How Much Is Scuba Gear

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How Much Does Scuba Gear Cost?

When considering how much scuba gears cost, it is important not only consider the short term out-lay but also the long term expense. Divers need to consider the life they will get out of the gear along with costs of annual service and maintenance.

When considering the life of the dive equipment, there are two considerations:

  • How well the equipment will last in the diving environment?
  • Is the equipment suitable for your long term diving objectives?

 For many new divers, finding the answers to these questions can be difficult, to help you with this we offer an obligation free consultation with a Master Instructor to discuss and advise on what the best options are for you. These consultations can be arranged either in-store or on-line, whichever best meets your needs.

When looking at how much scuba gear is there is a considerable range in price. Dive gear is life support equipment and this must be remembered when making dive equipment selection. 
The equipment you need will include a:

  • Scuba diving mask ($100-400), This is the key to diving comfort and although you can get mask as cheap as $20, we recommend against these
  • Snorkel ($50-$100), make sure it is for scuba, not snorkelling or freediving.
  • Dive fins

     ($80-$600). We recommend split fins ($300-$400) 

  • Dive Gloves ($50-$100), strongly recommended for diving around Sydney
  • Scuba diving wetsuit ($300-$800) anything less than $300 will not stand up to the compressions which occur with scuba diving.
  • Scuba Gear Package ($1,000 – $,8000) and includes BCD, Regulator, Gauges and Dive Computer.
  • Scuba Tanks ($450-$600) It is recommended that tanks are rented while divers adjust their air consumption or you may end up with a tank in excess of your needs.


Remember buying the gear outright isn’t the only option. A lot of dive shops, including Abyss Scuba Diving, will happily rent you gear a day, so you can enjoy scuba diving without buying all the gear. A great option while deciding on your gear is a Dive Gear Card which is much more economical than daily rental and lets you try a range of gear before making the final decision.

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