Dive Equipment - Scuba Dive Gear Singapore - Scuba Diving Singapore
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Dive Equipment - Scuba Dive Gear Singapore - Scuba Diving Singapore

Having the right scuba diving gear is very important part of your diving adventure. There is no rush of buying everything after you are certified. Most divers will only buy basic gear like a mask and fins and will add on as they gain more experience. When you start going on your dive trips and meet more divers, you will eventually gain more knowledge and understanding of scuba gears. This will help you in your decision in your investment, if you decide to.

Remember this 3 simple tips when choosing the right scuba gear are:

  • It must be comfortable
  • It fits well and looks good, of course
  • It will be a long-term investment

Types of Scuba Gear

The gear you use will vary depending on your diving location. There are four general categories for dive equipment, but some gear, i.e mask, snorkel fits in all the categories –

  • Tropical scuba equipment – diving in warm (24ºC/75ºF and up)
  • Temperate scuba equipment – diving in moderate temperature (24ºC/75ºF) water.
  • Cold water scuba equipment –diving in water cooler than (15ºC/60ºF).
  • Tec diving scuba equipment – Used by very experienced, highly trained divers to visit environments beyond the normal limits of recreational diving.

Scuba Gear Quick Tips

  • Buoyancy Control Devices (BCD) – An air bladder that you can inflate or deflate depending on how much buoyancy you need.
  • Mask – Allows your eyes to see clearly underwater.
  • Wetsuit – Protects from cuts and scrapes and retains heat so you stay comfortable.
  • Snorkel – Lets you breathe at the surface with your face in the water without wasting air from your scuba unit.
  • Dive watch – Used to measure the dive time.
  • Dive computer – Monitors your depth and time underwater to keep you within established limits.
  • Weight system – Offsets your tendency to float so you can descend gently underwater when you want to.
  • Fins – Allow you to swim using only your powerful leg muscles.
  • Dive light – Used to look into cracks and crevices, and for diving at night.
  • Dive knife – A handy tool as well as an important safety device.
  • Dive flag/float – Keeps boaters away from where you’re diving.
  • Regulator – enables you to use the air in your scuba tank
  • Signaling Devices - Whistle, signal tube get attention of other divers or the dive boat from a distance.
  • Scuba unit – The heart of your equipment, scuba (the acronym for self contained underwater breathing apparatus) allows you to breathe underwater and to rise, descend, hover or float at will. It consists of a regulator, tank, buoyancy control device –harness and instruments.

 

For more advise on gear that suit your needs before you purchase your personal scuba diving gear, contact us now.

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