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The Ultimate Mask - Beuchat Maxlux S

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks & Snorkels' started by Diving Dubai, Dec 6, 2020.

  1. Bigbella

    Bigbella ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Provided that you regularly reach only about, say, thirty meters, the appearance of that troublesome lime green mask will be eliminated by depth and water's absorption of that color.

    It's all good . . .
     
  2. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It's OK, I was just having a laugh [the wife bought it for me], the red or pink ones would
    "be eliminated by depth and water's absorption of that color" starting at 6m , green not so.
    Colour in water.jpg
     
  3. Bigbella

    Bigbella ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I too was having a laugh . . .
     
  4. European

    European Dive Travel Professional

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    Ultimate mask?

    definitely not for divers who require optical lenses
     
  5. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

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    Optical lenses are available to be applied to single pane masks
     
  6. Walde

    Walde Registered

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    Bought the mask just out of curiosity. Tusa Ceos Freedom fits my face quite nicely and I have that at hand so I'll compare to that. Maxlux has softer silicone, partly because the silicone is thinner, but maybe it's a bit softer anyway. Maxlux feels narrover when donning, but soft silicone helps to fit the mask nicely to my face.
    FOV of the Maxlux is very nice.
    The only notable thing is that the strap is quite short. With Tusa I have about 1.5cm spare on both sides (that's something like 3/13 apples in Imperial units).
    On Maxlux there's no spare at all! That's something to think about if you have big head and thick hood.
    Anyway, nice mask with reasonable price.
     
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  7. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Revived this topic:
    I now use this mask as my primary and back up .
    I love this mask.
    Just hate the fact I have a "shed load" of masks twice the price that do the job, but not as well.
    Works around my old grumpy fussy face. maxlux-s.jpeg maxlux-s.jpg
    It was a big surprise to me .
     
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  8. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    In an early post I said I was down to 4 masks, not true, found 10 in the garage alone [not counting the two above in my dive bag], like rabbits in the dark,how many is in the other rooms, shed etc?
    Out of all them [I could find] the two above and these are 'keepers' Hollis M1 and Scubapro Synergy Hollis M1.jpg scubapro mask.jpg
     
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  9. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

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    Check the mask and see whether it has a pin on the strap keeper that is metal or plastic. If it's metal (stainless steel) it should be good to go. If it's plastic, it could break at an unexpected time.

    SeaRat
     
  10. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The only one with SS is the Hollis M1, I have never had to pull the straps enough to break the pin, something to think about though.
     

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