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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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June

Tusa RS680 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Tusa RS680 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

The RS680 is the newest regulator from Tusa, and is basically the R-600 first stage that some are already familiar with from the RS670 combined with a new second stage, the S-80 (hence, RS680). Astute divers might remember that the Tusa RS670 suffered a recall for all regulators manufactured in Japan last year. However, no […]

17
June

Aqua Lung Slingshot Scuba Fins Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Aqua Lung Slingshot Scuba Fins Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Fins

Aqualung’s Slingshot fins are the sort of product a gear geek would adore. “Power bands” on the blade enable the wearer to lock the fins into one of three positions, which change the power-to-thrust ratio. Basically, the #1 setting performs something like a flexible split-fin, and as the bands are dialed up, the fin’s pivot […]

15
June

Tusa IQ 950 Zen Air Dive Computer Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Tusa IQ 950 Zen Air Dive Computer Review Posted in: Dive Computers, Over $500

For some reason, reviewers call Tusa’s IQ 950 Zen Air a “sleek” wristwatch dive computer, but at Dive Gear Reviews, calling a dive computer “sleek” demands something more than a mere digital sports watch readout. On this point, we profoundly disagree with everyone and think only a serious gear nerd thinks this wristwatch would look […]

14
June

Zeagle Stiletto Scuba BCD Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Zeagle Stiletto Scuba BCD Review Posted in: BCDs, Over $500

Zeagle’s Stiletto BCD is a fine example of a general purpose piece of recreational diving equipment. With a dry weight of 7.4 lbs (3.35 kg), the Stiletto isn’t as light as a true travel BCD, nor is it as collapsible, but it isn’t so heavy that it will tip a wisely packed bag of dive […]

13
June

Spyderco Pacific Salt Dive Knife Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Spyderco Pacific Salt Dive Knife Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Knives

Spyderco’s Pacific Salt is essentially a buck knife for divers, but also fishermen, sailors, sea kayakers and just about anyone else who needs a folding knife designed for the marine environment. The blade is 3.8 inches long and made from H-1 stainless steel. Spyderco makes many of its marine knives from H-1 steel, which substitutes […]

13
June

Tusa FK-850 X-Pert Dive Knife Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Tusa FK-850 X-Pert Dive Knife Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Knives

Tusa’s FK-850 is a no-nonsense knife. The blade is 4.5 inches long and has a standard edge on one side, a serrated edge on the other, a cutting notch below the serrated edge, and deadly point on the end. Made from 420 stainless steel, the FK-850 is can be wickedly sharp and hold an edge […]

13
June

How to Clean and Defog a New Dive Mask

Written by Editor. Comments Off on How to Clean and Defog a New Dive Mask Posted in: Dive Gear Tips, Dive Masks, Scuba Product Guides

New dive masks invariably come coated in a thin layer of oil. The manufacturer puts this oil on the mask to protect the silicon skirt, helping to retain its flexibility and full color while the mask is on the display shelf. The problem is that this oil retains moisture, so only a little of it […]

10
June

Spyderco Caspian 2 Salt Dive Knife Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Spyderco Caspian 2 Salt Dive Knife Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Knives

Spyderco made the Caspian 2 out of single piece of H-1 nitrogen steel, which is reputed to be rust-proof. The blade is 4.5 inches long, with both serrated and standard edges, plus a cutting notch. The size and utility, coupled with the knife’s construction, make it a low maintenance, highly functional primary cutter. Pretty much […]

10
June

Cressi Air Travel Scuba BCD Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Cressi Air Travel Scuba BCD Review Posted in: BCDs, Between $251-$500

Updated July 8, 2013 Cressi’s Air Travel BCD is a true piece of travel-friendly dive gear, so compact and light that it could fit into a carry-on bag or accompany a backpacking, traveling divemaster. The medium version weighs 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg), and with little fuss the BCD can be folded up and tucked away. […]

10
June

Scubapro Spectra Mirrored Dive Mask Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Scubapro Spectra Mirrored Dive Mask Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Masks

Glare is a fact of life on the water, and for divers with sensitive eyes, waiting for the dive boat to come by for a pick-up in that glare ranges from annoying to painful. On the boat, you can wear sunglasses, but what about in the water? Scubapro addresses this need with this spin on […]