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Prescription Diving Mask

Discussion in '☋ Diving and Marine Life ☋' started by Union Jack, Oct 17, 2008.

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  1. Union Jack

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    Hello everyone, I might be tempted to give it a go at my first diving lesson at my next visit to Dumaguete. I'm shortsighted though and will need some prescription diving mask. How do we get round this problem?
     
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    Two ways to get around that, contact's or you need to buy a prescription mask.
     
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    Maybe he could break the arms off his glasses and epoxy the glasses to the bridge of his nose.
    It'd be like a pair of spectacles under a standard mask.
    Problem solved. :D
     
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    corrective lenses

    No problem UJ...just see the nice guys at Sea-Exlorers Dive shop at Pura Vida Resort,Dauin..they have a number of different diopter, good quality masks for rental and for students takeing OW dive course !..Miguel
     
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    I found prescription lenses for sale at the dive shop in the shopping mall in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. Total cost for lenses and mask was $70.00. You will have to know what lens number to buy.
     
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    logicwings...that is cheap! I used scubastore.com to get a Mares x-vision mask and lenses and it would have been well over twice that price you got...Are the Tag city masks any good?....I can't complain - best mask I've ever had - never leaked a drop - but the prices here in Oz are really horrendous for prescription-lensed masks...
     
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    love the x-vision but does not fit on my face. Went for the Cressi Matrix a kind of similar with even better view and softer silicon. different lenses are available in Cebu and can be shipped here in one day.
     
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    the mask is called Liberator and the lenses TUSA, both made in TW. Ive no problems with either one.

    Ive seen many wonderful things..and one to many sea snakes..
     
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    Forgot to mention I snorkel
     
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    Seavision in Florida are probably the best for bifocal prescription masks...you pay though about $200+ for the quality of the lens and mask however, I am really happy with mine. I even got the red coloured lenses which make everything underwater look even better...and a purge valve which I also really like as I don't have to clear the mask anymore.
    Sometimes it is worth paying for the best!
     
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