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How do you clean your mask? & other mask defog tips.


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#1 tickledone

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 04:32 PM

I have been a spit in my mask to defog for some time. This is largely because I am fairly sensitive to the smell of detergents often used. FWIW, I rinse my mask after I get in the water. 

 

But, in case you haven't noticed, there is a pandemic going on, and I've seen or heard of dive shops prohibiting spit as a mask defog. I get it, even if I'm not a fan. 

 

I don't want to buy a bunch of different brands of defog, so I thought I'd ask. What are your favorite mask defog brands? (Or, are you spitters too?)



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 01:58 PM

A drop of Johnson's Baby Shampoo does the trick for me

 

Be careful on dive boats, sometimes people use WAY too much of the commercial defog, and contaminate the entire mask buckett - Result burning eyes

 

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 04:23 PM

I have always had issues with my mask fogging.  To the point where I often dive with some water in the mask to rinse.  As for defog, I use what is on the boat.  I try and put it in the mask well before the dive, and leave it there.  Just before splashing, I rinse.


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 05:46 PM

Thanks for the responses. I recognize it is a bit of a silly question, but I do want to keep others diving on the boat with me at ease. 

 

Sadly, even Johnson's Baby shampoo gives me a headache. :bam: When I went to Belize, what was on the boat was lemon Joy = insert vomit emoji here

 

I suppose I could use toothpaste, as mint is less noxious. 

 

I have read about 500 psi and QuickSpit. Anyone ever use either one of these? 


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Posted 29 June 2020 - 06:52 AM

I use the Stream2Sea defog.  It did not irritate my eyes in the Flower Gardens a few weeks ago and nothing in it that could harm the reef.


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Posted 29 June 2020 - 12:00 PM

I use the Stream2Sea defog.  It did not irritate my eyes in the Flower Gardens a few weeks ago and nothing in it that could harm the reef.

And we have a cool partnership with them. I will post the link. Our members get $ off and we get add'l promotional exposure! Its a win win!


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:21 PM

 

I use the Stream2Sea defog.  It did not irritate my eyes in the Flower Gardens a few weeks ago and nothing in it that could harm the reef.

And we have a cool partnership with them. I will post the link. Our members get $ off and we get add'l promotional exposure! Its a win win!

 

 

Link for 10% off:     HERE (or) Coupon Code 10% off all purchases (except hand sanitizer):   singlediverscom2


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Posted 08 August 2020 - 03:56 PM

Thanks for the awesome link to Stream2Sea. I bought myself the giant bottle of leave in conditioner along with mask defog and sanitizer. Was a far better deal than amazon could give with the SingleDivers.com discount code!



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Posted 11 August 2020 - 01:54 PM

Thanks for the awesome link to Streram2Sea. I bought myself the giant bottle of leave in conditioner along with mask defog and sanitizer. Was a far better deal than amazon could give with the SingleDivers.com discount code! :)

THAT IS GREAT NEWS!!!  WOOHOO!!! 



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