Similar to most popular sports activities and outdoor adventures, the gear utilized in scuba diving, as well as snorkeling, never stops to advance, although sometimes it appears as true advancement arrives at a snail’s move. But a Chinese developer ZJ-DDG released a whole new concept layout for a dive mask with the potential to be a true game-changer, delivering numerous fascinating systems that could change the way underwater adventure and experience occurs.
The very first modification that the D-Mask delivers to the table is that it does away with conventional scuba mask style favoring something bigger instead. Instead of just masking the eyes and nose, this design envelopes the whole face, protecting itself above your forehead and below the mouth. It leads to a 180-degree field of view, that may be much wider than what scuba divers get from a standard mask. Moreover, it offers a more comfortable fit because of the amplified variety of points of exposure with the wearer’s face. In principle, it should also help you to inhale and exhale also given that a snorkel or regulator is not in your mouth, but is instead connected to a dock on the side of the mask itself.
The huge glass lens will do a lot more than giving an extended view, and it may also work as a mirror point for an internal heads-up screen. Scuba divers may have information like current depth, spot, remaining oxygen levels, temperature, along with other data shown right on the inside of the mask, which makes it simpler to monitor those parameters.
Since it is still a concept, it has a lot of things to consider. One is the proper seal to avoid leakage especially with that beard on the picture above. Notable full-face masks today don’t have that much problem with fogging so maybe this won’t have that issue as well. However, if it does leak, it’ll be difficult to remove the water while you are underwater. That’s why it is still safe to bring a traditional mask in your pocket just in case. Another thing, the makers must deal with the issue with re-breathing exhaled air because of the extra volume around your face when you exhale, your breath stays in the mask, so your next breath is the air you just used. More importantly, it’ll be difficult to equalize without pinching your nose thus suggest that this product may only be good for snorkeling unless they put a nose clip.