Good Snorkeling Mask for Small or Narrow Face

by Cary Bennett
(Roswell, GA)

I have a recommendation for a good snorkeling mask for a small or narrow face. I am happily using the SEAC Salina MD Mask. I tried on a number of masks searching for one that would work well with my small and narrow face. My first snorkeling mask was actually a child's mask, but, believe it or not, it was actually too large and I couldn't get a good seal with it.

So, I began the search for one that fit properly and was decently comfortable. There aren't really many out there that are cut for a more narrow face and this SEAC is working well for me, and comes at an extremely reasonable price. I thought I would pass this along in case anyone else out there may have the same trouble I do finding a mask.

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Nov 17, 2012
Nice Tip for Small Faces
by: Galen & Nicole

Great tip Cary. That SEAC Salina MD Mask is inexpensive. Two more masks that are designed for small faces and for women and children are the Aqua Lung Linea, and the Scubapro Spectra Mini Mask, although they both cost much more.

Finding a perfectly fitting mask is so important, and when you do find one it makes a world of difference. For anyone else trying to find a mask our mask fitting tips page can help.

Feb 11, 2015
New Mid Size Mask for Small or Narrow Face
by: Cary Bennett

It was time to replace my mask that I had been wearing for the past few years, referred to above. I wound up with the Mares X-Vision Mid Mask. The latest technology in masks now provides a soft silicone skirt that is comfortable and gives a good seal. Then, there is a second flange that provides further sealing to the face, but is a bit firmer to provide good structure and volume.

I am happy to report that I have worn this mask since August of last year on a number of dives in Fiji and snorkeling in Tonga with the whales and have never experienced a leak and it is totally comfortable. I highly recommend this mask to you if you have a smaller face.

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