What exactly is a Full Face Mask?

Well, the simple answer is it is a diving mask that integrates a 2nd stage regulator into it and covers the diver’s entire face. From there, what dictates what Full Face Mask is right for you depends on your needs and wants as a diver. There are many options available, however the two most widely used Full Face Masks on the market are our Guardian Full Face Mask and Spectrum Full Face Masks.

The Guardian Full Face Mask

The Spectrum Full Face Mask

Why would I want to dive a Full Face Mask?


Any diving in water that might be detrimental to a diver’s health is potentially alleviated. Combined with a proper drysuit, dry gloves and an attached latex hood, a diver can be afforded an extra level of protection from cold and/or contaminated water.


Traditional bite mouthpiece regulators offer little to no protection if a diver goes unconscious underwater. The Guardian and Spectrum Full Face Masks provides a breathable airspace, secured to the diver’s face that can afford an opportunity of survival.

Underwater Communications

Because our Full Face Masks have an “oral / nasal” pocket, a microphone can be mounted into the mask. This allows a diver to be able to articulate without interference from a mouthpiece. The Guardian and Spectrum have PTT buttons located on the right jaw of the mask.

The Experience

Many find that diving a Full Face Mask is the next step of evolution in diving. The advantages are numerous including: ability to breathe through nose throughout dive, keeping a diver’s face warm and dry and the ability to communicate with other divers.

How do I know which Full Face Mask is right for me?

Take a look at our Full Face Mask Comparison page to see which mask is right for you. Both offer different distinct features, however both masks also share a number of similarities.

Still unsure which is right for you?

Shoot us an email at : ots@otscomm.com or give us a call at (714) 754-7848 and talk to a representative. We’d be happy to help!