Full-face snorkel masks are available in all shapes and sizes. This is what the DuikeninBeeld testing team thought about the Atlantis 3.0 Stealth mask.
This full-face snorkel mask really stands out, and the mat finish gives it a rugged look.
The snorkel is easy to attach. Rather than forming a seal with just one O-ring, the mask uses a broad rubber band with ridges – this is less fragile and stays firmly in place when the snorkel is attached.
The straps are easy to tighten when you put it on, and the mask forms a good seal. The silicone edge that forms to the face is not super-soft but it’s comfortable and the fit is good. The black silicone reduces the amount of light coming in at the edge. The field of vision is noticeably large out of the water, partly because of the convex pane.
The mask fogged up with a few of the testers, whereas it didn’t with others. This is caused by the seal formed at the orinasal pocket – this is dependent on the shape of the wearer’s face, so definitely try it on before you buy it!
The convex pane is less convenient underwater. The curve of the glass creates the appearance of a spherical view, the sea floor seems closer than it is and it’s hard to get a sharp view. It’s almost like looking through eyeglasses with the wrong prescription, so it’s hard on the eyes.
The rugged look and the incredibly large field of vision get high scores, but the view underwater takes precedence – we don’t recommend it.
|Spare parts:||Valve and O-ring, waterproof bag for telephone|
|Instructions:||Yes, but possibly for a different mask|
|Sizes:||S/M and L/XL|
|Size marked inside mask:||Yes|