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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.

Best Buys in Scuba Gear

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

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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 particular interest to scuba divers, because dive gear is very expensive, but a diver can’t afford to skimp on the very equipment upon which her life depends on.

This Best Buy list differs from that of other publications in one important respect. Dive Gear Reviews recognizes that time often effects price. Whereas everyone else focuses on newly released scuba gear, and therefore computes the price side of the Best Buy equation based on what that gear costs at its most expensive, we are looking at what things cost now. After a couple of years, a lot of pricey, top-end dive gear items are so widely discounted that they become gems for bargain hunters, and we keep that firmly in mind.

Best Buy for Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs)

Best Buy for Dive Computers

Best Buy for Dive Knives

Best Buy for Dive Lights

Best Buy for Dive Masks

Best Buy for Scuba Fins

Best Buy for Scuba Regulators

Best Buy for Underwater Cameras

* Held over from 2012