Haven’t you ever wondered what it was like to live under the sea? While we may not have the ability to actually do that, using a snorkel mask like the WildHorn Outfitters Seaview 180° Snorkel Mask can let you focus on your snorkeling experience and take in the wonders that lay beneath the surface.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Seaview 180° GoPro Compatible Snorkel Mask, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the snorkel mask had to say about their overall experience with it.
Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this mask is something you should consider purchasing for your next dive!
The Seaview 180° GoPro Compatible Snorkel Mask understands how frustrating it can be when you’re under water and the visor keeps fogging up.
This is remedied by utilizing an innovative design that features a separate breathing chamber that keeps the airflow away from the visor, which eliminates fogging, regardless if you choose to breathe through your nose or your mouth. This allows you to stay under the surface for longer periods of time.
Notable features of the Seaview 180° GoPro Compatible Snorkel Mask include:
The mask uses a durable silicon insert to create a watertight seal around your face. Unlike with traditional masks and snorkels, you don’t have to fiddle with the seal, thanks to that silicon seal.
Should any water leak in, the moment your head pops above the water, the water inside the mask will drain out from the chin valve. You can adjust the fit of the mask by adjusting the wide straps (which will not get tangled in your hair, unlike traditional masks).
This snorkel features dry snorkel technology that prevents any water from getting into your mouth or mask while submerged under water. There’s a valve on top of the snorkel that allows you to breathe, but once you go under water, it blocks out the water.
Also, for those who want to remember their snorkeling experience, there is a GoPro mount on top of the mask. You’ll be able to attach any GoPro compatible accessories to the mask for hands free recording.
When looking at what people had to say about the Seaview 180° GoPro Compatible Snorkel Mask, we weren’t surprised to see so many people had positive experiences using this mask. People loved how naturally they can breathe with the mask, but they also loved that they could be under water and it wouldn’t fog up.
People also commented that while the silicone seal does a great job at keeping water out, sometimes water will leak in if you don’t have a tight seal. Fortunately, there is a drainage system under the chin that will drain the water once you lift your head out of the water.
Male customers reported that they were able to get a tight seal with this mask, despite having a significant amount of stubble. Others point out that the mask stays put, even in choppy water. They remarked that the face cushion is able to create a tight seal without too much fuss.
This mask is not without its faults. There were some people who left critical reviews because they had some problems using their mask These customers seemed to have a complete opposite experience—they commented that the mask would fog up, even after using anti-fogging solution.
Several people also said that the mask was uncomfortable to wear and when they tried adjusting the straps, the straps broke after a few uses.
Other customers were upset that the GoPro mount on this mask broke off after a few uses. For these customers, this was the sole reason why they purchased this particular mask. Also, some people feel that this mask is only suited for calm waters.
One person reported that they felt like the mask traps CO2, causing their breathing to become labored and they have to remove the mask and breathe air without the mask on.
When it comes time for vacation and your packing your bags to go somewhere warm, tropical, and with a beach, you aren’t going to want to forget a snorkel mask. Sure, you could always rent one from the resort, but who knows how many people have used it before you.
When you pack your own mask like the Seaview 180° GoPro Compatible Snorkel Mask, you never have to worry about germs and the like.
We like this particular mask because it isn’t going to get foggy when you go under the water, but also you don’t have to worry about water seeping into the mask, thanks to the silicone seal that will fit snuggly against your face.
Keep in mind, that snug seal isn’t going to be so tight that it is uncomfortable! This comfortable seal will allow you to snorkel for much longer than if you were using a traditional snorkel and mask combo.
And unlike traditional masks, you don’t have to worry if you dip too low beneath the surface. The breathing tube on the mask uses dry snorkel technology that prevents any water from coming into the mask while the breathing tube is submerged under water.
It is worth noting that while you can go under water with this mask, the mask is not intended for deep sea snorkeling. You can safely go about three to four feet under water before you start feeling pressure on the mask.
If you’re looking for a way to capture your underwater experience, we fully recommend the Seaview 180° GoPro Compatible Snorkel Mask. When you attach your GoPro, you can keep the memories forever! Just remember to turn the camera on!