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A full face snorkel mask is a kind of snorkel mask that completely seals the entire of the divers face in the water and has a mouthpiece, mouth guard or constant air supply that gives the diver breathing air. The full face snorkel mask is used mostly by professional divers who perform deep sea diving and underwater exploration work. This kind of snorkel is also used in recreational scuba diving to help divers preserve their strength and remain capable of breathing for very long periods. When you are diving or moving underwater, you need to be capable of taking in air in order to keep yourself functioning. This is especially true for people who perform work like military divers and search and rescue workers as they may have to stay underwater for several hours without coming out.
The full face snorkel mask comes in two different varieties, the full-face one and the full-sleeve one. The difference between these two varieties is that the full face snorkel mask has a much larger mouth opening than the traditional mask. In this design the chin cup of the traditional mask is left exposed, exposing the majority of the teeth.
Since the snorkel is made up of a hard material the proper size for your face is extremely important. It doesn't matter whether you are a professional diver or just looking to enjoy the sport, it's important to get the right size mask. To get the correct size, you will need to use the sizing chart provided by the manufacturer. This will help you determine how to adjust the length of the mask to match your face. If you are unsure of your exact mask size you should use the largest size available. Once you have the correct size then you can adjust the rest of the elements such as the strap position, chin cup and so on according to the recommendations of the sizing chart.
The best full face snorkel setup will include a mouthpiece and a nose bridge. You will need to make sure that your bridge fits tightly across your nose and chin. When it comes to the mouth piece, you should have a selection of two pieces: a full face snorkel that features a soft ring at the bridge or a standard mouthpiece. There are also some full face snorkel sets that include nasal and forehead spacers so you can adjust the rest of the components based on your comfort.
When you are purchasing a full face unit you have the choice between a full face mask with a wide lens or a narrow lens. The wide lens offers more breathing room but has less of a variety of mask lengths. The narrow lens is recommended for people with a large nasal area or wide forehead area. Typically people with these dimensions prefer the narrow lens. However, regardless of which type you choose you will find that the overall design enhances your overall breathing experience.
Another thing you will want to take into consideration is the size of the nose pad. This is the area right below the nose that houses the breathing passageway and should not be elongated or flattened in any way. Many full face masks include a plastic nose pad in this area so you can easily adjust it based upon the needs of your particular set up. Some masks include a button to flip up the nose pad when it is needed. Another feature you might find in some masks is an adjustable mouth piece which is perfect for people with soggy mouths or oversized tongues.