Purple HD mirrored lens. The blue works best in bright, sunny conditions while the purple (or Plus) benefits low light and overcast conditions.

All the masks in this range have an anti-fog coating and buckle-to-skirt design which allows them to be neatly stored in a pocket (perhaps as a backup mask).  The lenses are designed to prevent backscatter in shallow water, reduce glare when at the surface and block harmful HEV light.

We recommend the frameless Profile for the biggest field of vision as it has a horizontal and vertical design; the Mistique works best for smaller faces and its low profile makes for ease of clearing; while technical divers might prefer the compact twin teardrop design of the Horizon.

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Best Scuba Diving Mask 2021 - Aqua Lung DS Masks

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