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Old 03-08-2010, 19:05   #16
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Next thing you know, you'll be wanting a floating weight belt.

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I'm seeing money maker here. Like the smiley face, or that Happy Rock thing. If you can remember it, you are old.
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Old 03-08-2010, 19:43   #17
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PET ROCK. Ok, I'm old. Plenty of you are older. Way too many are younger.
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Old 03-08-2010, 21:47   #18
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Old 03-08-2010, 22:10   #19
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In my 31 years of avid diving, I have only lost 2 masks. Both times it was when I took it off my forehead and put my arm through the strap, heavy surf included.
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Well, in 14 years of avid diving, I don't think I have EVER lost a mask or snorkel - and I do like using my snorkel - for snorkeling! I also never touch the wibbly wobbly rolly uppy snorkel that I keep on my BCD pocket to meet standards, because I like a good solid snorkel for snorkeling!

I have regularly free dived to 14m to recover dozens of masks over the years - mainly because of idiots who take them off their heads before they are back on the boat. If they would listen to me in the first place, and put the d&*n things around their neck (if they really want it off their face), they wouldn't lose the d^&n thing in the first place!!

I do find having neoprene strap covers on them does help to slow down their descent!
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I've lost one mask in 9 years. When I left it by the pool after playing around with the camera housing, and someone snagged it before I got back.
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having a snorkel float as an adult would be too much like having mittens retainers as a kid.
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I've lost one mask in 9 years. When I left it by the pool after playing around with the camera housing, and someone snagged it before I got back.
Well, better that than the camera, I guess.

When I want the mask off (boarding, surf transition, etc) I slide it down and turn it around so the mask is in back of my head. I've never lost a mask.
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Old 04-08-2010, 16:00   #24
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I never worried about it, until I bought an expensive prescription mask, and found my self using it to clean my hull, in deep, cold, murky water.
Easy to get a mask accidentally knocked off.
I've since had laser surgery , which I can highly recommend to cruisers, so the cheap ones work for me now.
Wanna buy a prescription mask?
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