How to keep your goggles and diving mask in tip-top condition.
Now you can see where you are going in the water, keep it that way by looking after your goggle or mask as best you can.
We have listed below a few key points to consider for both swimming goggles and diving masks.
DO NOT WIPE OR RUB THE INNER SURFACE OF GOGGLE LENSES. DO NOT USE SPECTACLE CLEANING PRODUCTS (CLOTH OR SOLUTION).
The inner surface of most swimming goggles has a fine silicone layer which helps to reduce fogging. Rubbing or drying this will damage it. After a swim all you need to do is rinse gently in clear cold water after each use and allow to air dry.
However, swimming goggles can fog up for a variety of reasons and a special swimming goggle anti-fog spray can help (not the same as your normal spectacle-based product).
Rinse gently in clear cold water after each use and allow to air dry.
Keep your dry goggles/mask in a storage bag or case when not in use.
Avoid scratches and breakages by not storing them next to rigid items.
Do not expose to extreme heat or direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
These sprays contain a hydro-phobic solution which repels water from the goggle lens causing it to run off rather than form a mist/fog.
They generally need to be used before each swim. Spray onto the inner surface, very gently distribute across the lens surface with the pad of your fingertip, rinse in the pool or under a tap and off you go.
Diving mask lenses are much more robust than swimming goggle ones because they are usually made of glass and do not have a silicone anti-fog layer. This means you can clean them more easily with regular lens cleaning products but avoid solvent-based ones as this could damage the silicone seal or skirt.
If you find your mask fogs up, we suggest you consider an anti-fog gel. It’s highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way and is often effective through multiple dives. Use in any water temperature, in any conditions and it won’t harm silicone or rubber mask frames.