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What's your best mask defogger?

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks & Snorkels' started by Primus67, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Iralub

    Iralub Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Australia
    Baby shampoo. I usually dilute with water about 50/50 (but will work if more diluted too). Then put the mixture into a small travel bottle. Works great.
  2. Sylvester Muller

    Sylvester Muller Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Florida
    500 psi, it's grainy like toothpaste, but keep the mask from fogging up for many hours.
  3. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Dubai, UAE
    Spit or J&J Baby shampoo, the latter is preferred if you want to share it on the boat :D

    Must try that with my spit :wink:
  4. Altamira

    Altamira ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: TX
    I have used diluted baby shampoo with mixed results. However, since using full strength baby shampoo and applying it like Sea Gold and other premium defoggers, I have not had any fogging issue. It is cheap too.
  5. Diver0001

    Diver0001 Instructor, Scuba

    I use baby shampoo too. It works fine, it's cheap and I think it does more to keep my mask from developing cooties than spit does....

    The sea drops work fine too but I only use the for giving lessons. I don't like to see students spitting in the same masks that someone else is going to be using tomorrow. So the shop gives me a bottle of it and I can use it to make the point that the rental masks are probably a health hazard. Oo

  6. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Perth West Aust.
    Sea Gold or spit
  7. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
    What's the difference between spit and snot coming out of their nose and into the mask?
  8. Bill Parker

    Bill Parker Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hurst, TX
    Snot is slimier. Usually.
  9. Primus67

    Primus67 Registered

    Thank you for the info! However, i was actually referring to the baby shampoo. :D

    I've heard about the fire thing, but i can't help but be a little wary of using fire on something. :flame:
  10. Diver0001

    Diver0001 Instructor, Scuba

    Good point. Yet another reason to buy your own mask :D

    Eric Sedletzky likes this.

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