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Diving Lights
Mar 5, 2013 by Oleksiy Chaukin

Even on a sunny day, the sun’s rays can penetrate only so far into the water, making diving lights a vital part of your scuba gear. Night lights are essential safety equipment on a dive for a number of reasons: 1) They are important if you are in dark conditions. Night diving, low visi...

Scuba Diving Masks
Mar 5, 2013 by Oleksiy Chaukin

Scuba diving masks are a deceptively simple piece of diving equipment. Although they seem to be little more than goggles, they are in fact essential to proper safety underwater. The human eye cannot focus correctly underwater because water causes the light entering the eye to be refracted differe...

Scuba tanks
Mar 5, 2013 by Oleksiy Chaukin

Diving Cylinders (Diving Tanks) The diving tank is an essential part of SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) diving. The tank is what gives you your high pressure breathing gas so that you can breathe underwater. Your tank is also where your breathing gas is stored, so obvio...

Gear Bags
Mar 5, 2013 by Oleksiy Chaukin

Gear bags hold your scuba supplies and keep all your scuba equipment organized and protected. Even if you often rent your scuba gear, you will acquire a large amount of gear as you dive more and more. Just to take a certification class, you will need your own scuba mask, snorkel, fins, boots, and...

Gloves and Mitts
Mar 5, 2013 by Oleksiy Chaukin

Most of us associate gloves and mitts with childhood snowball fights – or with digging out our cars on a winter’s day. For those interested in cold-water diving, though, diving mitts and gloves are an important part of diving equipment. Diving gloves and mitts not only keep your hands...

Diving Hoods
Mar 5, 2013 by Oleksiy Chaukin

Diving hoods do several things. First, they keep your entire body (including your head) warm. Your mother likely told you to wear a hat when you stepped outside on a cold day, and research has proven that she was absolutely right. About 60% of body heat escapes through the head, so when we go out...

Octopus
Mar 5, 2013 by Oleksiy Chaukin

An octopus is a vital part of your safety equipment. In the event of any regulator problems, your octopus can supply you – or your diving buddy – with air. There are in fact three parts of an octopus: the air hose, the first stage and the second stage. The first stage attaches to your...

Reels
Mar 5, 2013 by Oleksiy Chaukin

Diving reels are a type of safety line, similar to what some contractors and rock climbers use. Diving reels, however, offer an extra layer of safety for divers who are diving in dangerous waters. Often used by wreck divers, cave divers, and technical divers, reels can come in handy for just abou...

Dive Safety Equipment
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Dive Safety EquipmentThere are many items which can make your dive safer. While many of these safety equipment items are things you never want to need, if you do find yourself in trouble, these items can help you stay safe and can help you salvage a dive gone wrong:1) Dive flags. Dive flags tell ...

BCD's
Mar 5, 2013 by Oleksiy Chaukin

Astronauts in the NASA space program need to adjust to life in space, where gravity woks very differently. Similarly, divers need to adjust for the very different way that their weight works underwater. BCDs help divers with this task. Scuba Buoyancy Compensation Devices (BCDs) are vital because ...

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