Are you out to find the best snorkeling mask that you can get? One that fits well, is comfortable, and maybe has some cool additional features likes a built in GoPro mount or tinted for the sun? We have you covered.
Below are the best snorkeling masks that we’ve had the chance to review, wear, or know a person who wears and they absolutely love it. These are not all “new snorkel masks” of 2015, but this is our first edition of doing a round up like this!
Top Features to Look for in a Snorkel Mask:
- Proper fit
- Good seal (even when smiling or squinting which can alter your face)
- How many lenses do you want? 1, 2, 3, or 4 (for that nice panoramic view)
- Purge Valve or not…depending on your preference
- Quick and easy to adjust straps
Top 10 Best Snorkel Masks of 2015
One of the widest panoramic underwater views in a snorkel mask because of the shape and design of the front window and the two side windows that expand it. Buckles are technically advanced and easy to use adjust, as well as having a new x-design for more comfortable wear. More here!
Crystal silicone for ultra-smooth comfort and wear and the skirt has a double-edge design for the ultimate fit. Split style silicone strap hold the mask firmly against your face and stops it from riding up when diving down. Quick and easy strap adjustments. Dual tempered and great for any snorkeling location. More here!
Dual tempered safety glass and a fairly wide field of view for a 2 lens snorkel mask. This mask would be great whether you’re a snorkel newbie or a seasoned vet. The nose piece has a purge valve and it is an easy reach in case you have to equalize. Double edged face skirt for integrity of the seal. Color black silicone with red, silver or all black AND crystal silicone with colors in frame of yellow, pink, red, purple and blue. BONUS: This mask also comes in 3 window variety for extra panoramic view. More here!
Absolutely my favorite snorkel mask. I tried it out for a week while my buddy was off getting married and I didn’t want to give it back. Technologically advanced design for the perfect fit. Mirrored lenses for eye protection and a wide viewing capacity. You need to try it out to really get a grasp of what the TruFit technology does for the mask…it’s a game changer. Also available without tinted lenses and in different colors on frame and clear silicone. More here!
Admittedly, I’m on of those guys who guys snorkeling with a GoPro on a stick. I can’t imagine how much more convenient it would be to set up the GoPro the way I want it and then forget about it on my head only to go back and look at all the awesome stuff that I saw. Soft silicone and dual tempered lenses for safety, seal and comfort. The OctoMask really plays to people who like to document and save their snorkel, SCUBA and spearfishing stuff on YouTube and Vimeo. More here!
This is a pretty basic mask but it’s the best value on the list because of the single lens, hypoallergenic features. It has a built in purge valve for easy clearing and the US Divers name is one to trust for basic snorkeling needs. It is also available in black on clear silicone instead of the blue on clear silicone shown here. If you’re looking for a great snorkel set then the US Divers set with this Starbuck mask is available as well. More here!
This is another one of my all-time favorite snorkel masks. It provides divers an unparalleled level of comfort, high-quality optics, and style. This new mask complements the popular Atomic Aquatics Venom mask and incorporates the signature ‘Wicked’ styling recognizable on SV series snorkels and Bladefin fins. The Venom Frameless expands the current Atomic Aquatics mask line that includes Venom, Frameless 2, and SubFrame models, giving divers more options to fit different face sizes and shapes. The mask is available in Gray/Black and Red/Black colors. More here!
This is a low volume mask that is great for snorkeling or free diving and spear fishing. The lens sits close to the eyes and offers a wide-ranging view of the underwater world in front of you. The joint buckles on each side are able to angle up and down for comfort and fit and easy release for adjustment. Great for divers, too, because the mask is easy to operate with gloves on. More here!
This is a 3 lens mask for those wide open views on the peripherals that we’re so fond of here at the Snorkel Store.net. The frame is rugged while the silicone skirt and straps are soft and comfortable. The entire mask is well built. Also has that double-edged skirt for a more dependable seal on the face and better fit. More here!
Frameless masks are great because you can literally fold them and carry them in a cargo pocket if you needed or wanted to. The lens is one piece of tempered glass and the silicone is high-quality. Cressi has been producing water sport equipment since 1946 and is probably why they’ve been listed on this roll-up of best snorkel masks more than once. More here!