How Safe Are Full Face Snorkel Masks
Currently full-faced snorkel masks are on the limelight over their safety. But is it true that these full face snorkel masks are not safe? Since they were launched in 2015, they have turned out to be the most famous snorkel masks for first-time snorkelers. Although they have been endorsed for their usability over the traditional costumes, they have ignited some questions regarding their safety.
Due to its large observing window of 180 degrees, a snorkel is able to see the underwater properly. The air tube that is fixed to the float valve prevents water from entering the mask. In the interior, there is a breathing tube that offers the snorkeler a chance to respire while their face is out of the water.
An intensive research was done prior to launching the first full-faced snorkel masks. These masks are traded from $65 to $135. Since their launch, there has been several knock-offs from unregistered manufacturers who have not done any research on them, and they are retailing their masks from $35 to $75.
The first safety question that is aired by most people is if the masks permit water to come in. When the cap of a full face snorkel is broken, the water gets into the mask, inundating the mask within a blink of an eye. For a child, this can be a terrifying thing since they are unable to breathe or see properly. The only way out is to poke your head out of the water and allow the water to drain to the bottom. In case the snorkel mask is too tight for the child, he or she may not take it off in time. In this regard, it is wise to teach your kid how to wear the full face snorkel masks before allowing them to snorkel.
Carbon dioxide buildup is another safety question raised about the mask. Even though each masks has dead air space that stores all the exhaled air and lets the snorkeler to take it off once they are on fresh air ground. A lot of carbon dioxide intake by the snorkeler can leave them short of breath due to the negative pulmonary edema.Due to too much breathing resistance caused by the negative pulmonary edema, the alveolar located in the lungs will be filled with a lot of fluid. That’s why all full-faced snorkels producers ought to follow all the breathing resistance rules known as the EN250.
With the numerous snorkeling-related deaths been recorded across the world, these full face masks are been analyzed. As matter of fact, many scientists are currently researching the associations of these deaths with the usage of these masks.