How Do I Measure My Face for a Full Face Snorkel Mask?

by Catalin Andries on September 23, 2019

Just like clothes, you’ll find most awesome full face snorkel masks being sold online rather than in an actual brick & mortars store. There are heaps of reasons for that, but we’re not about to get into a rant about modern day conveniences and the ease and flexibility of buying online. Boring! Instead, we’re gonna discuss another issue that often comes up when buying clothes online, too –

How do I measure the correct size for a full face snorkel mask?

Sometimes people are too afraid to make the purchase for that radical snorkel mask just in case it doesn’t fit their face right when it arrives. And who wants to spend a few days getting excited about their cool new snorkel mask, only to be disappointed when it arrives because it doesn’t fit? Nobody. Nobody wants that.

Seeing as Ninja Shark is one of those online places where you can get yourself a wicked full face snorkel mask, we figured it’s up to us to help you make sure you grab the right size. We don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun of using a full face snorkel mask just because of a thing like size – it’s actually super easy to measure your face for a snorkel!

In this article we’ll look at why it’s important to get the right size snorkel, and how to properly measure your face to make sure you purchase the right size.

Why do I need a properly fitting snorkel mask?

Sometimes when we want to buy things really badly, we tend to kind of rush into the purchase and not do all the necessary research beforehand.
‘It’s fine’, we tell ourselves.
‘No worries, how important could the size be?’ some others might say.

We just want to buy that beautiful thing we’re lusting after, without worrying about all the fine nitty gritty details. Sometimes you can get away with not properly researching a product beforehand.
With snorkel masks, though, not so much.

Once again, let’s get into what a full face snorkel mask is actually there for. The mask is designed to create a little pocket of air around your eyes, nose, and mouth so that you can both see and breathe underwater.
It’s also designed to be comfortable, so that you can float around immersing yourself in underwater life for ages and ages without feeling any soreness where the mask is strapped on.

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When it’s too loose

Just like a good pair of goggles, if you want them to stay on your face, they’ll need to fit real nice and tight around your head. If they’re too loose, then they’ll start to slip off. When a snorkel mask is too loose around your head, it’ll let water leak inside. That’s not only heaps annoying, but also quite dangerous.

You need a properly fitting snorkel mask to ensure that water doesn’t leak inside, and that the snorkel mask actually does its job. Otherwise you might as well just go out snorkelling with a pair of sunglasses on, it’ll be just as effective.

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When it’s too tight

On the other hand, you also want to make sure that you don’t overcompensate and go for a snorkel mask that’s too tight or you’ll be dealing with a whole host of other issues, like headaches and migraines. Continuous use of a snorkel mask that’s too tight will just bring on more nasty surprises. Once again, not fun.

How can I measure my head for a full face snorkel?

OK, so how do you go about measuring your head for a snorkel mask?
It’s actually quite easy. Now this information is best for Ninja Shark products, we can’t vouch that this system of measurement will work for all full face snorkel mask brands (so you might as well just head to our store for your purchase, hehe… )

1. Measure the length between the bridge of your nose and the bottom of your chin (important: straight line and not over the nose)

The bridge of your nose is that top bit between your eyes. Measure all the way down to the bottom of your chin.

2. Find that value

How many centimetres have you got on that bad boy snorkel strip?

3. Determine your size

  • Less than 12 cm – Go for a size S/M
  • More than 12 cm – Go for a size L/XL


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Loved the complete set. I even used the waterproof phone pouch to take photos and videos underwater. It made my Fiji experience so much better than using the free snorkel set that hurt your face after 2hours and leaving a sun/mask mark. The ninja leaves no marks and gives great vision under water in comparison. It did take some getting used to but it definitely paid off! Only frustration is that the tightening straps are quite basic; they should be much simpler to loosen and tighten both in and out of water.” – Jock

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JEANNIE O. (Piara Waters, AU)
Bloody love this!

Never snorkelled in my life. Petrified of putting my head under water. But now my neck is bad - if I don't alter the way I swim - then no more swimming for me. This has opened 'a whole new world' - (haha -that songs stuck in your head now) - to me. I'm just using my ninja gear in my gym outdoor pool atm. My legs are getting so strong - and my lungs too - as I'm doing some great breathing. I have huge surgery coming up soon - and i believe this is allowing me to get to a great level of fitness - in preparation. Honestly - i can't go on enough about this product enough. My friend bought a cheaper version. She's given it away already... say no more 🤿🤿🤿

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Electra - Full Face Snorkel Mask
Bolang C. (Perth, AU)
Great design

This is the best snorkel mask I’ve ever had. Very comfortable on face, easy to breathe. I am not a good swimmer, it makes me feel safe and enjoy snorkelling without distraction. Thank you ninjiashark.

Best snorkel ever!!

Got one of these for me and my 7 year old daughter for Xmas. We’ve used them twice already and love them!! So much easier to breathe, can see so much and just makes the whole snorkelling experience better! Would highly recommend!

Clear as day

Clear to see and easy to breathe,
Whole family loves the NinjaShark Snorkel mask.

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Robyn H. (Adelaide, AU)
Amazing

The best snorkel and mask combination. No going back now! I could snorkel for over an hour easily. So glad I made this purchase

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(DRAFT) Package: Dry Snorkel (Set + Fins + Bag)
Mermaid M. (Townsville, AU)
Mermaid

While travelling in Timor leste l met a fellow snorkeller. We snorkelled for 10 days together the food was shit but the water was stunning. The friend was using Ninja Shark fins and mask mine were steaming up, letting in water and heavy. On arriving back in Australia l ordered straight away.
I was a little bit anxious on receiving my order as the mask was quite different to my old one and the fins were short and adjustable ( l wanted them to be my size ! ) well to my luck the weather was beautiful ( yes mid winter in Mackay ) and perfect for boating so off we scooted to Cockermouth ( don't laugh it's a real place ) jumping in and WOW I'm now a mermaid 🧜‍♀️ the mask and fins felt like part of me. I actually cried as not only was the equipment allowing me to explore as l wanted but the reef was STUNNING. So lm indepted to Ninja Shark for making me the mermaid l always aspired to be 🧜‍♀️

Took it to Tahiti

I wasn’t quite sure about getting a full face mask but bought mine (Electra package) before a trip to Tahiti which we got home from yesterday - absolutely LOVED it!!! I’ll be getting one for my wife before our next trip to a similar destination. BTW I make LOTS of crazy videos with lots of toys.

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Life changing

I do love my full face snorkel.. the freedom of nose breathing under the water.. the meditative and relaxative effect of this snorkeling is unexpected and great. Fits so well.. comfy to wear for long time.. highly recommend

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jomm11 (Brisbane, AU)
Super quality & fit

So happy we got Ninja shark, perfect for Great barrier reef snorkel day.
Flippers, mask, dry wallet, carry bag (good quality bag), anti fog spray, happy days.

Ninja Shark Kids Mask

We recently brought the Ninja Shark Kids 3-11 Mask + Fins + Bag package for our 7 year old who absolutely loves it! Will be buying three more for the rest of the family. 😊

Even better than expected!

I saw the kids full face snorkel masks online, and thought they looked pretty cool. I ordered two for Christmas, for my 3 and 6 year olds. Wow, did they have a great time with them!

I wasn't sure how the 3 year old would go with it, but he was comfortable in it almost immediately, and spent hours swimming around and seeing a whole new world of underwater scenery.

They were easy to fit, zero issues with them staying on. No leaks or fog.

They can't wait to get back to the water!

Highly recommend this product :)

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Electra - Full Face Snorkel Mask
Nick J. (Brisbane, AU)
mask swimming

The mask did exactly what was stated. I was very happy and will get another mask for my daughter.

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Electra - Full Face Snorkel Mask
Sheara R. (Perth, AU)
Great way to swim

I have NEVER been able to snorkel but love swimming. These full face snorkels are an absolute game changer in my life. Now I try to swim around 5 kms a week in the local pool. The Ninja mask makes it easy to do laps. I’ve been using the Ninja Shark for a quite few years and find the new Electra the best full face mask ever. No leaks, no fog and really easy to use and great quality. I’ve noticed my regular chats with other swimmers at the pool have encouraged many of them to purchase one of their own. I’ve given my older models to my grandkids and they love them too.

Fabulous

I got one for the 3 year old and one for the 5 year old, I thought maybe the 3 year old would get the hang of it eventually but they both loved it and mastered it pretty quickly. We’ve only used in the swimming pool, excited to go snorkeling in the ocean soon. Great product.

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Sarah B. (Surfers Paradise, AU)
Love it!

Amazing product ! Have the electra package, kids love it. So easy to use. Highly recommend

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