Course Outline

Objective: Fully remove, replace, and clear your mask while you are underwater.

Value: If you should need to adjust the mask strap, or remove or replace a hood, you will need to master removing the mask, replacing it, and clearing it of water.

How It’s Done:

  1. Slowly flood your mask by pinching the mask skirt.
  2. Allow the water to fully fill the mask.
  3. Hold your mask with the other hand, and lift it off your face and head.
  4. Tilt your head to the right to keep bubbles from going up your nose.
  5. Hold the mask firmly in front of you. For orientation, locate the nose pocket of the mask with your fingers.
  6. After one minute, replace the mask on your face. Then pull the mask strap over your head to secure it.
  7. Once the mask is in place, clear the mask exactly as you learned in the “Partially Flooding Your Mask and Clearing It” skill.
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