Certified divers can use our mask for short-term diving with a mini balloon (30 to 80 breaths) at depths up to 33 feet. This feature is useful for work and leisure when:
  • SCUBA is not available (for example, a deserted place) ;
  • no time to assemble, dress and use scuba diving ;
  • immersion is planned for a short time sufficient for a mini-tank (or several mini-tanks, if you have experience replacing the air tank underwater)
Our mask allows us to combine the latest achievements in adapters for minimal emergency air-tanks with the latest achievements in designing the structure of masks. The result of our project is not just a functional accessory for recreation, sports, and tourism. It is a tool for working in the water and saving lives – even in the storm, our mask with mini air-tanks increases the chances of survival (in “adjacent” mode). At the bottom of the mask glass, we designed a universal connector. A lower valve with a soft membrane can be connected to this connector or an adapter for connecting the mini-cylinder to the regulator. Rubber gasket and locking slots allow to achieve tightness and make it possible not to worry about the loss of the attached part of the connector. A short thread of the connector allows inserting and removing parts from it with a short twisting movement of one hand. The beveled edges on the start of the thread and the dimensions of the threads make it easy to insert the parts into the connector to the touch.   We studied adapters for emergency ascent air tanks called “Nomad” and “Snorkelator” which are attached to stand alone snorkeling tubes. These adapters on sale in the open market of the USA for more than two years. They are well tested and are used, not only for scuba diving, but also as an independent diving kit. We have created our own adapter for non-professional full-face, with additional features. The adapter for the cylinder can be easily connected to the mask, even under the water. The adapter is designed taking into account the spring compensation of the cylinder fluctuation. The connection of the cylinder with the mask has spring characteristics. For automatic switching from outside air to compressed air and back, we use a float in the mask tube. If the float blocks the air vent, when the tube is immersed in water, air for each breathing in will come from the cylinder. As soon as the float opens the air vent, the cylinder turns off, and air enters the mask from the outside. We designed a special plug for the float. The swimmer can completely shut off the air flow by pressing the float with the plug and blocking the air vent with the float. This feature is useful in two cases. First, to replace parts in the universal connector. Blocking the air channel creates a sealed air reservoir in the mask. That allows you to change parts in the connector without lifting your head out of the water. Second, you can tumble under the water and swim face up   In our mask, the internal pressure inside the mask increases automatically with each breath from the balloon. In our mask, the internal pressure inside the mask increases automatically with each breath from the balloon. The air pressure regulator of the balloon supplies air to the mask from the balloon with a pressure equal to the outside pressure. When lifting from a depth, and lowering the external pressure of water, the excess air exits through the corresponding nodes of the mask and the air pressure regulator. We have designed a special stiff valve of a new type. This valve allows some air to flow from the lower part to the top of the mask when there is a significant pressure difference (when the pressure at the top is significantly lower than the pressure at the bottom of the mask). The air pressure regulator on the balloon has a push button for forced air flow. If you press the button – the balloon forcibly supplies the mask with dry cold air, regardless of inhalation or exhalation. There is excess of air through the places of contact of the mask with the face. By pressing the button simultaneously, press the lower part of the mask to the face – from the bottom of the mask, dry, cold air will pass through the balancing valve of internal pressure to the top of the mask.   As the swimmer cannot access the nose to clamp the nostrils through the glass of full face masks – we created a special blowing tape. The tape is put on the nose under the mask, the ends of the tape are released outside under the ears. If the “blowing” is needed, the swimmer should pull the ends of the tape around his neck, like pulling a cowboy’s shawl. The unique design of the nose nozzle in the inside of the tape compresses the nostrils, completely blocking the air current through the nose. To release the nostrils after blowing, the swimmer makes several baby grimaces, freeing the nasal respiratory passages.