The 6 Best Snorkel Masks That Fits Wide And Big Faces

If you are in the market for a new snorkel or scuba mask, you might be confused about which mask brand or style would be the best for your face type.

If you have a big face AKA wide face it means that your face has more prominent features than an average face structure, this is nothing to worry about and it shouldn’t discourage you from diving or snorkeling.

Over the years popular sports masks brands have been doing well to make dive masks that suit every face structure, brands like Tusa and ScubaPro are notable for that.

They have dive masks that suit almost any face type, ranging from masks for big noses to dive masks for small faces.

However, in this guide we are going to list and review some of the best scuba masks for people with big or wide faces, each review will consist of pros and cons and what makes each of the dive masks stand out, and more.

The Best Scuba Masks for People with Big or Wide Faces

I have always struggled with finding the right diving mask for my wide facial features, I have a big old wide face and a very large nose, and I have to use a lot of dive masks before I was able to find the perfect kind for my face type.

This list is made up of 6 different types of masks, each with their unique features, that is to show you the number of masks that I had to test to find the perfect fit and this guide will save you the hassle.

If you are new to dive mask shopping always make sure that you consider some of these features before purchasing:

  • Comfort (frame type, strap)
  • Your facial features and size
  • Type of lens (clear, UV lens)
  • Type of skirt (reduce creasing on face)

Moving on, let’s jump into the main topic; the best scuba mask for large, big, and wide faces.

1. Best soft silicone scuba mask for big face: GULL Mantis LV Mask

This mask is made up of some of the softest silicone materials available which make this mask very comfortable and gives you the tightest seal which prevents leaks.

It is a bit lightweight if not very, it weighs less than an average dive mask due to the silicone material makeup. There isn’t much to say about this mask but it served me well around the time I used it.

It has a good strap design that aids the skirt to offer a great but firm seal to whatever type of face that wears it. This GULL Mantis scuba mask has a comfortable silicone nose pocket that can stretch to fit any nose size.

It also has a soft damper that helps relieves the stress around the eye and cheekbone area for the wearer. To top it all, this wide face mask has a great drain skirt that helps minimize water packing plus its lens can block out UV rays that are harmful to our eyes.


  • Comfortable sealing skirt
  • Made with silicone so it’s comfortable
  • UV protected lens
  • Adjustable strap
  • Drain skirt for water expulsion

2. Best UV lens scuba mask for big face: Scubapro D-Mask

Wider-faced divers out there swear by this D-mask by Scubapro that has a sleek design that suits the Asian features. Here is a post on this site about the best snorkel masks for Asian and small faces.

This mask comes in 3 different sizes, I recommend the wide size as it will give a better fit. One of my favorite thing about this mask is that it has an interchangeable lens design that allows divers with vision problems to put in their prescription lenses and at the same time offers a wide field of view for more clarity underwater.

Then for the most important feature, the UV lens; this filters out HEV light without affecting how things appear, it also has a comfortable strap that allows the diver to move their head in almost any direction and angle.

There is more to say about this mask but if you have a wide, big, or large face his mask is definitely for you.


  • Rotating strap buckles
  • Comes with an adapter for mounting the HUD dive computer
  • UV+420 cut lens technology filters
  • Weighs less than 2.205 pounds so it is quite lightweight
  • It has a unisex design 
  • Comes with a fabric case to protect and store the mask when not in use

3. Best frameless scuba mask for big face: Scubapro Gorilla Mask

One of the most important features pro divers look out for when choosing a mask is the frame, a frameless mask offers more comfort and makes it a perfect choice for divers with a wider and larger face type.

Its boxy design gives it a sophisticated look and it is wider than the Scubapro’s original frameless design, it also has a larger lens that allows the user a wider side view. This mask has a kick for durability and has an almost a year warranty also it is lightweight.


  • Extra-large lens for a wider view
  • Foldable for traveling
  • Comfortable headband for any head size
  • Weighs about 1.1 pounds 
  • A double-seal skirt that sits comfortably on large faces without leaks

4. Best clear glass scuba mask for large face: OMS Tattoo Mask

If you are looking for a great scuba mask that will fit your face type and also a clear glass lens for optimal view underwater then this is a good mask for you.

However, if you are thinking of getting this mask, get it in western (standard) size as it is a great fit for people with big or large faces.

This mask features a 3D contoured mask strap that prevents creasing and folding. However, don’t get fooled by the clear glass, the lens is super coated with UV light filters that will protect your eyes from harm.

The only thing I didn’t really like about this mask was that it tends to fog up a lot but what dive mask doesn’t?


  • Plenty of color options 
  • Clear glass lens with UV filters
  • Double silicone face skirt
  • Frameless low volume design
  • Comes with a hard storage case
  • Silicone nose pocket

5. Best cheapest scuba mask for big face: XS Scuba Cortez Mask

For my bigger-faced divers who are on a budget, this scuba mask is a perfect fit. The crystal skirt is wider from top to bottom for a more comfortable feel and less creasing.

It has a wide view vision with a double edge feathered edge skirt. When I used this mask it fitted my big old face well and never leaked any day. So if you are having a hard time finding a chap scuba mask, then go with this mask.


  • Budget conscience
  • Large and wide skirt
  • Medium volume design
  • Excellent seal with double edge skirt

6. Best comfortable scuba mask for big face: Scubapro Synergy Twin Mask

ScubaPro has the largest collection of sports-outdoor accessories, about 35 percent of diving equipment on the market is made by them and it’s no surprise that this is the third mask by Scubapro in this guide.

Moving on, this mask is one of the most comfortable scuba masks I have ever used and still use, even though it is a bit on the expensive side, I have loved it every time I spend used it.

It has a silicone sealing skirt that helps minimize creasing and headaches, if you have a large nose pocket this mask is also made for you due to the silicone material around that area. The head strap buckles are attached to the sealing skirt for more comfort.


  • Lots of color options
  • Comfortable sealing silicone skirt
  • Double lens design
  • Adjustable strap buckle


If you are a diver that has a bigger or wider face than the average person then you will surely understand how hard it is to find a good fitting scuba or snorkel mask.

If you don’t get the right fit of mask be prepared for headaches and your nose bridge suffering.

So go through this guide and I am sure you will find a great mask that will suit your budget and give you the best diving experience.

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