First of I have always had grief with masks, it just seems I have a face that is not very forgiving on getting the mask seal correct so most dives I am having to do a bit of partial mask clearing. The number of dives where I have not had to do any mask clearing at all I can count on the fingers of one hand.
Recently I replaced the straps on my mask with springy neoprene ones and have tried it once in the pool and on a days diving in the open water. Both times my mask was far more prone to leaking then usual. Air sharing drills and SMB launching were a right pain as the water kept coming in. Now I set the mask strap fairly loose going on the assumption that it is water pressure that holds it in place primarily. Could it be that the stretchiness of material makes the mask easy to slightly dislodge, in which case should I tighten it a bit more?
Any tips most welcome.