Frequent question: What should I buy first for scuba diving?

What dive gear should you buy first?

A dive mask should be the first piece of scuba equipment you buy because it’s cheap compared to most other pieces of dive equipment and gives you the most benefit for the lowest cost.

How do I choose scuba gear?

If you’re new to scuba diving, consider the following tips when choosing the right gear for you:

  1. Determine the Essentials. The first (and most important) thing to do when preparing for your first dive is to make a list of the essential items you’ll need. …
  2. Consider your Dive Location. …
  3. Shop Around. …
  4. Look into New Technology.

How much does a full set of scuba gear cost?

When purchasing a complete set of new gear, expect the bill to be around $1000 – $2000. Of course, it varies depending on whether you are buying low end or high end items. The cost of renting scuba diving gear also varies per location but in most cases it will only be a fraction of the retail price.

What is the most common injury in scuba diving?

The most common injury in divers is ear barotrauma (Box 3-03). On descent, failure to equalize pressure changes within the middle ear space creates a pressure gradient across the eardrum.

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How deep do beginner scuba divers go?

How deep do you go? With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 metres/130 feet. Beginning scuba divers stay shallower than about 18 metres/60 feet.

How much does it cost to fill a scuba tank?

Did you know that there are many different grades of breathing air?

Standard Air SCUBA Cylinders Price
Standard Air Fill (Up To 3500 psi) $8.00
Tanks-A-Lot Fill Card (10 Air Fills*) $50.00
Visual Inspection (VIP/VCI) $20.00
Visual Inspection O2 Clean $25.00

How long does a scuba tank last?

Based on personal experience, an average open water certified diver using a standard aluminum 80-cubic-foot tank on a 40-foot dive will be able to stay down for about 45 minutes before surfacing with a safe reserve of air.

Can you getting scuba tank filled without certification?

Generally, yes, you need to show your license to have your tank filled and that if you wanted to do it yourself, you’d need special equipment and specific training.