Tips to help stop mask fogging up?

How stop your Diving Mask from fogging up

Keeping your scuba diving mask clean is essential for preventing fogging during dives.

Here are some tips:

  1. Pre-dive Rinse: Before diving, rinse your mask thoroughly in clean, fresh water. This helps to remove any residue or contaminants that could contribute to fogging.

  2. Toothpaste Treatment: Apply a small amount of non-abrasive toothpaste to the inside of the mask lens. Rub it around gently with your fingers, covering the entire lens, and then rinse it off completely. This leaves behind a thin layer that helps prevent fogging.

  3. Anti-fog Solutions: There are commercial anti-fog solutions Seagold drops from Gear Aid , available specifically designed for dive masks. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application, and remember to rinse the mask thoroughly before diving.

  4. Spit Method: Many divers swear by the spit method. Spit into the inside of the mask, rub it around with your finger, and then rinse it off. The enzymes in saliva can help prevent fogging.

  5. Avoid Touching: Try to avoid touching the inside of the mask lens with your fingers as much as possible, as oils from your skin can contribute to fogging.

  6. Proper Storage: Store your mask in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight when not in use. Avoid leaving it in a hot car or in a damp dive bag, as these conditions can promote fogging.

  7. Proper Mask Fit: Ensure your mask fits properly and forms a good seal against your face. A poorly fitting mask can lead to leaks, which can cause fogging.

By incorporating these tips into your pre-dive routine and proper maintenance of your mask, you can minimize fogging and enjoy clearer underwater visibility during your dives.