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Strongest prescription mask rental on Maui?

Discussion in 'Hawai'i' started by FengShui, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. FengShui

    FengShui Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sunny Santa Barbara, CA
    Does anybody know of a place on Maui that has prescription masks for rental in excess of -10 diopters? My brother in law is going to be trying snorkeling when we go next week, but the most powerful masks I've found for rental so far is -10 from Snorkel Bob. Does anybody know of a place that has masks in the -11 to -12 range?

    We'll use the -10 if we have to, but something that fits correctly would be better. We tried to get contacts for him, but the ones he needs are backordered for a month.

  2. detroit diver

    detroit diver Great White

    Although I don't know of any shop that rents prescription goggles (there, or anywhere), you can have a set of inserts send from leisure-pro.com that might work out for you. They can be inserted into any mask. They are called DiveOptx
  3. Gilligan

    Gilligan Great White

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hawaii & Philippines
    Try calling some of these shops:
    Maui Dreams Dive Co. in Kihei 808-874-3421
    B&B Scuba in Kihei 808-875-2861
    Maui dive Shop in Kihei 808-879-3388
    Pacific Dive in Lahaina 808-667-5331
    Lahaina Divers in Lahaina 808-667-7496
    Scuba Shack in Kihei 808-879-3483
  4. FengShui

    FengShui Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sunny Santa Barbara, CA
    Most shops in Maui rent them, they're just not powerful enough for a perfect fit. I've called Maui Dive Shop, but I'll try some of the other numbers listed above. Thanks.

    DiveOptx only go up to 3 diopters, so while it's a good idea, they're not nearly powerful enough.

  5. friscuba

    friscuba Dive Charter

    # of Dives:
    Location: A, A
    You can check around, but most manufacturers top out at about -7.0 or -8.0. I have heard of -10.0's out there but not sure if they are commonly available in rental.

    Good luck,


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