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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: By Price

Index of dive gear reviews by price.

20
December

Tusa IQ-650 Element Dive Computer Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Tusa IQ-650 Element Dive Computer Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Dive Computers

Introduced in 2009, the IQ-650 Element from Tusa is a cut-down dive computer […] However, the IQ-650 retains a handful of features that place it a cut above the bargain basement, basic dive computer.

13
December

Intova CP9 Underwater Camera Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Intova CP9 Underwater Camera Review Posted in: Below $100, Underwater Cameras

The Intova CP9 dive camera is a classic example of the maxim “you get what you pay for.” It is a compact, handy camera with a price tag that hovers right around $90 (although the camera is often marked up considerably in Europe). The CP9 is also rated for depths of 130 feet/39 meters. Very […]

06
December

Subgear Aruba Scuba Regular Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Subgear Aruba Scuba Regular Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Scuba Regulators

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

Oceanic Delta 4.1 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Oceanic Delta 4.1 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

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 […]

29
November

Spyderco Aqua Salt Dive Knife Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Spyderco Aqua Salt Dive Knife Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Dive Knives

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 […]

22
November

Hollis DC4/221 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Hollis DC4/221 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

Divers who want a solid regulator for temperate and warm water use, however, can save themselves about $150, drop the cold water features and buy the Hollis DC4/221.

19
November

Mares Flexa 8-6-5 Scuba Wetsuit Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Mares Flexa 8-6-5 Scuba Wetsuit Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Wetsuits

The Mares Trilastic 8-6-5 wetsuit is a warm, snug, yet reasonably flexible and lightweight wetsuit.

15
November

Zeagle N2ition 3 Dive Computer Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Zeagle N2ition 3 Dive Computer Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Dive Computers

The ease-of-use combined with a price tag that hovers right on the $500 line made this dive computer a Scuba Diving magazine Best Buy in 2009.

09
November

Cressi MC5 Steel Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Cressi MC5 Steel Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

A workable reg that stays dry in all positions and delivers plenty of air under any of the circumstances that a sport diver is likely to encounter.

01
November

Oceanic Pioneer Dive Mask Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Oceanic Pioneer Dive Mask Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Dive Masks

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

01
November

Henderson H2 Titanium 3mm Wetsuit Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Henderson H2 Titanium 3mm Wetsuit Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Wetsuits

Round out the picture with a padded back zipper and watertight seams, and the Henderson H2 Titanium starts to look like an excellent wetsuit.

25
October

Suunto Vyper Air Dive Computer Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Suunto Vyper Air Dive Computer Review Posted in: Dive Computers, Over $500

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

25
October

Suunto D4/D4i Dive Computer Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Suunto D4/D4i Dive Computer Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Dive Computers

The Suunto D4 is the most basic of Suunto’s wristwatch dive computers

25
October

Suunto Cobra 3 Dive Computer Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Suunto Cobra 3 Dive Computer Review Posted in: Dive Computers, Over $500

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

25
October

Mares Puck Dive Computer Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Mares Puck Dive Computer Review Posted in: Dive Computers, Over $500

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

19
October

Sherwood Rona Dive Mask Review

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

Updated January 21, 2013 This frameless dive mask is an outstanding viewport, with a big window, great horizontal and downward viewing, and a close-to-the-lens fit. It is easy to adjust, and the swivel buckles are a great touch for traveling divers, since they permit the mask to be folded flat for packing. This combination of […]

19
October

XS Scuba Fogcutter Delta Dive Knife Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on XS Scuba Fogcutter Delta Dive Knife Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Knives

This knife is something of a two-in-one tool, as it serves as both a regular knife and as a pair of clippers.

19
October

TUSA IQ-900 Dive Computer Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on TUSA IQ-900 Dive Computer Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Dive Computers

The display is easy to read, with big dot-matrix numbers and a backlighting feature.

14
October

Akona AKMS508 7mm Wetsuit Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Akona AKMS508 7mm Wetsuit Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Wetsuits

Akona has a reputation for making high-quality wetsuits at low prices, and the 7mm AKMS508 certainly lives up to that bill.

14
October

Mares Tropic 3mm Wetsuit Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Mares Tropic 3mm Wetsuit Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Wetsuits

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.

14
October

Scubapro Everflex Steamer 3/2 Wetsuit Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Scubapro Everflex Steamer 3/2 Wetsuit Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Wetsuits

The suit earned high marks from [Dive and Scuba Diving] magazines for being easy to get on and off, and its comfort while in use underwater.

12
October

SCUBAPRO MK25/A700 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on SCUBAPRO MK25/A700 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

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

12
October

Scubapro MK25/600 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Scubapro MK25/600 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

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

12
October

Body Glove EX3 3mm Wetsuit Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Body Glove EX3 3mm Wetsuit Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Wetsuits

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.

12
October

ScubaMax Spider Eye Dive Mask Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on ScubaMax Spider Eye Dive Mask Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Masks

This mask boasts a number of features usually found on more expensive dive masks.