The Mares Wahoo mask is an incredible value for money snorkelling mask that is based on the very popular Mares X-Vision mask and has a lot of the features that made it such a great mask including it's unique frame shape.
The frame angle and lens shape of the Wahoo mask gives it an excellent field of view. The lenses have a reverse tear drop design which brings the lenses down further and into a point that allows better lower visibility, reducing the need to tilt the head. The sides also take advantage of strategically placed angles to improve peripheral vision. To further improve the field of the view the whole frame is set at an angle that draws the bottom of the frame in towards the cheek bones, moving the frame outside of the your vision.
The Wahoo is fitted with a full silicone skirt for a soft comfortable seal against the skin. The silicone mask strap is secured directly to the skirt to help spread the stresses of movement out across the entire skirt rather than push and pull the frame around. The buckle system can be swivelled up and down for optimal strap positioning. A simple pinch release mechanism allows for rapid strap adjustment when needed.
- Twin lens framed design
- Raked frame angle
- Full silicone skirt
Mares Wahoo Mask - Features
?Some mask lenses are specially coated to improve colour / light characters. Most coatings work by reducing the amount of light that is reflected as it passes through the glass, reducing glare and reflections and improving brightness within the mask. Close.
?Masks are available with either an external (Frame) or internal (Frameless) which gives the mask it's structural strength.
Somes advantages of an external frame design are replacement of parts as the mask can usually be dismantled into its component parts and some manufacturers offer off the shelf corrective lenses which can be retro fitted.
The advantages of a frameless design are that the mask is usually of a lower profile (less internal volume) which masks clearing easier, the skirt wraps around the internal frame providing a more flexible seamless finish and the overall weight of the mask is reduced. Close.
?The main lenses are available in two different configurations, Single and Twin.
Single lens masks provide a more open vision as the frame between the centre of the eyes is removed, this also typically results in a lower profile mask.
Twin lens masks can allow for individual corrective lenses to be retro fitted, completely replacing the original lenses. Close.
?A low profile mask offers the smallest internal volume possible, making clearing easier. Close.
?Some masks allow off the shelf perscription lenses to be retro fitted to the mask, completely replacing the original lenses. Close.
?A one way purge valve can be incorporated into the frame or nose section to allow for hassle free mask clearing. The diver just needs to tilt his/her head to allow the water to flow to the valve and be purged out. Close.
?A second skirt / lip is often incorporated into a mask skirt to increase the surface area that can be used to seal the mask against the face. Close.
?Side lenses are small glass panels which provide better peripheral vision and also increase the amount of light that is able to enter the mask.
The lenses can either be fitted directly to the main lenses to offer a seamless field of view or as separate lenses built into the side of the mask frame. Close.
?The skirt is the seal around your face that stops the water from getting in. Cheaper masks will just have a Thermoplastic that will do the job but harden over time and discolour if left in the sun. Most are Silicone that are soft, create an effective seal and don't discolour quickly. The highest-grade silicone is Hypoallergenic that is purer with few impurities for a crystal-clear skirt that is soft and effective. Close.
We offer free standard delivery on orders over £50.
Standard delivery is £3.95 for orders under £50. You will receive your order 2 - 4 days from the date of despatch. Order by 3pm on a working weekday and we will aim to despatch the same day.
Next Working Day is £6.95.
We hope you will be completely satisfied with any product purchased from Simply Scuba.
However, you can return it for any reason within 28 days from the date of despatch for a full refund (less postage costs).
Royal Mail tracked return option within the UK for your convenience.
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