You know how the better underwater GoPro videographers use lens filters to dramatically improve the colors in their videos? Until now, those GoPros with filters could see better than the human eye.

Well, the folks at XS Scuba have come up with a solution for the diver to see better: the new SWITCH Mask, which gives the diver the ability to drop filters in front of your lens to dramatically enhance how you see underwater. The company offers a variety of functional filters that can quickly and easily be changed as conditions dictate. Specifically:

The magenta filter turns green water blue and makes the dive much more pleasant.

The red filter is used in blue water. It removes blue light thereby enhancing all the warm colors on the reef.

The yellow filter is used in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun is low. It makes everything look brighter and lets you see further through the water.

The tinted filter, like sunglasses, is excellent for those surface swims on bright, sunny days. It also filters out UVA and UVB radiation.

Additionally, an opaque black filter is available for black-water training and a fluoro filter to support the current fluoro diving craze.

The Lens Filters for XS Scuba;s SWITCH Mask
The Lens Filters for XS Scuba’s SWITCH Mask

The company also offers a custom lens caddy, allowing you to take your filters with you on your dive.

The mask itself retails for US$100/93.62 Euros and the lens filters retail for $25/23.40 Euros each.

For more info, check out the video below or go to the XS scuba website at

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


  1. Neat invention, but would not buy, the difference in the masks isn’t enough for me to really consider purchasing. Have you tried it out yet John?

    Hahaha 0:28 in the video, haunted floating lens.

    Thanks for sharing.

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