Diving Mask Recommendations by Our PADI Diving Experts
Having the right diving mask can transform your diving experience. Part of the enjoyment people have when diving is seeing the beauty of the underwater world, and a quality dive mask provides you with the clear vision to do just that. See the wonders of the ocean clearly through our highly recommended diving masks and never miss a sight to foggy glass, leaking goggles, or poor quality vision again.
Browse our range of diving masks below to find the perfect fit for you. With such a huge selection for quality products, you won’t be stuck for choice and you certainly won’t be disappointed with our products.
Our Diving Mask UK Recommendations
All the diving masks we sell have been tried and tested by our team of expert PADI dive instructors. At Oyster Diving, we don’t sell a product unless we have tried them for ourselves and would recommend them to others. So, if you want to choose from a selection of the UK’s best diving masks, from full-face diving masks, to clear mask diving, and silicone dive masks, you have come to the right place!
What Makes a Good Diving Mask?
When choosing a diving mask, your first priority should be choosing a mask that fits properly. The best scuba diving masks are comfortable with an excellent field of vision. Your dive mask should make it easy to pinch your nose and equalise and should also be easy to clear out any water without a lot of effort
Whether you want a full-face mask, single or double lens, or even a prescription diving mask, we sell them all! Whatever your requirements, we have included a wide range of diving masks to choose from that come highly recommended by our team of PADI diving experts.
The Diving Masks We Would Recommend
At Oyster Diving, we sell a huge variety of diving masks, so you’re bound to find the perfect fit. And if you’re unsure what to go for, below are three of our most popular and top-recommended diving masks.
The TUSA Freedom CEOS Dive Mask
This simple dive mask design is a low-profile and low volume mask that combines build quality and frame construction with superior design. Thanks to the newly developed Freedom Technology, if you buy this mask you will enjoy superior fit, comfort, and performance. Click here to view this mask and make your purchase.
The Aqua Lung Favola Mask and Zephyr Professional Set
Are you looking for the complete set? Our Aqua Lung Favola Mask comes with a single lens mask and Zephyr snorkel. A generous lens design provides an excellent field of vision, particularly when you are on a vertical plane. The Favola also makes it easy to manage the accessories that are clipped to your BC. This is by far our most popular diving mask! Click here to find out more about this diving mask and the benefits it offers.
The TUSA Paragon Diving Mask
The TUSA Paragon Diving Mask is a top product, and it looks good too! Three distinct layers of the Paragon Diving Mask frame provide maximum protection, creating a seriously tough mask. UV 420 Lens Treatment helps you dive with the eye protection and clarity you need to enjoy a beautiful dive. Click here to find out more and pre-order the TUSA dive mask now.
How to Choose the Right Dive Mask: A Detailed Guide
While there are many diving mask features that make one design superior to another, choosing the right dive mask for you really comes down to personal preference.
Understanding the Anatomy of the Dive Mask
Regardless of the diving mask that you choose, it is important you understand the basic elements included in all dive masks. While different manufacturers will take unique approaches in their designs, all dive masks will have the following features:
Frame: Frames are what give the mask its strength and holds everything together in one place.
Lens: These tempered glass panes are what you look through. The higher the quality, the better your vision will be under the water.
Skirt: Mask skirts create the watertight seal against the skin. You want this to be secure so as to avoid any leaking or fogging up of the glass.
Buckle: You use this to adjust the tightness.
Strap: The strap helps keep the mask firmly in place.
The Three Types of Diving Masks
Single Lens Mask
This diving mask uses a single pane of glass that provides a wide and uninterrupted view of the ocean. Single lens diving masks are perfect for divers who want to see as much as they can on their underwater adventures.
Twin Lens Mask
The twin lens mask is basically a single pane of glass that is split into two. While this provides a slightly more limited view than the single lens, this mask is often compatible with prescription lenses, allowing users that wear glasses to see clearly underwater.
Multi Lens Mask
The multi lens mask offers the feature of extra lens panels to the side, so that you can catch movement in your peripheral vision. These extra panels also increase the amount of light that is being let into the mask, helping the mask feel more open.
Dive Mask Considerations to Make
When you are searching for the perfect diving mask, there are numerous factors to consider. Sometimes, there are so many decisions to make that it can all feel quite overwhelming. So, to help make the process easier, we have put together a list of the most important considerations to make so that you don’t miss out on checking the essentials. Discover the top dive mask considerations you need to make before placing a purchase:
The Mask Skirt
If you remember, this is the part of the mask that secures to your face, creating a watertight seal. Not all skirts are created equally and, therefore, it is important to try out a couple to find the most comfortable one for you. Depending on the cost of the mask, some skirts are made from silicone and others are made from plastic, which can be less comfortable.
Diving Mask Frame
Frames come in all shapes, colours and styles. Some mask frames can be folded flat and others hold the same shape continually. Choosing the right dive mask frame really comes down to your personal preference. You need to try on a couple to find the best fit for you.
At a minimum, your diving mask lens should be fitted with tempered glass. This is important because tempered glass shatters differently to normal glass. Instead of shattering, tempered glass will crumble into tiny chunks, making it far less likely to cause an injury. It is important to realise that even tempered glass can break if enough force or pressure is applied. So, be sure to treat your dive mask carefully.
Some diving mask lenses are fitted with filters that reduce colour tints and improve the transmittance of light, making colours underwater seem more vibrant. Other lenses are fitted with anti-reflective coatings or corrective lenses. At Oyster Diving, we sell a huge variety of lens types. So, if you’re looking for something particular, start shopping with us today!
Always Try Your Dive Masks On
Just like buying new clothes, purchasing a dive mask that fits properly means trying on a number of different styles. This helps you choose a dive mask that fits comfortably and works for you. At Oyster Diving, you can shop for diving masks from our online store and try them on once you order, or you can visit our shop in Brighton. If you have any questions about diving masks and what would suit your requirements best, our dive experts are here to help.
A Bit About Oyster Diving
As a privately owned, independent PADI Dive company, we are experts in our field. All of our divers are fully trained PADI professionals with years of experience diving all over the world. So, when you ask us a question, you know you’re getting an expert answer.
At Oyster Diving, we pride ourselves in providing a superior standard of customer service. We treat each customer as an individual, catering to their specific needs and requirements, priding ourselves on always putting the needs of our customers first. We provide a quality service that is flexible and tailor-made to your requirements. No question is too big or too small for our team, we are more than happy to help in any way we can. Give us a call today!
Browse the Oyster Diving Shop
Take a moment to browse the Oyster Diving shop today and discover the quality products and equipment pieces we sell for yourself. Thanks to the products we sell, you can fully kit yourself out for your next diving adventure. Not only do we sell a huge range and variety of products, but everything we sell is made to the highest quality.
Diving can be demanding and you want equipment that can keep up with the adventure. Take a look around our shop and explore all of the options we provide. There is so much to see and so many new pieces of kit to explore!
Contact Oyster Diving Today
If you have any questions about our diving masks and how to choose the best one for you, please do not hesitate to get in touch today. Our team would be more than happy to advise you and provide you with any further information you may need to make an informed choice. See the world with Oyster Diving and see it more clearly than ever before with a quality diving mask!