Seaview 180° Snorkel Mask Review

by Nicole
(Terrigal NSW, Australia)

I've purchased the Seaview 180° Snorkel Mask, and here is my review of it.

It looks fantastic and is easy to use, however, I found it really difficult to breathe even snorkeling casually. A couple of kicks of the legs and it feels like your breathing a marathon.

I've tried contacting the company directly but they haven't responded. I thought I may have put it together incorrectly but seeing the article on this website has made me realize that's not the case.

I liken it to trying to breathe through a blocked nose when you've a cold or flu. I had to take the mask off every couple of meters to get a lungful of air. Not a relaxing time at all.

I'd love to know how to modify the mask as I like so much better than the traditional snorkel and mask. If anyone has any ideas I'm all ears!!

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Oct 27, 2017
Thank You!
by: Nicole & Galen

Nicole, thank you for your review of the Seaview 180 Degree Snorkel Mask.

We know of no way to modify these masks to make breathing easier. But maybe some other folks do.

As an alternative, the last mask we talk about in our Full Face Snorkel Mask article you mentioned, approaches the exhale differently, which may help you get fresher air to breathe.

Happy snorkeling!

Mar 17, 2018
Breathing Difficulty
by: Bob

I thought the breathing problem I was having was all me. Last week in choppy water in Bonaire, I had extreme difficulty breathing in my Seaview 180. I have sinus problems and although I had used the mask several times in calm conditions, the situation caused me to breath heavily through my mouth. Lacking air, I couldn’t get the mask off fast enough.

I never before had a problem with conventional snorkel gear, so it will be a while before I venture into open water with the Seaview.

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