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Masks that fit small faced women

Discussion in 'Women's Perspectives' started by auto, May 13, 2018.

  1. Altamira

    Altamira Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    I forgot to mention that my wife and I have significant different face shapes, and the Mako Mini fit my wife's thinner face and mine equally well.
     
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  2. auto

    auto Angel Fish

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    Location: The 214
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    Thanks everyone... As I and others in our group dive the Atomic Frameless and Venom.... She could not get aiseal, leaked non-stop. Looks like the Mako and ScubaPro is in her future.
     
  3. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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    t my last job we have a bunch of tiny girls, most of whom had never snorkeled before, let alone knew what mask to get. We had a bunch of Aqualung Linea's and none of them had an issue with them.
     
  4. rivers

    rivers PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Bristol, UK
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    aqualung micromask and the oceanic mini shadow are my go-to masks
     
  5. 1bubbleoff

    1bubbleoff Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Midwest
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    Tusa Tina...designed for the petite gals.
     
  6. АлександрД

    АлександрД Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Moscow, Russia
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    some month ago I bought one nice mask for my daugher - for her tiny face it fits nice
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  7. MAKO Spearguns

    MAKO Spearguns ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    The Aqualung micro mask looks quite similar to the MAKO minimus mask, especially with respect to size and shape. However, if you examine both the Aqualung mask and the Oceanic mini that you referenced, you may notice a significant difference.

    The MAKO Mini does NOT have a mask strap buckle attached to the side of the mask frame. Placing the buckle on this location makes the buckle susceptible to damage if the mask is dropped or subject to other "usual" abusive practices that happen on a boat (or on the pool deck).

    The MAKO mask uses a different design. The mask buckle is attached directly to the mask skirt - Not the frame. If the MAKO mask is dropped on the side the mask skirt will simply fold inward, protecting the buckle from concentrated impact. This also means the MAKO Mini can be folded almost completely flat - making it extremely compact. This should be quite advantageous to a technical diver who wants to carry a back up mask in a pocket.

    The Aqualung - Technisub mask below: sorry for the small pictures
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    Oceanic Mini Below:


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    MAKO Mini (Side view):

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  8. Jason

    Jason Not an Angel

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Nebraska
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  9. rivers

    rivers PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Bristol, UK
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    Never had an issue in the 9 years I've had the micromask and 7 years i've had the mini shadow. I average well over 100 dives/year and the masks live in my fins.
     
  10. MAKO Spearguns

    MAKO Spearguns ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Glad to hear that. Keeping your mask safely tucked into the footpocket is a very good "old school" trick.
     

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