Full Face Mask And Hood

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Full Face Mask And Hood

How to wear a Full Face Mask and a Hood at the same time.

This question came up on Scuba Board, so we decided to dwell into it, and see what options a diver has with a Full Face Mask and a Hood.

Items in the video include, an Ocean Reef Neptune Space G-Divers Full Face Mask with comm unit, Intova Action Cam, 2 Aquatec Flash Lights, a Sea Soft Full Face Mask Hood, and a custom OS Systems Drysuit Hood.

Here is the link to the Scuba Board Forum.

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  1. djjoshua007 says

    I just ordered it. I hope this works. I looks like it makes a good seal around your face.I just got the waterproof H1 and the circumference was to big on the left and right so the mask did not seal.

  2. Jeff Morgan says

    I like to share what worked for me to help other with ideas. I tend to agree what works best for you so I'm just sharing for others to have some additional things to consider from my point of view full knowing everyone has different applications and comfort levels.

    I have the G.Divers IDM size M/L. I originally adjusted my nose plugs for clearing with the G.Divers skirt seal directly against my skin. I later tested a Sea Soft Full Face Mask hood as shown in this video. The Sea Soft FFM hood is great quality product however I didn't like the fit of the mask over the extra hood material and quickly notice it changes the distance between the nose plugs and your nostrils. Needless to say the Sea Soft full face mask didn't stay in my kit.

    I dive in Seattle in all season so in the colder months I have enjoyed my Water Proof H1 5/10mm hood size M/L so I purchased a second one soley for the cut out method mentioned in this video for my full face mask.

    I originally got a dressmakers makers pencil "fabric pencil" thinking that would write on the black neoprene however that didn't work at all. What does work extreamly well is basic Crayola chalk stick. They come out of the pack like a cigarite with no sharp end and the outside diameter is larger than a typical pencil sharpener allows for. Fortunately I had a contractors pencil sharpener that work out great as they have a larger opening for those flat wooden contractor pencils. You can easily pick one up for a buck or two at any big box home improvement store. I was able to get a very nice sharp tip.

    Next if you have the Ocean Reef extender frame you will want to leave or take it off. This will allow complete access to the G.Divers seal when fitted over your hood. I put the hood on then the G.Divers IDM and had a buddy trace an outline around the mask skirt and it work perfectly. When I was at the fabric store I picked up a very nice pair of Fiskars scissors for thick material full on knowing I didn't want to hack up an expensive dive hood with crappy scissors. I was able to remove the hood carefully taking car not to rub off the chalk line and made an easy clean cut enlarging the opening of my hood.

    What I like is that I have a very nice fitting hood for proper warmth and my G.Divers skirt seals against my skin so I always have a no fuss consistent equation year around. I can easily put this gear on without the aid of a buddy. This configuration may prove to be a benefit as I do not ever want to have to readjust those noise block nubs as it can be quite a bit of trial and error to get them adjusted exactly as you want. I also fell more comfortable with the G.Divers skirt against and under my chin. All around very happy with the fit so far.

    Well will see how it performs after I test dive the configuration.

    Once again thanks for sharing your knowledge Brian and happy diving!


  3. B Hines says

    Good video lots of options

  4. Les Bru79 says

    Dammmmmm buy the normal ones

  5. Orion R says

    Have you done a video on equalizing in a full face mask or without pinching your nose, I've tried but haven't had any luck, without a full face that is, but I did it on accident once free diving but it was before I started scuba diving and haven't been able to do it since, thanks I enjoy learning from you videos btw

  6. Darth Knowl says

    Thanks!!!! Iwill look into buying this and the Hood

  7. Chris H says

    Good info, well executed.

  8. Big Z says

    Good job very explanatory best description when considering full face diving…

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  10. lottsalasagna says

    Like my old 80's Cousteau full suit had this to work with the full mask

  11. Gerardo Lopez says

    Need to get my prescription glasses. ..I got the frame to do that but the optical lab do not want to do the job for fear that they will break the frame!… have any of you had the same experience?

  12. A.New.Viewer says

    Does it feel heavy to wear???

  13. Blb reptiles says

    that's the same full face that i have

  14. Kanan Al says

    Hello, I'm having ear problems, the hood plus the full mask will help to keep my ear dry? thanks

  15. Mehran Mahdi says

    You talked about trimming the mask; this would be the biggest limitation. Both the masks you are showing including most in the market have very limited trimming ability. Those two notches on the seam of the face seal; you cannot cut behind the second notch, otherwise it will fray.

  16. TheManunderwater says

    Great informative video. Just intrigued to know what dive watch/computer you're wearing. It looks like one of the Suunto's but don't a bit thicker.

  17. Konstantinos Kontogiannis says

    Good advice man thx!
    Friendly humor: By the way get a new chair for your desk man you need to be comfy on land too ….cheers 🙂

  18. Hingle McCringleberry says

    hoooweee good ol' boy from Bama I'm guessing

  19. bryantturner97 says

    Wish I'd have seen this before years of hard knock ffm diving.. Great content! This will save a new FFM diver a lot of time

  20. thephenom718 says

    Pretty interesting. Thanks

  21. LakeHickoryScuba says

    We have been asked by several people about the lights we use on our Full Face Mask.  We sell them, they are called Aquatec Flashlight, they run around $29.99.

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