Wetsuits

Best Scuba Diving Women’s Wetsuits

A comfortable Wetsuits with the right amount of protection will make any good dive even better. Especially when that wetsuit is cut specifically for you. Our 2019 scuba diving Gear Buyers Guide will help you find the best women’s wetsuit or shorty that fits your diving style. Akona 3 mm Women’s Front Zip Quantum Stretch Suit For women who demand premium comfort and performance in a wetsuit, plus a dash of modern style, AKONA delivers the Quantum Stretch in two configurations — front [...]

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Diving Mask

Best Scuba Diving Masks

A comfortable diving mask with proper fit is an essential piece of scuba gear — it will make any good dive even better. Our 2019 scuba diving Gear Buyers Guide will help you find the best scuba diving mask to fit your diving style. Here is our guide to the newest scuba diving masks. Akona Breeze $35 | Akona Akona The injected silicone skirt of the Breeze has a double edge for a comfortable, leak-free seal on your cheeks and forehead. The quick-disconnect buckles swivel up [...]

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Scuba Diving Fins

Best Fins for 2019 Buyers Guide

There’s nothing quite like diving with a pair of powerful fins that are comfortable and fit like a glove. Our 2019 scuba diving Gear Buyers Guide will help you find the best scuba diving fins that fit your diving style. Apeks RK3 This tough, tec-minded find is built to take serious abuse, with rugged construction and stainless spring straps. That’s why it’s the choice of many public safety, military and Coast Guard divers. For all divers, the RK3 offers a wide, short, vented [...]

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Wetsuits

How To Clean and Maintain Your Scuba Diving Wetsuit

Lingering saltwater, sand, silt and other unsavory liquids can wear down on your wetsuit or get it stinky in a hurry. To keep your wetsuit in tip-top shape and have it last as long as you can fit, it’s important to properly prep and clean it before and after each dive. Here are a few tips from our Gear Editor on keeping your scuba diving wetsuits in great shape. WETSUIT CARE — BEFORE YOU DIVE • CHECK ALL ZIPPERS to make [...]

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Suunto D5

Suunto New D5 Dive Computer

The Suunto D5 design enhances the user experience of the computer, making it suitable for all divers. An intuitive, three-button logic makes it easy for every diver to navigate through the dive modes which include Air, Nitrox, Gauge, Freedive, Watch and compass with intuitive graphical views, transflective display technology and LED backlight and it is rechargeable. In addition to the new vibrate alarm feature alongside the standard beep alarms, you can set this unit to silent for uninterrupted underwater exploration. Suunto has added one more language to [...]

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Dive Computers

The Dive Computer, an Essential Item You Should Own

The recreational dive computer has allowed divers to extend their diving as well as giving a better means to prevent DCI. The development and publishing of the recreational dive tables was one of the first steps that increased the safety of divers. These tables were a modification of the tables that the U.S. Navy had developed for their divers. For the recreational diver, the Navy tables had some fundamental even fatal flaws. Navy divers normally worked at one depth, they [...]

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Dive Computer

5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Dive Computer

The dive computer is arguably one of the greatest technological advances in the sport of scuba diving since Jacques Cousteau and Émile Gagnan invented the Aqua-Lung. Practically every diver in the water today uses a dive computer to monitor his or her depth and bottom time, rather than dive tables. But how well do you know your dive computer? Here’s how to maximize your bottom time and your safety. In the PADI open water course now teaches all new divers how to use a computer not [...]

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divemaster

How to Pre-Treat a New Dive Mask

I have seen it countless times; a diver with a new mask so fogged you can’t even see his eyes – even after repeated applications of a defog solution! This can be extremely frustrating and even dangerous. What is happening here with new masks is that during the manufacturing process a thin film of silicone accumulates on the mask lens. This silicone is resistant to any of the conventional de-fogging measures. The solution is to “pre-treat” or “prep” the [...]

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