Full-Face Masks On Display At DEMA Show

Full-face masks were on display at DEMA Show 2015
Full-face masks were on display at DEMA Show 2015

Full-face snorkeling masks were on display under several brands at DEMA Show in Orlando this year.

Ocean Reef, Mares and H2O Ninja all had representations of this new product category.

The full-face snorkel masks are designed to create an easy breathing environment for people who are not comfortable being in the water with a traditional mask and snorkel.

The full face masks allow a snorkeler to breath through either the nose or the mouth and feature a ball valve snorkel to keep water from entering the mask. A self-purging valve at the bottom of the mask purges any water that does get in.

All the masks feature an internal face mask partition with fresh air venting the main lense to keep it from fogging. Some mask variants have GoPro mounts built in. Some of them even sport prescription lenses.

Let’s take a quick look at the three that were on display at DEMA Show. (Note: Some of the masks are so new the companies haven’t given out price information yet. We’ll update this story when we get that info.)

The H2O Ninja full-face mask comes in four colors and retails for US$150/139 Euros:

H2O Ninja full-face mask
H2O Ninja full-face mask

The Mares/Head SEA VU DRY full-face mask (made by Italian company Ocean Reef) comes in two sizes and one color. At the time of going to press the product will only be released in North America and retail pricing will be $99.95 USD:

The Mares/Head SEA VU DRY Full-Face Mask with prescription insert
The Mares/Head SEA VU DRY Full-Face Mask with prescription insert

Ocean Reef was also at DEMA Show exhibiting its mask under the Aria name. It will be available for US and International customers for $110 from 1st January 2016:

OceanReef's Aria Full-Face Mask with Prescription lens insert
OceanReef’s Aria Full-Face Mask with Prescription lens insert

John Liang

John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. 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.

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