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Right Time to Buy Diving Gear and Embark on Underwater Adventures

By on Last modified: December 20, 2016

Life is made to be fully lived and enjoyed, embarking on adventures whenever chance arises – this world of ours certainly has plenty to offer when it comes to that, specifically the mysterious underwater worlds. The underwater depths still remain more of a mystery despite decades and decades of research, exploration and use of all kinds of latest technology which is a reason more to make way for diving in your life. Starting off exploring the depths of the oceans, beginners do well with rented gear but once that exploration turns into something more of a passion, equipping yourself with your own gear is a necessity.

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The right time to go shopping for diving gear is as soon as possible. Though at first it might seem as more of an investment to make, it surely pays off in the end since it’s not something that can easily be broken down or worn out but when you take care of it properly, it can serve you for years so you’d even avoid giving in to the urge to buy something new and upgrade every time an advanced product appears for sale. Then again, it’s not that bad of a decision to have spare bits and pieces that you can always gift and sell when you give up on using them.

First off, the reason divers turn to this long-term option is because of having equipment that’s the perfect fit, and as second, the reason is knowing how it’s cleaned, not having to wonder who previously wore the wetsuit or used the regulator and mask, whether they maintain regular personal hygiene or think of how easy it is to contract some illness. Your basic diving gear purchase should consist of wetsuit, mask, BCD and fins. When in water, you need the proper body insulation and protection which is what the wetsuit provides. Depending on your diving preference, either in cold or warm water, there’s a difference in the wetsuit thickness with more thicker, up to seven millimetres, being convenient for cold water plunges and people who generally can’t tolerate cold well.

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The mask is also an important bit of equipment because it serves as your window underwater and you should buy accordingly, making sure you have proper nose fitting, so you don’t get water leaking in, and the right amount of lenses so you have a good angle of vision. The BCD (buoyancy compensating device) is perhaps the most important piece of gear you can invest in considering it’s the connector of all your life-support gear, leaving buoyancy control in your hands. Fins, same as the wetsuit, depend on your diving style, with full foot model being the better option for warm waters and snorkelling, and open heels for scuba diving.

Having all the pieces of gear means you have comfort and safety enough to make the most of this underwater experience but it’s crucial that you take care of them, maintaining them clean and washing them in warm freshwater as soon as you’re done with diving.