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Old May 27th, 2003, 02:01 PM
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Default Snorkeling with glasses?

Does anybody has experience with snorkeling with glasses? I like to snorkel but don't have contact lenses and can't see much without glasses.
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Old May 27th, 2003, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: Snorkeling with glasses?

I can barely see the computer screen without my glasses, but I have found that whatever effect the water has on the glass in the mask seems to make it behave like corrective lenses, and I can see quite well underwater. If you are able, you might want to buy a cheap mask and go to a swimming pool to see how your vision is there. If it's acceptable, go ahead and book a snorkle excursion.
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Old May 28th, 2003, 11:38 PM
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There is an inexpensive lens insert that you can get to go on the inside of you mask. Check at your local dive shop. They will be able to give you all the information you need.
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Old May 29th, 2003, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: Snorkeling with glasses?

You can also buy a mask at a scuba shop that takes custom lenses. We did this many years ago. I think we bought them like reading glasses - 1x, 2x etc.
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Old May 30th, 2003, 11:32 AM
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You can buy a mask with correective lenses. It makes all the difference in the world.
Go to adive shop and know your prescription. They will insert lenses into mask one prescription less than your normal glasses (that makes up for the "effect"f the water mentioned above. Cost should range , price of mask plus $35 per lens.
I don't vacation without my prescription mask.
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Old June 2nd, 2003, 09:26 AM
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Default Re: Snorkeling with glasses?

I bought masks with corrective lens for myself and my wife. i dive, she snorkles, but swears they made all the diff. They are more expenseive (ours were about $100 each, that included the mask and lens) but if you plan on snorkeling on a regular basis or eventually going deeper and trying scuba diving, a prescription mask is worth the investment.

email me if you have any questions on where to get one.
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Old June 27th, 2003, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: Re: Snorkeling with glasses?

I too had great luck just using a mask without a lens. I was really surprised because I have really bad eyesight and when I went on my first snorkeling trip I didn't realise lenses were available. If you plan on a few adventures in the future I would get the mask with the lenses-too many interesting things to see blurred.

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