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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.
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March

Oceanic Islander 2 Scuba BCD Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Oceanic Islander 2 Scuba BCD Review Posted in: BCDs, Between $251-$500

In most travel BCDs, these two functions are performed by the same strap, so the handle is of little or no use once a diver’s kit is assembled. This is precisely the time when a solid handle is most useful, making the Islander 2 a cut above most travel BCDs in terms of handiness.

11
March

Aeris Mako Scuba Fin Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Aeris Mako Scuba Fin Review Posted in: Below $100, Fins

Aeris Makos […] are kickers with a substantial thrust-per-dollar ratio.

10
March

Suunto Zoop Dive Computer Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Suunto Zoop Dive Computer Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Dive Computers

The Zoop essentially evolved out of Suunto’s Gekko, with the added feature of downloading diving data into your PC, and serves as Suunto’s basic, beginner’s-level dive computer.

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March

UK Super Q eLED Dive Light Review

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

When Scuba Diving [magazine] tested it as a secondary dive light, they described it as the smallest, lightest, brightest underwater flashlight tested that year.

04
March

Hollis DG-02 Dive Computer Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Hollis DG-02 Dive Computer Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Dive Computers

The DG-02 is a compact wristwatch style dive computer with simple, basic functions and a modest price tag.

01
March

Oceanic Neo Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Oceanic Neo Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

The thing to be aware of with Oceanic’s Neo scuba regulator is that “Neo” actually encompasses several possible product combinations. A Neo could have a CDX-5  or a FDX-10 first stage, with differing levels of performance. The latter scored as highly as Oceanic’s Delta 4.2 on breathing machine tests, and therefore offers the potential to […]