Stop Your Scuba Mask Fogging! | 4 Easy Anti-Fog Tips! | Scuba Advice

Stop Your Scuba Mask Fogging! | 4 Easy Anti-Fog Tips! | Scuba Advice

Hi and welcome to 50ftbelow! Nothing
is as annoying as a mask fogging up during your dive and actually it’s quite
easy to prevent it. So we’ve got three ways to prep your mask before you dive
and actually one way to deal with your mask fogging up during your dive. So
let’s dive right into number one. First way is to treat your newly bought mask
with toothpaste. When your mask is made some residue is left behind on the glass
on the inside and this causes your mask to fog up quite easily. So you need to
remove this and this is basically done with toothpaste. So first things first
get comfortable. Put on a TV grab your toothpaste and put just a little drop on
each side of the mask and now just rub it in for like ten minutes or so and
relax for a bit. Then you rinse it in the sink, make
sure you get everything out. Important to remember is that everybody’s face has
greases on them and they transfer to the glass. This causes the mask to fog
up again. Just repeat the process when you start to notice your mask is fogging up
again. When you completed the first toothpaste rubbing your mask is still
not ready to use because you need to pretreat it just before you dive. You can
do this the old-fashioned way which is spinning in your mask rubbing it out
rinsing it and putting it on your face. This has one major downside, over
extended period some black fungus will appear around the edges of your mask and
this is just fungus from your own spit so it’s quite gross. There’s a solution
for that, there are a lot of Anti Fog agents on the market and you can use
them and spray your mask. It works the same way as your spit and it doesn’t
leave any fungi behind. Tip number three is using innovations.
Tusa just released these freedom films. These are little plastic
layers which go inside of your mask. These prevent it from fogging and they
actually worked quite well. You need to buy a separate anti fog agent with it
because just like the toothpaste thing you’ll face transverse grease onto the
film and you need to clean it so it stays fog free. Another innovation is
the Cressi Calibro mask. This has some kind of a strip in it and it keeps your
nose separated from the rest of the mask and prevents it from fogging. We actually
get a copy quite soon and we’re gonna test it out so you will get a review of
that shortly. So these tips are all before you dive and prepping your mask.
What do you do when you’re underwater and your mask starts
fogging up. There’s actually an old technical diver tip and this is licking
the glass and it looks something like this. So what you do is just take the mask off
put it in one hand. Take your regulator off and lick the glasses on the inside
and put it back on your head and it should stay clear of fog. It doesn’t
work as well as going back up and spit in it again but you don’t always have
that option. Because this is quite a hard skill to master, you don’t have a best snorkel and mask for beginners
and your regulator is out. Make sure you practice it in the pool first. Okay, there’s actually one tip missing
which a lot of divers use and it’s using a lighter to burn off the layer of
residue inside your mask. We haven’t included it because most of the
manufacturers advised against it. You burn off the tempered part of your glass
and this can be dangerous. So these are four tips for preventing your mask to
fog up. If you have a hack or a tip of your own, please leave them in the
comments. If you like this video give us a like down below and don’t forget to
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30 Replies to “Stop Your Scuba Mask Fogging! | 4 Easy Anti-Fog Tips! | Scuba Advice”

  1. Hey great video, although does burning off with a lighter get rid of fogging? Ive seen other videos on this and would u use this idea?

  2. Baby shampoo 10% mixed with water in a spray bottle. Spray the mask, dump out excess, do not rinse …… never fog

  3. Cressi has a mask that claims you don't need any of this tips! Check out our review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEzzXGgp4JI

  4. Black fungus will only appear if you do not clean mask in aftercare. Never in 15 years owning 6 different mask I've had this problem. Its a rip if it's not spit.

  5. Tip for clearing a fogging mask underwater. Ease the mask away from your face enough to let a little water in. Rotate your head around so the water washes over the interior of the lens. From there clear the water from your mask as you were taught during certification. Repeat as necessary throughout your dive.

  6. I use a drop of baby shampoo in each lens rub it around and rinse before the dive. It keeps my mask fog free, and if there is any soap left over it doesn't burn my eyes.

  7. A guy I was diving with just used some washing up liquid and washed it out before each dive. I tried it and it worked better than the cressi anti fog spray. Is this commonly used?

  8. Instead of toothpaste. Or in addition to using toothpaste.

    Take a can of coke. Pour it inside the mask. And let it sit there overnight. Then in the morning wash it out. This is what we do for all our students that buy masks from us we do it for them. Then the next day when we go for our dive 1 and 2 of the open water course, they have their new mask ready to go. Tje coke eats away at the residue just like the toothpaste, but it just works better

  9. Hello, great videos, specially the buoyancy ones. Yes, I do agree with you regarding how annoying fogging is since I have serious problems with it and I simply cannot explain why. My mask was a Cressi Liberty Triside mono lens with 2 sided lens, which I love, but I had so much problems with fogging that I used to allow a small amount of water inside my mask to help clearing it during dives. The Liberty Triside has a profile not so close to the face allowing me to keep a bit of water inside. Tired of that fogging and tired of trying to get free from it, I decided to buy the new Cressi Calibro with the Fog Stop technology patented by Cressi. I've bought it last November 2018 and have used it during 10 dives and…it keep fogging!!!!. Last Saturday, January 12, 2019, I've used it in a 25 meters wreck dive (14ºC) and it hang without fogging for a bit. The second dive was in a 10-15 meters (21ºC) and was a hell of dive trying to get free from fogging…simply cannot understand.Well, ty for your videos!!!

  10. Don't forget a small droplet of any generic dish soap! That stuff keeps my mask un-fogged for close to an hour at a time, and that's when snorkeling and dumping water out of my mask continuously.

  11. Baby shampoo always works for me.. few drops is each side rub them with your finger tips .. rinse lightly before dive and you are good to go👌

  12. Hi, new into your channel but I've bee freediving a bit to 5-7 metres and I would like to dive a PADI advanced. However, I have asthma and COPD (cronic obstructive pulmonary dicease) but I can live totally normal and healthy life. My question is that can this prevent me from diving in someway, debts etc.?

  13. A small amount of dish soap on the lenses before you head out! Rinse in the water and you're good to go

  14. if your mask is fogging underwater then simply look straight down, slightly break your mask seal with your finger on your forehead. Then swish the water around the inside of your mask then clear it. works pretty well.

  15. My dive school use dishwasher soap. A few sprays, rub it around and the soap either leave it and it goes away by itself or a quick rinse. Good enough for a dive.

  16. I use toothpaste but I leave it to the crystals on both sides for about 24 hours and then I wash the mask, it worked very well for me, in tempered glass

  17. I often just let a little water get in my mask if it fogs up under water, and keep holding my head down and letting the water move around. I just hate taking it off.

  18. Stop telling people to use toothpaste or an abrasive! Some of the newer masks have special coatings that will be damaged by this!

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