IST MP112 Burano Mask
IST MP112 Burano Dive Mask is a single lens mask offering an expansive field of view, combined with an ultra-soft silicone skirt that seals tight against the face without sacrificing comfort, makes the Burano mask a reliable choice for avid scuba divers. The easy-grab nose pocket makes for easy equalizing, and a skirt-mounted buckle system ensures the perfect fit.
Available with a choice of black or clear skirts
Single lens mask
Metal-like color painting technology
Tempered-glass, scratch-resistant lens
Comfortable hypoallergenic silicone skirt
Single lens for panoramic underwater view
Newly designed metallic frames
If cost isn’t the most important factor, what is? The fit of the mask. The most important consideration when choosing a dive mask is always how it fits. A well-fitting mask will prevent water entering the mask and ensure a comfortable dive without the need to repeatedly clear the mask.
People come in all shapes and sizes and there are many masks to choose from that account for different face shapes, head sizes, and nose shapes.
The nose enclosure, or nose pocket, is important when considering fit. A flexible nose pocket allows divers to pinch their nose and equalise easily, whilst the right shape prevents water from entering the mask under the nose. This is especially important for helping to prevent panic in new divers who may be uncomfortable with the feeling of any water around their nose.
It is important to try a variety of masks to find the right fit for you.
How to Ensure a Perfect Fit
There are some simple steps to take to test if a mask fits correctly.
- Hold the mask against your face without attaching the strap behind your head. Let the strap hang loose and out of the way. Make sure all hair is away from the mask.
- Breathe in through the nose, hold your breath and look down and up, or shake your head, to see if the mask stays in place. A well-fitting mask will stay on the face until you exhale.
- Try the mask again, but this time attach the mask straps to see if it is comfortable or tight anywhere on the face. Pay particular attention to any pressure or touching on the bridge of the nose. A well-fitting mask should not cause facial discomfort.
- If possible, wear the mask for a few minutes to see if it still feels comfortable.
A mask should fit to your face underwater without strap pressure being applied, so keep mask straps loose for maximum comfort. Trying to improve the fit of a mask by tightening the straps will only lead to discomfort during the dive. The water pressure will hold the mask against the face one it is sealed on.