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OTS Nose Block adapter for OceanReef Full Face Masks

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks & Snorkels' started by MidwestDiver1994, Jul 21, 2021 at 5:34 PM.

Are you interested in a similar adapter for your own OceanReef Mask?

  1. Yes

  2. Maybe

  3. No, I love the current OTS block

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  1. MidwestDiver1994

    MidwestDiver1994 Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: IA
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    I dive both an Oceanreef G.Diver full face mask as well as the OTS Guardian mask. Both are great masks.

    However, I find that the OTS nose block is WAAAAAY better than what comes with the OceanReef mask. The Oceanreef mask has two prongs you are supposed to line your nostrils up with and inevitability one of them fails to seal. The OTS nose block on the other hand has a nice V shaped rubber block that pinches your nostrils shut and I am able to clear my ears much easier.

    So, I jumped onto CAD and after three prototypes I finally came up with this orange adapter system for my Oceanreef mask that allows it to use a common V block from my OTS masks. Not only can I clear easier but now I can share common parts between the two masks!

    I hope someone else finds this interesting as I was searching high and low for such an adapter to no avail. PXL_20210721_151956175.jpg
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  2. napDiver

    napDiver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: California
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    That's pretty neat!

    However I learned to equalize without using the nose blocks. I've used both and def agree, the OTS has a way better design for their blocks.
     
  3. MidwestDiver1994

    MidwestDiver1994 Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: IA
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    @napDiver , Equalizing w/o Valsalva or nose block would be sooo nice. I have very small estuation tubes according to my ENT. It is just always going to be a challenge for me. Having the pinch style V block gives me a better shot at it than trying to fill up all the dead space in my nose like a balloon with the OceanReef nostril plugs.
     
  4. napDiver

    napDiver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: California
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    :rofl3: I totally did that at first. I also didnt like all the snot sitting around the nose pocket from doing that xD
     

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