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Atomic Aquatics Mask Options

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by C.Gates, Dec 12, 2019.

Which out of the two?

  1. Venom ARC

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  2. Subframe ARC

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  1. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

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    I have never had a problem with any mask really, most fit me okay. Currently and probably now for a decade I have been using the Scubapro Frameless and Atomic Frameless. I have two of each and I do not care how much they cost, they are worth it. I also use the Mares X-Vision of which I have two of them also. My current favorite of the three is the Atomic.

    I used to never see the Atomic Frameless and people would comment to me on the price. I have more recently been on boats where half or more of the divers were sporting the Atomic Frameless. Fit is important but equally important is durability.

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  2. C.Gates

    C.Gates Angel Fish

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    Thank you all so much for your replies! I will be heading to my LDS to try and see what works best. I will look into other brands to see what works with my face best. Thank you all again!
     
  3. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    I am not talking about fit at all, I am responding and talking about quality and durability.



    Perhaps you should learn how to take care of your equipment better??

    :)
     
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  4. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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    OK - but how do you measure quality? What aspect of your masks in-use has defined good quality for you? Also, how about fit and leakage - never had any problems?
     
  5. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

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    I would think he means the $30 masks, which I’ve tried are not as well made as the big names like Scubapro, Tusa, Atomic, AquaLung etc. it’s true enough but if the cheap one fit well there is nothing wrong with using them.
     
  6. Sh0rtBus

    Sh0rtBus BUBBLLLLLLES! My Bubbles ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Three words. Full. Face. Mask.

    If you're looking to spend $200 on a mask, spend a little more and get one that has a built in 2nd stage, won't leak, wont fog, won't give you jaw fatigue, will keep you warmer in cold water, and just looks cool as @#$%

    Try one and you'll see what I mean
     
  7. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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    FFM is not for me - too bulky for travel in my opinion as I carry my mask in my small backpack. I'd also rather have my own second stage vs a built in one (and seems more of a hassle in the event your 2nd stage fails as you'd need to carry a backup mask to use your octo with most FFM's). My current masks also don't leak or fog and I have never experienced jaw fatigue while diving to date (even after 6 1 hour + dives in 24 hours this last trip) - so none of those are issues I'm trying to solve today.

    I have heard good things about FFM, especially with radios to communicate with others (assuming they have the setup as well). So definitely something to consider, but bigger than just a backup mask selection - it's a whole different animal and the high quality ones appear to be SIGNIFICANTLY more expensive than $200?
     

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