Usually you find that the smaller the snorkeling mask is, that your field of vision of the underwater world also becomes limited. Not so with the Oceanic Ion 3 Snorkeling Mask. Finally, there is a smaller mask that doesn't make you feel as if you are wearing blinders. The Ion 3 mask was designed for women, young adults and anyone with narrower facial sizes.
The mask skirt, which uses 100% liquid silicone was made to accommodate without affecting the field of view by opening up to a three window seamless panoramic view. The windows of the viewing lenses are bonded together so there is no frame to break up your horizontal line of sight and the lenses are of tempered glass for safety. The mask skirt also features a double seal to allow a range of fit for the narrower face. Oceanic also uses an uncomplicated mask strap buckle for fine tuning the fit of the mask. The strap buckles have a vertical swivel to assist with fine tuning the fit of the mask and the placement of the strap on the head.
Oceanic chose their ComfoStrap Neoprene Mask Strap to compliment the mask. The ComfoStrap is fantastic because it reduces the incidences of getting your hair tangled in the strap to virtually nil. This is because the neoprene pad has a nylon laminate material on both the inside and outside of it. The strap portion is actually nylon strap webbing that further reduces the chances of hair entanglements. So if you have had to settle for limited vision because of your small mask, then try the Ion 3 and see what you've been missing. The Ion 3X mask is also available for those with medium to average sized faces.
- Low volume design with unobstructed panoramic view
- 100% liquid silicone skirt with easy adjust swiveling buckles
- Extremely lightweight and low profile with tempered glass lens for safety
- Neoprene comfort strap included