The SeeReef Full Face Snorkel made its debut at #3 on our review list of the Best Snorkels available on the market in 2017 and for very good reason. This snorkel mask is so good that it was in honest competition for the #1 spot when we were compiling our list, but we decided #3 is where it would reign best.
We aren’t sure if there is a typical ‘look’ to the type of masks that professional snorkelers wear, but if there was, then the SeeReef Full Face Snorkel would probably be it. This snorkelling mask looks like it’s straight out of a Bond movie, and when we cover all the features on this bad boy, you may very well think it is. For now, though, we’re focused on appearance.
The face of the mask is all black with a black outside lining as well. This gives it a very sleek and polished, professional look. The comfortable straps that come with the snorkeling mask are also deep sea blue, which gives it a nice accent to the jet black color of the face mask itself. The breathing tube on the mask is also all black, which is very cool. However, one should be aware that the all-black color will not necessarily stand out in such a way that it will make you easier to identify, should anything happen to you while you’re out on the water.
The angle of the breathing tube is designed in such a way that truly eliminates the possibility that water or other things will obstruct your airway. One of the most annoying things that you have to deal with when you purchase an inferior snorkel mask, is the fact that sometimes the breathing tube is not angled to prevent water from coming into the pipe, and while you’re out snorkeling, you’ll try to take a big breath and notice that you’re swallowing a gulp of ocean water instead! Not good!
The actual face of the mask is completely clear, and you can see all of the cool technological innovations by looking straight through it. We’ll say it again – this thing looks like it came straight out of a Bond movie!
In terms of features, the mask does not disappoint at all.
The most prominent feature that this snorkel mask contains is the four valves, which make breathing under water substantially easier than it otherwise would be with other snorkel masks. The reason why the four valves make it easier to breathe underwater than with other masks, is because instead of having to have the mouthpiece in your mouth, you’ll be able to just breathe in the mask normally.
The four-valve technology is one of the features that we believe makes this snorkel mask one of the best ones that can be found on the market today. Not only does it make breathing easier, it makes the mask a lot safer to use as well. Without having the four-valve technology, snorkeling usually requires learning certain techniques in order to maintain your air flow because you’re not breathing the same volume of air that you normally would on the surface. You’re also doing physical activity by moving around in the water, so this also takes a toll on the amount of oxygen that you have available.
In addition to making breathing easier, it also makes the mask safer overall, and it even makes it easier to maintain 180°degree visibility, which brings us to our next point.
The 180°degree visibility feature on this mask is absolutely awesome. As mentioned before with some of our other snorkel masks, the whole purpose of you going out snorkeling is to see what is visible underwater without being restricted by going to the surface repeatedly for air. Therefore, anything on a snorkel mask that maximizes your ability to see things underwater, is something that makes the entire mask better, and fortunately this mask possesses that.
Not only does it have the 180° degree visibility factor, but the face mask is made of material that allows you to see what is going on underwater with absolute clarity. This is really a deficit in a lot of other masks because, while they do allow you to see underwater, what you do see is often not as clear as you would like it to be, and as a result, you do not get to enjoy the experience of snorkeling as much as you should have.
If you’re looking for a good professional mask for an absolutely cheap cost, then this one is for you. It comes in all sorts of different sizes, and it is optimized for breathing as well as exploration, making it the perfect snorkel mask for anyone that is in the market for one.