Atomic Aquatics SubFrame - Honest Review & Test 2024

By Julius
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Atomic Aquatics SubFrame review

Atomic Aquatics is well known in the diving industry for top-of-the-line premium equipment and their masks follow the same fashion.
Pricey but absolutely worth it if you are willing to spend extra.
The look, the feel, the lifetime frame warranty...everything about the Atomic SubFrame mask screams "value".

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Of course, we also read other opinions online but in the end, nothing beats real world experience. So we took the time for a thorough Atomic Aquatics SubFrame test and review! Below you find everything you need to know, including features, specs and what we like, and don't like about it.

Our Rating

4.5 / 5.0

What We Like

  • Extremely durable
  • Looks cool
  • Lifetime frame warranty
  • Very comfortable fit

Reasons to Avoid

  • A little narrow
  • No prescription option

Important Specs & Features

  • 30 year frame warranty

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First Impression

In a hurry and looking for the gist of things? Here is our review in short. Keep reading for the entire version.

The Atomic Aquatics SubFrame used to be my personal scuba mask for 5 years before I switched to the newer Venom!

You can see it in action on a bunch of different photos across the Social Diving website and social media.

It is ultra-comfortable, has low volume, and gives me the maximum amount of vision.

The mask comes in different colors, however, I stick with my black one all the way. You know…black is the color…

Atomics is a well-known high-tier brand that makes premium dive equipment that’s generally regarded as top-of-the-line in the scuba diving industry.

The SubFrame mask comes in 1 and 2-lense configurations, so you pick which one you like better.

A drawback is the lack of prescription lens options.

As I don’t wear glasses I don’t need them anyway but for those who do, that’s a serious drawback. I don’t know why Atomic hasn’t addressed this issue yet, but I hope they will in the future.

The mask has been with me for the last six years and survived thousands of dives, hundreds of students, and dozens of hits, scratches, bends, and careless throwing into my dive bag. 😃

I can recommend it wholeheartedly, and you like it, too.


If you want a premium scuba mask that looks great, grab the Atomic SubFrame!

If you have any other questions or need advice, leave us a comment below and get the conversation started.

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About the author

Hey! I'm Julius, professional scuba instructor, diver, outdoor lover, entrepreneur and CEO and founder of Social Diving. I write about scuba diving (including tech, cave, sidemount, and freediving), travel, and love what I do. If you have any questions, send me a message. :-)

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