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Did you shave your mustache to dive??

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by pt40fathoms, Jun 8, 2002.

To have or not to have, the leaking determines the question!

  1. I have a mustache, leaks a little, I live with it!

    113 vote(s)
    30.9%
  2. I have a mustache, I use grease, no leaks that way!

    13 vote(s)
    3.6%
  3. I had a mustache, had to shave it off in order to get a good fit.

    57 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. Never had a mustache, my mask never gets wet.

    37 vote(s)
    10.1%
  5. Whats a mustache?

    16 vote(s)
    4.4%
  6. Have a mustache, found a mask that fits.

    46 vote(s)
    12.6%
  7. I trimmed the moustache just below the nose... mask works fine!

    84 vote(s)
    23.0%
  1. domino22

    domino22 Solo Diver

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    Shave it before every dive trip, plus when I do I am told I look younger.
     
  2. Dectek

    Dectek Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: near Atlantic City
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    I use the Final Touch Personal Hair Remover. No problem getting right up against the calomel (area between the nostrils).That area a blade can't get to. You see these pencil sized hair trimmers all over the place now for as little as $2.99. I now keep one along with a spare AAA battery in my save a dive kit.

    Finishing Touch...MicroTrim... Simplique Several different ones on that page.
     
  3. jdemme

    jdemme Garibaldi

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    ...and also for my new "word of the day" -- calomel.

    - jim
     
  4. Unapunterx@aol

    Unapunterx@aol Angel Fish

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    gah i shaved mine and i miss it.
     
  5. coyotl

    coyotl Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Bangkok / Thailand
    31
    1
    8
    I have a full beard. I trim the 'stache in an approximately 2mm wide line below my nose using the excellent trimming blade built into the Gillette Fusion razor . This rarely comes out perfect, but generally does the job. Between dive trips I let it grow back in.

    Sometimes I get a little leakage, so I tend to smear a little silicone gel on the bottom edge of the mask below the nose.

    coyote
     
  6. mrjimboalaska

    mrjimboalaska Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Hawaii
    4,680
    1,291
    113
    Shave down about a 1/4", dive every week, but want to keep the stash and goatee, shave those of maybe once a year, last time because my 5 yr. olds friend asked if I was her grampa when we met.......MAN, that hurt.....
     
  7. Tom Winters

    Tom Winters Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Boca Raton, FL
    3,482
    329
    83
    A person serious about his or her diving would do well to consider the Don Ameche look. Don NEVER had any water leak into his mask in all his years of diving. Plus with your hair lacquered back in place, you surface looking just as cool and debonair as when you geared up.
     
  8. whatdecostop?

    whatdecostop? Instructor, Scuba

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    :bravo: :bravo:

    I just inter-twine my nose hairs and mustache together, and my mask sits on top of the knot
     
  9. StoneyJ

    StoneyJ Angel Fish

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    I have dove with moustache and without...no problem. But with three days of stubble I got a leak.
     
  10. Jorbar1551

    Jorbar1551 Dive Resort

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: CSU-Monterey Bay
    814
    3
    18
    I find that the magnum mask with no purge works well with mustached people
     

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