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Scuba Gear & Dive Equipment

DIVE.in gives you all you need to know about scuba gear.
Is rented scuba gear good enough? What scuba gear to buy first? How do maintain your gear?
Don't worry, we have the answers here on the page. 

Diving Wetsuit: Why You Need To Buy Your Own

Having your own diving equipment is awesome, but when you are just starting out, it’s not a life or death situation if you don’t own everything off the bat. Go out and get some experience first, ensuring that diving is for you. The last thing you want to do is to...

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Scuba Diving Mask – What To Look For When Buying A Mask

A scuba mask is a vital piece of equipment when you are diving. It is important that you ensure it not only fits properly but is equalized and defogged. Scuba masks are often constructed from silicon and tempered glass so that they can withstand being under water....

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A Basic Guide To Choosing Scuba Fins

Scuba fins are one of the most important scuba investments you will make. There are many options and it’s all down to personal preference. What is your swimming style? Do you want power or economy of effort? Will you be mostly shore or boat diving? Will you be...

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Cut Costs Not Safety – Is It Safe To Rent Scuba Gear?

The equipment required for scuba diving can cost a fortune. Renting equipment from a dive store is a great way to save money. Buy the essential items for yourself first, then rent scuba gear for the rest of the remaining equipment that you need. One thing you do need...

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Dive Equipment 101

New to diving and bit unsure about all the new dive equipment? Here is DIVE.in’s Equipment 101 where we tell you all about the scuba gear and what you need to know. We have separated the articles into smaller bits, concentrating on one main theme. Here you’ll find a...

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Tips To Defog Scuba Mask

Unless you do something about it, it’s bound to happen, your mask fogs up during a dive. If you forgot what your scuba instructor taught you on this subject here is a small guide to avoid it, without you having to buy “mask defog liquid”. New Scuba Mask After buying a...

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What Is The First Dive Equipment I Need To Purchase?

You have just finished your last of many diving courses and now you are a certified diver. You learned a lot of new exciting things and a whole new world has opened up to you. This includes a lot of new cool dive equipment. During the course you learned to use the...

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Dive Gear: When to Buy What?

You might ask yourself: When should I buy my first set of Dive Gear? Here on DIVE.in, we've already covered what dive equipment should be your first bit of dive equipment. But what about the remaining kit? When should you go all-in and buy your own? How much should...

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Getting Your Scuba Gear Ready For Spring

Spring is coming, and for many, this signals the beginning of the scuba diving season. Follow our guide to see how to prep your gear for the season. For most divers, the ones who haven’t taken to cold water diving, winter equals off-season. When spring rolls around,...

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Equipment Review – Fourth Element Argonaut Drysuit

British diving “software” producer Fourth Element has long been known for their high quality insulating undergarments, wetsuits, gloves, hoodies, boots, and most recently, their travel gear. It had long been rumored that they’d be putting out a drysuit, as this was...

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Equipment Review: Oris Aquis Depth Gauge Dive Watch

Presented on the recent Basel World 2013 watch expo, this brand new mechanical dive watch is aching to show you how deep it is. Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Oris has a solid reputation among divers. While their watches do not have the notoriety of Rolex or Omega,...

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Choosing a Regulator mouthpiece

Being comfortable in the water is a big thing for me. I believe that not only does it make diving more enjoyable but can have an impact on my air consumption too.  And having a good mouthpiece is a simple but really important thing on a  good long dive. There's...

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Safety Equipment: Nautilus Lifeline

The Nautilus Lifeline is a product intended never to be used: a combined VHF radio and GPS transmitter, making it possible for divers who get separated from their boat to radio their own boat or any boats in range and transmit their position. On a recent liveaboard to...

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Equipment Review: Turtle Fins

The Turtle Fin is made of classic design, wide, short, and made of natural rubber. This makes for a powerful, no-bull fin, ideal for technical diving. A staple with technical divers and professional divers (including military and rescue divers) it’s a tried-and-true...

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Equipment Review: The Halcyon Titanium H Knife

In the palm of your hand! Dive knives are funny things. On one hand, they’re probably the one item that non-divers think of first when they think of dive gear. The image of a diver in wetsuit with a knife strapped to his calf is for many the quintessential image of...

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Product Review: Fourth Element Light Manta Travel Bag

The f.Light Manta Travel Bag is a large travel duffel from British dive gear producer Fourth Element. Mostly known for their wetsuits and drysuit undergarments, they have taken a stab at travel gear with the launch of the f.Light Manta Travel Bag. The bag is designed...

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SMB And DSMB: Identifying Your Marker Buoys

SMB or DSMB is short for Surface Marker Buoy or Delayed Surface Marker Buoy.Searching around the internet I found a lot of different opinions on this subject. All agree that it’s a surface marker, and that DSMB is deployed underwater. But an SMB can either...

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