Dive Mask With Purge Valve
I'm going to buy my first scuba diving mask (finally) and I was wondering which one is better, a dive mask with a purge valve or one without?
Which one is more confortable when clearing the water out (for example, if your mask gets foggy and you have to add water to defog it)?
Which do you recommend?
Thankyou so much! :)
Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, I don't know if I will be of any help since I have never used a dive mask with a purge valve.
I am still using my original mask that I bought over 15 years ago and it is a pretty basic mask.
I get a fair amount of water in my mask and clear it using the old fashioned method of lifting and blowing.
I did a quick check on the internet and haven't really found anything very negative about the newer purge masks.
It seems like it would especially benefit someone that is a photographer since a purge valve would let the divers hands remain free if he had to clear his mask.
No matter which one you decide to buy - a mask with a purge valve or one without - just make sure it fits well. That's the most important factor when it comes to buying a dive mask (IMHO).
Perhaps someone reading this can comment on any experience they have with a purge dive mask. We would love to hear your comments.
Thanks for your question and sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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