Diving is a unique sport because it needs life assistance devices. That’s why our ScubaLab group invests much of its time carrying out hard-core examinations on regulators, BCs, computer systems and fins. You depend upon your vital dive equipment to keep you safe, and our task is to assist you discover the very best alternative at the very best expense.
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However the dive experience incorporates more than simple survival. Diving is a sport — it’s expected to be enjoyable. So we entered search of the essential dive devices — toys, tools and more — that aid you take pleasure in the total dive experience. The following are the top devices we believe every scuba diver needs to have.
1. A Great Full-Sized Equipment Bag
Cressig Gorgona Dive Bag
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Every scuba diver requires a bag to arrange, transportation and safeguard their equipment. We advise you do it right with dive-specific travel luggage that’s not just custom-made to safeguard your equipment however that can withstand sun, saltwater and sumo-like luggage handlers. The pattern in full-sized dive travel luggage is towards somewhat smaller sized and distinctly lighter bags as airline companies have actually gotten stringent about travel luggage constraints over the last few years. Here are 3 brand-new designs that impressed us. See ScubaLab’s newest dive bag evaluation.
2. A Great Dry Bag
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On any dive boat smaller sized than your common attack aircraft carrier, so-called “dry locations” are rare. How do you make sure your wallet, cellular phone, clothing and towel remain bone-dry while you’re out having damp enjoyable? Your best option is an airtight dry bag that will seal out water and wetness even if dropped overboard.
3. Some Great Dive Lights
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It’s another world on the reef during the night, and your passport to diving night is a reliable dive light. You require an excellent primary for night diving, obviously, however an excellent pocket light works both as a backup light and for peering into crevices by day.
4. A Compass
If you truly wish to impress the other scuba divers on the boat, do not loaf informing traumatic stories about getting lost — simply return to the boat without needing to surface area to discover it. Some computer systems — take a look at the ScubaLab computer system test here — consist of a digital compass, however you might require to utilize an excellent, old-fashioned compass if you wish to hone your navigation abilities.
5. Surface Area Signaling Gadget
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Take it from us: Emerging down-current a long, long method from the dive boat is one lonesome sensation. You can’t constantly avoid it, however you can get ready for it with an excellent set of surface area signaling equipment. We advise a high, inflatable signal tube, an ear-splitting whistle and a signaling mirror as basic devices on every dive.
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Getting lost at sea is a problem for nearly any scuba diver, however you can put your mind at ease with a GPS rescue signaling gadget such as the Nautilus Marine Rescue GPS. As soon as you trigger the Nautilus, your GPS position is sent out to surrounding boats — it likewise drifts and can be required to 425 feet.
7. A Great Components & Tool Package
Minor equipment failures like a blown O-ring or dripping fitting will not keep you from diving if you have the ideal backup parts and tools to take part in some standard field repair work.
8. A Reliable Dive Knife
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No piece of dive equipment has actually enhanced more over the years than the dive knife. The most recent styles utilize much better products that withstand deterioration and hold a sharp edge longer than ever in the past. See ScubaLab’s latest dive knife review.
9. A Tank Banger
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Scuba divers understand the noise all too well — clank! clank! Tank bangers are ideal for divemasters mentioning animals in the blue or friends who wish to rapidly catch the attention of another scuba diver.