SINGLE-LENS DIVE MASKS
Do you love to snorkel from your boat? You’ll get a panoramic underwater view with these nifty single-lens masks, plus their frameless design means they won’t take up a lot of space when stowed. —Patricia Wuest
THE VIEW: The Juno’s crystal-clear lens provides an excellent field of view — like looking through a porthole — and the butter-soft silicone skirt offers a comfortable seal for a dry snorkel experience. Thanks to large quick-release buttons on the strap buckles, adjusting the strap is a smooth and simple operation, allowing you to dial in the fit.
THE BLIND SPOT: Despite the softness of the Juno’s skirt, snorkelers with smaller faces will have trouble getting a good seal.
PRICE: $66; mares.com
BEUCHAT MAXLUX S
THE VIEW: Thanks to its baby-soft hypoallergenic skirt, the low-volume Maxlux is a dream to wear. The supple silicone seals to faces well and is very effective at keeping water out. If you’re looking for a good-quality, comfortable mask at an unbeatable price, you don’t need to look any further.
THE BLIND SPOT: The horizontal field of view is a bit narrow, so if you tend to feel claustrophobic, the Maxlux might not work for you.
PRICE: $58; beuchatdiving.com
SCUBAPRO STEEL PRO
THE VIEW: The compact Steel Pro is ideal for snorkelers with smaller faces, and its pliable strap keeps hair from getting tangled. The lens sits close to the face for an exceptional field of view. The mask skirt seals comfortably, and the strap attaches to rotating buckles that help get a perfect seal.
THE BLIND SPOT: Until you get the hang of it, it can be awkward to work the Steel Pro’s quick-release levers while adjusting the strap.
PRICE: $85; scubapro.com
MARES Perfect for snorkelers with larger faces BEUCHAT The lowest priced of the three SCUBAPRO Offers a leak-free fit for small faces