Importance of owning your own dive equipment

Importance of owning your own dive equipment

Owning diving equipment represents a long-term investment in fun and safety. Each piece of gear has a specialized purpose, and the aspects surrounding product education, fit, function, and service may be as important to you personally as is the equipment itself. It’s all part of the value equation, and why it is important to buy your equipment only through authorized dealers.

Old dive gear, how old is too old?

Old dive gear, how old is too old?

“Is this scuba gear too old?” That is a question I am frequently asked and there is never one single perfect answer. The reality is that scuba gear does not last forever. Just like that leisure suit in your closet or those pair of Jelly Sandals from the 80’s, they were fashionable then but not so much now.

Camera no camera for the new diver?!?!

Camera no camera for the new diver?!?!

So many times I see new divers toting a camera to capture those awesome first moments underwater.

What ends up happening in those pictures? They come out blurry, blue, full of bubbles and so on. I also see divers crashing into the bottom or trashing the visibility for everyone else. These divers are also notorious for gobbling up the air making for very short dives. Not a good way to make friends on a dive vacation.