How to Clean a Scuba Mask

How to Clean a Scuba Mask
After you've purchased a scuba mask, the first thing you need to do is properly clean it. This is because when a scuba mask is shipped, it is coated in a protective film which protects the silicone in the mask. If you were to dive without cleaning it, your mask would fog up. The best way to clean a new mask is to use some toothpaste and an old toothbrush. Once you've scrubbed your mask, it's a good idea to repeat this process from time to time to properly maintain your mask.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Toothpaste Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
Step 1
Apply a tiny amount of the toothpaste to each of the inside lenses of your scuba mask.
Step 2
Scrub the toothpaste into the lenses, using the toothbrush.
Step 3
Rise the scuba mask thoroughly with warm water to remove the toothpaste.
Step 4
Rinse the mask with cold water for a few minutes, until your lenses feel cold.
Step 5
Exhale onto the cold lenses. If the scuba mask fogs up, the lenses aren't completely clean. Repeat the cleaning procedure until the lenses don't fog up when you breathe on them.

Tips & Warnings

After every use, rinse your mask with fresh, warm water to remove salt deposits.
After every use, rinse your mask with fresh, warm water to remove salt deposits.

Article Written By Shiromi Nassreen

Shiromi Nassreen has been writing professionally since 2005. She specializes in travel and outdoor topics, and her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "DISfunkshion Magazine" and Matador Travel. Nassreen holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.

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