Full Face Mask
Full Face Masks and Recreational Scuba
Widely used by professional divers in commercial, scientific and public safety applications, the Full Face Mask (FFM) is becoming increasingly popular with recreational scuba divers. FFM's offer improved field of vision, exceptionally easy work-of-breathing with the ability to breathe through the nose, and provides excellent coverage for protection against cold water. Full face masks also enable the use of underwater voice communication systems. Using a full face mask in technical diving applications can reduce the risks associated with oxygen toxicity.
Divers new to FFM's might initially have increased gas consumption, especially if the FFM is used for voice communication, although gas consumption typically returns to normal with a little experience. Diving with a FFM is easy, but if you have never tried one before then some formal training will be very beneficial. A full face mask specialty recreational training course allows you to dive with all the benefits of safety, fun, socialization and product satisfaction. FFM training is available from the many FFM certified diving instructors of most recreational dive training agencies such as PADI, NAUI, SSI/TDI and IANTD. Though the training period can differ for each diver, most can be trained in a single-day session.