Which Full Face Snorkel Mask is the Best?

by Mihai Pinzariu on September 23, 2019

A truly passionate snorkeler would never invest in equipment that wasn’t worth their time. Maybe a newbie wouldn’t mind putting up with a leaky snorkel and tight fitting mask, but if you’re out in the water often, you want the good stuff. Here at Ninja Shark we get a lot of enquiries from avid snorkelers looking for ‘the best’ snorkel mask out there. You’re dedicated people and you want to use equipment that will heighten your experience, make snorkelling somehow even greater than it already is.

The truth is, though, that there’s no one ‘best’ snorkel mask out there. Maybe if there were some kind of international awards competition where one brand was crowned as the top snorkel mask, then we could tell you.

Until then, ‘the best’ that we can do is just show you what to look for when seeking out the very best of the best. In short, that means you want:

  • A full face snorkel mask that is regularly updated and enhanced,
  • A snorkel mask that comes with all the available technology,
  • A trusty, reliable brand that offers a good warranty on the product.

So let’s look into all this a little deeper – think of this as the Insider’s Guide to Spotting a Damn Good Snorkel Mask.

1. Regularly updated/enhanced snorkel masks

If you’ve already spotted a full face snorkel mask you’re interested in, check to see how long ago that particular version was released. If it was over 12 months ago, it’s likely that you’ll be missing out on a lot of advancements, additions, and updates. Diligent snorkel mask manufacturers should be constantly updating and evolving their masks along with the latest available features, safety measures, and materials.

There’s always a way to make a snorkel mask better (especially after taking in customer feedback), so if you see a snorkel mask that doesn’t look like it’s been released in the last year, it’s definitely not gonna be ranking amongst ‘the best’. We’ll get more into the reasons why you want the latest models of snorkel masks later (it’s more important than getting the latest iPhone, we’ll tell you that!)

2. Full face snorkel mask with all the technology

It kind of fits with the above point, but just because a snorkel mask model has been released in the last year, it won’t necessarily mean that it’s got all the latest technology. And in that case, it definitely wouldn’t be amongst the ‘best’ if there are other snorkel masks out there with better technology. Just like any other product out there, full face snorkel masks are constantly being innovated.

The latest technology includes things like:

  • Dedicated inhalation/exhalation breathing channels,
  • Superior anti-fogging features,
  • Extra uni-directional valves,
  • Easier equalisation that allows you to pinch your nose, and
  • All the fancy stuff like GoPro mounts.

If the snorkel mask you’re looking at has a GoPro mount but none of the other chamber features, then you’ll be taking a lot of pretty pictures but not necessarily enjoying the most comfortable snorkelling journey out there.

3. Full face snorkel mask with a decade long warranty

OK, it doesn’t have to be a 10 year warranty, but that’s as good as you can get when it comes to snorkel masks these days. And if you’re looking for the best, then that’s what you want. If you ever want to be absolutely confident that you’re purchasing a sound & solid product that will last you years and years, all you have to do is check the warranty.

If there’s a good, long warranty on the product available, and the brand has reliable reviews showcasing that they do in fact honour that warranty, you should be good to go. If there’s little to no warranty, or reviews show that the brand ignores the warranty, avoid at all costs! Not to toot our own horn or anything, but we offer a 10 year warranty on all our Ninja Shark masks. Just saying! We completely back our products.

What is ‘the best’ snorkel mask?

OK, so why do you need all these fancy new features and stuff? Why can’t you just stick to the original model of the full face snorkel mask and love it for years and years like you did the traditional snorkel? Well, full face snorkel masks are still quite new onto the scene, and manufacturers are continuously discovering new ways to make them better and safer to use.

You may have heard about some of the stories about full face snorkel masks being dangerous. The latest models are all designed to counter these claims and make the snorkel masks even safer to use.

  • CO2 buildup – This is an extremely serious issue and any self-respecting snorkel manufacturer would have sought out a solution. At Ninja Shark this was the main focus of all of our latest improvements. We’ve developed our snorkel mask and:
  • Added extra breathing channels to the tube,
  • Made the tube wider,
  • Added extra uni-directional valves, and
  • Dedicated inhaling & exhaling breathing channels (we’re currently the only brand not mixing inhaled/exhaled air at the end of the tube)
  • Leaking masks – If it’s not due to a faulty mask, water leakage is due to improper fitting masks. We’ve tackled this issue in our latest snorkel mask model by creating a mask that properly adheres to your facial bone structure – no matter what face you have! It’s a one-size-fits-all snorkel mask solution that creates a 100% leak proof seal while remaining comfortable to wear.
  • Anti-fogging features – Anti-fogging technology is basically just science, and that world is evolving on its own all the time. Full face snorkel masks just get better and better when it comes to their anti-fog technology, and the latest masks give you the most crystal clear views yet.

So as you see, there’s no one ‘best’ full face snorkel mask out there. Instead, there are a number of things you should look for. When you find the snorkel that encompasses all the above characteristics of being ‘the best’, then you’ve found the right mask.

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The Ninja Shark full face snorkel masks comes equipped with advanced Anti-Fog technology, automatic drainage, no CO2 Buildup with improved uni-directional valves, and a revolutionary breathe flow system so you can breathe through both your nose and mouth.

“If you thought we’re just here to sell you products, think again. You’re part of the Ninja Shark family, and your feedback matters! We’re constantly working to improve our products and deliver the full face snorkel mask that exists only in our dreams!”

What customers are saying about us…

“Awesome set.

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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Based on 1494 reviews
Package : Air Adults (Mask + Fins + Bag)
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 🤿🤿🤿

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)

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

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

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

(DRAFT) Diving Dry Snorkel Set with GoPro mount
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 :)

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.

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.


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

(DRAFT) Diving Dry Snorkel Set with GoPro mount
Jennifer M. (Brisbane, AU)
Love it

Bought these for myself and my husband after getting the full face masks for the kids, and they were so good we’re getting them for the rest of the extended family for Xmas. The fact u can dive down and not get water down ur snorkel is a brilliant bonus! Makes our family holidays much easier and better without snorkel dramas!

This made our holiday

The product itself was amazing, but the service we received allowed us to get our 2 sets of masks for our cruise. We took them with us and used them multiple times for snorkelling on our cruise to Nouméa and New Caledonia. It was amazing snorkelling and being able to breathe easily, and the fins were the most comfortable I've ever used. I've got size 13 feet, and not only were they completely adjustable, but they were THE most comfortable fins ever invented. A massive shoutout to Colleen Zamora from your support staff who helped me out and made it possible to take our gear on holidays! Thanks Colleen!
The photo is us snorkelling off Amadee Island looking for turtles!

My kids love them

I’ve got three of these masks for my younger kids, however the oldest wants one too as the young ones rave about how good the are.

Summer Family Fun

Our Ninja masks have made snorkelling as a whole family very easy and enjoyable. The kids (and parents) find them super easy to use and have allowed us as a family of five to snorkel for longer than we ever could using traditional snorkel gear. I would highly recommend these masks.

Lifetime Warranty
Geri D. (Sydney, AU)
Lifetime warranty

Glad I have but haven’t needed to use .. yet

Great Mask

Love this mask. Kids find it so much easier snorkelling with the Ninja Shark. The snorkel mask is super clear and doesn’t fog up. The adjustable straps are great and easy to loosen and tighten. Very happy that we made the decision to get these for the kids.

A must for snorkelers!

Recently purchased the Equaliser Pro Mask, Finns and bag. 🤿 🐠🐡🐟🦈 Had an amazing time snorkeling off Fitzroy Island, the Pro mask allowed me to explore for over 7 hours. Higly recommend! Planning must next snorkeling trip! 🤿💦🌴☀️


we used our new masks over the weekend. they were amazing, my daughter barely had her head out of the water all day.

Lifetime Warranty
Lina J. (Gold Coast, AU)
life warranty

This is great! More stores should do it!

Lifetime Warranty
Olivia (Perth, AU)
Fantastic snorkel!

Our 5 year old has never snorkelled. Put it on and was snorkelling no problem straight away! Easy for him to put on and off by himself. We bought the full package with flippers (also amazing and he can put them on by himself) and the two wet bags. The foldable snorkel is so handy for storing while we are travelling. And the lifetime warranty gives us great comfort that we can use it for future trips! We are so impressed with this product I’m going to get mum and dad one too!