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12/4/11 3:49 P

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Yes, I always dive with contact lenses. Just remember - if you are underwater and your mask lets in some water and your contact lens washes out - YOU CAN STILL BREATHE, EVEN IF YOU CAN'T SEE PERFECTLY. Don't freak out. Just breath, relax, re-adjust your mask and continue.

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10/25/11 2:06 P

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You can definitely dive with contacts! As mentioned below I bring a little travel bag with an extra pair of lenses and saline just in case. I thought about a prescription mask.. But then you have to have your glasses or sunglasses handy...every time you remove your mask!! That would be a hassle!!

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10/24/11 11:58 P

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I dive with contact lenses. I always have spare pair so that if water gets into my mask, I can replace the lens. I have thought about a special mask, but I figure it is cheaper for me to change my disposable lens.

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10/24/11 1:06 P

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Welcome Brittany! I heard of people diving with contacts. Of course there is always the option of getting a mask made with your prescription but that can be costly

Welcome to the team and good luck with getting certified. Left you a message on your page before reading this post and I assumed you were already certified. Florida is a great place to live & dive!

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10/24/11 12:00 A

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No, it's not true. You can dive with contact lenses. The only problem you might have is if your mask becomes dislodged, you could end up losing a lens if you don't get your eyes closed fast enough.

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10/23/11 10:55 P

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I'm interested in getting scuba certified... but someone told me you can't dive if you wear contact lenses. Is there any truth to this?

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