In 1977, a year after I got certified, Soundwave Systems launched the “Wetphone,” a voice-activated underwater communications device that promised to revolutionize sports diving, making it a “silent world” no more. I added it to my wish list along with a Watergill At-Pac, the forerunner of modern-day wings, and an SAS drysuit. Soundwave filed for bankruptcy a few years later.
Now Scubapro has unveiled a white version, manufactured from soft, anti-allergy silicone. This should be reasonably durable whilst providing decent comfort. Why is this model of mask still so popular? It is simple to explain.