How to Use Anti-Fogs for Dive Masks
Pre-clean With Sea Buff™
Clean new masks with Sea Buff™ Mask Pre-Cleaner. This removes the silicone leeched from the mask skirt and other factory residues on the lens. Regular cleaning with Sea Buff eliminates dirt, algae, mold and other contaminants that interfere with anti-fog performance.
Apply a small amount of Sea Buff to inside and outside of lens. Rub aggressively, rinse and repeat.
Buff with a soft, dry cloth until clean, then rinse thoroughly.
After cleaning with Sea Buff, apply Sea Gold, Sea Drops or Sea Quick to inside of dry lenses.
Rub in anti-fog with fingers.
Rinse in a swimming pool, freshwater or saltwater.
How Anti-fogs work
Mask fogging results from warm humid air inside the mask meeting a lens surface cooled by water. Warmer air is capable of holding more water vapor (water in gas form) than cooler air. Therefore, when air is cooled, a portion of its water vapor condenses into tiny liquid droplets, or “fog”. McNett® Anti-Fogs prevent fogging by creating a thin, invisible film on the lens which creates a “sheeting effect” - eliminating the formation of condensation droplets.
Which Anti-Fog is Best for You?
Sea Gold™ Anti-Fog Gel
Rated #1 in Scuba Diving’s most recent tests! Highly concentrated clear gel for fog free vision dive after dive. Great for multi-dive days and cold water diving.
Sea Drops™ Anti-Fog liquid
The world’s most popular dive mask anti-fog. Ideal for tropical climates.
Sea Quick™ Anti-Fog spray
Blow fog away with a fast and easy pump spray anti-fog that lasts and lasts. Perfect for beginners!
Dive Mask Anti-Fogs
McNett® formulas are safe for all glass and plastic lenses!
Masks treated with Sea Gold™, Sea Drops™ & Sea Quick™ stay fog free!
Originally Published: May 30, 2012