Published December 8, 2016 | Diving, Duiken

Fogging up will happen unless you take measures to avoid it. There are things you can do to ensure that your scuba mask does not fog up without necessarily having to invest in some mask defog liquid.

Here Is What to Do With a New Mask


If you have just bought a new scuba mask, you will find a layer in it meant to protect the lens. If you do not remove it before diving, fogging is guaranteed. To ensure it is rinsed off, clean using regular toothpaste and give it a thorough rinse. Make sure that the amount of toothpaste you use has filled the entire head of your toothbrush. You want to take about a minute to brush each lens two to three times. Just apply a little pressure when doing so, rinse it with water, and you are good to go.

Tips for Consequent Dives

From there on out, whenever you go diving, you can simply rub a little toothpaste on the lens before rinsing with clean water before diving. Alternatively, you can use spit to rub on the lens and rinse. Whichever you choose to use, it should be done just before you wear your mask for the dive to be effective.

Other Ways of Getting Rid Of Fog on a Scuba Mask


If you are averse to spitting in your mask, there are other things you can do to achieve the same results. Some do not like the idea of using spit, claiming that the bacterium in saliva makes the mask mouldy. Then again, since COVID we do not spit in our masks anymore!

You could consider purchasing some of the anti-fog diving liquid sold in dive shops, which is used the same way as spit. It will work the same way as toothpaste and saliva do, with the added disadvantage of having something extra to bring on the trip.

It is also possible to use shampoo or soap in the same way as you do saliva. The best options are baby shampoo and baby soap that way if you get any in your eyes, it will not sting as much as the regular kind. Dive centres prefer this means of defogging the masks because they often have to work with many of them daily. Now, if you are already know how to defog scuba masks, make sure you dive with us. Visit our website and contact us so that we can arrange your next diving trip in Nusa Lembongan.