Scuba Diving Equipment List: Essential Items for Your Next Dive | Deep Blue Dive Center

Scuba diving is a fascinating activity that allows you to dive deep into the sea and explore the underwater world. It is not only a fun activity but also allows you to unwind. However, it requires proper equipment. Read about the essential items for an optimal experience.

Mask

A good quality mask is essential for any diver. A good fit and seal are necessary to avoid water entering the mask while diving. It covers your eyes and nose to help you see underwater as clearly as possible. It forms an air pocket around your eyes so that they don’t feel the effects of pressure while diving. Most masks also have a strap to hold them in place, but some come with rubber that offers superior fitting. The mask helps you have a better view below the sea’s surface. It also shields the eyes from water pressure. Special prescription masks are also available if a person requires glasses to see well.

Snorkel

The snorkel is used by novice divers and professionals who want to save air supply when swimming long distances on the surface of the water or practicing swimming techniques before descending into deeper waters for more advanced dives. Pick a snorkel that is comfortable to use. It should be made of durable material so that it lasts long.

Fins, Boots, and Gloves

Fins help improve mobility underwater, which reduces the chances of fatigue. They also help you fight against strong currents and waves. Pick fins that match your style of diving. Fins come in different sizes and styles for different diving conditions, such as cold water diving or current diving. Boots will allow you to walk along rocky areas without injury or cuts from sharp objects underwater. Gloves protect your hands from scraping against sharp objects or getting stung by sea creatures like jellyfish. But check with the center if gloves are allowed. Many places will not permit gloves to  discourage divers from touching the reef.

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