DGX Ultra View Contrast Enhancing Mask
- Optical coating enhances view underwater
- Single lens frameless design w/ wide angle of vision
- Soft silicone body with a double silicone face skirt
- Perfect for hazy environments and hunting
- Fits most standard to wide faces
The DGX Contrast Enhancing mask offers the latest in mask lens technology to enhance and clarify your view underwater. This single lens frameless design fits Standard to Wide faces. The contrast enhancing coating is for use in hazy situations. Hunters diving in turbid waters will benefit from these lenses which cause some divers to perceive improved contrast and edge definition. Very popular for spearfishing and lobstering, as well as artifact hunting. Matte black color with matte black silicone skirt. Includes the DGX padded mesh mask bag.
What you see is not what they see: The optical coating technology causes an unexpected effect that the view on the surface from the 'outside looking in' is very different from the 'inside looking out'. From the point of view of others looking at the mask on the diver, they will see a reflection that shifts across the color portions of the spectrum depending on the viewing angle. However, looking from the divers point of view, you no longer perceive these tints (the lenses appear to be clear) and your visual perception benefits from the effect of the optical coating.
Science has documented many psychological and physiological factors affecting the perception of color and there are vast differences in the perception of color by different individuals. This was demonstrated in early 2015 with the Internet debate surrounding the question What Color Is This Dress?. Many divers enjoy the benefits of the optical coatings on these specialized masks, but some divers do not see any difference or even actively dislike the effect of the coatings. If you are one of the latter, Dive Gear Express will cheerfully accept your return.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 person found the following review helpfulGood quality mask for medium-wide faces and bigger noses ;)
on 22 November, 2017Good mask at a very affordable price.
Silicone skirt is good quality, nice, soft and provides a good face grip. Mask volume is quite low (but not lowest I've used) and field of view is wide and unobstructed by the skirt itself. I have medium-to-wide face and mask fits pretty good, even with my beard. Nose pocket is very generous and fits my greek-profile nose, and it almost doesn't have a contact with nasal septum, which was my main problem with other masks.
"Ultra super mega contrast enhancing" is probably a gimmick as it just gives a slight yellow tint. I haven't seen any benefit (or harm) in greenish lakes, but haven't had a chance to test it in blue waters. It looks "cool" on the photos, though ;)Comment Thank you for your feedback! You already voted Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Don't use toothpaste on modern dive masks, especially those masks that have lenses with optical coatings. You will either damage the optical coating or needlessly waste toothpaste since most modern toothpaste formulations are not at all abrasive. The same goes for using a lighter to 'burn' the lens to prepare a new mask. Dive Gear Express will not warranty masks that have been treated with abrasives or burned with lighters. Most new dive masks do have mold release agents in the flexible skirt that during storage will migrate to the surface of the lens and cause fogging. These deposits can be safely removed with an extra application of a powerful surfactant like baby shampoo, SeaQuick or SeaDrops defog.