Just returned from Mexico where we used this snorkel in the sea, and could see everything plain as day.My wife has one and loves it as well.Asked by numerous people where they were purchased.
As avid fans of snorkeling when on holiday, myself and my wife decide to purchase these for our honeymoon trip to the Caribbean as we didn't want to miss out on all of the beautiful underwater scenery.
We did have standard mask/mouthpiece combinations, but when we saw these at our local decathlon we decided to give them a try. We were never huge fans of a bulky mouthpiece and only being able to breath through our mouths, let alone fogging goggles and leaky areas.
We used these masks around 4 times whilst on our holiday and not once did they let any water in. They fit snugly and extremely comfortable around your face, providing the ability to breath normally though both your mouth and nose. As you would expect, it offers some resistance when breathing due to the one-way valve, but once you relax and breath slower this becomes effortless and comfortable.
Vision is excellent, providing a clear view of the sea-life. The shape of the mask does make it difficult to see directly to your side because of distortion, so I often failed to spot my wife waving at me as she pointed out some exciting marine life.
This mask also has the option for a waterproof action camera mount (I used a GoPro 3+) which is great for recording all your snorkeling memories, although this is sold separately for a small cost.
Overall we were both extremely satisfied with these masks. They never fogged, provided clear vision, remained watertight, easier to breathe in and were just more comfortable overall. As some people have said, their size is their only downside when it comes to packing things for holiday, but it's a small sacrifice for the better snorkeling experience gained.
Im not a pro snorkeler just a bit on holiday. Pros: If you find snorkelling dounting in deep water and worried about getting a mouth full of water when your tube gets water in. This mask will solve your problem it's so hassle free put your face in and your off and breath like normal. This is a big thing for me just breathing through mouth isn't natural to me and I get tired easy and out of breath and this solves that. The view is great also no fogging at all.
Cons: Its so big and takes a lot more room in baggage as I would like, not a big deal but something to think about. I usually just take hand luggage and this was around 30% of my space. Secondly the ability to go down in the water is a no chance, i mean not even I meter down. It sucks to your face, plus the tube doesn't like it and you need to remember to breathe out or it's scary when you can't breathe coming up. But that being said novice snorkelers arnt going down. Just annoying when I just wanted to go a little bit more and couldn't. But the pros deffo out way the cons.
very pleased with these purchased three
I had previously used a quite expensive snorkel and mask, however this product renders the old gear redundant. What a fantastic mask these are. My wife thought about having one first and I sniggered a bit, but after trying in the store I ended up buying one myself!! And I am glad I did. I would highly recommend this mask to both beginners and experienced snorkellers alike.
I am 61 and am not a confident swimmer, never swimming out of my depth except in a very quiet pool where I am not distracted and panicky.
We saw these masks being used during a Carribean cruise last year. My Wife convinced me that we should buy a couple and that I would enjoy snorkelling, even if just waist deep off the beach.
Oh boy was she right!
After a few goes off the beach in Carribean we ventured out on a Turtle/wreck boat trip.
Lowering myself off the side of the boat thinking "this is crazy" within seconds I was floating amongst Turtles and fishes and reefs! Then after a short journey snorkelled over a wreck.
This is all thanks to the Subea mask. I would NEVER have gven it a go with a normal snorkel and mask.
It is so easy to use. Within minutes you forget you are even wearing it.
Yes it does take a little time to adjust it and yes tiny amounts of water can gently seep in but if you folow their advice this is easy to deal with. The water never gushes in, it's just a slow seepage, probably caused by me not shaving for two or three days beforehand.
I would urge doubters to give it a go. If I can do it so can you!
It's great to be able to breathe through the nose and mouth at the same time, but in practice I found that it let in a little water at the sides and top whilst swimming in the Caribbean (flat calm). Also, you seem to suffer a little more pressure in the ears when diving compared to a standard snorkel. For surface swimming, it's fine for the most part. No issues with misting up and comfortable to wear.
Bought two of the masks for my wife and myself.
A bit cumbersome for packing and heavier that a usual mask and breathing tube but well worth the compromise. Great in the sea off Cape Verde last week.
In the past I used a conventional snorkelling mask but always had problems taking in water which always panicked me. So I purchased the Subea Easybreath Surface Snorkelling Mask. What a difference, it was so easy to use I spent more time in the sea than on the beach. Lots of interest from other people on holiday and I even taught someone to swim using it. What a good purchase.