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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 Type

Index of dive gear reviews by type.

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.

19
October

Product Guide: Wetsuits

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Product Guide: Wetsuits Posted in: Scuba Product Guides, Wetsuits

First and foremost, wearing a wetsuit is about insulting your body. Most wetsuits use a synthetic rubber called neoprene to trap a layer of thin layer of water between your body and the surrounding water. Body heat warms the trapped water, creating more insulation against the cold. Of course, that only works if a there […]

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.

11
October

XS Scuba Beta Titanium Dive Knife Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on XS Scuba Beta Titanium Dive Knife Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Dive Knives

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

11
October

Tusa RS-670 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Tusa RS-670 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

It should also be noted that according to X-Ray magazine and CDNN, 250 of these regulators were recalled in 2010.

08
October

Tilos Excel Dive Mask Review

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

It really earns that “bang for the buck” rating.

08
October

Cressi Elipse MC9 Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Editor. Comments Off on Cressi Elipse MC9 Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Over $500, Scuba Regulators

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.