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My snorkel mask fogs up. Any tips?


#1

My snorkel mask fogs up. Its clear as day for about 20 seconds. I tried spitting in it, any other tips?


#2

Having spent some time in the sailing community, I was told the secret is GEL toothpaste … very important NOT to use PASTE!!! Smear it on, leave it for a few minutes, then rinse completely clean.
I have tried it myself, once, and it did work.
My problem now is that my mask leaks (I think it’s too tight)??


#3

use the toothpaste to clean the mask when you first get it [use fingers to rub it around to prevent scratches], then when you are ready to go out, use your saliva on the inside of the mask[ rub it all over the inside of the mask with your fingers] then rinse [ fresh water is best] and go diving. use the saliva everytime before you go out. you can get a tube of artificial spit [i can’t remember the name] at dive shops but your own is cheaper


#4

I’ve been doing this for 3 years, but am quitting it this April. It hasn’t worked for me really at all. I’ve now bought a defogger product which I hope will give me better results. We’ll see. The fogging has been so bad that I have had to terminate my snorkeling day. I don’t tolerate that bad performance from spit!

Kaki


#5

As an avid diver I can say the best is to Spit…
thats right spit on the inside of your mask rub it around with your fingers and rince it out by swirling sea water 2-3 times and Volia no more fog. Yes I know this sounds aweful and gross, but it works. and I don’t mean horking a lugie in your mask just a little CLEAR saliva will do the trick!
I however have never tried to toothpaste gel thing maybe that works too…
Have Fun!!
FishGirl :sunglasses:

WTH… Tube of artificial spit. I bet that guy is now a millionare… lol


#6

The divers in our house like Sea Drops.

Here’s a link to a scuba message board where there’s a discussion on mask defogging …

http://www.scubaboard.com/showthread.php?t=29574


#7

I am not a diver, but I did read that shaving cream also works to keep the fog away.

Smear it on, then polish is off with a cloth. This will last for 4-5 dives.

Hope it helps


#8

New Masks have a film left on lens…Make sure you clean this off…
Baby shampoo also works…clean mask with it…rinse with sea water before diving…Dont over rinse…

Some people leave a bit of sea water in mask for quick rinse…


#9

The seadrops are really the best.
They have another product as well that takes away sillicone and slate.
I use it myself both of them and no problems and a nice clear view.
The seadrops i use every 20 dives.

Get It !!


#10

try SEAGOLD. its the best out there. always have a bottle with me when i go diving.


#11

When I was snorkeling in Hawaii the guides used a spray with a little fabric softener and plain water. I don’t think you were supposed to rinse. To be on the safe side, I would try to get one that is biodegradable.

Rose


#12

Once again use spit. Cough up a good one and smear it around. Don’t rinse too thoroughly though.


#13

Spit is the best thing, but you have to realize it is the more solid throat spit, not the bubbles in your mouth, that you need. So a good “hourk” is what you need and rub it in like a clear gel. Then rinse and you are good to go…!!!

Todd


#14

eeeeeeewwwwww!!! Another VERY good reason to bring your own snorkel gear.

Rose


#15

that’s true ROSE. the thought of putting something on that other people have spit on. ewww! another reason why im dragging my fiance to get himself a set of snorkel gear from Costco. rather have him use his own with his spit instead of someone else’s.