Monday, April 13, 2009
The Mask You Should Bring With You For Perfect Viewing While Diving or Snorkeling Grand Bahama Island!
As I may have mentioned in previous posts, a mask to snorkel with is 100% necessary if you are going to be on Grand Bahama Island. If you leave these equipment behind, you may be charged a rental fee on resorts, so if you plan on being in the water bring your own mask.
I went absolutely crazy trying to figure out which mask would be best for me; which mask would offer the best view without fogging up, or without causing strain on my face.
In the past I simply went with whatever I could find at Walmart, however if you are traveling to experience Grand Bahama's waters as they are intended to be viewed than you are like me, and you want the best of the best.
You can get the best of the best for just $42.00.
It's called the Tilos Excel Frameless Mask, and what makes this mask so phenomenal compared to other dive/snorkel masks is that it is frameless. Basically there is no large plastic head piece which causes extra weight and strain on the face and head. Besides just that though is the low low dip in the tempered glass plate. This low leveled pane allows you to see all the way down to the bottom of the sea without having to tilt your head down causing strain.
Now new masks have a tendency to fog, however if you order this mask you should definitely give it a toothpaste rinse, followed up by a scrubbing with baby shampoo. Repeat this daily for up to a week, this will ensure that your mask does not fog while in the water.
It is my advice that you also bring a travel sized bottle of baby shampoo in case you need to do rinses while snorkeling. It really wont be necessary so long as you do the toothpaste and shampoo rinses while still home. Trust me, you do not want a fogging mask while snorkeling the beautiful reefs in Bahamas, and ALL masks fog no matter what they write on the package. Do the rinses though, and you will have a fog free time in the Bahamas.
Anyhow, with that said, definitely consider the Tilos EXCEL.