Adventures & Images from Amanda, the one "Behind the Zoom"

Monday, February 20, 2017

Prescription Snorkel Mask a glasses wearer must have!

Alot of people may not know - I wear prescription glasses in fact, my sunglasses that I usually always have on are prescription with built in bifocals.  It's not that I can't see, things just aren't really clear and I will end up with a migraine.  
I have noticed over time that while snorkeling I don't see the seahorses very well or the bottom very clear.  I am very blessed to go to some great beaches that have amazing snorkeling so it was time to see about a prescription lens mask.  My mom has had one for years and always spoke highly of it.
Before Christmas I checked with our local dive shop.  The mask, prescription lens and snorkel priced out to around $300.00.  For me that was "Ouch"  I do quite a bit of snorkeling but felt that was a little too much for me.  Remember I live in Arizona and snorkeling is as many times as possible a year but still "Ouch".   
We started planning for our February trip, a beach trip of course, and I was pining over the prescription mask.   Our daughter was home from school hearing me go on about whether I should go order the mask or not.  She googled on her phone and found Promate prescription mask sold by Getwetstore on Amazon.  I read review after review checked different sites and finally decided I couldn't pass up this price.  I was going to give them a try.  Ordered online, emailed my prescription with order no (no bifocals, but I was ok with that since I am not diving and don't need to read gauges or anything).  Day later I received an email confirming they received my prescription.  Couple of days later I picked up my box at the mailbox.  Super quick shipping.  As it was that day I picked up the mail on my way into town.  I was so excited to see the mask that I opened it in a parking lot before an appointment.
Oh yes I did, sitting in a busy parking lot in Arizona I tried on my snorkel mask!  I could see crystal clear and it fit snug to my face.  I was thrilled.  I chuckled to myself as I thought I could drive home with this on and see perfectly.  
Next up was our February trip we decide it would be the island of Curacao.  (That will be another post as that turned out to be an incredibly beautiful, friendly perfect vacation island)!
Time to give this new mask the real test.  
          Do you see the little guy just above and to the left of the coral?  I did I saw him right away crystal clear through my new mask!  Everything was clear and no water leaks.  I couldn't believe how great the prescription mask and snorkel was.


 Notice no fogging and no water inside.  I did the toothpaste rub 4-5 times at home before we left but that was it.  I didn't have any extra spray or such.
Final decision on this mask BUY IT!!  In fact I even am thinking I will give up carry on space from my bose headphones for this new mask!!  (I only travel with a carry on so my packing space is a give and take situation, I loved this so much I may be willing to leave the bose home a couple of times and go back to my other go to earphones).
Promate and Getwetstore hasn't sponsored this post nor did I receive any compensation for it.  In fact I am pretty sure other than my order they don't know I exist but I can say I do love this prescription mask and the quick delivery was great!

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