Sunday, June 16, 2024

UK Coroner Is Critical Of Full Face Snorkelling Mask

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A UK coroner has condemned an ill-fitting full-face snorkeling mask and raised concerns about them after the death of a 56-year-old British man while snorkeling in Australia.

The man got into difficulties after the mask started to fog up and leak, which resulted in the victim being deprived of oxygen.

The man bought the mask on Amazon from a vendor that is now out of business, which was another criticism of the coroner. The coroner added that there have been global concerns about the safety of these types of masks.

This is not the first time these masks are in the news for all the wrong reasons. In 2017, we reported that questions were being raised in Hawaii after it became clear that multiple fatalities had occurred to people using these masks.

Two years later, HEAD/Mares raised concerns and led calls to create an international safety standard for these masks, as the deaths carried on at snorkeling hotspots around the world.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmyhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com

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