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Kraken Aquatics testing underwater
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Side view of Torben wearing Kraken Aquatics snorkel mask
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Kraken Aquatics stretching strap
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Kraken Aquatics prides itself on being a company focused on innovation in the design and functionality of high-quality diving equipment. They are dedicated to providing top quality products at reasonable prices so that everyone can have access to this incredible sport.

The Dive Snorkel Mask by Kraken is an ideal product for beginner free-divers, snorkelers, and scuba divers who are looking to get a head start on their underwater adventures.

When you’re scuba diving or snorkeling, vision is so important to the experience – but it’s hard to get a clear view through a mask with a small lens or one that doesn’t fit your face.

That’s why the Kraken Aquatics Dive Snorkel Mask is designed with a single-piece, tempered-glass lens and flexible silicone skirt; this enhances the comfort of the fit and improves the watertight seal, ensuring that you can see as much detail of your underwater surroundings as possible, minimizing leakage.

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Our Overall Review

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Excellent mask for beginner divers or snorkelers
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    Tempered glass less susceptible to fogging
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    Buckles are convenient
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    One-piece lens enhances a focused field of vision
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    Stylish colors available in red, black or clear
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    Universal skirt design fits many sizes and forms of faces
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    Tempered glass lens seems durable and provides safety

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Where to buy:

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Specs & Features

  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 4.57 x 3.62 inches
  • Weight: 0.24 Kg
  • Materials: Soft silicone skirt, downwards-sloping tempered glass lens
  • Universal skirt size
  • Available in Red, Black and Clear Colours
  • Large enclosed nose pocket for equalization
See the complete list of the best Scuba Masks here!
kraken aquatics snorkel mask front view of torben holding mask

Review

If you’re looking for a dive snorkel mask that is leak-proof with a comfortable seal and good clarity, then you’ve probably heard about the Kraken Aquatics Dive Snorkel Mask. This led us to buy it and test it to see if this mid-priced model lives up to its promise.

After several sessions in the salty Mediterranean, our initial impressions tell another tale than that of our hopes.

While this mask from Kraken is a pretty good starter mask for scuba diving, free diving and snorkeling. It’s one that any noobie will appreciate for its comfortable skirt and nice design, but some more seasoned divers will find the viewing constrained. By that, we mean too narrow a field of view.

This viewing experience is actually preferred by some divers who like to keep their eyes direct ahead, without distractions to scuttle their focus.

As a starting point for our team that tested this, it luckily got better from here.

This scuba mask pairs well with the Kraken Aquatics dry snorkel which makes it an excellent choice for beginner snorkelers and scuba divers looking to expand their kit list.

The Kraken Aquatics Dive Snorkel Mask features high-quality, impact-resistant tempered glass, which provides excellent optical clarity, especially when anti-fog remedies such as anti-fog spray or toothpaste are applied.

The mask’s default anti-fogging ability is not hugely impressive but any issues can easily be taken care of with the right preparation. We used a Spit anti-fog solution the night before using diving for the first time, which worked quite well.

The tempered glass lens is also extremely durable, scratch resistant and shatterproof so you feel safe and comfortable at all times when navigating tight wrecks, caves or when faced with breaking waves on the surface.

This mask fits snugly around your face and forms a watertight seal against your skin. Our divers did not report any leaking whatsoever which means that you will be able to enjoy this mask with absolutely no hassle during your dive or snorkel adventures.

kraken aquatics testing underwater

Features

The Kraken Aquatics Dive Snorkel Mask is a great mask for scuba diving, freediving, spearfishing, or snorkeling; a number of intricate features that make it so:

Downward-Sloping Lens

The primary goal of a good mask will always be to give you good and hassle free clarity when under the water and you can tell the designers at Kraken Aquatics know this. This dive mask’s single piece lens features a gentle downward slope around the nose pocket and is curved at the base to provide you with a more unobstructed view ahead while also allowing for a wider field of vision and a lower internal volume.

Adjustable Straps with Buckles

Perhaps it’s been a while since your last dive and your hair has grown out, or perhaps your testing yourself in colder waters and have decided to wear a dive hood. Using the soft-squeeze buckles and the adjustable straps, you’ll find getting the snorkel mask on is simply effortless.

kraken aquatics stretching strap

Make sure to read on for more details on how the lens and strap components of this mask make it one of the best snorkel masks for beginners to free diving.

Tempered Glass One-Piece Lens

Regular (ie. cheap) glass masks may shatter if they are subjected to too much pressure or if an underwater catastrophe happens, whilst plastic masks are more susceptible to fogging. Enter tempered glass lenses.

The tempered glass serves to add a valuable sense of safety for the user as well as durability. Masks are often at the mercy of human negligence as they get left in the sun, crushed by scuba tanks or stepped on, so you really want a high quality mask that will stand the test of time.

Snorkel masks with a single lens window provide more comfort around the nasal bridge and a reduced internal volume. This can help reduce drag underwater and save valuable air!

Price/ Quality Ratio

The Kraken Aquatics Dive Snorkel Mask is an excellent mask for the price.

The mask is constructed of high grade silicone, making it extremely durable and comfortable to wear. It also has an adjustable strap and buckle system that makes it easy to put on and remove.

The mask has a clear field of vision that allows you to see clearly without any obstruction from the top portion of the mask. This makes it perfect for snorkeling or diving in open water environments where sharks could be present!

Overall, this mask is definitely worth every penny!

kraken aquatics snorkel mask side view of torben

Do we recommend it?

The Kraken Aquatics Dive Snorkel Mask is a fantastic snorkel mask for those who want to explore the sea in comfort and style. We recommend this to beginners who benefit from a narrower field of view. We

The Kraken Aquatics Dive Snorkel Mask provides you with a clear view of the ocean floor below you and is perfect for beginners who are just learning how to swim or dive. This product is lightweight and easy to wear, making it perfect for people of all ages.

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Our Overall Review

4.5

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Excellent mask for beginner divers or snorkelers
  • check-mark
    Tempered glass less susceptible to fogging
  • check-mark
    Buckles are convenient
  • check-mark
    One-piece lens enhances a focused field of vision
  • check-mark
    Stylish colors available in red, black or clear
  • check-mark
    Universal skirt design fits many sizes and forms of faces
  • check-mark
    Tempered glass lens seems durable and provides safety

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markField of vision is on the narrower side
FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Kraken Aquatics

What is the difference between a scuba mask and a snorkel mask ?

Because one is built for shallow diving, the other is better suited for deeper dives, snorkel masks and dive masks are two distinct types of equipment. There are a number of snorkel masks on the market that aren’t as high-quality as their scuba diving counterparts, but this doesn’t imply that all snorkel masks are bad!

Check out our Snorkel and Scuba Mask Guides to make sure you choose the right make for you!

What sizes does the Kraken Aquatics Dive Snorkel Mask come in?

The Kraken Aquatics Mask comes in a one size fits all design which boasts a universal silicone skirt to fit almost all sizes and forms of adult faces.

To find out more about the Kraken Aquatics Mask read this review.

Are the Oceanic Predator Snorkeling Gear covered by warranty?

The Kraken Aquatics Dive Snorkel Mask is covered by a 2 Year Warranty.

To find out more about the Kraken Aquatics Mask read this review.

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