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Mask Clearing

Oct 21

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[underwater exhalation]

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At some point in your diving career your mask is
going to get knocked off your face.

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Maybe you're following somebody too closely
and you get kicked in the face...that's your fault!

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or your mask strap breaks... things just happen...

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and of course your mask may fog and water may
leak in.

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In this video we're going to demonstrate how to
remove and replace your mask.

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To clear the fog from the inside of your mask,
break the seal on the top and let water enter.

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To clear the mask, apply pressure to the top,
relieve pressure from the bottom

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and as you roll your head back exhale through
your nose.

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Notice how when the water comes in contact
with the lens it clears the fog.

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We do this skill so we can see when we are

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Make sure when you exhale you leave a space
between the bottom of your nose and the inside
of the nose pocket.

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Break the seal,

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let water enter the mask,

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apply pressure to the top, relieve pressure from
the bottom

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and as you exhale, roll your head back.

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When we remove a mask,

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first you flood it and then pull it away from your

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To replace the mask, you can either put the
mask against your face and form a seal and
then put the strap on,

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or you can put the strap on

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and then put the mask on your face.

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If you're wearing a hood, make sure that the
mask only comes in contact with your face.

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If the mask goes from your face and over your
hood it will leak where the two meet.

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Apply pressure to the top, relieve pressure from
the bottom, as you roll your head back exhale
through your nose.

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That's how you clear a mask.

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