How to Use a Full Face Snorkeling Mask?

Full face snorkeling masks are a great way to explore the underwater world without having to deal with the hassle of a traditional snorkel and mask. These masks cover your entire face, providing you with an unobstructed view of your surroundings.

The full face design also allows you to breathe naturally through your nose and mouth, so you can stay underwater for longer periods of time without feeling uncomfortable. If you’re looking to take your snorkeling experiences to the next level, then learning how to use a full face snorkeling mask is essential.

One of the most important aspects of using a full face snorkeling mask is ensuring that it fits properly. The mask should fit snugly against your face, creating a seal that prevents water from entering. To find the right size, measure across your forehead and cheekbones and compare this measurement with the size chart provided by the manufacturer.

Once you have found the right size mask, it is important to make sure that it is properly adjusted before using it in the water. Start by loosening all straps until they are just tight enough not to slip off when you move your head around. You can then adjust them until they feel comfortable without causing too much pressure on any area of your face.

Putting on Your Mask

When putting on the mask, make sure that it is facing the correct way round; if not, you won’t be able to see what’s in front of you! Place it over your nose and mouth with straps away from your face. Pull each strap over each ear while pushing down gently on the top part of the mask to create an airtight seal.

Using Your Mask in Water

Once in the water, make sure that there are no gaps between your face and the mask’s silicone skirt. If there are any gaps or tears present, replace or repair them before continuing with your dive. When breathing through a full-face snorkel mask, it is important not to inhale too quickly as this can cause fogging inside the lens due to warm air condensing on its surface.


Using a full-face snorkel mask can open up a whole new world underwater – but only if used correctly! To get started, find one that fits well and adjust all straps so they are comfortable but secure.

When putting on and taking off your mask always make sure that it is facing forward and pull each strap over each ear while pushing down gently on top part of the mask for an airtight seal. Finally once in water remember not inhale too quickly which can cause lens fogging inside!

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Emma Gibson