Flat vs Curved Snorkel Masks

What’s the difference in flat front vs round front snorkel masks? There is some distortion around the edges of the flat front masks.

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Comments

philipkenneth24 says:

How do you equalise pressure in your ears when you duck dive?

jen d says:

How many feet can dive using this mask?

Wellington Alves says:

IT HELPED A LOT. UNTIL HERE IN BRAZIL SHE COSTS R $ 300.00 REAIS.

Hyper says:

I use the Tribord Easybreath, which has magnification on the front and no distortion on the sides. I still see no problems.

Rob Tristan says:

Both illegal in some European countries and Tasmania.

Shahad Almaktari says:

love ur videos

Doal Riot says:

thank you

QJ Jessica says:

I tried this flat fronted mask since then has a flat front and have been pretty disappointed in how it distorts your field of view around the outside. I prefer the round front one with only 39 bucks https://www.amazon.com/Panoramic-Snorkel-Easybreath-Silicone-Technology/dp/B06Y65W9K3/ref=sr_1_48?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1494856248&sr=1-48&keywords=full+snorkel+mask

cristiano sousa says:

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Jan Kytka says:

The thing that you forgot to mention is the refraction caused by the curved mask. When under water, the mask acts like a lens, so the more it is curved, the more disorted the image becomes. So thats why I would go for the flat mask.

Timothy Tan says:

Wish this video was up a few weeks ago before I purchased. I ended up getting the curved mask which was slightly more expensive than then flat mask.

I find there is some slight distortion on the curved when not looking directly in front but is still great for visibility

romantashev says:

There is no logical explanation why in the world makers still make rounded lenses for underwater viewing/filming. It is stupid. All underwater viewing equipment should be flat for the sharper image. Period. Rounded glasses are used only for very deep submarine to withstand the high pressure.

Tj Dinges says:

Flat mask is 100% the way to go! Although the curved mask provides a ‘larger’ view, the round face made me dizzy and gave me a head ache. Same thing when my sister used it. Therefore, we both returned them and got flat ones. Plus that company, sea mask, NO longer makes the round mask! Clearly they found out that the round sucks!

Also probably the same reason there are no goggles out there with a round face in the first place….

Shahad Almaktari says:

hi Sheff
please reply

Carlos Sanchez says:

cool i didn’t noticed until now thank u

Denver Keck says:

HEY SHEFF

Aashish Sharma says:

Thank you Sheff for a balanced view. I have the flat fronted mask (which I have not used so far), and after seeing this video, I don’t feel that bad.

aaron russell says:

it’s about water displacement rounded has better picture but flat has a lower water volume and is less buoyant. think round for surface skimming and flat for free diving.

General 395 says:

How do you equalize with this face mask while diving for few frets ???

Purpledonkey Donkey says:

Thanks for your informational videos

Juan Chanelo says:

What size do you recommend for a 12 year old

Moshe G says:

?Hi, is it possible to Scuba with glasses with it, have you tried the mask with a glasses

Allam Sanchez says:

Intresting! Thanks for the video Sheff!

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