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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.

Category Archives: Between $101-$250

Reviews for dive gear priced between $101-250.

12
April

Atomic Aquatics Split Fin (“Smoke on the Water”) Scuba Fin Review

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It takes some moxie to dub a fin “smoke on the water,” but the most recent installment of the Atomic Aquatics Split Fin certainly earns such a distinctive nickname. Ostensibly Atomic Aquatics named the fin that because of its coloring, but the fins are strong performers. The fins are long, wide split fins with a […]

12
April

Halcyon LED Scout Dive Light Review

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The LED Scout from Halcyon is machined from solid Delrin and made with stainless steel internal components. The handle has a waffle texture for extra grip, while the bulb cover is made of tough Lexan, a material more often seen in bulletproof glass. In short, Halcyon’s Scout is a tough dive light with a depth […]

09
April

Aquatec Duo Vortex Scuba Fin Review

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The Aquatec Duo Vortex enjoys a striking, eye-catching design, but fails to deliver solid performance underwater. The fins employ whale tail- and hydrofoil-inspired design elements, but reviewers and consumers described them as underpowered, clumsy and stiff in practice. Aquatec might be able to take the innovative ideas employed in the Duo Vortex fins and apply […]

08
April

Tektite Expedition LS4 Dive Light Review

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Tektite’s Expedition LS4 is a fine piece of precision-crafted gear. The main body of this underwater flashlight is machined out of solid aluminum and has a depth rating of 2,000 feet (300 m). With a head encased in heavy rubber and sealed up by double o-rings, this Tektite has a reputation for indestructibility. Tektite places […]

04
April

Apollo Sports Bio-Fin Pro C-Series Scuba Fin Review

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[It’s] qualities have earned the Bio-Fin Pro (and the C-Series) several awards from Scuba Diving magazine over the years, most recently the 2009 Tester’s Choice Award.

04
April

SeaLife Mini II Underwater Camera Review

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The SeaLife Mini II fits the needs of a casual, traveling diver who needs a solid, reliable camera that won’t let him down on during his precious dive vacation time and that occupies a minimum of space in his luggage.

01
April

APS Mantaray Scuba Fin Review

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Dive Gear Reviews thinks these fins are ideal for a diver who wants maximum maneuverability with a minimum of effort, or for the traveling diver who wants an excellent, compact set of scuba fins.

08
March

UK Super Q eLED Dive Light Review

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

24
February

Princeton Tec Miniwave LED Dive Light Review

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Divers who own a Miniwave seem to love it, with LeisurePro users giving it 4 1/2 Flags.

28
January

UK C8 eLED Plus Dive Light Review

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The C8 eLED Plus dive light can serve as an able primary dive light for both technical and recreational divers.

18
January

Princeton Tec Shockwave LED Dive Light Review

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Princeton Tec’s Shockwave LED is an inexpensive, capable choice for a primary dive light.

06
December

Subgear Aruba Scuba Regular Review

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Subgear is the new name of the German company Seeman Sub, re-branded after its 2007 acquisition. The company continues with Seeman Sub’s product line of quality, moderately priced dive gear, and the Aruba is Subgear’s starter scuba regulator. As such, the regulator had adequate performance on ANSTI machine tests set to imitate normal recreational diving […]

29
November

Spyderco Aqua Salt Dive Knife Review

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The Spyderco Aqua Salt is a simple, straight-forward dive knife. The almost 5-inch blade is available either with a plain edge or with a serrated edge, and always has a sharp point on the end. That blade also comes made from H-1 stainless steel, which uses nitrogen in place of the more traditional carbon in […]

01
November

Oceanic Pioneer Dive Mask Review

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Oceanic’s Pioneer dive mask was a 2008 winner for Scuba Diving’s “Most Distinctive Design” award

14
October

Mares Tropic 3mm Wetsuit Review

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Sport Diver labeled it a good, all-around wetsuit as useful for canyoning as for scuba diving, making it ideal for someone who needs to multi-task their wetsuit.

12
October

Body Glove EX3 3mm Wetsuit Review

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As one would expect from a Body Glove wetsuit, the EX 3 in 3mm is a tough suit with outstanding seals, and a good bargain to boot.

11
October

XS Scuba Beta Titanium Dive Knife Review

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XS Scuba’s Beta Titanium dive knife is a fairly standard-looking dive knife, but its titanium construction puts it a cut above.

06
October

Spyderco Mariner Salt Dive Knife Review

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Scuba Diving magazine labeled it the best knife for traveling divers, and this website labels it as the best knife for a serious diver who wants a high quality tool that can be used both underwater and topside.