INSTRUCTION & TIPS
WAYS YOU CAN HELP PREVENT ACCIDENTS WHILE SNORKELLING
DON'T FREE DIVE
This snorkel mask is not intended for use in free-diving, scuba diving or strenuous swimming.
KNOW YOUR LIMITS AND BE CAREFUL
Don't keep going because you don't want to be left behind. Your safety is more important than staying out too long and over exerting yourself. Return to the boat or shore and rest if needed. If necessary, request assistance to get back safety.
Keep a light, steady pace. Take deep, slow breaths. If at any point breathing becomes difficult, remove the mask immediately and return to a resting area. It is recommended to remove the mask and take a break at least once every 30 minutes of use. Make sure you are breathing fresh air during the break.
Make sure you are hydrated before stepping foot in the ocean. Being dehydrated can make a lot of things difficult, including snorkelling.
BE AWARE OF CONDITIONS
Always observe first and be aware of dangerous water conditions and adverse weather.
DON'T SNORKEL UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Do not participate in snorkelling if you are under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.
NEVER SNORKEL ALONE
"The more the merrier" applies here. Make sure that you and your partners have a safety check system in place.
BE FAMILIAR WITH YOUR GEAR
Test your snorkel mask out in a pool before your vacation. Get used to breathing with it, especially if you have never snorkeled or used that particular equipment before.
BE PHYSICALLY PREPARED
Snorkelling is a physical activity. If you have pre-existing medical conditions, check with your doctor before using this product.
AQUAMASK INSTRUCTION & TIPS
It's useful to pre-treat your mask before every use to remove any residue in order to reduce fogging. Even a new mask may contain silicone residue from the manufacturing process. Use a regular non-abrasive white toothpaste to remove this residue (do not use gels or gritty paste as this will scratch your lens). Toothpaste contains silica which will help to remove small particles from your mask. Put a dab of toothpaste on the inside of the lens and gently rub it around in a circular motion. Rinse the toothpaste off. Use a soft, dry wash cloth to dry. Repeat as needed. Once the mask is clean and ready for use, attach the breathing tube. Make sure the breathing tube is clear of debris and air flows freely through the mask.
Once in the water, snorkel on the surface and breathe calmly through your mouth or nose. If you feel light-headed remove the mask immediately. If you feel any obstruction to your breathing, it may be due to the snorkel being covered in water temporarily. The dry top snorkel design will prevent water from entering through the top of the mask. If water leaks into your mask, simply lift your head out of the water and it will drain out of the chin valve. No need to remove your mask to clear the water.
CHECKING THE SEAL
Pull the straps of the mask over your head and check to make sure the mask fits on your face. Without a proper seal around your nose and cheeks, proper air flow may be impacted and the chances of fogging increase. If the mask is too loose or too tight, take the mask off of your face and adjust the straps accordingly. (DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.) For an optimal experience, shave any facial hair you may have as it could prevent a proper seal and may cause leaking in the mask.
The mask must be hand washed with washing-up liquid after each week of use. Clean the inside of the window well to maintain clear vision and ensure the proper functioning of the exclusive ventilation concept that prevents fogging. Rinse and soak with tap water using a small amount of detergent to help with cleaning. Wipe the mask down with a microfiber or non abrasive towel to prevent water spots and then allow the mask to air dry. Store the mask in the included case and avoid exposure to direct sunlight and black rubber material as it could stain the silicone insert. Avoid leaving the mask in sandy areas when not in use. Do not wash in the dishwasher.
SNORKELLING IS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE
Millions of people snorkel every year without incident, and when done correctly, snorkelling is a safe activity.
However, participating in the activity and the use of this product involves inherent risk of injury or death, which the participant assumes when engaging in the activity. These risks include but are not limited to:
- Drowning: drowning is possible while snorkelling regardless of the equipment used. Most drownings occur in less than 3 feet of water.
- Panic: Panic attacks while in the ocean are dangerous. If you feel a panic episode coming on, remove the mask and return to your boat or the shore immediately.
- Aggravation of a Medical Condition: If you have pre-existing medical conditions, you may be at a higher risk. When snorkelling, you get less amounts of air than you do on land so if you have a heart or lung condition, check with your doctor before using this product. If you have any difficulty breathing while using the mask, remove it immediately. Take regular breaks between snorkelling sessions.
- Exposure to elements: the ocean or other bodies of water contain dangerous conditions such as rip tides, underwater obstacles, contact with dangerous animals or other dangers.
- Make sure your kids are always well supervised when out on the water. Our kids full face snorkel masks have a longer tube that can be easily seen from a distance.
- Flotation device: use of flotation device can provide additional safety for users of all skill levels. However, be aware that use of this product in association with a flotation device can create a drowning risk if the user passes out while floating face-up which may obstruct the snorkel tube. Always snorkel with a partner and have a safety check system in place.
CAUTION: Please follow the instructions carefully to maximise your snorkel experience and to maintain safe use of the product. Make sure your kids are always well supervised when out on the water. AquaMask is only meant for use according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Improper use of mask or use other than for snorkelling may result in injury or death.