Shades 101

With the simple vision of a dive flag incorporated into a sunglass frame utilizing polarized lenses, DIVE SHADES® sunglass company was born. During their first year of marketing DIVE SHADES®, 1998, owner Jack R. Stein chose frames that provided optimum eye protection while style was secondary. Now 20 years later DIVE SHADES®, the original dive flag polarized sunglasses offer cutting edge styling while still maintaining optimum eye protection.

While other companies offer phenomenal polarized sunglasses at phenomenally high prices, DIVE SHADES® has been marketing affordable quality polarized eyewear for 20 years. Eleven years ago, DIVE SHADES® incorporated their SSR® (super scratch resistant) lens in every sunglass. The SSR lens is available in smoke gray or brown and offers exceptional visual clarity, impact-protection, superior scratch-resistance and glare-reduction. DIVE SHADES composite frames are made of either polycarbonate or TR90 to assure years of normal wear. The combination of the lightweight polarized SSR lens and frames provide phenomenal comfort while protecting your eyes from the damaging UVA and UVB light emitted from the sun’s rays.

The DIVE SHADES Traditional series utilize .70 mm SSR polarized lenses while the frames are made up of polycarbonate material. These lenses offer virtually 100% UV and AV protection. Premium silicone is utilized to ad comfort in many of the styles included within this series. A micro fiber draw string carrying bag in included with our CONSUMER orders only.

The DIVE SHADES Special Edition series utilize 1.0mm polarized SSR lenses while the metal frames are made up of a rust resistant alloy while the other styles offer polycarbonate. These lenses offer virtually 100%UV and AV protection. Premium silicone is utilized to ad comfort to the already lightweight eyewear. A micro fiber draw string carrying case is included with this series.

The DIVE SHADES Master series Mako utilizes the 1.0 mm polarized SSR lense with a mult-layer blue mirror coating while the new Instructor sunglass utilizes the very best polycarbonate polarized lens and an addtional saltwater resistant coating. The frames are made up of TR 90 which is a durable and flexible materail that allows us to extend the warranty to a 2 year against manufacturer’s defects. Once again we utilize the very best silicone ear and nosepieces to assure years of comfort to our end user. The Mako Master series sunglass comes with a micro fiber carrying case which doubles as a terrific lens cleaner and the Instructor sunglass also includes a deluxe zippered hard case.

At DIVE SHADES®, we are aware of the many sunglass options from which to select. We also realize that our customer deserves the very best quality for the price and we thank you for your consideration and patronage.