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The Easybreath Mask is a revolutionary product and the winner of the Decathlon Innovation Awards in 2014. It allows children from the age of 10 to see under the water while breathing naturally. Because it's so comfortable and limits water entry through the top of the snorkel, they'll be able to build their confidence quickly.
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Got one of these and have used it a few times abroad and i think they are great and IMO better than a traditional snorkel set up.Good thing about them is that you can buy spare parts for them cheap and even get a GoPro mount for it for about £1.50,which is really handy as I got some great footage when in Gran Canaria and you haven’t got to worry about holding a GoPro on a stick.

As for them being dangerous,I’d say that they are fine but could make some people panic if you try and go too deep and then the valve shuts off the snorkel part to stop water being taken in,but this also means you next breath just pulls the mask really tight against your face and you expect to be getting a lung full of air and you get nothing,which like I said could panic some people,but I’d say it’s better than getting a lung full of salty water.

For me using it isn’t a problem as if I do go too deep and what I’ve just described does happen then I’m not the sort of person to panic and all is good and I just come up a bit until the valve releases again.But if you are the sort of person who would panic in such a situation then it might not be so good.My Mrs couldn’t get on with it as she would struggle to get it off her face when in a panic where i can easily just pull it clean off my face if i need to.

My advice would be to anyone is to first try it out in a swimming pool where you can figure out it’s limits with the valve and the feeling of it shutting on you before you go out in the sea with it where it could cause a problem.

Hope this helps some of you guys out.

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Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 18th Jul
Sure I read somewhere that these are actually dangerous.
Could I use this in a meth lab ?
Jinkz18/07/2019 09:24

Cold - dangerous, not very practical and the same price across Amazon from …Cold - dangerous, not very practical and the same price across Amazon from many different brands. Example at £17.99Just came back from Egypt and some guy tried to give me his because he didn't like it for various reasons.


Some would argue that this snorkel is less dangerous than Egypt
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£17:99 in ALDI at the moment I believe.
Sure I read somewhere that these are actually dangerous.
bob64417/07/2019 16:57

£17:99 in ALDI at the moment I believe.


Previous comments have beenon here about how much better the Decathlon ones are.
sunkissed17/07/2019 17:00

Sure I read somewhere that these are actually dangerous.


Yes they are if you go too deep and the air vent gets covered but not generally
Used these for couple off years, don't see how they would be dangerous. Far from it a lot safer than snorkel imo
sunkissed17/07/2019 17:00

Sure I read somewhere that these are actually dangerous.


The wife was fancying one of these until she saw the item on TV about people getting over come with CO2 using them.
youtube.com/wat…2js
Edited by: "yorkie12" 17th Jul
17.99 in Aldi and that one has a GoPro mount!
hotdealsareus12317/07/2019 17:05

m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2354730111230127&id=755427954493692Apparently they can be dangerous, nearly bought a couple for holiday, but freind sent me the above today


Banned in parts of Hawaii aswell apparently.
sunkissed17/07/2019 17:13

Banned in parts of Hawaii aswell apparently.


Just been watching the video you posted..... It's a no from me
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Interested in one to take on holiday, I see you get a choice of two sizes can anyone who's got one please advise if the larger size m-l is big enough for adults ?
deleted212896417/07/2019 17:16

Interested in one to take on holiday, I see you get a choice of two sizes …Interested in one to take on holiday, I see you get a choice of two sizes can anyone who's got one please advise if the larger size m-l is big enough for adults ?


Best get the larger size you can adjust to make it tighter
Got one of these and have used it a few times abroad and i think they are great and IMO better than a traditional snorkel set up.Good thing about them is that you can buy spare parts for them cheap and even get a GoPro mount for it for about £1.50,which is really handy as I got some great footage when in Gran Canaria and you haven’t got to worry about holding a GoPro on a stick.

As for them being dangerous,I’d say that they are fine but could make some people panic if you try and go too deep and then the valve shuts off the snorkel part to stop water being taken in,but this also means you next breath just pulls the mask really tight against your face and you expect to be getting a lung full of air and you get nothing,which like I said could panic some people,but I’d say it’s better than getting a lung full of salty water.

For me using it isn’t a problem as if I do go too deep and what I’ve just described does happen then I’m not the sort of person to panic and all is good and I just come up a bit until the valve releases again.But if you are the sort of person who would panic in such a situation then it might not be so good.My Mrs couldn’t get on with it as she would struggle to get it off her face when in a panic where i can easily just pull it clean off my face if i need to.

My advice would be to anyone is to first try it out in a swimming pool where you can figure out it’s limits with the valve and the feeling of it shutting on you before you go out in the sea with it where it could cause a problem.

Hope this helps some of you guys out.

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Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 18th Jul
shortarms17/07/2019 17:53

Best get the larger size you can adjust to make it tighter


I would say it is better go smaller rather than larger as a large could end up leaking if it is too big for your face,where a smaller one would just be a bit uncomfortable on the face but should still fit over a big head when putting it on
It depends how you want to use it. If you're just using it to dip your face underwater to look at stuff, they're absolutely fine. The problem is that because they're so good at that, there's a lot of knock offs which are poorly designed with dodgy valves and advertised in a way to promote them for diving underwater.
rprp17/07/2019 17:58

It depends how you want to use it. If you're just using it to dip your …It depends how you want to use it. If you're just using it to dip your face underwater to look at stuff, they're absolutely fine. The problem is that because they're so good at that, there's a lot of knock offs which are poorly designed with dodgy valves and advertised in a way to promote them for diving underwater.



Im not sure why people buy the knock offs as quite often they are only £1-2 cheaper and when you get abroad the prices of the knock offs can be well over £40-50.

I watched loads of videos about the Subea masks before I purchased mine and they spent lots of time and money developing it as they were the first company to make them,

They even state it in this short advert -

youtu.be/uw4…APY

Here is also a video about sizing for the mask -

youtu.be/25b…dEM

For what it’s worth we decided to get a small-medium size.
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 17th Jul
sunkissed17/07/2019 17:00

Sure I read somewhere that these are actually dangerous.


You did, after a spate of snorkelling deaths in Hawaii. I would not consider going snorkelling with one of these things covering my face. With a regular snorkel it fills with water when you dive and you clear the tube on surfacing. These block water ingress when the tube submerges provided you do not for some reason turn your head to the side. If there is water ingress it is much more difficult to clear. For an experienced diver this would still be no big deal but these things are only worn by inexperienced snorkellers who are far more prone to panic once water has got into the trachea. It is entirely a personal opinion but if you aren't entirely confident with a conventional snorkel you really should not be going underwater wearing one of these. Then again, if you are entirely confident with a conventional snorkel you would not entertain one of these.
There are more than a few dangerous opinions/fallacies on this thread. If you want to dive underwater using a snorkel then do a Professional Association of Dive Instructors ( PADI ) course or a British Sub Aqua Club course. These things are NOT designed for dives
Just got one of these and one from Aldi and they both have GoPro attachments.
The one from decathlon, I’m sending back as the fit is terrible, it can only be a manufacture defect, too many gaps.
I’m an experienced diver of 40 years so know how to adjust a mask.
Hopefully the replacement will be better, but very pleased with the one from Aldi.
dogpatch17/07/2019 18:49

There are more than a few dangerous opinions/fallacies on this thread. If …There are more than a few dangerous opinions/fallacies on this thread. If you want to dive underwater using a snorkel then do a Professional Association of Dive Instructors ( PADI ) course or a British Sub Aqua Club course. These things are NOT designed for dives


I’m guessing that is aimed at me? So what have I said that is dangerous then?

Reality is that people are not going to go out and do a course to stick their FACE in the sea for 5 minutes whilst on their 7 day jolly to the med and that is what most people will want to do,not attempt to go and have a poke around the Titanic
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 17th Jul
Fishcann17/07/2019 19:02

Just got one of these and one from Aldi and they both have GoPro …Just got one of these and one from Aldi and they both have GoPro attachments.The one from decathlon, I’m sending back as the fit is terrible, it can only be a manufacture defect, too many gaps.I’m an experienced diver of 40 years so know how to adjust a mask.Hopefully the replacement will be better, but very pleased with the one from Aldi.


You’re an experienced diver of 40 years and you buy your gear at Aldi??
Work in a council pool and at a Nuffield health gym these are banned from use in both places. If you where to pass out in the water in one of these there would likely be a delay in a lifeguard realising your in trouble. A mask that covers your nose and mouth and that can be hard to remove if you make a rescue is the reason as i understand it. Potentially any lifeguard will be wanting to start rescue breaths at the side of the pool while help arrives. Just to mention in case you want to purchase and get frustrated if told no you can't use it at the local pool.
666bandit66617/07/2019 20:07

You’re an experienced diver of 40 years and you buy your gear at Aldi??


Yeah, what’s wrong with that?

These are fine for snorkelling and last time I checked they don’t sell tanks, regs etc 😜
shortarms17/07/2019 17:53

Best get the larger size you can adjust to make it tighter


It needs to be tight to seal against your face.
We have a couple of these type of masks - one Decathalon and one knock off because we wanted different colours and the size of the knock off more closely matched face size. The knock off was also about £10 cheaper, it was bought first to try out.

In our view these are great for messing around and low speed snorkelling. If you want to free dive they are not recommended and if you are a fast swimmer you may find you are not getting enough oxygen. We have no problem in removing them. Visibility is better than with a conventional mask and the air in the mask actually makes them quite buoyant so a bit of a help for less confident swimmers (but marginally slows down the more confident). You can be confident with a normal snorkel and still enjoy using one of these. We would recommend the Decathalon over the knock off
I've had one of these for a few years now. Perfectly fine for what it's designed for; lying on the surface of the sea, watching fish. The risk of CO2 recirculation is maybe something to be mindful of, but it's a risk that is easily negated. Just take the mask off at regular intervals, rather than wearing it for a continuous, extended period.

I usually pack this and a traditional snorkel and swap between them depending on what I want to do.

alexus17/07/2019 20:08

Work in a council pool and at a Nuffield health gym these are banned from …Work in a council pool and at a Nuffield health gym these are banned from use in both places. If you where to pass out in the water in one of these there would likely be a delay in a lifeguard realising your in trouble. A mask that covers your nose and mouth and that can be hard to remove if you make a rescue is the reason as i understand it. Potentially any lifeguard will be wanting to start rescue breaths at the side of the pool while help arrives. Just to mention in case you want to purchase and get frustrated if told no you can't use it at the local pool.


In a supervised environment I imagine the biggest problem with these is that they are buoyant. Wouldn't be easy to tell the difference between someone who is just chilling out with one of these on, and someone who has passed out with one of these on.
dogpatch17/07/2019 18:39

You did, after a spate of snorkelling deaths in Hawaii. I would not …You did, after a spate of snorkelling deaths in Hawaii. I would not consider going snorkelling with one of these things covering my face. With a regular snorkel it fills with water when you dive and you clear the tube on surfacing. These block water ingress when the tube submerges provided you do not for some reason turn your head to the side. If there is water ingress it is much more difficult to clear. For an experienced diver this would still be no big deal but these things are only worn by inexperienced snorkellers who are far more prone to panic once water has got into the trachea. It is entirely a personal opinion but if you aren't entirely confident with a conventional snorkel you really should not be going underwater wearing one of these. Then again, if you are entirely confident with a conventional snorkel you would not entertain one of these.


Thanks for this. Awesome write up
Could I use this in a meth lab ?
Cold - dangerous, not very practical and the same price across Amazon from many different brands. Example at £17.99

Just came back from Egypt and some guy tried to give me his because he didn't like it for various reasons.
Edited by: "Jinkz" 18th Jul
Jinkz18/07/2019 09:24

Cold - dangerous, not very practical and the same price across Amazon from …Cold - dangerous, not very practical and the same price across Amazon from many different brands. Example at £17.99Just came back from Egypt and some guy tried to give me his because he didn't like it for various reasons.


Some would argue that this snorkel is less dangerous than Egypt
jeczap18/07/2019 10:43

Some would argue that this snorkel is less dangerous than Egypt



Mummy's can't hurt you, they're dead
Edited by: "Jinkz" 18th Jul
Great for shallow water snorkelling, unsuitable/dangerous for diving. Aldi’s FMS sets at £12.99 are great for both however and will serve the deepest of any scuba dive. Horses for courses as they say
My experience they steam up very easily even with prep and then if you choose to drive down the air pocket around your face raises you up making it very difficult. Also if you have a beard it can remove the seal.
Bought these last yer for the kids, and every swimming pool we’ve been to have told us they can’t use them. So unless your swimming in open water I wouldn’t waste your money. The kids are not happy. 😬
Gave one of these a try and hated it, found it to be too claustrophobic and couldnt stand the whole face being covered, so gone back to TUSA face mask and snorkel which is perfect. Liked the look/idea of them but just couldn't get on with it.
For everyone saying they are dangerous when you dive under water with them, read the description... surface snorkling mask, also clearly states on the display in decathlon not to be diving with them on.
A bit of anecdotal backing to the debate...

I've been snorkelling in Greece and Bermuda with both one of these and a normal setup recently, swapping between the two. This mask is much better for visibility and seeing the little fishies while floating about etc. But when swimming front crawl out/in to reefs I got a lot more tired/out of breath in this mask. I actually think that's due to the valve on this which limits how much you can draw in, but maybe it's because of the "not all air is expelled" thing touted above.

Either way, it's good for what it does. I did plenty of diving deep and resurfacing with it without any problems. I'm a medium/strong swimmer though (i.e. I swim open water in the UK, but I'm not very fast).
yorkie1217/07/2019 17:07

The wife was fancying one of these until she saw the item on TV about …The wife was fancying one of these until she saw the item on TV about people getting over come with CO2 using them.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrHMtLsF2js


You understand the difference between a theory and a fact, right?
Biggunspaul17/07/2019 19:06

I’m guessing that is aimed at me? So what have I said that is dangerous t …I’m guessing that is aimed at me? So what have I said that is dangerous then?Reality is that people are not going to go out and do a course to stick their FACE in the sea for 5 minutes whilst on their 7 day jolly to the med and that is what most people will want to do,not attempt to go and have a poke around the Titanic


Poke around the titanic
roflmao
Well said too many pea brained moaning auld complainers on here!
Dangerous my fanny!
The full face masks have been Found to trap in carbon dioxide and ppl have died, I have used these for a couple of years and I like them but you have to be aware of the dangers of you keep them on to long.

snorkelaroundtheworld.com/201…us/
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