Kerian's goggles and Speedo noseclip

Since I first started training as a freediver I have always used the Cressi Minima, which has a low internal volume and fits me well. However over the last year I have been regularly hitting an equalisation barrier with the Minima at around 90m. Unlike the plastic Sphera (which collapses onto the face, and therefore doesn't need to be equalised after 30m), the Minima has a rigid frame and requires regular equalisation.

Although it's nice to be able to see clearly I knew that if I wanted to tackle any depth discipline other than CNF I would need to switch to fluid-filled goggles and a noseclip. This proved a lot more difficult than anticipated, mainly trying to deal with the air expanding against the noseclip (I can't stand rebreathing expanding air during the ascentl). I solved this problem by trading in my Paradisa noseclip for a $3 Speedo clip, which supplies just enough seal for me to equalíse on the descent, but is leaky enough for expanding air to escape in the ascent. It's also a lot more iti*


The fluid goggles came from friend, freediver and kiwi entrepreneur Kerian Hibbs. They are a simple but very effective, with a design that doesn't require gluing, and the nose-bridge piece can be varied for a perfect fit. Underwater vision is excellent, and the goggles are very comfortable to wear. i

The results on my training have been instantaneous, and the other day I landed my first 100m dive in FIM, although the rope was getting a little bouncy at that I depth...

Hi where im going to buy the fluid goggles by georgios on 2008-03-02 11:25:52

Kerian Hibbs is the manufacturer. You can contact him through www.monofí by will on 2008-03-02 12:28: 18

They are good eh, better field of vision than others tried. Must be a bit of a cost to letting that air go on the ascent though! by Dave on 2008-03-02 15: 15:48

Well done on the 100m! Between you and Dave the NZ records are going to be really hard for anyone else to beatlrnrn|'m quite enjoying my pair of the goggles too! by Kathryn on 2008-03-03 00:54: 15

Don't tell me you're one of those filthy rebreathers Dave. You have 16L, surely you can spare a few mL on the ascentl? The cost is nothing compared to how much I was losing from the Minima. by will on 2008-03-07 14:46:59

Open circuit freediving eh... by Dave an 2008-03-09 14:28:55

Will, what's your problem with rebreathing or 'sniffing'? LOL.rnrnDave better watch out maybe Will put's on a monofin one day...rnrnKeep the reports on and from VB comming, I love to read it, and the pictures are gorgous as well!rnrnThank you, and all the bestlrnl think the Next WC should be at your place!rnrnKars

by Kars on 2008-03-21 17:08:37

Will, how are the lenses mounted to the goggles without gluing? by Aleksandar on 2008-03-22 09:37:06

They are press fitted. The hole in the goggles lens is fractionally smaller than the optical lens so that when it is pushed in it locks in place. A small amount of superglue can help keep it there. by will on 2008-03-22 09:59:26

William congrats on all your success good going bro!! by Mario Donato on 2008-03-22 11:00:27

Kerian now has a website for orders of his fantastic fluid goggles.rn by will on 2008-03-26 14:03:41

Hi...rn|'m working to trasformed the mask similar of minima of cressi (the same project but for swim) in the googles like your...rnmaybe...if my optician can do it...we can sall it in Europe...rn by 5 Terre Academy on 2008-04-07 00:45:31

I cant get the link to work! by Steffen on 2012-11-22 03:52:55