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Anti Fog recommendations

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by ScubaHowie, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. ScubaHowie

    ScubaHowie Angel Fish

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    First of all, yes, I did a search.

    Now, on to the question. I swear my body tempature is a degree higher than everyone else's. Because of this unproven fact, I have the hardest time keeping my mask fog free. Last time I went diving I used a spray and had to spray a ton of the stuff in the mask, give it a super quick rinse and still I would have problems towards the end of the dive with fogging. I have heard gel is better than spray. Is there an anti-fog, gel or otherwise, that someone swears by?
     
  2. Blue982

    Blue982 Nassau Grouper

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  3. Kenny Lee

    Kenny Lee Guest

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    I use the gel from "500 PSI". It works for me real well.
     
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  4. Noboundaries

    Noboundaries Manta Ray

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    No tears baby shampoo diluted 4 parts water / 1 part baby shampoo in a squirt bottle. Cheap and works like a charm.
     
  5. Thalassamania

    Thalassamania Diving Polymath ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Spit, dilute shampoo, dilute dishsoap, Sea Drops, 500 PSI, all will serve.
     
  6. vladimir

    vladimir Solo Diver

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    Sea Gold is a gel, and it works considerably better than my spit, YMMV. A $6 bottle will last at least a hundred dives. If I don't have the Sea Gold handy, I use spit. If I can't come up with any spit, I reassess the dive. :wink:
     
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  7. Luku

    Luku Captain

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    Is it a new mask? With my Atomic I had to scrub it 5-6 times with soft scrub before it stopped fogging.

    After doing the new mask scrub, I like to use Sea Drops as my defog agent. Diluted no tears baby shampoo works good too.
     
  8. scubajo007

    scubajo007 Nassau Grouper

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    If it’s a new mask you have to scrub it a couple of times with toothpaste before diving, but you probably know that. I just spit in the mask and rinse it with a bit of sea water just before I jump in. Mask fogging also happens to me especially on a warm day when I’m sweating. I have tried various sprays but find that spitting in the mask actually is the best solution. If or when my mask fog’s during a dive, then I simply just let a bit of water in and then clear the mask.
     
  9. lukerandall

    lukerandall Garibaldi

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    I can second the Sea Gold recommendation. In my (admittedly limited) experience it also works considerably better than the sprays I've tried
     
  10. ScubaHowie

    ScubaHowie Angel Fish

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    Location: Nebraska
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    It was a new mask last time I used it back in late September. I scrubbed it with toothpaste 5 days in a row and it never really seemed to get better. Maybe I need that 6th time for it to finally take affect. :wink:

    Me being a cheap Bohunk (a VERY close second to the Jewish persuation), I like the sound of the diluted baby shampoo. Thanks for the feedback everyone. Keep it coming! Even if you are repeating someone let me hear your 2 cents worth. I like having a general consensus. :popcorn:
     

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