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:
- 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. …
- Consider your Dive Location. …
- Shop Around. …
- Look into New Technology.
How much does a full scuba set 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.
How long does a scuba tank last?
Aluminum tanks are more common in tropical waters where most recreational diving happens. A modern and properly cared for steel tank lasts up to 50 years.
How much does dive gear cost?
Most divers will typically spend between $200 and $300 on their personal equipment, and may spend quite a bit more if they are also purchasing a wetsuit and a personal dive computer. A diver who wants to be comfortable and confident in open water will typically invest in a full equipment system.
Is it illegal to scuba dive without certification?
It is not illegal to dive without certification, but no reputable dive center or club would allow someone to dive with them without first being certified to scuba dive.
Can you buy scuba gear without certification?
You do not need to be certified to buy scuba gear, that certification gives you is the ok to fill scuba tanks ….