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Important Personal Gear For Scuba Diving

July 05, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 177

Scuba diving is one of the popular leisure sports around the world. The thrill of the sport is enjoyed by people belonging to different age groups and in different parts of the world. It is important to maintain safety at all times during your underwater dive. Hence, one requires quality personal dive equipment for scuba diving.

Personal dive gear is important for ensuring divers' safety underwater and also for their exposure protection. They help divers in underwater breathing, swimming, fighting depth-related issues and keeping away the underwater creatures.

Some of the important personal gear equipment for scuba diving includes the following:


It is one of the characteristic personal equipment required for a dive. Dive masks assist in a good view underwater and help in keeping water out of the eyes. A good view is the basic necessity for underwater dives. Masks are available in different styles and shapes. One can buy frame less masks, compact mask, high focus masks etc. The mask generally consists of a faceplate, and a strap enclosing the nose and the head.


It is an L-shaped or J-shaped snorkel used by snorkelers or shallow divers to breathe underwater using the rubber mouthpiece fitted at the lower end. The diver breathes fresh air from above the water surface with the use of the other open end of the snorkel.


These are special boots used for dives. Also known as diving boots, these help in providing good fitting at the lowest surface and also provides support during buoyancy and underwater.


Swim fin, fins or just flippers are important for swimming or moving in water. Whether the person is swimming or diving under the water, fins aid in their movement in water. They are used by scuba divers and sports persons for water sports such as swimming, surfing, knee boarding etc. They are made in the shape of real fins and provide the same assistance to divers and swimmers.


Scuba diving gloves are special gloves that do not allow water to come in contact with the divers' hands. The gloves are of different types; namely, cotton gloves, wet gloves and dry gloves. In general, these gloves provide protection against water though they do not provide any thermal protection.

SCUBA or Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus; not included in the aforementioned equipment, is the most important and basic necessity for scuba diving. The sport derives its name from this underwater breathing apparatus that offers supply of oxygen to the divers during their underwater dives.

Diving Locker is a Vancouver-based scuba diving training centre offering scuba diving courses and scuba adventure programs. It also offers an online dive store for different personal diving gear, equipment, accessories, dry suits etc.

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