View Full Version : Reflective Masks?
02-03-2003, 01:35 PM
The reasoning behind them makes sense and I've seen some guys using them. What's the general opinion on them? Do they actually help with spearfishing? Do they cut out much light or affect your vision at all?
02-03-2003, 04:07 PM
There are a few diffirent (?spelling?) mask out on the market now I use a few of them here is my .02
sporasub great for freediving has low volume but does cut down on light alot is a awesome mask for clear days.
omer and othe companys market same mask as sporasub as well
seadive makes a seavision replica that is reflective in color corective and max vision IE more light it lets in less light than a true seavision max vision.
seavison max vis has a yellow lens for better low light vis but no reflection.
bottom line yes they do let in less light but it is nice to eye a fish without making em nervous
again just my .02:D :D
02-03-2003, 04:11 PM
I've had the Samari for almost a year. It's a great mask. IMHO...when you first see fish they are curious and not sure where you are looking. But as soon as you make aggressive moves toward them they know what's up. I have a spot in the keys that consistantly has big Blacks on it.... with my old mask I could never get close enough for a shot....when I got the reflective mask I could at least ease down on them and make the first shot count.
I have not noticed a difference in light while diving during the regular daylight hours.
02-03-2003, 04:15 PM
Trudat,my samarai be left in the box on lo-vis days.
02-07-2003, 07:05 AM
What I've noticed spearfishing is the fish are spookier when they can see my eyes. They can tell which fish I'm looking directly at and they can for sure tell which fish me and the business end of the Riffe are looking at. What I've been thinking about doing for this is put reflective window film on the lense of one of my masks. The only things holding me back on trying this are I don't need a whole roll of window film for one mask and I haven't gotten a round tuit yet.:)
02-07-2003, 07:27 AM
Check out Ebay. I couldn't find many reflective masks, but I was able to pick up an Omer Abyss Exclusive for $40. It looked like a decent mask and figured, for $40, it was worth a shot.
I get the feeling you might be wasting your time putting the film on yourself. If the fish can still see one of your eyes, I would think it would still get spooked. Besides that, the film might be difficult to apply and who knows how it will do in salt water and how long it will last. Just my 2 cents.
02-07-2003, 08:28 AM
Wow, whoda' thunk it !
Has any one tried it ?
Low volume masks are hard to come by here in the hills.
I had to mail order one that had a black skirt, but couldn't find one with mirror lense.
I sure would like to know if the mirror film would holdup for very long.
Wonder if ya' would put it on the inside , or the outside ?
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