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Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:18 pm
New guy on the block!
Am in the process of doing my open water certification.
Hope all is well
Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:24 pm
Hello Bakry, welcome and all the best in your OW certification.
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:17 pm
one of the best decision ever made.... you will love it!!! Enjoy !!!!
Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:56 pm
welcome on board, hope u will be a certified diver soon &
remember to equalize......hehe.... B-)
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:38 pm
Thanks. Am currently just chilling out doing my pool sessions till my OW trip in 2 weeks time :D
hey, just a question, I just got my mask. Does the toothpaste pre-treatment work to prevent fogging?
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:19 pm
To be honest, somehow yes.. haha.. i cant explain chemically. But it just did.
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:44 pm
haha ok, thanks Narco.
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:58 am
normally when u purchase a new mask, the instructor would advise to scrub it with white toothpaste to remove a layer of tint film on the glass of the mask, so that it won't fog (if u didnot breath through your nose) & u can see clearer....
some even burn the tint film with lighter, carefull don't burn your mask & your finger hehe....... :D
u can use your saliva or your buddy saliva, spit at the mask glass & rub it & u will be ok, or u can buy anti fog as well.....
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:11 am
some info on mask care & maintenance from aqualung....Mask Care and Maintenance
Care Before the Dive:
[*]During the manufacturing process, a thin film of silicone will develop on the glass lens. This film of silicone will cause rapid fogging that is resistant to conventional anti-fog measures. It is important to remove this film of silicone from the lens prior to your first dive. To remove the film you will need to scrub the lens inside and out with a mild abrasive. A paste toothpaste is ideal but a liquid scrub will also work. Rub the cleanser into the lens with your fingers several times and then rinse clean thoroughly.
[*]Mask fogging is a normal occurrence, even after the film of silicone has been removed. Normal fogging can be easily prevented with after market anti-fog agents or saliva. Rub onto the lens and then rinse. Your dive will now be fog free!
[*]Some after after-market anti-fog agents contain formaldehyde, alcohol, or other substances that may damage the plastic materials used in your mask. If unsure, avoid prolonged exposure of the anti-fog agent with the plastic parts of your mask.
[/list] or u can read the details here....http://www.aqualung.com/us/content/view/176/
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:50 pm
ya. currently, im scrubbing the layer of the glass with toothpaste. almost everynite. lol.
Cant wait to try it out in the pool this friday.
And another question, i hope you guys wont mind me asking this.
but how much is the cheapest reliable rashguard?
tried asking in the WTB thread, but its slow.
Last edited by AlbakryAzis
on Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:09 pm
some people prefer branded one like aqualung, mares or scubapro somewhere around RM 150.00 or cheaper
or u can opt for aropec or ist from scubatexpro.com, somewhere around RM 80.00 to RM 90.00http://scubatexpro.com/products.php?cat=29
one thing about rashguard, u have to try it out, whether it fit u or not & how comfortable u are wearing it.
ie. scubapro rashguard a little bit hanging at the waist if u are tall hehe.... B-)
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:46 am
Ok. Will do.
Eh. Scubatex prices r cheap.. not branded but definately good enough for me.
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