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Head/Mares Discovers the Reason for Full Face Mask Deaths

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The most successful full-face snorkeling masks evolved from those used successfully by Italian fire-fighters -- Ocean Reef. They proved popular with the public because they pitched it to people who didn't like getting their faces wet. Soon, lots of manufacturers elsewhere jumped on the full-face bandwagon.

Then people started dying while using them, which led to their getting banned in Hawaii. So, Head/Mares, a company that sells the Ocean Reef Aria full-face snorkeling mask under a different name (as do some other Italian scuba gear brands), decided to do some research....


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