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My Scubapro face mask leaks. I tried it first in the bathtub and then in the river. When I take a breath then put it on it stays for a while. I tried blowing out of it and the air was going out under the band on the left hand side. I bought this new and am very disappointed as I am going to Puerto Rico and will have to buy another.

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