How to prepare your scuba mask

Robert Arak in Scubatude Blog
on Sep 20, 2021 |


Before using your new mask for the first time, you need to prepare it. During mask manufacturing, mold release agents, silicone, and other chemicals adhere to the mask lens. These chemicals prevent most defog solutions from working properly. To remove these chemicals, follow these steps:

  1. Apply about a nickel sized dab of mask scrub to the inside of each lens.

  2. Using your finger or thumb, rub the mask scrub with some pressure in a circular motion all over the inside of the lens. You are trying to scrub off the chemical coating so really put some effort into it. It should take several minutes to scrub the mask lens clean.

  3. Rinse all the mask scrub out of the mask, then dry it thoroughly.

  4. Repeat steps 1-3 several times.

Before each dive you will want to use defog to keep the lens clear and fog free. Use a small drop of defog on the inside of each lens. use your finger to spread the defog to cover the entire surface of the lens. Let the defog sit on the lens until you are ready to enter the water. A quick rinse with water to remove the excess defog just before entering the water (or even after entering the water) is all it takes.