I seem to spend a lot of my dives with masks that leak... I have 'three' on the go at the moment and, whilst they fitted well a few months ago, they seem to leak to some degree. (One, an Aqualung Reveal x1, had the nose piece blow apart, mid dive, via the silicone seam.)
Today I spent a bit of pool time playing about to problem solve this. I even videoed my mask to determine what's going on...
So far I've noticed:
- a constant stream of bubbles is always coming from my mask. I think this may be me, subconsciously, blowing out from my nose at times.
- my mouthpiece zip tie was pushing my upper lip up and possibly breaking the nose seal a bit.
- I am pretty careful how I look after my masks: air drying and always using a hard case.
What can / do people do to help?
1. get a better fitting mask
2. shave before the dive
3. use vaseline around nose