full face mask certification

Full Face Mask Certification

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Obtaining your full-face mask certification (FFM) opens up a new diving experience unlike any you’ve had before. Having an increased field of vision, being able to breathe through your nose, or just looking like an awesome diver are all reasons why divers love diving with a FFM. While it’s easy to learn how to use, we highly recommend taking our class to familiarize yourself with the intricacies of diving your FFM.

What to expect in this course:

You’ll work directly with your instructor to learn how to flood, clear, remove, replace, & handle emergency scenarios underwater while wearing your FFM. You’ll learn your basic skills (removing, replacing, & clearing your mask) in confined water before moving into open water.  Once in open water, you’ll demonstrate these skills to your instructor and get to experience all the benefits & different buoyancy characteristics of diving with a FFM.

Who this class is for:

  • The certified diver looking for more information about the different full face masks available & how to determine the correct one to meet their needs
  • Certified divers who want to communicate better underwater
  • Certified divers who dive in colder water & would benefit from a dry face
  • Certified divers who have issues with masks flooding due to facial hair

Our full-face mask certification class fee includes:

  • 1 confined water, 2 open water dives, all instructor led
  • Your online learning, tests & one-on-one instructor review
  • Full face mask certification card & processing fees

What you will learn:

  • Diver safety & communications
  • Types of full face masks
  • Donning/Doffing
  • Diving with a full face mask
  • Types of underwater communication
  • Equipment
  • User/field maintenance & care
  • Authorized servicing/preventive maintenance
  • After use care

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Full Face Mask Certification


Please check our online calendar for a scheduled class before purchasing. You may be able to join an already scheduled course.

This class includes your online e-learning material, 3 in-water training sessions with a certified instructor,  your certification card (C-Card) and the ability to talk under water.


Course Requirements:

Full face mask certification prerequisites:

  • 15 years or older (Under 18 requires parental consent)
  • Open water diving certification
  • Approved diver medical form
  • Liability waiver

Gear requirements:

  • Standard scuba gear (regulators, BCD, weights, tanks, computer – available for rental)
  • Personal scuba gear (mask, fin, snorkel, boots – student must provide)
  • Full face mask (rentals available)
  • Any additional weights or weight systems you already own

Class requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the online learning course with a test score of 80% or higher
  • After instructor remediation, a test score of 100%
  • Complete all confined water requirements efficiently
  • Complete all open water requirements efficiently
  • Ensure the certifying agency has your photo on their website (no hats or sunglasses)

Time requirements:

  • 1-2 hours for online learning
  • 2-4 hours of instructor led surface & in-water training