Tired of diving without enough oxygen? No wonder you have difficulty persisting in the depth, you have to face it – you are not a fish, you are a human being! (my psychiatrist told me the same thing last week). You have to face the truth!
As human beings, we need to wear a mask on our faces when our curiosity sends us into the exploration of the coral reefs, or when we want to dive into the water for long periods of time.
Having a snorkel connected to a mask is a must, and here, I am going to write about the best full-face snorkel masks you can get on the market (not an actual market, but you know, on the internet or your local shop).
Believe me, there are plenty of full-face masks out there so stick with me and I will help you find the one that best suits your snorkeling needs.
We are going to leave behind a traditional mask and snorkel and look for the best full-face masks out there.
To determine which mask is the best in Australia, I will present you with a list of my reviews of the full-face mask products that are currently available and are just waiting for you to try them on.
You could ask – Well, how can you do a full-face snorkel masks review in such a short article like this? It’s easy, I am best at achieving wonderful results with short things (this came out wrong, we are all still talking about snorkels).
In this article, you are going to find out which is the best full-face snorkel mask Australia has to offer (for half-face snorkel mask see this article). Hold onto your hats (or masks) and enjoy the ride while we dive into an amazing article about these wonderful full-face masks (get it “dive”).
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Top Full Face Snorkel Mask
The time is NOW! As said by someone, I think. Now, you will get the opportunity to learn about the cream de la cream of full-face masks for snorkeling.
Here is the list of best full-face snorkel masks that are most commonly available for purchase in Australia.
1. Equaliser PRO Full Face Snorkel Mask
This Ninja Shark full-face mask has an extended snorkel tube which is a great asset to have. It allows for additional prevention from water entering the mask.
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Ninja Shark designers paid special attention to the nose area, giving it more space so you are able to feel more comfortable. You can even pinch your nose for equalisation and a more comfortable fit.
- Extended snorkel tube
- More space
- Automatic drainage system
The Equalizer PRO Ninja Shark mask covers the entire face and is built out of high quality materials. Not to mention it has an automatic drainage system to pull unwanted water from the mask.
The mask is available for purchase in two sizes (M/S and L/XL). It also is available as part of a snorkel set.
2. Air Adults Full Face Snorkel Mask
Technology behind the Air Adults mask is the bubble breath snorkel system where you inhale the air through the top tube and exhale it through the side valves at the bottom of the mask.
The breathing system I just mentioned is the difference between ninja shark air and buble breath systems (Some people like to imitate sharks, others like bubbles, guess which group am I?) → Λ
- Innovative breathing system
- Great anti-leakage system
- Confusing in the beginning
This ninja snorkel mask is the type of mask that comes with lighter components. Another feature is its anti-leak system and two floating balls that are used to prevent water from entering.
The mask has XS, S/M and L/XL sizes available.
3. Scuba Diving Set With Tubeless
This model has a great field of view which can enable you to enjoy examining the full area of the ocean reef.
The glass design is convex, providing a 180-degree view and giving you the opportunity for a crystal clear view and a truly breathtaking experience (It’s not actually breathtaking, that’s why this set comes with a snorkel).
- Great visibility
- Many options
- Distorting glass
- Could cause breathing problems
This seaview 180 full-face mask comes with a phone and ear plugs case which can come in handy if you like listening to music while under the sea!
The mask comes in S/M sizes.
4. Ocean Reef Aria QR With Quick Release Snorkeling Mask
This model has its focus on safety, providing you with elastic straps for the optimal release time. It has a silicone skirt and enough space for the nose and mouth (even if your nose is an above average one).
The design is almost post-apocalyptic (have you watched the Chernobyl series?), leaning to a more traditional mask design, from the 80s. Ocean reef aria full-face snorkel and mask is one of the best on the market.
It has a great panoramic 180 degree view and wide field of vision, enough for enjoying an ocean area, and getting that full and enjoyable experience.
- Amazing design
- Special anti-fog system
- Too expensive
- Visibility is not great
Great asset is its anti fog system which is a special circulation patent developed especially for this model.
Available in S/M, M/L and L/XL sizes.
5. Aleoron – Foldable Full Face Snorkel Mask for Adults and Youth
Main feature of this model is its prevention system that keeps the water from coming inside the mask. Another great detail is its anti fog design, making the diving experience clear as the destruction of 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic (too soon?).
- Prevention system
- UV protection
- Possible leakage
- Not very functional
It has an easybreath full-face snorkel with UV protection. With this mask, you can enjoy the water and be protected from negative effects of the Sun beams.
Available in S/M and L/XL.
6. ROCONTRIP Snorkel Mask Full Face
RONONTRIP is a full-face mask, very adjustable and convenient for the ocean reef diving, snorkeling, and general exploration of the ocean floor.
The mask comes with a seal around your face giving the air clearer access to your nose. It has an anti-fog system and is flexible allowing you to lift your head freely without risk of getting water into your mask.
- Nice air flow
- Problems with size
- Possible water leakage
There is a camera holder on the one side of the mask. When you find yourself in water, GoPro mount can be helpful for the purpose of recording the underworld monstrosities (or beauties).
ROCONTRIP comes in sizes for kids (SX), S/M and X/L.
7. Greatever Foldable Panoramic View Full Face Snorkeling Mask With Camera Mount
Greatever is another full-face mask, with a great field of view for discovering the wonders of the ocean (or you could use it in a pool, I guess).
It has a dry top snorkel that prevents you from gagging and eliminates all possible leakages. It is the best full-face mask for a beginner.
- Good snorkel
- Easy to use
- Unstable straps
- Not enough oxygen
Models for these full-face snorkel masks come in two sizes (S and M).
8. WildHorn Outfitters Seaview 180° V2 Full Face Snorkel Mask
FLOWTECH seaview v2 gives you the full view of the ocean reef area with its 180° seaview. Its advanced intake air system uses one-way valves and two chambers in providing the fresh air for a high quality breathing experience.
It has a camera mount near the chin and its snorkel has a traditional snorkel look, spreading from the inside.
Available sizes are small, medium and large.
- Great visibility
- Enhanced air flow
- Not for serious divers
- Problems with fog
The only shortcoming of this mask is that it is not recommended for serious diving, because of the inability to properly equalise.
9. DIVELUX Snorkel Mask
DIVELUX is quite similar to FLOWTECH (one could say they are underwater siblings). With this model, you are able to breathe underwater because of the additional air in the mask.
It has enough space for the nose and mouth and is made from shatterproof polycarbonate plastic. It doesn’t leak so you don’t have to be afraid of the water getting in.
- Additional oxygen flow
- Possible CO2 build up
- Possible water leakage
Available sizes are small, medium, large and extra large.
10. Cressi Adult Snorkeling Full Face Mask
Last among these face snorkel mask reviews is the Ninja Shark mask from Italy. It has a dry-top snorkel.
The one-way valve is made with the intention of removing the water from the inside while keeping the mask safe for use at all times. This is a great anti-leak system that is created with special care.
It has a 30% wider viewing area for the best experience and full control of the frontal area. It is developed in Italy and is designed by a team of the best designers in the world-Cressi, who have been developing these masks for more than 70 years.
- Effective one-way valve
- Extended view area
- Not very adjustable
- Uncomfortable material
The available sizes are small, medium and large.
What to Look for When Buying a Full Face Snorkel Mask
Try to find an all in one mask snorkel product to avoid possible flaws or shortcomings.
Of course, you cannot expect to get the full-face swim mask that solves all your problems but make sure that it has a proper snorkel and fits your face in the best possible way.
If you are into making videos and you have a desire to share your underwater experiences with others, it’s best to find a mask where the GoPro can be mounted on the top of the mask.
Key Features of a Full Face Snorkel Mask
The best full-face snorkel mask gives you an opportunity to have a lot of fun when diving and has a 180° seaview, and prevents water from leaking in.
Always check the condition of a purge valve, a snorkel (check to see if it’s a dry snorkel, wet or a semi-wet snorkel). If you use a dry snorkel then the emphasis is on the prevention of water getting inside the tube.
A proper full-face snorkel mask needs to have a camera mount (it’s not 1974, we do really need a camera mount!) and provide the conditions for the best possible underwater viewing experience.
Are the Full Face Snorkel Masks Dangerous?
There is an opinion that a full-face snorkel mask is dangerous because of the CO2 buildup. Using a full-face mask with dry snorkel can also cause some problems for a beginner, some think .
Should I Get a Full Face Snorkel Mask?
Full-face snorkeling masks are relatively new and if used safely and always in the company of other people (safety in numbers), they should not create big problems.
If you are searching for full-face masks for diving then you should get one. No one is stopping you, in fact quite the opposite. The point of this whole article is to encourage you to buy one.
Full-face masks are popular and come in different sizes, colours and shapes.
The Bottom Line
There are a lot of great full-face snorkel masks out there, each focusing on the best asset it has.
Before you take your mask out to the ocean or the sea, always first try it in the pool, to make sure it fits properly and that it seals correctly.
To leave you with some wisdom – always pick the mask with a decent snorkel. Snorkel is the half of the mask as the diving saying goes.
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