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Thanks to the foresight of my parents, I was introduced to the ocean at a very young age. I was active in the water at six months old, but my first real memories of freediving begin around six or seven. I can still remember sitting on the ocean bottom staring up at the shadowy outline of my father’s boat, moored 8 meters above me. I would stay down for as long as I could manage, sitting in the sea grass and watching the fish and horseshoe crabs moving around me – paying no attention to this interloper in their world....
The Boston Sea Rovers (BSR) is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer non-profit organization, but what does that mean? The organization itself is one of the oldest and most distinguished underwater clubs in the United States with a global reputation of excellence. The organization is a collection of only 25 active members who are dedicated to raising awareness of the underwater world in accordance with the BSR motto: Educate, Explore, Conserve. In addition to the 25 active members, there are many associate members who are among the best of the best in the diving community. All BSR members come from varying backgrounds, but...
Once you’ve found a mask that fits well (For more info learn how to fit a scuba or snorkeling mask) it’s time to start thinking about the features we want in a mask. There are plenty of things to consider when looking at the features of a mask. Looking at the materials the skirt is made of, the type of glass and any special treatment that has occurred and even the shape of the mask just scratch the surface of what we need to keep in mind. Local expert and avid dive Nick Fazah tells us more of what to look...
Finding a high quality, well fitting mask is worth it's weight in gold for any SCUBA or freediver. An ill fitting, leaky mask has the potential to ruin a dive, or even an entire dive trip. Now, there are a couple important things to remember when looking for a mask and we're going to talk about all of them throughout this blog series. Watch below as Nick Fazah gives you the low down on a properly fitting mask! As you can see, there's a lot that goes into fitting a mask and it's well worth it to spend the extra time...