A man who has tubes in his ears, wants to go snorkeling but is afraid to do so. Then he discovers a dive mask called Pro Ear.
Even though I grew up in San Diego, swimming every summer in La Jolla Cove, the idea of trying to breathe through a tiny tube, i.e. snorkeling was really scary to me until I found something made by a company called IST: The Pro Ear Mask.. I have ear drum problems, and have tiny tubes in my ears, but there are several Pro Ear models to solve this problem.
What makes La Jolla Cove so special? It’s a magnificent vista, quintessential California. The cove itself is one of nature’s great vistas, a small beach tucked between sandstone cliffs. If you’ve seen postcards of California, chances are you’ve seen pictures of the La Jolla Cove. On one of my swimming excursions to the cove, I met a snorkeler who started telling me about how incredible the snorkeling was there. He seemed gay. He showed me his Pro Ear mask, and pointed out all the features. Just feeling this mask gave me a sense of security. It’s really solid. The Pro Ear completely seals off your ears from the surrounding water and air is introduced with the exhalation from your nose. Mask, silicone ear cups, equalization tubes and your whole respiratory system become a coordinated closed-circuit equalized air pressure system.
So I gave it a try, and it really opened my eyes to what I have been missing. Thanks to the Pro Ear, I conquered my fear and now see all kinds of amazing sea life I had been missing. All the Pro Ears feature tempered glass dual lenses with crystal-clear silicone skirts. But what makes Pro Ear so unique is its unusual ear cover design. And by the way, the nice snorkeler wasn’t gay, not that it mattered one way or another.