Atomic Venom ARC Mask

$259.95

VENOM ARC

Combining hydrodynamic design with top-shelf lense technology, the Atomic Aquatics Venom Arc mask provides superlative vision under the water’s surface.

UltraClear Schott Superwite™ glass lenses offer wide-angle peripheral clarity while the double-layer silicone skirt holds the mask firmly in place. Building on the original Venom, the Arc includes an anti-reflective coating that’s applied to both sides of the UltraClear lenses, reducing glare and allowing more light to reach your retina.

An innovative squeeze-to-adjust strap allows for rapid fixes in the water. And if it ever breaks, no worries—the Arc’s frame is covered by a lifetime warranty.

The VENOM Arc dive mask lets you see more in a variety of light conditions, plus its hydrodynamic build and easily adjustable straps make your diving more enjoyable.

● Double-sided anti-reflective coating cuts glare and improves vision
● UltraClear Schott Superwite™ glass lens with exceptional optical clarity
● Patented SubFrame design with hydrodynamic styling and no external frame
● Double-layer, dual-color silicone skirt keeps the mask comfortably secure
● One-window / low volume design for unobstructed forward vision and wide viewing angles
● Simple squeeze-to-adjust mask strap
● Lifetime warranty against frame breakage

WHAT MAKES OUR NEW ULTRACLEAR SCHOTT SUPERWITE™ GLASS SO SPECIAL?

The Atomic Aquatics Venom Arc delivers superlative vision quality and a utilitarian design that is suitable for a wide range of divers and snorkelers.

The proprietary UltraClear lens in the VENOM Arc dive mask is made by the Schott Glass Company in Germany. By using ultra-high quality glass, Schott make mask lenses that deliver the best visibility possible in a wide range of conditions. Whether in dark or light conditions, the double-sided anti-reflective coating acts like a polarized lens and yields strikingly clear ocular performance.

The VENOM ARC gives you the highest purity grade UltraClear glass available. That means you get incredible clarity and high light transmission that isn’t available in other masks-even those who claim to be ultra-clear.

    When you learned how to dive your instructor told you the most important part of choosing equipment was comfort and fit. When looking for a mask you also need a great field of vision well this mask was designed to meet those and more desirable qualities. Frameless masks give the diver the widest field of view in a single lens mask design. The Venom Frameless is incredibly comfortable with low-volume, hydrodynamic construction and exclusive Atomic wicked styling. Co-molded with two silicone materials in two levels of softness two different hardness silicone materials are co-molded together to form the mask skirt which is bonded directly to the glass, eliminating the need for a frame and providing maximum viewing area.

    Gummi Bear ultra-soft (10 shore) silicone creates an incredibly soft yet reliable face seal. Provides an incredibly soft and accommodating face seal for all kinds of faces. New special geometry of the face seal is optimized to take full advantage of the ultra-soft silicone material. The ridged silicone skirt section is also soft but won't collapse, distort, or fold under pressure or in turbulent conditions. Keeps the skirt centered on the face for a reliable seal. And the mask features the exclusive Atomic UltraClear lens. It will change the way you think about dive masks.

    The mask has a low volume profile to add to the increased field of vision. Low volume also makes mask clearing easier due to less water needing to be displaced. Mask is equipped with easy squeeze adjust buckles that are mounted behind the lens for a more hydrodynamic design. A single window like the Atomic Frameless, but it has a high bridge and tear-drop shape like the SubFrame's dual-window design. Its easy-to-use squeeze-to-adjust buckles are soft-mounted to the mask skirt, which allows flexibility in strap positioning, plus they can be folded flat for packing.

    Where the Venom differs from its SubFrame and Frameless cousins is in its lens construction. While the SubFrame and Frameless lenses use ultra-clear glass, which has a reputation for optical quality in its own right, on the Venom Mask, Atomic uses an even higher-quality glass imported from Germany. 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. Called Schott Superwite glass, it allows more light to penetrate than even ultra-clear glass. The imported from Germany glass is Schott Superwite UltraClear lens that allows up to 96% of available light to reach the eyes.

    In addition, the Venom ARC Mask has an a anti-reflective coating which allows more light to enter the mask and reduce light reflection. This makes seeing through the mask better above and below the water. Atomic Aquatics developed ARC (Anti-Reflective Coating) technology to reduce reflected light and increase the amount of available light transmitted to a diver's eyes. The result is a greatly Improved transmission of 98% of available light, compared to a loss of more than 14% of light with standard green float glass used on most masks on the market. Anti-Reflective Coatings or ARC is a multi-layer metal oxide coating process applied to both sides of the ultra-clear lenses. This allows more light to enter the mask by reducing light reflections off the inside and outside surface of the lens. The metal oxide coating is only a few microns thick. ARC will give you clearer, crisper vision. You will see more clearly underwater and objects in the distance will become more defined and acute. ARC also increases contrast and clarity, reduces eyestrain, glare, and prevents ghost images on the viewing area of the lens. ARC is an absolute must for night diving, limited visibility conditions, and underwater photographers.

    As with all Atomic masks the Venom has a double feathered edge silicone rubber skirt with a wide split strap design, which in combination, afford an excellent fit and seal on the face. A one-handed nose well for easy ear equalization brings the lens of the mask closer to the diver's face further increasing the field of vision. The Venom comes with a mask box for transport and storage.

    About Venom with "ARC Technology" - by Atomic Aquatics 

    Atomic Aquatics introduces "ARC lens technology" in the Ultra-Clear mask line
    All Atomic Aquatics masks come standard with our special Ultra-Clear optical
    quality glass with exceptional clarity, light transmission, and no color
    distortion. ARC technology coatings further improve this already incredible lens
    material by reducing reflections and by allowing more light in the diving mask.
    We introduced Ultra-Clear to the diving industry and have never used low cost,
    poor quality green float glass like the other masks on the market.

    What is ARC lens technology?


    Anti-Reflective Coatings or "ARC" is a multi-layer metal oxide coating process
    applied to both sides of the Ultra-Clear lenses. This allows more light to enter
    the mask by reducing light reflections off the inside and outside surface of the
    lens. The metal oxide coating is only a few microns thick.

    Why do you need ARC lens technology lenses?


    Between 4-12% of light can be reflected back or "lost" by the standard "green
    float glass" mask lenses used by our competition. ARC technology lenses are
    especially important for SCUBA divers underwater, where available light is
    quickly absorbed by the surrounding water.

    What will ARC technology lenses do for you?

    • Clearer, crisper vision. You will see more clearly underwater and objects in the distance will become more defined and acute.
    • Increased contrast and clarity.
    • Reduces eyestrain, glare, and prevents ghost images on the viewing area of the lens.
    • An absolute must for night diving, limited visibility conditions, and underwater photographers.