Can You Scuba Dive With A Beard?

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Can You Scuba Dive With A Beard?

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Planning to go scuba diving especially when you’re on holiday. One thing you might be worried about could be is having a beard. Are you able to scuba dive with your beard? What precautions might you take?

To answer the question, yes you can. Scuba diving with a beard is perfectly fine. One of the main issues that you might run into is that there is a lack of comfort depending on how your beard is styled. A beard can interfere with the positioning of the mask on your face which can cause severe pain and discomfort.

In today’s post, we will go through in more detail about can you scuba dive with a beard, so let’s get started!

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Can You Scuba Dive With A Beard?

Yes, you can. Scuba diving with a beard is perfectly okay. One of the main concerns that you might run into is that there may be a lack of comfort depending on the style of your beard.

A beard can interfere with the positioning of the mask on your face which can cause some pain and discomfort.

Bearded Diver
Bearded Diver

Here are a few more reasons you might be experience some discomfort.

  • Your scuba diving mask may poorly fit due to your bread. You will need to make sure you use the correct mask size for you and your bread.
  • A well-grown beard might cause damage to the mask or not fit into the mask.
  • Saltwater can frizz up your beard as well as irritate your skin if sunburnt.
  • Even getting out of the water, your bread style might become wild and unkempt looking.