It doesn’t matter if you enjoy playing games with your kids in the pool or if you’re going on vacation and want to enjoy the local aquatic life, a panoramic wide view that you get with the Cressi snorkel mask can open a whole experience you’ve never experienced before.
Unlike the snorkel set you may have used as a kid, you know the one—it had a boxy lens that only allowed you to see what was right in front of you-the panoramic view allows you look at your periphery and see that as clearly as when you’re looking from the front.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the 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 snorkel mask is something you should consider purchasing for your own water equipment!
About The Product
Forget looking at the aquatic world from the typical straight-ahead perspective because with the Cressi Panoramic Wide View Mask Dry Snorkel Set, you can see life under the surface of the water like you’ve never seen it before.
The Cressi mask is designed to give you better visibility, amazing fit and optimal comfort. This mask is great for kids and adults alike, so you could buy a set for everyone in the family. The adjustable straps and the silicone shirt around the mask will provide the wearer of the perfect fit each and every time.
Notable features of the Cressi Panoramic Wide View Mask Dry Snorkel Set include:
- Lenses Precisely Fit to Main Lens for Nearly Uninterrupted Field of View
- Tempered Glass Lenses, Tough and Durable Polycarbonate Frame
- Soft 100% High-Quality Silicone Rubber Skirt
- Double Feathered Edge Skirt for Perfect Seal on Face
- Quick-Adjust Ratcheting Mask Strap Buckles
Unlike other masks, the Cressi snorkel features a second pair of lenses on either side of the primary lens. These side lenses allow you to see underwater with improved detail. The traditional teardrop lens design gives you a better field of vision and gives you that “wide open” feel that comes with improved peripheral vision.
Perhaps one of the most notable features of this mask is the buckle design for the straps. If ever you are mid-dive and you want to make your mask a little more snug against your face, you can pull the large straps to get an even seal, thanks to the larger surface area.
The stand out feature of this snorkel set is definitely the dry snorkel system. With this system, you never have to worry about water making its way into the snorkel (or your mouth for that matter!). The purge valve design also makes clearing the snorkel of any water has never been easier. This is the first snorkel set that Cressi features the Dry snorkel and it is making big waves!
What Others Say
When we looked at the user reviews, we saw that 90% had great things to say about the snorkel and left 4 or 5-star reviews. Of these reviews, people commented on how clear the panoramic lens is when they look through it. Customers have said that they were able to keep their head submerged for at least 30 minutes without any water getting into the snorkel.
They were amazed by because they were able to go for that long without needing to come up for air. Some customers even said they felt like mer-people! Another feature customers loved about the snorkel was that with proper maintenance the lens never fog up. To get the tightest fit, customers like you can tighten the straps even when you’re in the middle of a dive.
So what did the remaining 10% of customers who left 3-star or below reviews have to say? The most common complaint customers had was that the silicone holder broke and they couldn’t wear the mask without water pouring into the mask. Other customers also said that because the frame has a tendency to bump up against the bridge of their nose or their forehead, the mask was uncomfortable and they couldn’t get a tight seal.
A couple customers also mentioned that they weren’t able to breathe in through the snorkel and the “rubber piece at the bottom broke.” Other notable complaints include there is a slight distortion on the lens at the seams and then the silicone skirt on the mask rests too low on some folk’s upper lip.
When we look at this snorkel set, you might have feelings of nostalgia and remember playing in the pool with your siblings and your cheap grocery store snorkel sets. Though this may look like something you had as a child, it certainly isn’t the same quality. With this set, you’ll be able to see underwater like you’ve never seen before, thanks to the panoramic view.
With the price under $45, the Cressi Panoramic Wide View Mask Dry Snorkel Set is a great option for anyone who is interested in learning how to snorkel or even if they are an experienced snorkeler. Although there are other options available, 90% of customers thoroughly enjoyed snorkeling with this set and recommend it to others.
We feel that with those two things in mind, you couldn’t go wrong by purchasing this particular snorkel set. Because the mask features a polycarbonate frame, 100% high quality silicone rubber skirting and tempered glass lenses, you can be sure the set will last a long time, thus giving you plenty of opportunities to “be part of that world,” after all, if Ariel can be part of our world, why can’t we be part of hers?