Questions about this item:
I have the same question about the communications. Can people using this mask w/buddy phone communicate with people using the Ocean Reef comms?
Monica s According to OTS technical support, should be the same frequency to be ok. Some older models were not compatable but they did not think there was a problem using Ocean Reef comms.
Do you know if the Coms on this mask are compatible with the GSM com on an Ocean Reef mask? I would like to have people using the OTS masks be able to communicate with those using the Ocean Reef. Thanks
Monica s According to OTS technicians, it should work just programing to channel 1. Some older models of Ocean reef it might be an issue, but it should be ok if it is newer models.
want to become a rescue diver is this a good mask for the job?
Frank L Yes, this would work well, if you want a nice full face mask with communications. This item is very popular with public safety divers.
would this product and the surface buddy phone give me everything I need for surface to diver communication?
have wondered about equalizing with a full mask as this? any suggestions or recommendations?
what about battery life, what type of battery and is it rechargeable or as my wife and i will do many dive on our dive trips?
Monica s There is a space inside the mask that you adjust to where you nose is and you simply press the mask to your face and that will enable you to equalize. Battery life is approximately 6 hours stand by and about 2-3 talk time. It does not come with rechargeble batteries.
DO you have to equalize and if so how?
Yes you need to equalize. You press the bottom of the mask upward and there are is a nose bar inside the mask that seals against your nose allowing you to equalize.
Steven T Thanks for the response.
When buying the aga mask with the comms package. Does the aga mask come with the hose to hook up to the first stage?
DAN I Ya the air hose comes with the mask and regulator in the cool caring case. Have Fun
RICHARD K Its been awhile since I used this mask as its the winter in michigan and I dont do much diving this time of year -- the hoes was NOT assembled - but the kit does come with the wrenches needed to assemble the hose.. (I had to reskim the manual)
RICHARD K Let me clarify -- yes - it DOES come with the hose.
RICHARD K Yes - the regulator (which detaches from the mask for storage/cleaning) is actually fully assembled to the hose.
The only thing that doesnt actually come with this mask is the first stage. I'm using my aqualung titan lx (2009 model) first stage with no problems.
I will say -- the ffm is a different diving experiance.. but you get used to it.. hopefully you know someone that will also buy one of these -- cause its kind of boring being able to talk to yourself :)
does the continuous talk mode work with 2 of the systems while underwater? so if a buddy and I where diving and both in continuous talk mode would we be able to hear each other no problems or is it just for surface units?
It does not work as a VOX between two divers. Conituos talk was designed for film makers to be able to narrate underwater. If one diver has it on the others can hear him but not transmit. I dive under a ship clearing intakes and the push to talk feature works fine. The surface unit we have is also push to talk.
richard k Thanks!! Is there any audio solution that does have vox.. im just looking for a reason not to hit the button when I want to talk to my buddies.
Does this mask have valve for water surface breathing?
Does it include the surface comm. unit?
Do I need to use ptt for transmitting?
This mask does include a surface air valve.
This has the diver side transmitter and receiver, but people on the surface will need their own communications unit found here: http://www.leisurepro.com/Prod/OTSSBP.html
The mask has two options for transmit, push to talk, or via a setting you can change while diving, Continuous transmit mode so you can talk with no need to push the button.
How far does the mask pick up a clear frequency?
LeisurePro S The range varies from 50 to 500 meters depending on sea conditions & noise levels.
To what depth does the buddy phone operate?
LeisurePro S The buddy phone has a max operating depth of 130 feet.
Does this include 1st Stage?
LeisurePro S No, this includes the specially designed second stage attachment, but a first stage and hose must be purchased separately.
Is this a positive pressure mask?
LeisurePro S This is a "semi-positive pressure" mask.
This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.
Whats in the box:Guardian Full Face Mask, OTS D2 Buddy Phones, ABV-1 Valve, LP Hose, Mask Bag and Owner's Manual
With over 60 years of diving experience and having sold almost every Full Face Mask (FFM) on the market, it was easy to see there was a need for something better. A common problem with most FFM is the seal. The lack of a good seal causes the diver to use air quicker and can interfere with the diver's ability to hear if using underwater communications. With that in mind, the GFFM was designed around a double seal. This along with many other great features (i.e. semi positive pressure, quick release 2nd stage, easy maintenance, etc.) is why you will find the Guardian is the best choice for your money when looking for a full face mask.
The Double Seal 55-60 Shore A Liquid Silicone Skirt with High Strength Polycarbonate Visor (Lens) was specifically designed to allow people with a small faces or a slim face, especially in the temple area, to seal better. Everyone has a little different face. As divers you all know how important being able to equalize is. Equalizing is a challenge for all full face masks One-Size does not fit all! In order to ensure everyone can equalize, OTS has put together an Equalizing Kit which comes with every Guardian full face mask. The kit consists of two bases. One is a standard size without any holes. It can be adjusted up or down to fit as necessary. The other base has two holes which allow for different size pads that can be added. In the event the standard base does not work for you, one of the pads and the other base should fit the bill.
The Guardian offers an easy to adjust buckle system. OTS has made the buckles out of a tough, robust compound which should give you years of use. However if a buckle does break, it will be easy to replace. There is definitely one thing you won't have to worry about and that is RUST. Rust is the number one cause of replacement when using metal buckles. The 5-Point Spider Strap is just the right thickness to allow for a comfortable fit no matter what depth you go to. As you go deeper, the strap will help take up the slack. When you go shallow and everything readjusts, so will the strap keeping you snug in your Guardian full face mask.
The ABV-1 Ambient Breathing Valve allows the user to breathe ambient air at the surface, conserving your tank air. It is simple to use and its low profile keeps it out of the way. To use the device, while on the surface simply rotate the valve counterclockwise. The one way valve will open and allow air into the FFM. The one way valve located on the inside of the FFM ensures that your exhaled air does not go back out the valve. Your exhaled air is sent out through the second stage regulator ensuring you do not get a Co2 "building" in the FFM. The valve also is forced closed when diving. The over pressure in the FFM assures that. If you forget to close the valve before diving, the valve disc will help keep water out.
The Guardian full face mask has a custom designed Balanced Downstream Demand Valve 2nd Stage Regulator that was specifically designed for a full face mask. OTS also realized what is involved with the maintenance of a full face mask and regulator. They designed the 2nd stage with trouble free maintenance in mind - it is easily removed! This is important for cleaning and/or maintaining your full face mask. The Regulator has an Injected-Molded High-Impact Housing for Strength and Durability and comes with a 32" (81.3 cm) 3/8" threaded Low Pressure Hose.
You paid hard earned money for your Full Face Mask. Why not keep it in a bag designed to store it like it is supposed to be stored. The mask bag was designed to help keep your mask in the right drying position, keeping water from pooling in your 2nd stage regulator. It also has vents to keep good ventilation helping to stop mildew and drain holes to let water drain away from the mask. Lots of storage pockets as well. One is a dry storage compartment! The bag has a carrying handle as well as a shoulder strap. In all, it's a great investment to help keep your valuable GFFM. The Guardian Full-Face Mask is available with a Black Skirt with Black, comes with a 12 month limited warranty and Owner's Manual.
The Buddy Phone D2 is a digital, micro-miniature, ultrasonic transceiver allowing communication between two or more scuba divers or surface stations. Using "Digital Signal Processing" (DSP) techniques, the Buddy Phone produces uncompromising speech clarity. The Buddy Phone D2 differs from OTS's standard Buddy Phone in that it is digitally controlled and has some fantastic new features such as: a voice menu to guide you adjust your Volume, change from channel A to Channel B or put the Buddy Phone in a continuous voice transmission mode.
Voice Menu: When you submerge with a D2 Buddy Phone, you will hear the voice system say "Buddy Phone ON, frequency A (B), channel one (four), volume High (Medium, Low)," depending on the prior dive's settings. Changing a setting is easy and can be done while underwater. Depress the Push-to-talk switch (PTT) three times quickly and hold the third depression until you hear "main menu - volume, channel, continuous transmit." When you hear the main menu selections, simply depress the PTT to select one of the choices. The unit will make the selection and go back to the receive mode. If you don't make a selection after the menu repeats twice, the D2 Buddy Phone goes out of the main selection menu and back to the receive mode (see operators manual for a more detail explanation. Note: continuous transmit mode allows the user to talk, hands free. This was requested by many movie makers and scientist who talk on camera often).
The D2 Buddy Phone has a Nominal Range of 165' to 1640.4' (50 to 500 meters), Transmit Output Power of 0.5 watts PEP, uses Standard Frequency Peak Envelope Power (PEP): Recall & Tone: Frequency A (Channel 1) 32.768 kHz USB, Frequency B (Channel 4) 31.250 kHz with an Audio Bandwidth of 300 to 3,000 Hz. The D2 Buddy Phones has a Automatic Gain Control greater than 80 dB, Ceramic Earphones with a Ceramic Cylinder Transducer, Uses the ME-16R Hot-Mic (Dynamic) or Super Mic (Standard) (Ceramic), is Powered by a 9 Volt Alkaline Battery (not included) with a Operational Depth of 130' (30 meters).
- Does Not Fog
- Lens Quality
- Range of Vision
- Snug Fit
- Open Water Diving
- Feels true to size
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- Does Not Fog
- Easy to use
- Lens Quality
- Snug Fit
- Open Water Diving
- Salvage Work
- Feels true to size
- Was this a gift?:
- Breathes really well
- Easy to fit
- Faceport scratching
- Fogs Easily
- Feels true to size
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