OMS Tattoo Mask
OMS Tattoo Mask
- One lens frameless low volume design
- Soft silicone body with a double silicone face skirt
- Choose Ultra Clear or UV coated lens option
- Includes OMS hard case for protection and storage
The OMS Tattoo Mask is a single lens frameless mask with an ultra low volume that includes an iron-free Ultra Clear lens and with an optional UV coating. The mask is available in a standard size skirt to fit medium to large size faces.
The Ultra Clear lens offers an incredibly clear glass lens that provides the most clarity possible during your dives. During ordinary glass production, tiny metal particles such as iron remain within the glass. These impurities create a green tint in the lenses of ordinary masks and also slightly distorts the view through such lenses, especially in underwater low light conditions. The Ultra Clear lens in this mask is made of special impurity free glass and provides ultra-clear, distortion-free vision with maximum light transmission. Diving underwater it seems as if there was no lens in front of your eyes at all.
The UV coating option blocks ultraviolet (UV) radiation that has been linked to cataract formation and filters some of the blue light spectrum to provide a more soothing, comfortable viewing experience. From the point of view of others looking at the mask on the diver, they will see a reflection that shifts across the blue color portions of the spectrum depending on the viewing angle. However, looking from the divers point of view, the lens appear to be clear and visual perception benefits from the effect of the optical coating. However, as with all such light filtering coatings, the light-transmission properties are slightly reduced which means we don't recommend the UV coating for diving in low light conditions.
This mask is not a "pool toy"; it is intended for use by SCUBA divers who are trained to make a proper water entry while protecting the mask and regulator with their hand. Improper handling or use may cause lenses to shatter upon impact.
Don't use toothpaste as an abrasive cleaner on modern dive masks, especially those masks that have optical quality ultra-clear glass lenses, vision correction lenses or 'optical coatings' on the lenses. You will either damage the lenses, 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 liquid dish soap, baby shampoo, SeaQuick or SeaDrops defog.