How do you get an airtight seal over the ears if I wear the mask over hood as shown? it also shows wearing it under, but will it really fit that way given how big the ears stick out? thanks!
The hood has two layers. The layer next the head has holes into which you tuck the ear cups. Then you pull the outer layer up over the ear cups. This system works well, although donning the hood takes a bit of practice. By the end of my spring dive trip I was getting the Pro Ear hood on as quickly as my previous, single layer hood with a standard mask. My only criticism of this hood is that the skirt is a bit too short and sometimes pulls out of my wetsuit. The mask really does help with equalization.
you wear the mask over the first hood under the second (the second will fit over the ear pieces. make sure you get your hair out of the way. test (in bathtub)before taking them out, check for proper air movement in valve
And I don't use ear seals... Why do people use ear seals...?. I dive to 100 feet with no problems...?
You don't get an airtight seal over for ears... You can put mask or goggles on first but the mask will obviously have to seal to your face just like any mask... Your ears are left open just like when you are normally diving without a hood... You have to equalize the pressure so your ears cannot be "sealed" underwater...The hood works excellent and I would def recommend it
i use this mask - hood combo for cave diving in the yucatan. it is a bear to put on correctly but works fine if done right. first, i put on the mask as shown over the inner hood. then i use my fingers around the cutouts to get the earpieces completely free of the rubber. they must fit only over skin. a bit complicated where the little hoses join in.
then i push them tight against the skin to ensure close fit. Next, i pull the outer hood over the ears. all of this takes place with the mask over the face. frustrating to fit in the hot sun, so use a good defogger.
if the earpieces doe not touch skin, then they will leak and fill with water and impossible to purge with the outer hood in place underwater. you will note two small purge holes in the center of both hoods. handy if the hood fills with air. overall, a cumbersome system, but solid once it is all in place. good luck