Personalized Slap Strap

4 - 7 Days
Now you can easily identify your personal mask with your name or message embroidered right on a custom Slap Strap.

Maximum 12 characters

Personalized Slap Strap

Font Options
Font Options Gold, Pink, Red, Blue and Black Color Options Black Thread Color Plush Backing Faces Inward Mask Strap Replacement
  • Customize your mask with your name or message
  • Proven to be much more reliable than silicone straps
  • Distributes pressure evenly for a better mask seal
  • Unbeatable comfort and eliminates pulled hair

The Slap Strap® neoprene mask strap easily adjusts for unbeatable comfort, eliminates pulled hair, and distributes pressure more evenly allowing for a better mask seal. The one-size-fits-all Slap Strap replaces the existing strap on most brands of dive mask, including all masks sold by Dive Gear Express.

All black masks tend to look alike but you can have your black mask strap embroidered in your choice of font, and then select White, Red, Pink, Gold, Green, Blue, Orange, or Black (yes, Black!) thread color. Sans-Serif and Serif may be any mixture of upper and lower case. For Script, only the first letter of each word should be upper case. Select the font and thread color in the drop down menus and then enter your message of 12 characters or less. (We recommend limiting the message length to 12 characters, you can enter more but often the font size will have to be reduced to fit.) We'll take care of the rest, and you'll have your personalized Slap Strap in a few days!

Many experienced divers prefer the durable neoprene Slap Strap because it has proven to be much more reliable than silicone straps. The strap offered by Dive Gear Express is the high-quality original Slap Strap and is black on the outside, and now with an all black plush backing and no-fray Velcro® attachment. Ours is also notable because it's the uncommon plain all black version, with no marketing message or logo imprint. Velcro portion of the strap is slightly less than { 7/8 in | 2.2 cm } wide.

More Information
Brand DGX
Weight 0.500000


Leaking Mask? Loosen The Strap!

If your mask is leaking, try loosening the strap, not tightening it. All mask straps, regardless of the type, are there just to keep the mask from falling off your face, not to make the seal. The thin feather edge of the silicone mask skirt is what makes the watertight seal with the face. If the strap is too tight, the skirt and that feather seal will become warped and misshapen which can cause the mask to leak. If the mask is leaking slightly, tightening the strap even more will usually make the leak worse. With a properly set strap, some types of water entries might dislodge the strap, so make a habit of reaching back behind your head with one hand to steady the strap (not the mask) during entry. Any diver who exits and has a 'mask ring' indentation in their face probably has too tight a mask strap.

A nice feature of the Slap Strap is the Velcro tabs make it easy to change the strap length and you can even do it during the dive by feel. If your mask is leaking, you can try loosening the strap during the dive to see if it solves the problem. Of course you can also tighten it during the dive. Sometimes on deep dives the water is very cold on the bottom and requires a hood, yet the water is very warm near the surface which can cause uncomfortable overheating on the shallow deco stops. Some technical divers like to wear a hood during the cold part of the dive, then during their warmer long deco stops they pull the hood off and tighten the mask strap to compensate.

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