Why you should call 'Diving Goggles' a 'Diving Mask'!

Why you should call 'Diving Goggles' a 'Diving Mask'!
Mark Murphy
Mark Murphy

Call it a 'Dive Mask', NOT 'Diving Goggles' before it's too late!

Greetings, fellow underwater adventurers! Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, there’s a crucial piece of gear we need to talk about. No, it’s not the fins, wetsuits, or those oh-so-stylish underwater scooters. We’re diving into the world of… wait for it… scuba diving masks!

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The Great Goggles vs. Masks Debate

Now, before you roll your eyes and think, “What's the big deal?” let us enlighten you. Calling a scuba diving mask “goggles” is like calling a Michelin star chef’s knife a “butter spreader.” It’s a diving faux pas of the highest order and some divers get very stroppy about it! Some instructors and even holiday divers get so riled up about this mix-up that they might just fine you a beer on your next dive trip. Yes, you heard that right. A BEER is a typical fine! And trust us, after a long day of exploring the deep blue, you don’t want to part with that frosty reward.

So the term 'beer goggles' takes on a whole new meaning!

But Why the Fuss?

Alright, let’s break it down. Goggles are what you wear in the pool. They’re perfect for keeping chlorine out of your eyes during those Michael Phelps-inspired laps. They’re sleek, they’re simple, and they’re not meant for the deep, mysterious, awe-inspiring ocean.
A scuba diving mask, on the other hand, is your window to the underwater world. It’s designed to create an air pocket so you can see clearly, adjust for pressure changes, and avoid getting an unexpected nose full of seawater. In short, it’s your underwater best friend. So, call it by its proper name, and you’ll avoid the wrath of your dive buddies (and save yourself that precious beer).
Discover the Best ‘Goggles’ (We Mean Masks) at Oyster Diving Shop
Now that we’ve settled the great goggles vs. masks debate, let’s talk about where you can get the best of the best. At Oyster Diving Shop, we offer a top range of scuba diving masks (yes, masks!) that are perfect for all your underwater adventures.

At Oyster Diving our staff a little more chilled and won't fine you or get upset if you do call a mask 'diving goggles', or even cylinders 'oxygen tanks'. You may get politely corrected so you sound the part when you are amongst fellow divers though! Our team of Pros can also help you choose the correct scuba mask (or even swimming goggles) for the perfect fit!

Why Choose Our Masks?

1. Crystal Clear Vision: Our masks feature high-quality lenses that offer unbeatable clarity. You’ll be spotting vibrant coral reefs and elusive sea creatures in no time.
2. Comfort is King: With soft silicone skirts and adjustable straps, our masks ensure a snug fit without leaving you looking like a raccoon post-dive.
3. Durability: Built to withstand the pressures of the deep, our masks are tough, reliable, and ready for any underwater escapade.
4. Style Points: Who says you can’t look good while diving? Our masks come in a variety of colors and styles to match your dive suit and fins. Dive fashion is a thing, right?

So, What Are You Waiting For?

Check out our awesome selection of scuba diving masks. Whether you’re preparing for your first dive or gearing up for your hundredth, we’ve got the perfect mask for you. And remember, call it a mask, not goggles, and keep that beer safely in your hand, not as a fine to your dive instructor!

Happy diving, everyone! Stay safe, stay stylish, and most importantly, stay correct—because it could be costly if you don't call it a mask, folks, a MASK!


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