The Atomic Aquatics SubFrame Mask is so durable, it carries a Lifetime warranty against frame breakage. The strength comes from the internal frame (subframe) molded directly beneath the surface of the silicone rubber skirt (patent pending). This subframe provides incredible strength and rigidity as well as eliminating the bulky external plastic frame in other masks. A stainless steel retainer locks the lenses in place and provides added strength to the nose bridge area of the mask. A wide field of view and great fit completes the combination of function, style and durability.
“The Subframe’s internal frame is molded into the skirt, with the stainless-steel nose piece holding the lenses in. The design lends a sleek appearance—“Ferrari good looks,” one test diver put it. The Subframe had performance to match, earning very good scores for comfort and field of view, and an excellent score for dryness. Test divers liked the easy operation of the buckles, which attach to the skirt with flexible tabs. Chosen as a favorite by more test divers than any other mask in its category, the Subframe is our Testers Choice for dual-lens masks.” – Jon Whittle, ScubaLab
Subframe masks are available in Regular, Medium Fit (for narrower faces), and Slim Fit. Our Slim Fit design features a smaller, higher nose pocket and a narrower nose bridge to accommodate geometry common to Asian facial profiles.
Both the Atomic Frameless and SubFrame models offer a new standard feature never seen or “seen through” before in a diving mask. We call them UltraClear lenses.
What makes UltraClear special? Did you ever notice that normal dive mask lenses have a green tint to the glass? To see this tint, put your existing mask up to a piece of white paper and see for yourself. The green tint you see is the result of iron impurities left over in lower quality “float” or window type glass. That green tint distorts true colors and blocks out some of the light that reaches the eye.
UltraClear is a new and exciting optical quality glass with exceptional clarity and high light transmission, with no color distortion. The exceptionally high light transmittance and lack of distortion in the UltraClear lens maximizes the light available for improved visual acuity, especially underwater in low light conditions.