While it is fun to scuba dive, preventive measures and tips from experts are downright essential. Safety first before fun, right? It never hurts anybody to do our hobbies the right way. Let’s start with the right scuba diving equipment.
Here are some of the most important pieces of equipment in scuba diving:
A regulator regulates the pressure and helps maintain your breathing underwater. It is very important to choose a good regulator, as it is essential for your survival underwater. One of the best and most recommended regulators is the Scubapro MK25 S600 Regulator. It is of top quality, very effective, adjustable, and worthy of every dollar you spend.
To be protected from the underwater environment, you need to have the standard diving wear. There are two main kinds of diving suits- the wetsuit and the drysuit. Wetsuits are made of inexpensive Neoprene that prevent heat loss of the wearer’s system. It is adequately needed where water temperature is between 10-25 degree Celcius.
The drysuit, on the other hand, is used for water temperatures between 2-15 degree celcius or 28-59 degree farenheight. This suit is needed for cold water temperatures. It is highly advantageous to changing water temperatures because of its layered garments. However, because of its thickness it can affect swimming performance.
Diving Fins help you swim with speed underwater. It is known as your propeller. It affects the efficiency you have underwater and your bottom time. The shape of your fin can also affect propulsion and speed in the water.
Masks are important to protect your eyes from foreign bodies while allowing scuba divers, snorkelers, and free divers to see clearly underwater. If the eyes are in direct contact with water, the view is retracted. Air is important to be in between the eyes and the object for good vision. Because of the air that occupies the volume within the mask, we have a clear view. Still the quality of masks greatly affects your view. Masks that are built in with snorkels can be considered hazardous.
Dive computers or otherwise called, compression computers, are very useful for a scuba diver. Dive computers measure the time and depth of a dive and give the diver a great profile of his stay underwater. It also calculates and checks the partial pressure of the gases in the system based on the time and depth of a dive.
Commonly known as BC’s, BCD’s or Buoyancy compensators, provide life-saving assistance to divers. It helps control both the speed of descents and ascents of divers. A recommended BCD is the Scubapro Knighthawk.