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Mustache or Not?
RickNau - 6/09/2019 6:47 PM
Category: New Diver Q&A
Replies: 8

Do you shave your mustache for diving? If not, do you do anything special to ensure your mask seals tightly with no or minimal leakage?

I have been diving with and without a mustache, but that doesn’t say much as I am new to diving. If
I tighten my straps pretty tight it usually does the trick, but I pay for it at the end of the day.
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Eric_R - 6/09/2019 8:40 PM
I use to have a pornstache as my wife calls it. I dove with it for 25 years with very few problems. I would trim it a little more just below my nose to help with sealing. They make a mask seal that is silicone friendly that helps without degrading your mask.
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MikeSG14 - 6/10/2019 2:05 PM
I have a Goatee and my mask seals pretty well occasionally I get leakage but its not unbearable
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SSKeller - 6/17/2019 10:13 PM
I have a mustache and used to have problems with my cheap, entry-level mask. After switching to the ScubaPro Solo mask I rarely have any problems. The mask skirt is thinner and conforms to my face better. Every now and then I have problems, but certainly not on a regular basis. Also, I find it helps if my mustache is thicker and overlaps opposed to having a thinly trimmed mustache. I hope this helps.
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RickNau - 6/17/2019 11:15 PM
Thank you all for your contributions. Everyone was very helpful.
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MDW - 6/21/2019 12:01 PM
I just shave a narrow seal strip below my nose and this seems to help. I also find it useful to ensure the rest of my beard is trimmed to outside where the mask seal hits (like on my cheeks). It does make a difference.
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StephenX555 - 7/01/2019 9:48 PM
I tend to shave it because it can flood your goggles, and I do not know about you but I do not want to mask clear every 15 min, lol
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ArtCurry - 5 days 2 hours ago.
I’ve tried the mask seal stick. It’s pretty nasty. Like snot in your hair that you can’t get out. I have an Atomic Venom that seals way better than the other masks I’ve had. You said you’ve dove with and without the stache? Was there a difference? If not, your mask doesn’t fit your face.
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ArtCurry - 5 days 2 hours ago.
I’ve tried the mask seal stick. It’s pretty nasty. Like snot in your hair that you can’t get out. I have an Atomic Venom that seals way better than the other masks I’ve had. You said you’ve dove with and without the stache? Was there a difference? If not, your mask doesn’t fit your face.

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