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    Thanks for the answers, serious and funny ones! Very interesting article on the "dolphin" children.

    Yes, I carry a spare mask with me in case mine gets lost. I just wanted to know whether my eyes are normal or not. What 1st Ade says sounds more or less like something I might achieve, so it seems I'm not the only one not to see much at all. As for finding the mask on the bottom, I think I could do it in a swimming pool painted blue, but I'm not so sure about the sea bottom. I hope I won't have the opportunity to find out, though!

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    If you do want to see without a mask I find that squinting helps

    No idea why but it seems to work for me

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    To see without a mask is possible by making a ring with your fingers around an eye and blowing some bubbles into it. Only works if facing down but could make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
    To see without a mask is possible by making a ring with your fingers around an eye and blowing some bubbles into it. Only works if facing down but could make a difference.
    Yep, a way to read your computer at least


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    Quote Originally Posted by NW6 1TH View Post
    I know it's impossible to have clear vision when not wearing a mask underwater. I had always assumed everybody saw the same I see: nothing at all. But during one of my dives I saw someone lose his mask, and go to the bottom and find it without any trouble (I don't think he could see it falling so as not to lose track of it, since it caught him unawares when someone else kicked it off). If someone's in front of me, at a distance of, say, four feet, I can see a dark blur, but I would never be able to tell whether it's my instructor or a seal, and I think I wouldn't be able to recognise anyone even if he were very close to me, let alone see my mask on the bottom if I lost it. What is the normal thing, being or not being able to do it?
    I think that you probably should have gone to Specsavers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
    To see without a mask is possible by making a ring with your fingers around an eye and blowing some bubbles into it. Only works if facing down but could make a difference.
    Great piece of information! As Dave1w says, it's a great solution when trying to read your computer in an emegency. I will try it during my next dive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NW6 1TH View Post
    Great piece of information! As Dave1w says, it's a great solution when trying to read your computer in an emegency. I will try it during my next dive.
    I once did 45 minutes on the 6m ledge at stoney without a mask, just to see what it was like. If you cup your right hand over your eyebrow you can catch enough exhaled air to see clearly allowing you to check contents and computer.

    But then Iíve also spent 15 minutes in a pool with just a tank, no regs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrygoss View Post
    I once did 45 minutes on the 6m ledge at stoney without a mask, just to see what it was like. If you cup your right hand over your eyebrow you can catch enough exhaled air to see clearly allowing you to check contents and computer.

    But then I’ve also spent 15 minutes in a pool with just a tank, no regs.

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