As an instructor with more than ten years of experience in scuba diving, I feel entitled to address the essence of this sport in my own unique way. I call it the power of three – safety, comfort and fun. The order of these three words is not as is by accident. One has to feel safe in order to feel comfortable and they have to feel comfortable in order to have fun.
For new divers, owning their own equipment is an excellent way to enhance both comfort and safety because choosing pieces that fit exactly one’s needs and being able to get used to them instantly raises one’s confidence. Today I’m here to give you a little bit of advice on how to choose the best scuba diving equipment for you. When looking for scuba diving equipment for sale, it’s of pivotal importance to find a dive center (whether online or offline) with staff who can readily respond all of your questions regarding the products diving and guide you to find the perfect fit.
In terms of brands, a foolproof way to hit the under-waters is to go with major manufacturers like Mares Diving Gear, Oceanic Diving Equipment, and TUSA Gear. There are about half a dozen eminent manufacturers in the scuba business and if you are choosing equipment from any of them, chances are you’re getting something that’s going to last you long time.
Needless to say, it’s important for the gear to fit and if you are buying from a physical store, the staff can surely assist you, but if you want the convenience of buying online having the products delivered at your doorstep, you can find the right measures by following a specific online chart and just with a body tape measure determine the right size for you.
If you are just starting out, you may be thinking there’s a lot to buy as to become a fully equipped diver. A good rule of thumb is to upgrade your gear slowly, start with the basics and get the extras when your budget will allow you to. A diving computer is something you may want to consider getting right from the start as it makes diving a little easier and more fun. Purchasing your own regulator is also recommended for safety reasons.
Finally, when looking for scuba diving equipment for sale, many divers tend to get excited over how cool a certain piece of gear looks. However, coolness is often the worst factor to base your decision on. The quality and functionality of the gear is what you ought to consider as to ensure you’re getting the best value for your money.