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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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January

Best Buys in Scuba Gear

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Best Buys in Scuba Gear Posted in: Dive Gear Tips, Scuba Product Guides

Updated January 21, 2013 The idea of a “Best Buy” is all about getting the maximum bang for your buck, and not plunging to the bottom in search of the cheapest product possible. The concept is about establishing a balance of the best quality possible at the most reasonable price available. Best buys are of […]

25
January

Oceanic Accent Dive Mask Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Oceanic Accent Dive Mask Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Masks

Oceanic’s Accent is a top-flight dive mask, and the latest in their dive mask line. The mask uses a single lens, low interior volume design with a transparent, liquid silicon skirt. Those features make the mask comfortable, light and low-profile, while offering good all-around visibility. For added pluses, the strap buckles swivel and are easy […]

23
January

Promate Spartan Rubber Scuba Fins Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Promate Spartan Rubber Scuba Fins Review Posted in: Below $100, Fins

Promate is one of those lesser-known companies that you might never have heard of, but should have. There are some real gems in their product line, and the Spartan Rubber Fins are among them. In a nutshell, the Spartan Rubber Fin shares many of the same fundamental design characteristics as prestigious fins like the OMS […]

16
January

Aqua Lung Legend Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Aqua Lung Legend Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

Aqua Lung started the Legend series of regulators roughly a decade ago, in honor of Aqua Lung’s founder Jacques Cousteau. Now they have relaunched the Legend with a whole new line of regulators. These start with the Legend Standard and progress through the Legend LX and Legend LUX, each type with its own “Supreme” model […]

14
January

Dive Movie Review: “Sanctum”

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Dive Movie Review: “Sanctum” Posted in: Below $100, Book and Film Reviews

Last year’s big dive movie was Sanctum, and on paper it was a very promising film. If the idea of a 3D movie about a cave divers struggling to overcome disaster and survive wasn’t hot enough, the involvement of James Cameron’s film tech should clinch the deal. Alas, Sanctum promised a lot and made only […]

10
January

Promate Diving and Snorkeling Titanium Knife Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Promate Diving and Snorkeling Titanium Knife Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Knives

Promate’s Diving and Snorkeling Titanium Knife offers high quality at bargain prices. This particular full-tanged blade is 4 3/8″ long, with a pointed tip, a standard edge on one side, and a serrated edge plus line cutter on the other side. The pommel has a big metal stud for hammering or tying on lanyards, and […]

09
January

Best “Semi-Dry” Wetsuits

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Best “Semi-Dry” Wetsuits Posted in: Dive Gear Tips, Scuba Product Guides, Wetsuits

Some divers gripe there is no such thing as a “semi-dry” suit, and while the term is oxymoronic, it is no more so than “fresh frozen” or “virtually spotless.” As a practical matter, semi-dry wetsuits are at the top of the wetsuit range, including the thickest and best-sealed wetsuits available. Expect any suit sporting the […]

02
January

Body Glove EXO 7mm Scuba Wetsuit Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Body Glove EXO 7mm Scuba Wetsuit Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Wetsuits

The EXO 7mm is Body Glove’s high-end “semi-dry” suit. The suit is made from Body Glove’s Magna-Flex, a soft, lightweight and stretchy type of neoprene, and put together with triple-glued blind-stitching. For extra waterproofing, the interior seams are permanently taped. However, this attention to the seams is easily counterbalanced by the equal lack of attention […]