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Bonaire Nature & Nature Organizations: Is using baby shampoo as a mask de-fogger safe for fish
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Fish and Sealife of Bonaire:
Is using baby shampoo as a mask de-fogger safe for fish
In the diving section, several people mentioned using baby shampoo to de-fog their masks. I am tired of spitting in my mask, but I wondered if it is safe (for the fish and other critters) if too many people rinse masks with a film of baby shampoo. I am a snorkeler (just in case that makes a difference).
| By Lisa Levy (BonaireTalker - Post #30) on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 - 6:24 am: |
I used just a tiny bit of shampoo in the mask and then rinsed it out with fresh water. By the time I get into the sea, the film has dried and there is an impermeable seal between my face and mask.
If water isn't getting into my mask, I assume the shampoo isn't getting out.
I think that the quantity is very little compared to all the water in the ocean, so the fishies are safe! The shampoo really works!!!
Others might have another opinion....Happy Snorkeling!
Lisa in Montreal
| By herman mowery (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #218) on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 - 9:51 am: |
It's safe for babies eyes and the amount is very small so I doubt it's anywhere close to a problem.... Sun screen most likely a much bigger problem. People cover themselves with it and jump in.... I wear a dive skin...it never washes off and I never miss a spot.
Hurray for herman mowery. just wear a nylon/poly/lycra skin and you will:
1. not pollute the water with zinc, titanium and other chemicals
2. not get burned by fire coral or stung by jellies
3. not get skin cancer (yea!)
4. not break off coral because you won't want to mess up your dive skin.
Try www.divegoddess.com for some fun, mostly high quality skins-- mine have lasted 3-4 times longer than my bodyglove skin, and they are more amusing.
There is never any need to put defogger or soap into the ocean if you follow this strategy:
1. when you return from a dive or snorkel, wash out your mask inside and out with detergent or shampoo.
2. rinse the mask thoroughly with hot water.
3. apply your defog (I prefer Ocean View) or shampoo inside the mask only and let it dry.
4. before you go diving or snorkeling again, rinse out the mask and let it air dry.
Voila-- soap only goes into the sink where it belongs. This method gives me better defog properties, anyway.
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