Full-face snorkel masks raise safety concerns

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Rickyfyied : It makes you winded when you breathe out of it but you have to practice using it before going out.

Spintechfilms : Arent you suppose to snorkle like... right near the surface of the water?

M_Meg : This is made for snorkelling not diving! It can not take the pressure

Demon50 : It looks ridiculous.... I would hate to die with one of those on, it would be a really silly looking death.

Thomas Luna : I have one that I bought off Amazon. It works well, but sometimes it clogs when I breathe in. Apparently, you're supposed to breathe out if it gets stuck. If someone panics, then they could be in trouble.

galaxy explorer : ( 3:32 ) Reporter:have you tried one of these. Life guard:yes. Reporter:what do you think about them. Life guard:no comment You know the life guard likes it

Razorboss : Just fix it with flex tape

Carlos Alejandro Alvarenga : Just buy goggles and hold your breath.....it's that simple

Berkcam : These full-face snorkel masks work very well for what they should be limited to - slow, relaxed surface snorkelling. If you wish to perform breath-hold dives then you are best to use a regular mask and snorkel. Here's some of the issues for and against on these items; * If you do a duck-dive and submerge then the water pressure on the mask will increase and it will become tighter on your face. With a regular mask this pressure is relieved by letting some air into the mask from your nose, however, this isn't possible with these FF masks as any air expelled into them while underwater simply goes straight up and out of the snorkel. The fact that you cannot equalise the masks pressure will limit your diver to 2.5 to 3 meters as it will be too uncomfortable to go much deeper. * Technically there is a potential for more CO2 in the mask than with a regular snorkel. But in reality there will be little difference if you do not over-exert yourself. I have tried to cause CO2 built in the mask and can achieve this but it requires a lot of physical work and heavy, fast swimming, so don't worry about CO2 - its not an issue. Even with a regular snorkel tube you have 'dead space' where some of the air you expelled is drawn back into your lungs with the next breath. This even happens in normal breathing as your wind-pipe from lungs to your nose/mouth can never be cleared of 'used' air no matter how hard you exhale. * Don't fit the mask too tight out of the water, it only needs to be a snug fit as once your face hits the water the increasing pressure will push the mask tighter (as in point 1 above). I have one of these masks and use it almost every day in the pool for swim training and exercise and I like it. If you get one then start in the pool and find out what you can and can't do in one before taking to the sea... and you'll have fun.

TheHighHorse : If it aint broke dont fix it. Ill stick to the original snorkels.

Brad R : I could make a sweet bong out of that

Svenn Dhert : Yes, the straps make it a bit more difficult to remove from your head, and if other factors (age, inexperience, ...) also are involved it could be more dangerous, as with normal snorkeling, if you panic you will open your mouth to suck in air and lose the tuba. Here this is not the case, but CO2 buildup, I don't think so, unless you hyperventilate, at which point ask yourself why you are even in the water at all.

Vincent Verschuren : the thing is perfectly safe. Just don't go underwater with it, dive with it. It can cause a vacuum. And yes..we are still not fish we cannot breathe underwater.

justfly2525 : I loved my full face mask. CO2 build up is total BS. Its design is incredibly thoughtful. Air flow is superior to regular snorkel. When you dip your head under the water line it prevents you from breathing in water. The only bad thing I can say about these masks is that sometimes the mechanism that keeps water out sticks. At first it makes you panic, but you quickly get used to it. Pulling the mask off is always a quick easy fix. I'm sorry that this man lost his wife but unfortunately he's jumping to conclusions about how his wife died.

onee : Typical fear mongering news.

Charles Bareng : Who dives using a snorkel!? Thats supposed to be used for shallow waters!

kyliemou : I've used these plenty of times and never had any issues, and I was an inexperienced snorkeler. This is for snorkeling, not diving.

SolarizeYourLife : I thought this was model was for surface snorkeling only, why are people panicking with this mask on and not be able to get it off them at the surface of the water? And yes you're never posed to snorkel or dive alone...

Qufox : Instead of bashing the face mask, why not improve upon it

Jkou Files : So far my mask does not fog up and works real well… I was expecting problems like foginess around mouth but it was not a problem

DIY MAN : What if she just had a heart attack. You can't just simply blame the mask stupid American fake news

JT G : why the life gaurd like no comment on the mask

RisenNation : Fake story. Those concerns are there with regular mask more so. The new full face mask is so much easier to breath and put on and off.

Fluff Muffin Games : The mask is NOT for diving. Even the company says that.

ZantaShock : The Problem is that it is a Design which is also used in German Firefighter Masks. But Firefighters are trained to breath slow and heavy because if you breathe lightly, like most women and some men do, the air out of the lungs is not out of the snorkle so they breath the air again and again. After three breaths they will get unconcious. It is called the anatomical dead room which almost doubles with masks like these.

Ryan Schildhauer : Thanos would not approve

Steven Larratt : I do free diving and snorkel regularly, with a nomal snorkel i dont get any co2 fatigue, i tried one of these in a recent event and after 2 minutes my respiration and heart rate had increased at rest...

LucozadeLucas : *No comment* Mate you're not part of the investigation, just say what you think you idiot..

Jin Sato : What's wrong with regular masks and snorkels? The traditional gear is a lot cheaper than these fancy and bulky masks, and it works great both for snorkeling and diving.

99,999,999 views : Thats because of rip currents, cmon.

Courdney Bell : Wow I literally won one of these from Amazon last year for one of their little giveaways... haven't used it yet.. man.. scary.

Ryan Taylor : Major Hippie street cred for the Handle Bar Eyebrows, sorry about the wife Dude.

Willham : Sadly for me I’m too afraid to use a full face mask but I gag using the mouth guard type kind

TheMightyNoob : Eyebrows on fleek ✊🏼

Garry Reyom : News is so desperate for stories, everything they cover is derived from people’s own stupidity. This is Darwinism, and Darwinism helps prevent people from screwing society

yazh : Hawaii :O <3

The Random Waffle : I have one of these, and when I used it in the water for the first time, it did not help me at all. I'm not a very good swimmer, but I remember pulling it off and gasping for air when I got out of the water.

megarollX Rgm Broadcasting : I used one for 5 minutes and got dizzy and tired I took it off and used an regular type snorkel. Never using those again thanks

Legen Nizz : I actually had to make a decision between a Snorkel that you can dive with or one of those masks. Happy to took the right one.

Lullaby & Learn : Crazy!

Ryan Schildhauer : Mega rip.....

Cake Walk 315 : Thats what you get when you buy from a company named head

cheyenne Arredondo : "there have been 10 deaths caused by gear like this." Guess the company of this snorkel is in some...hot water😏

kevinsoffice : This news reporting sounds bias to me. In the beginning they say there has been 10 deaths since January, however only 4 of those deaths are related to full face mask. Sounds like snorkelers die and *sometimes* they happen to be wearing one of those full face mask.

prankstergangster 14 : I feel so sorry for your wife :(

Emma Draggoo : I have one of those.

Megan Sanders : I see the place where I stayed a few weeks ago while that guy said good morning

TheMattiePoo : If you can't pull the mask off. don't put it on in the first place.

Steven Bulfer : None of this showed real evidence for this snorkel causing issues.

Chicken Micknuggets : I just went to the beach today and saw the exact same thing