Dena and I have snorkeled a lot with our GoPro cameras. Most of the time, we used a small handheld float handle or a selfie stick. For a unique point of view, use a GoPro dive mask that mounts your camera on your forehead. Keep your hands free and capture great POV footage.
Several snorkel and dive masks models now come with a built-in GoPro mount, but if you already have the perfect mask, you can also add a GoPro mask mount for a simple hands-free solution. I also include full-face masks with GoPro mounts built-in.
3 GoPro Dive Masks
1. OCTOMASK Frameless Mask With GoPro Mount
You can mount any model GoPro to this mask. It comes with a metal thumbscrew that allows you to attach your GoPro to the high-quality plastic mount easily. The mount keeps your camera firmly in place to prevent accidental rotation.
2. OCTOMASK Standard Mask With GoPro Mount
The OCTOMASK Standard Mask with GoPro Mount is the standard version of the frameless mask above. Whereas the frameless mask contains a single piece of tempered glass, the standard mask includes two pieces of tempered glass for the lenses.
The standard OCTOMASK is manufactured with the same high-quality silicone to guarantee a comfortable fit. Easily mount your Go Pro tightly in place with the included thumbscrew and protect your mask when not in use with the included waterproof travel bag.
The standard mask works with all GoPro models and is suitable for snorkeling, scuba diving, and freediving.
3. COLIFRSC Frameless Mask with GoPro Mount
Thanks to the COLIFRSC Frameless Mask with GoPro Mount updated design made with a high-precision LSR injection technology, this mask will fit virtually any face shape and head size for adults and kids over 12 years old.
The mask’s strap and skirt are made from the highest quality soft food-grade liquid silicone. The wide strap design reduces pressure on the head and can easily be adjusted with one hand while underwater.
Learn more about IPX Waterproof Ratings.
3 Full Face GoPro Snorkel Masks
The ORSEN Electric Full Face Snorkel Mask is unique in a few ways. ORSEN has a patented Electric Air Fresh system that accelerates the entry of oxygen and carbon dioxide emissions five times faster than standard full-face masks.
The removable GoPro camera mount easily attaches solidly atop the foldable dual-air flow snorkel with a single nut and bolt.
ORSEN comes with a charging cord for the rechargeable battery, pair of earplugs, two replacement valves for the circulation system, the GoPro mount with a nut and screw set, and a net storage bag.
The OCEAN REEF Aria QR+ boasts a quick-release system that separates the Aria QR+ from other full face masks. This system ensures safety, comfort, and ease when putting on and taking off the mask.
With three different sizes, this mask’s comfortable elastic straps ensure a snug hold. Mount your GoPro atop the snorkel with ease.
The dark face seal reduces incoming surface glare while providing a 180° panoramic view. No defogging products are required for this mask, as it has an air circulation system to prevent fog. An independent laboratory has tested the Aria QR+ to confirm safe carbon dioxide levels during use.
More reading: GoPro Waterproof Guide: All Models
2 GoPro Mask Mounts
If you already own a mask that fits so perfectly you can’t imagine giving it up, go hands-free with your GoPro underwater by using amount.
Here are two mounts for attaching your GoPro to your current mask.
7. Scubapro GoPro Mask Mount for Dual Lens Masks
8. Symbiotic GoPro Dive Mount
The Symbiotic GoPro Dive Mount works with any masks and fits all models of GoPros.
Because this mount allows you to put your GoPro on the side of your mask, you will get fewer bubbles distorting your footage.
Keep reading: GoPro Snorkeling Guide: 12 Tips and Settings
Why Swim with Mask-Mounted GoPro?
Yes, you can shoot underwater animals with your GoPro on a selfie stick. But by mounting your camera on your dive mask, you free up your hands for other things, like swimming.
Or you can swim with two cameras – one mask mounted and the other one on a selfie stick or wrist mount. There are many times that another POV would have added to the footage – and captured more of the experience.