Mask Clearing

Clearing your mask is a skill you do almost subconsciously during a dive. When we smile, frown, squint or make any dozens of other facial expressions, it is inevitable that we will get a bit of water in our mask. Clearing your mask is simple and these are the steps.


Important things to remember:

  • Your fingers should be on the plastic frame of your mask, not the silicone skirt
  • Start with leaning your head forward so the water can go to the bottom of your mask
  • Exhale slowly through your nose as you tilt your head back and press on the top of the mask.
  • If you need to close your eyes, that's ok.
  • Repeat as needed

And there you have it, the simple steps to clearing a mask