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Welcome to Dive Gear Reviews, a comprehensive guide to scuba diving equipment. Scuba diving is an expensive pursuit, so looking up reviews for a particular article of equipment is a wise precaution before investing any hard-earned money in it. However, consumer reviews may or may not be written by an experienced diver, and magazine reviews could be suspect due to the advertising ties of the publication in question. Dive Gear Reviews provides cross-referenced reviews assembled by an expert, making it possible to see at a glance what multiple sources said about a particular piece of scuba equipment. If one magazine loved a scuba regulator or a dive computer, but the consumers hated it, that information will be found here.
28
January

Subgear Bonaire Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Subgear Bonaire Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

Subgear is the re-branded German company Seeman Sub, a firm specializing in reasonably priced, solid scuba equipment. The Bonaire lives up to that record, passing its ANTSI machine tests at all depths and breathing levels. As a German design (and despite the tropical-inspired name), the Bonaire’s design is well-suited to cold water use. The first […]

28
January

UK C8 eLED Plus Dive Light Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on UK C8 eLED Plus Dive Light Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Dive Lights

The C8 eLED Plus dive light can serve as an able primary dive light for both technical and recreational divers.

24
January

Mares ICON HD/AI Dive Computer Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Mares ICON HD/AI Dive Computer Review Posted in: Dive Computers, Over $500

British underwater photographer Charles Hood called the Mares ICON “the iPod of dive computers,” and rightfully so.

24
January

Scubapro Fuego Dive Light Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Scubapro Fuego Dive Light Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Lights

The Fuego is a fine back-up dive light for any diver, and a sound primary for divers need only occasional use of a dive light.

20
January

Zeagle Flathead 7 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Zeagle Flathead 7 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

Zeagle considers the Flathead 7 its standard-bearer scuba regulator. Both Scuba Diving and Sport Diver loved it.

19
January

DiveRite Intova LED Dive Light Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on DiveRite Intova LED Dive Light Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Lights

The small size and high light output make this dive light an admirable back-up unit, but because the beam is fixed to a narrow band the Intova LED would serve poorly as a primary dive light.

18
January

Princeton Tec Shockwave LED Dive Light Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Princeton Tec Shockwave LED Dive Light Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Dive Lights

Princeton Tec’s Shockwave LED is an inexpensive, capable choice for a primary dive light.

14
January

Oceanic OC1 Dive Computer Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Oceanic OC1 Dive Computer Review Posted in: Dive Computers, Over $500

The OC1 from Oceanic is a wristwatch style dive computer that, unlike so many wrist-mounted number crunchers, actually looks like a wristwatch and a fairly attractive one at that.

11
January

Product Guide: Dive Lights

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Product Guide: Dive Lights Posted in: Dive Lights, Scuba Product Guides

Like most types of scuba gear, dive lights now come in a diverse and sometimes confusing range of shapes, sizes and formats. For scuba divers buying their first or even second dive light, sorting through these options requires a little background information on the dive light features available on the market.

07
January

Atomic Aquatics M1 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Atomic Aquatics M1 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

The M1 scuba regulator from Atomic Aquatics is designed for both recreational and technical diving use, making it a sound choice for the diver who wants to invest in a regulator that has room to grow.

03
January

Mares Carbon 42 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Mares Carbon 42 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

While expensive, the Mares Carbon 42 is a tough, reliable and very light regulator.

02
January

SeaLife DC800 Underwater Camera Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on SeaLife DC800 Underwater Camera Review Posted in: Over $500, Underwater Cameras

Overall, this is a tough, durable camera with all the point-and-shoot capability a diver who isn’t a devoted shutterbug could want.

02
January

Oceanic Pro Plus 2.1 Dive Computer Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Oceanic Pro Plus 2.1 Dive Computer Review Posted in: Dive Computers, Over $500

The best features of the previous model have been retained, such as the huge screen and the big digital read-outs that go with it.