Scuba Diving Gear

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Scuba Diving Gear

Scuba Masks

Diving Fins

Scuba Diving Gear

Scuba masks are the window to the underwater world. Divers cannot see underwater without a scuba mask. Goggles cannot be used for scuba diving. It is essential that a mask covers a divers nose because it enable the diver to equalize the air pressure in the scuba mask as he decends.

Wetsuits

Scuba fins are highly engineered pieces of precision gear. Different fins are designed for different types of diving, so a scuba fin that is appropriate for gentle drift diving in the Caribbean may not work well for cave diving. Years of research have been devoted to developing different fin materials and designs to maximize fin propulsion while minimizing kicking effort.

Snorkels

Snorkels are recommended safety gear for scuba diving. When the surface is rough, a snorkel can be used as a back-up breathing apparatus, allowing a diver to breathe even if he has difficulty getting his head above the waves. Divers can also use snorkels to scout dive sites, or enjoy a little extra in-water time between dives.

Regulator

A scuba diving regulator is the piece of equipment that enables a diver to breathe from a scuba tank. A regulator is so named because it regulates the pressure of the air a diver breathes. The compressed air inside a scuba tank is at an extremely high pressure, which could injure a diver who tries to breathe directly from the tank. A regulator reduces the pressure of the compressed air a diver breathes.

Buoyancy Compensators

Buoyancy Compensators (also know as Buoyancy Control Devices, BCs or BCDs) allow divers to float on the surface of the water and to control their depth during a dive. The most common style of buoyancy compensator is a vest or jacket-style device that connects the scuba tank to the diver. However, many alternative styles of buoyancy compensators exist, such a the backplate/wings combination commonly used in technical diving and the classic horse-collar design.

Wetsuits provide thermal protection for divers and protect divers from injuries caused by accidental contact with the underwater environment. A wide variety of wetsuits are available, and choosing the perfect wetsuit can be tricky!

Scuba tanks

Scuba diving tanks are designed to hold large volumes of air (or other breathing gasses) compressed to an extremely high pressure. A standard aluminum 80 cubic foot scuba tank holds about the same amount of air as a small phone booth.


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