Mares Pure Wire Mask
The Mares Pure Wire mask is single lens and guarantees an excellent fit and wide field of view. The ability to change the frame structure makes it customisable and ultra-modern.
The silicone face shield has both shiny and opaque sections that enclose a single piece of glass, guaranteeing a perfect seal over time. It is moulded using anti-allergic liquid silicone for durability and superior comfort. Its special shape allows it to adapt perfectly to any face shape.
The frame is stylish and easily interchangeable with different colour options, providing easy customisation. The dual-material techno-polymer construction offers mechanical strength while supporting the mask skirt thanks to its special “soft grid”, also ensuring a better grip when placing the mask on the face.
The main features of the Pure-Wire diving mask are:
– Interchangeable bi-material frame
– The soft grid gives more support to the face piece and improves grip when wearing the mask
– Extremely comfortable silicone face piece suitable for a wide variety of face shapes
What are diving masks?
Diving masks may have a single, durable, tempered glass faceplate, or two lenses in front of the eyes. These may be supported by a relatively rigid plastic or metal frame, or they may be permanently bonded to the rim of the skirt, in a construction known as “frameless”. In the case of free-diving masks, which need to have a low internal volume to minimise the amount of breath needed to equalise the change of pressure that occurs with depth, the lenses may be made of polycarbonate plastic. The best scuba masks are sealed well.
There is usually a “skirt” of synthetic rubber or silicone elastomer to support the frame and lenses and create a watertight seal with the diver’s face. The skirt material may be almost transparent, translucent or opaque. A nearly transparent skirt provides a greater peripheral vision, though somewhat distorted, and may reduce the feeling of claustrophobia in some divers, but in some cases the light entering through the sides may cause distracting internal reflections. The skirt also encloses the nose, usually by means of a nose pocket, so that air can be exhaled through the nose into the mask to equalise the internal pressure during descent and thereby avoid possible barotrauma of the enclosed area of the face. The section of the mask covering the nose must allow the wearer to block the nostrils while equalising pressure in the middle ear. All diving masks have means to keep them in position, usually an elastomer strap of similar material to the skirt, but occasionally an expanded neoprene pad with velcro straps is used. Mask straps are usually wider at the back or split into an upper and lower strap at the back of the head for stability and comfort.