What Is The Best Full Face Snorkel Mask For Diving? 3 Amazing Amazon Picks

Full face masks for snorkeling?  What are these exactly, and why would you want to impersonate Darth Vader while out snorkelling anyway?

If you’ve ever tried snorkeling “traditionally” before, you may be aware of the discomfort that arises from using a normal snorkel. You may have had problems using the tube and biting on it.  It may have caused your face to ache, literally, or given you gag reflex issues.

On top of all this, your actual view from the goggles would be rather restricted.  Bearing all this in mind, you may wish to try out the new alternative to old fashioned snorkeling masks… the full face snorkel mask.

These allow you to breathe naturally underwater, no chomping down on a breathing tube, which is uncomfortable and questionable hygienically.  Also, you get a much wider view.

Interested now?

Beach Baby has compiled a list of what we think are the best full face masks for diving, and we have come up with three amazing Amazon picks.


Tribord Easybreath Full Face Snorkel

  • MANUFACTURER: DECATHLON
  • BRAND: TRIBORD
  • MODEL: EASYBREATH FULL FACE 2016
  • SIZES: XS (CHILD)/S/M (MOST WOMEN)/M/L(WOMEN AND MEN)/L/XL BIGGER MEN
  • COLORS: ATOLL/BLUE/PINK
  • PRICE GUIDE: $52-140 REGION
  • BEARD FRIENDLY: NOT RECOMMENDED BUT MAY BE OK
  • WARRANTY: 2 YEARS
  • OUR RATING: 4.6 STARS OUT OF FIVE

Why We Love It:

  • GOOD REVIEWS 
  • A MINORITY LEAK, BUT IF FIT IS RIGHT SHOULD BE OK
  • SOME FACE SHAPES MAY STRUGGLE WITH IT
  • GOOD VISION UNDERWATER
  • NOT REALLY FOR DIVING
  • MIGHT NOT BE GREAT WITH BEARDS – THEY SAY SO THEMSELVES
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO GET SAND INTO THIS

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These have received very good reviews, and come highly recommended by customers.  It is good to know that these have sold well, so the reviews can be trusted to be telling the truth!

If you want a really excellent field of vision underwater, these are the ones to go for, as everyone seems very pleased with the view.

Are there any issues with this full face mask?  Well, there are one or two.  It is important to note that some of the issues that arise with this full face mask would arise with all types of full face masks.

These are namely, the fit not always fitting, problems with beards and so on.

The manufacturers themselves do not recommend men with beards use these – sorry hipsters!   Also, watch out for sand getting into the works, and completely buggering it up, for want of a better expression.  It is probable that this would also be an issue with all types of snorkel gear similar to this though.

Is it meant to be used for diving, and lap swimming?  No not really, it is only meant for snorkeling… oddly enough, as this is what it was designed to do!

All in all, though, we really rate this full face snorkel highly, and if you get the fit right, you will too!


SnorkelinGear Snorkel Mask Set For Adults & Children

  • MODEL: EASYBREATH
  • SIZES: S/M, L/XL
  • COLORS: BLUE, GREEN, PINK, YELLOW, BLACK
  • PRICE GUIDE: $56-69 APPROX
  • BEARD FRIENDLY: SOMETIMES
  • ALSO INCLUDES: ANTI FOG SPRAY
  • WARRANTY: LIFETIME WARRANTY
  • OUR RATING: 4.8 STARS OUT OF FIVE

Why We Love It:

  • VERY GOOD REVIEWS – ALL FOUR AND FIVE STARS
  • COMFY FIT
  • COMES WITH SPRAY OF ANTI FOG
  • DRY SNORKEL MODE FOR UNDERWATER SWIMMING
  • BEARD APPROVED BY CUSTOMERS IN ABOUT 70% OF CASES

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Another good choice is this Easybreath model from SnorkelinGear.  Available in two sizes and five colors, including black (so the Darth Vader option is truly yours if you want it) these average around $56-69 apiece, and comes with a free supply of anti-fog spray.

The manufacturers are so confident about their product that they offer a free lifetime guarantee – now that’s what we call a guarantee.

There is a dry snorkel mode, so that you can dive underwater without being instantly submerged. , While not strictly advisable for beards – and this would be all models of full face snorkels that we have seen, not just this one – it would appear that quite a few bearded beauties have managed to slip this on and make it fit okay, so it might work.  Perhaps this would be dependent on the scale of your beard, and probably also, your overall face shape though.

All the feedback we have seen for this model has been fours and fives – mainly fives – with no low or medium stars at all. This is pretty rare we must say, and we are truly impressed!


EASY SNORKEL EASY BREATH SURFACE SNORKELING MASK

  • MANUFACTURER/BRAND: EASY-SNORKEL
  • MODEL: EASYBREATH
  • SIZES: S/M, L/XL
  • COLORS: BLACK, BLUE, GREEN AND PINK
  • PRICE GUIDE: $59-69.99 APPROX
  • BEARD FRIENDLY: SOMETIMES
  • OUR RATING: 4.7 OUT OF FIVE

Why We Love It:

  • GOOD-VERY GOOD REVIEWS
  • GOOD VISION
  • NO FOGGING
  • EASY TO USE
  • EASY BREATHING
  • NO LEAKS
  • MIGHT BE HARD WITH A BEARD – JURY IS OUT
  • BUT A BIT BULKY TO WEAR MAYBE

Last, but not least, is this little number by Easy-Snorkel.  This seems to have pleased nearly everyone who owns it. Commendable points include the ease of use, especially by a novice, and the very good clear view it provides the user.

In terms of the dreaded leaks, this is highly satisfactory and should not disappoint.  It is also quite effective at anti-fogging.

On the all crucial issue of whether a beard can fit in there or not, the jury is out.  About fifty percent of users reckoned they could easily stash their bum fluff in there, with the other half experiencing problems.

It may be a tad bulky, according to a few, but this is a small price to pay to guard against leakage.

CONCLUSION

All in all, any of our three should be a good choice – the main issues with all full face snorkels being the same.  Check your sizing carefully, if you have a very narrow or very wide face, they may not fit exactly right, and beware of sand getting in them.

If you’re sporting a Santa like beard, be prepared for the fact they may not fit you – or, you could just get a shave, perhaps??

Beach Baby Bob

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