Why Diving Gears or Diving Equipment are Expensive

Scuba Diving Gears

If it’s your first time in scuba diving or in other diving sports, you might be wondering how come the diving gears that you need are expensive. Well, one reason for this is that the diving gear that you need should be in a very good quality.

It is logical that you need a considerable and substantial investment because your diving gear should be durable and effective. It should also be a very effective tool that you can use for a long time. These diving gears should be able to stand the test of time, the water, the water climate as well as other things that have something to do with Scuba Diving. However, if you are not really into diving and you are just doing this for some other reasons, it is recommended that you go for those cheaper diving gears. If you widen your searches, you will certainly find some scuba diving gears that will surely fit and suit your budget.

However, there are so many advantages of buying expensive scuba diving gears. First of all, your Safety and Security is assured because it is certain that your diving gears will work and perform well underwater. You can also use these items for a long time so generally, if you want to enjoy these advantages, you’ve got to shop around for the diving gears that offer lifelong use and topmost performance as well.

Diving Gear/Dive Equipments.
Most new divers start out by attending test dive sessions. While there, they will be privy to any available scuba diving gear for rent. Later on as they discover that they want to go diving more often they will start to purchase their own gear. Purchasing Scuba gear can be a very enjoyable time. Nevertheless, scuba divers also have to make sure that they have the right kind of gear for their diving needs.

Here are a few things scuba diving gear buyers should keep in mind.
The Suit Must Fit – The diving wet suit will be a diver’s second skin. Not only will it keep the diver warm underwater, it can also protect him/her from the elements. That is why it is necessary that the diving suit fit just right. Too tight and it might end up cutting up circulation or chaffing the diver. Too loose and it may not function well as a thermo regulator. Loose suits can also be very dangerous and can also slow a diver down.

Other items like goggles, diving fins, swimwear and underwater breathing apparatuses must also meet a diver’s need completely. The goggles must fit a divers face and seal out water. Fins must also be the right size and fit the divers feet snuggly.

Here below the detail Dive Gear/Equipment :

Rubber or plastic flipper that is attached to the foot and improves the diver’s propulsion in the water.

Regulator Second Stage.
Apparatus that changes the pressure of the air coming from the regulator first stage to the pressure of the ambient air; the diver breathes this air in through a mouthpiece.

Apparatus that inflates the buoyancy compensator; it often includes a mechanical system attached to the regulator as well as a mouthpiece for inflating it manually.

Inflator Valve.
Unit that controls the amount of air entering the buoyancy compensator.

Part for inflating the buoyancy compensator by blowing.

Purge Valve.
Device for releasing air from the buoyancy compensator.

Information Console.
Ergonomic box that houses various measuring devices, which are useful to the diver.

Instrument for measuring the water’s temperature.

Pressure Gauge.
Apparatus for measuring the cylinder’s air pressure; this indicates to the diver how much air is available.

Depth Gauge.
Apparatus indicating the diver’s depth.

Thrusting part of the fin that is an extension of the foot pocket; its length and stiffness determine its thrusting power.

Side reinforcement of the fin; it makes the blade stiffer and improves the fin’s efficiency.

Foot Pocket.
Part of the fin that covers the foot; it can be open at the heel and have an adjustable strap or be entirely closed.

Synthetic rubber boot that protects the foot and ankle from the cold and from being rubbed by the fin.

Wet Suit.
Insulating outfit made out of synthetic rubber; a small amount of water is usually allowed to seep in and assume the diver’s body temperature.

Diving Glove.
Piece of synthetic rubber that covers the hand and wrist to protect them from the cold and from being hurt by underwater objects, plants and animals.

Emergency Regulator.
Regulator second stage that is connected by a hose to the regulator first stage; it is used to supply air to a diver in difficulty.

Compressed-air Cylinder.
Device containing air of diminished volume due to pressure; it stores air that can be used by the diver to move underwater.

Buoyancy Compensator.
Float device whose volume of air can be increased or decreased at will to stabilize the diver underwater; it can be used to return to the surface and to keep afloat without effort.

Weight Belt.
Fabric sash worn around the waist; it contains a variable number of weights to compensate for the diver’s natural flotation.

Air Hose.
Flexible tube that connects the regulator first stage to the emergency regulator.

Regulator First Stage.
Apparatus attached to the cylinder valve that lowers the air pressure coming from the cylinder to an intermediate value (medium pressure).

Piece of equipment with straps and suspenders; the diver uses it to carry one or more cylinders of compressed air on the back.

Watertight part that is made up of glass surrounded by a rubber skirt; it covers the nose and eyes and provides good visibility underwater.

Synthetic rubber cap that covers the head and neck to protect them against the cold.

Rigid or flexible tube that enables the diver to breathe from just under the surface without lifting the head out of the water; it provides a comfortable and efficient position for swimming.

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