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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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August

Mares Carbon 52 Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Mares Carbon 52 Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

 The Carbon 52 is the latest upgrade in Mares’ line of carbon fiber, lightweight-but-rugged premium regulators. The package combines the Carbon second stage from the earlier Carbon 42 with the MR52 first stage used in the Abyss 52 regulator. It should be noted right off the bat that the Abyss 52’s MR52 first stage is not […]

10
August

Best BCDs

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

Updated September 16, 2013 The BCD sits in the same stratum as a regulator, in that its usually expensive and one of the two items a diver must have as part of their kit if they want to get away rentals. Today, BCDs come in many shapes and sizes, and in the last couple of […]

07
August

Aeris ION LT/AT 600 Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Aeris ION LT/AT 600 Regulator Review Posted in: Uncategorized

The ION LT/AT 600 is Aeris’ top of the line regulator, checking off boxes in both the travel and the high-performance categories. The latest installment of the ION series, the LT/AT 600 weighs in at a modest 2 lbs, 3 oz. (around 1kg), with a first stage so small as to be barely larger than […]

06
August

Mares Instinct 12S Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Mares Instinct 12S Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

The Instinct 12S is Mares’ upgrade and successor for the Prestige 12S, the latter of which is still widely available. What Mares has done is taken their veteran 12S first stage and put a new second stage on it, creating an updated regulator package. The old 12S first stage is a workhorse. It has been […]

02
August

Sealife ReefMaster Mini II Underwater Camera Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Sealife ReefMaster Mini II Underwater Camera Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Underwater Cameras

Sealife’s new ReefMaster Mini builds on their solid pocket dive camera, the Mini II. The new version retains the same rubberized, shock-proof underwater housing, but now with distinctive red trim and, more importantly, an improved depth rating of 200 feet (60m). The Mini II’s depth rating is 130 feet (40m), so taking it on deep […]