Poseidon Atmosphere

Poseidon is one of the brands that foster a loyal, almost tribal following. If you ask a scuba diver about their gear from Poseidon, they’ll invariably answer that they’ve been using a particular series for many, many years without any issue.

The Atmosphere full face dive mask has a reputation for being a reliable cold water unit that won’t fog up, won’t break down and has the best regulator for almost freezing temperatures. It’s the Jetstream 2nd stage that Poseidon–backed up by its legion of acolytes–claims doesn’t break down in frigid waters because it was designed specifically not to.

The first stage continues the impressive engineering. This is where the thermo-dynamic, anti-freezing mechanisms harness warmth from air exchange work. This is also where the ball valve, on paper at least, looks to provide the whole unit with one of the best anti-leaking processes among all FFMs. We can’t confirm this yet, but Poseidon claims it provides better breathing performance (more air and bottom time)

The double-feathered edge seal and 5-finger strap system do a good job of accommodating different head shapes and providing good comfort at the same time. Combined with the promise of fewer servicing needs than alternatives, the Atmosphere is an impressive mask.

Of course, it too has communication capabilities making it very suitable for professional work and a great bit of kit for recreational divers with $1,000 plus to spend.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

5

Things we like:

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    Easy breath even at deeper depths
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    Little maintenance
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    Reliable in almost freezing conditions
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    No fogging
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    Easy purging
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    More dive time
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    Rounded visor gives one of the best fields of view

Things we don't like:

  • check-markNot ideal for bonded prescription lenses
  • check-markGetting replacement parts when traveling can be difficult

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Poseidon Atmosphere

Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

5

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    Easy breath even at deeper depths
  • check-mark
    Little maintenance
  • check-mark
    Reliable in almost freezing conditions
  • check-mark
    No fogging
  • check-mark
    Easy purging
  • check-mark
    More dive time
  • check-mark
    Rounded visor gives one of the best fields of view

Things we don't like:

  • check-markNot ideal for bonded prescription lenses
  • check-markGetting replacement parts when traveling can be difficult

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