Best way to keep your Snorkel Mask from Fogging Up
The Naupaka leaf is the best way to keep your snorkel mask from fogging up!
While most experienced snorkelers and divers will tell you that the best way to prevent your snorkel mask from fogging up is to spit in it, there is actually a much better and sanitary way to do this! The Naupaka leaf is a natural way to prevent your snorkeling mask from fogging up. Some divers say this leaf, which is native only to the Hawaiian islands, is better than any anti-fog solution on the market today. We use the Naupaka leaf as a natural defog for all of our snorkel mask rentals. Our customers rave about how clear their snorkel mask stays even after several uses.
The Naupaka plant is characterized by its half petal flower and can be found in the mountians as well as along the coast line. The story behind the half flower is one of deep Hawaiian culture. Two lovers were split up and turned into the Naupaka in order to be saved from certain death by the hand of Madame Pele. One was placed in the mountains and the other along the shoreline, which is why the Naupaka can be found in both locations. It is said that the two lovers can only be united when the flower halves meet.
To use the leaf as a defogging agent, simply crush it up and rub the leaf around the inside of the snorkel mask. The natural oils in the leaf prevent the snorkel mask from clouding up in the water. The Naupaka leaf is a great alternative to chemical defoggers or spiting in the mask.
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The plant can also be found in Belize, it’s a common plant on Caye Caulker, a little island sitting right in front of the mesoamerican barrier reef, the 2nd largest in the world.
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