15th February 2021
Scuba Pro D-Mask Origins
When I first starting teaching Scuba at Dive World Scuba while in College, the Scuba Pro D400 mask was still in production. The darth vader like contraption offered a different design than common second stages.
ScubaPro brought the D series regulators back recently, and with it a new mask, the D-Mask in 2020. Soon, online ordering will be available for the D-Mask on our site (you can still call us and order it over the phone as well as send us your own D-Mask to have lenses installed), but in the meantime, I wanted to provide you with a brief overview of the D-Mask, who would want it as a prescription dive mask, and some photos of a d-mask with prescription lenses we installed.
Overview of the d mask
When designing the D-Mask, ScubaPro included a few unique features:
- UV coated lenses. Most dive masks on the market do not include a UV coating to protect your eyes at the surface of the water; however the D-Mask does. The lenses also have a slight purple hue to help provide accurate colors underwater despite the UV coating.
- Various size options. The D-Mask comes in three skirt sizes (seen on the right)- Small for petite adults or children, medium for most average adults, and wide for those with wider faces.
- Trufit skirt- similar to the skirt on the synergy series of masks from Scuba Pro.
Even if the D-Series regulators do not interest you, the D-Mask style is unique and offers a prescription dive mask option in a moderate volume mask. The Scuba Pro Heads Up display dive computers (Galileo) easily attaches to the D-Mask, and the mask comes with a quality fabric dive mask case.
Prescription optical lens options for the d-mask
The D-Mask is available with all custom lenses from See the Sea RX. This includes:
- Single Vision Lenses: these lenses correct for distance only (and available in high index for strong prescriptions).
- Reading Lenses: These lenses do not correct for distance, but are normally located at the bottom of the mask to help divers see their gauges, camera, or computer.
- Bifocal Lenses: Bifocal lenses come in several options and help scuba divers correct for both near and distant vision problems. I wrote a long article covering the dive mask bifocal lens options, which you can read here.
Whether you have optical needs that require custom lenses or a simple prescription which can be corrected with stock lenses, the Scuba Pro D-Mask with lenses from See the Sea RX is a great option for a lot of divers.
(The D-Mask on the left of this paragraph had custom bifocal lenses installed by See the Sea RX).
How to order a d-mask with prescription lenses
You can order the Scuba Pro D Mask with either custom or stock lenses from See the Sea.
If you meet the following, stock lenses may work for you:
- Distance only prescription (within -5.00 up to +4.00)
- No prism or astigmatism correction needed
- No near vision (bifocals) needed
If your prescription is out of range of stock lenses, if you require bifocals, or if you need astigmatism or prism correction, the Scuba Pro D-Mask with custom prescription lenses can be ordered here.
If you already have a D-Mask and want us to install lenses, you can order the lenses at SeetheSearx.com/ordering and click on “I have a mask”.