The mask is one of the most basic, yet essential pieces of equipment for our sport and has an interesting history.
With the beginning of diving divers fashioned goggles, these only covered divers’ eyes so I can imagine that it was pretty difficult to breathe comfortably underwater! With the growth of diving in the 1930s and after the World War II technological boom round masks that covered the eyes and nose became popular. These masks were usually homemade, as was most dive equipment, and were made of roughly cut glass and neoprene. As the sport really took off with Cousteau’s era dive masks were changed to have more specific eyepieces, separated the eyes chamber from the nose, and traded the neoprene skirt for silicone. These changes greatly improved the mask to give divers a greater visual field and make the masks more resistant to wear and tear, and are now the modern versions we know today.............Here are some that we currently keep in stock......We have the biggest range of masks in the Illawarra