Introducing the PADI ‘How To’ series featuring helpful tips as you discover the underwater world. If you’ve just started the PADI Open Water Diver course, or simply haven’t been in the water for some time, we’ve got you covered with a full visual breakdown on how to perfect these skills so you feel the most comfortable in the water.

During the PADI Open Water Course, you will learn how to clear you scuba mask in case it floods with water while at depth. Watch the below video to see how it’s done:

Step by Step | How to Clear Your Mask:

Step 1: Fill mask slowly (close eyes if wearing contacts).
Step 2: Create seal on top of mask (with index fingers).
Step 3: Exhale from nose while looking up.
Step 4: If water remains, exhale again (check seal for trapped hair).
Step 5: You did it!

Looking to get PADI Open Water Diver certified? Find your local PADI Dive Shop to get started.

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