Big bulks of money are not the only wealth in the world, diving gears too! If you’re still stuck on the idea that renting gears would do you fine in the long run, spoiler alert! – You’re wrong! And you know what? One of the probable reasons why you cannot go on vacations more often is that you don’t own the right gear to do so! This year is the year to take action and turn those dream diving getaways into reality by building and collecting your armor little by little! Here are 5 gears to help you get started:
1. Scuba Mask
It’s not like the whole diving community is judging you for not having a diving mask but you really have to consider owning one. This piece is one of the most essential and personal diving equipment you should have. You would want an excellent quality mask that fits your face just like the shoe fits Cinderella’s foot. You should get the best viewing area possible because you wouldn’t want to miss anything underwater, right?
2. Dive Knives
This is not a weapon to battle sharks, giant squids or your dive buddy! This will be a tool that will come handy when you explore a sunken ship or tangled in an old fishing net. There are tons of options when it comes to this one, from mini to medium sized, type of edge, blade material, down to sheath and strap. So what exactly are you waiting for? It’s time to hoard knives!
3. Dive Gloves
This can probably be the handiest piece that you can own as a scuba diver. Scuba diving gloves are manufactured in various materials, shapes, thickness, size, and color - if you prefer diving in pink, plaid or camouflage gloves, there are no laws against it! Aside from protection they provide underwater, they also add grip and abrasion protection when climbing in and out of a rocky diving entry point.
4. Dive Torches
Wanna dive into another dimension and explore at night? This accessory must have a place in your gear bag! You need a good primary for night diving, of course, but a good pocket light is useful both as a backup light and for peering into crevices by day! There are essential ¬elements that we like in a light and you have to keep an eye on something that is intuitive, lightweight, can operate with a single hand, and provide a comfortable grip.
It’s 2018 and you’re still working with that dive table?! Come on! Why don’t you come to your favorite gear shop and look on some dive computers and save yourself from the agony of inaccurate analysis? This combines a depth gauge, timer and sometimes a submersible pressure gauge (SPG) into a single, useful instrument. A dive computer provides the real-time dive information you need to dive well. And if you’re still wondering why everyone has a computer, it’s because it makes sense!