Full Face Mask

Full Face Mask


The purpose of this course is to train divers with the necessary procedures, knowledge and skills to safely scuba dive with a full face mask. A full face mask provides the opportunity for effective underwater communication with other full face mask divers. Alternatively, it can be a great way to insulate your face during a cold-water dive, such as ice diving.

Who this course is for

  • The certified diver looking for more information about the different full face masks available and how to determine the correct one to meet their needs

Course prerequisites

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

What you can expect to learn

  • Advantages and disadvantages of diving with a full face mask
  • Types of full face masks
  • Diver safety
  • Communications
  • Surface and underwater skills
  • Maintenance, servicing, and care for the mask
  • Switching between the full face mask and alternate air source with regular dive mask
  • Equalizing techniques
  • Clearing the mask from full and partial floods

Certification Requirements

Part 1:

  • Pool Training: With a qualified instructor, students will complete one pool training session

Part 2:

  • Open Water Dives: With a qualified instructor, students will complete two dives in an open water environment.

Course fees do not include gear, tanks, airfills, travel, accommodations, training materials.


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