Buy The Right Gear

HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT GEAR…

In this section, we will advise what really defines Good Diving Equipment.
Diving is very much an equipment dependant sport, if you have the wrong equipment, it will affect both your water comfort and your confidence as a diver.

A diver in big bulky equipment will look like a bad diver as they try to counter the rolling effect and the huge drag factor of their gear.
Take a read through and gain some good honest advice on all types of diving equipment without the Marketing Bumf!

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1.

BUOYANCY COMPENSATORS

“The safest BC is the BIGGEST BC so you have added lift for extra weights and your cylinder…”

2.

WEIGHTS AND WEIGHTBELTS

“The amount of weight required is 1kg of lead weight for every 10kgs of body weight…”

3.

OCTOS

“An Octo is there as a spare in case my second stage fails…I don’t need one…”

4.

WETSUITS AND BOOTIES

“Each time you add more neoprene, be it a hoodie or a vest – you need to add extra weights…

5.

GAUGES

“I don’t need a gauge as I have a diving computer and a transmitter…”

6.

COMPUTERS

“A Diving Computer is the most important piece of diving equipment.

It is also very difficult to find dive resorts that rent diving computers…”

7.

REGULATORS

“The more expensive a regulator is, the better the quality of the regulator…”

8.

CYLINDERS

“A Cylinder can greatly affect your buoyancy on a dive…
Faber Steel Cylinders are negatively buoyant
Luxfer Aluminium Cylinders are neutrally bouyant
Catalina Aluminium Cylinders are postively buoyant…”

9.

MASKS

“Only ever buy a mask with a tempered glass lens and one that is low volume – these are the most important considerations when buying a diving mask…

10.

SNORKELS

“A snorkel is an essential piece of safety equipment that all divers should carry…”

11.

FINS

“Fins are used for propulsion and maneuvering…”

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