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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: Over $500

Reviews of dive gear priced over $500.

07
January

Atomic Aquatics M1 Scuba Regulator Review

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The M1 scuba regulator from Atomic Aquatics is designed for both recreational and technical diving use, making it a sound choice for the diver who wants to invest in a regulator that has room to grow.

03
January

Mares Carbon 42 Scuba Regulator Review

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While expensive, the Mares Carbon 42 is a tough, reliable and very light regulator.

02
January

SeaLife DC800 Underwater Camera Review

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Overall, this is a tough, durable camera with all the point-and-shoot capability a diver who isn’t a devoted shutterbug could want.

02
January

Oceanic Pro Plus 2.1 Dive Computer Review

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The best features of the previous model have been retained, such as the huge screen and the big digital read-outs that go with it.

24
December

Hollis DC3/212 Scuba Regulator Review

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This regulator delivers steady breathing throughout a dive, from 25 feet down to 140 feet and back up to 25.

29
November

Oceanic Delta 4.1 Scuba Regulator Review

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The Oceanic Delta 4.1 scuba regulator comes with two stand-out features. First, the FDX-10 first stage that sits at the core of the regulator uses Oceanic’s Dry Valve Technology (DVT) and is fitted with an environmental kit. This seals the yoke valve more effectively to keep moisture and any contaminants out of the regulator. The […]

25
October

Suunto Vyper Air Dive Computer Review

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The Vyper Air is more or less Suunto’s wristwatch-style counterpart to the Cobra 3.

25
October

Suunto Cobra 3 Dive Computer Review

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Suunto’s Cobra 3 is a complete console dive computer.

25
October

Mares Puck Dive Computer Review

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Mares makes three variations on the Puck, and this review covers all three.

12
October

SCUBAPRO MK25/A700 Scuba Regulator Review

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This all-metal evolution of Scubapro’s MK25 design is a favorite among technical divers.

12
October

Scubapro MK25/600 Scuba Regulator Review

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It is arguably the best regulator around if money is no object.

08
October

Cressi Elipse MC9 Scuba Regulator Review

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It performed especially well in those depths used by recreational divers, making it a good choice for hard-working, hard-breathing divers who tend to stay above 40 m.

08
October

Mares Abyss 22 Extreme Scuba Regulator Review

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In 2003, Mark Ellyat went to 313 meters with [this regulator] for a Deepest Solo Dive record.

06
October

Apeks Flight Scuba Regulator Review

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The Apeks Flight is a small regulator aimed at the traveling diver, which is no small consideration given modern airline baggage policies.