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The full-face dive masks are the next big thing in diving!
…but should you make the switch?
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...read more
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....read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
We have all been in the situation. You and your buddy come up from a dive and can’t see the boat. This is the point where the doubts start coming: did they forget us, did they leave us behind, are we stranded in mid ocean all alone? Luckily this is almost never the...read more
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...read more
What is a Jon Line and why should Scuba Divers use it!read more
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,...read more
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...read more
What to look for to make sure you get the right drysuit when shopping for your first. Most people who start diving start out in a wetsuit. There are a number of perfectly good reasons for this. First off, most people learn how to dive in the warm seasons, or in areas...read more
First it should be established that contrary to what the name implies, weight systems are not intended to make you sink while diving. Many people hear that weight systems are needed when diving and fear that they will sink straight to the bottom of the sea. Weight...read more
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,...read more
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. As someone who seems to destroy mouthpieces on a regular basis I have tried a lot of different types....read more
Scuba diving is a sport that carries a certain risks, and as a result, much time and care is spent on teaching divers to be safe. However, a few select pieces of safety equipment, beyond your basic kit, can improve your safety a lot. Here’s five (plus one) items every...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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 be a big...read more