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Ocean Reef, which produces full-face diving and snorkeling masks, has created an adaptor which will fit to their snorkelling product and transform it into a COVID-19 protection mask.

Ocean Reef Snorkeling

The consumer pricing for the adaptor is planned to be purposely low to help current owners convert their snorkeling masks as inexpensively as possible.

The adaptor fits in the connection of any Ocean Reef-produced mask. The filter can be of any type and brand, with the 40mm threading, and to reduce the exhalation effort, you can just push out the exhalation valve cover of the mask.

Ocean Reef already has more than 1.25 million full-face snorkeling masks in the homes of customers around the world, plus good inventory through their worldwide dealers and their US and Italian warehouses.

COVID-19 Ocean Reef Snorkeling Adapter
COVID-19 Ocean Reef Snorkeling Adapter

All full-face snorkeling masks produced by Ocean Reef, including the Aria QR+, Aria Classic, Aria Una, Aria Jnr, Original Aria, Head SeaVuDry and Sport, and Tusa Sport, will accept this new adaptor.

Additionally, the project is ready to be modified to work on other full-face snorkeling mask brands, like Easybreath, Aqua Lung and many more, increasing the number of possible transformable protection equipment to 2+ million.

All Ocean Reef full-face snorkel masks can be easily cleaned and sanitised, while much of the protection equipment that is now difficult to purchase is single-use. Another benefit of a full-face snorkeling mask versus most disposable masks is full coverage of nose, mouth and eyes.

First 3D printed prototypes have already been tested over the past three weeks and full industrial production is scheduled to begin on 31 March. Initial output will be 1,000 units per day.

Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. 30-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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Richard Butzbach


I have two of those masks at home! Since you seem to have the only story about the adapters, do you also know where they will be selling them after 31 March production starts?


How do I order the adaptor (mentioned in Mark Evan’s article) to convert the scuba mask into personal protection equipment for Covid 19.

I am a health care worker on the front lines.

Please respond ASAP


How can I buy this adapter?


Is there any way we can use say a vacuum bag cut to fit the top and use elastic band to secure it ? or duck tape. Need to use it now to get supplies and wondering if this will be ok. I will most likely order the filter when in production.

Michael Stine,

Just ordered two of these masks. Please let me know where I can buy the filters once production starts.

Chris Teague

I talked to Ocean engineering and they told me they will be available soon but will go to the scuba shop to be distributed. I called Provel divers supply and was able to get a mask for under 100 bucks but the adapter they didn’t know anything about.

Michael Maes

Hi all,

You can download the STL-files at this link from Ocean Reef
If you have a 3D printer (or friend with one), you can print these adapters in a few hours.
Use PLA or Nylon which is about the safest to breath through among common filament.
Stay safe!

ROBERT D Jackson

Please let me know when and where I can purchase the adapters for the snorkel mask.

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