How Do You Clean Scuba Goggles?

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How Do You Clean Scuba Goggles?

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Scuba diving is a fun hobby to take part in but there is the downside of maintaining your diving equipment particularly after your dive. Learning how to maintain your diving equipment is covered when you are getting the scuba diving cert and then it’s just good practice to get into. So how do you clean scuba goggles?

The importance of maintaining your scuba goggles can not be understated as it protects your eyes and also helps to keep water out of your eyes. It highlights the importance to take care of your scuba googles. Also, maintaining your scuba goggles properly helps the goggles to last longer.

In today’s post, we will go through in more detail how to maintain and to clean your scuba goggles, so let’s get started!

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Why Does A Diving Mask Fog Up?

The scuba mask fogs up during a dive is simply because of a temperature difference between the inside and outside surfaces of the lens. As a result, the moisture that forms inside of the mask starts to build up on to the lens. Therefore starts to affect visibility.

No matter what you do the lens in the mask it will constantly fog up.

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How Do You Clean Scuba Goggles?

To maintain your scuba goggles there are many ways that you can clean your scuba goggles which will help to keep it from fogging up when you’re out diving.

These methods don’t require any expensive solutions, you can use your own spit, household toothpaste, baby shampoo, and even baking soda and water all help to prevent your goggles from fogging up.

We will cover three situations to help prevent your mask from fogging up. These are as covers.

  • How To Defog Your Diving Mask?
  • How To Pre-Treat A New Dive Mask?
  • After Diving Maintenance

How To Defog Your Diving Mask?

There are a number of ways in which you can prevent your mask from fogging up. We’ll cover the simplest way how to defog your diving mask when you’re out on a dive.

Before you go diving with your dive buddy friend, there is a trick that helps prevent your mask from fogging up and affecting what you can see. These steps are as follows.

  • Before you go diving.
  • Remove your mask and spit on each lens.
  • Shake the mask around (without using your finger) ensuring that your spit rubs over the lens.
  • Rinse the mask in the surrounding water.
  • Place the mask on your face and now you are all set for your dive.

This generally fixes the problem, and though it’s a go-to method for a lot of divers, it is far more practical to properly pre-treat your mask using some of the methods we are going to cover next.