So you’ve recently been certified to go scuba diving, so what’s next? Well, this is the perfect time to go out and buy some fresh new gear. However, as a new scuba diving fanatic, how on earth do you know what to buy and what brand to choose? Thankfully, we are here to help. Below you will find the top picks when it comes to scuba diving gear for beginners.
First Aid Kit – DAN
Accidents will always happen, even if you are enjoying a vacation or holiday. The compact first-aid kit from Dan has everything you need to dress and clean minor injuries. The nylon bag with a zipper has internal waterproof pocket and comes stuffed with a range of supplies, including adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, sterile dressings, butterflies, string-relief wipes, nitrile gloves, scissors, and splinter forceps.
Ocean-Pro QLR4 – Oceanic
The Ocean-Pro provides what most divers want, a comfortable, stable harness with loads of adjustment, more than enough pocket space and a bunch of D-rings for all gear. It also features loads of buoyant life and minimal inherent buoyancy.
Sea Drops – McNett
A fogged-up mask is an unnecessary nuisance for all new divers. Therefore, its vital to get Sea Drops, an anti-fog and lens cleaner which is both nonabrasive and long-lasting. It won’t damage the silicone or scratch the lenses of your mask. It’s also non-toxic and biodegradable. The dispenser is also small enough to carry in your pocket or in your mask case.
Seaflex – Seach
A snorkel that always hangs from your mask strap can be an unnecessary pain when you are underwater. The Seaflex from Seac completely solves this by rolling out of the way until you eventually need it. The Seaflex is made from flexible silicone, and it can be stored in a round plastic case that you can clip to a D-ring or store in your BC pocket. It also springs back into the right shape the moment it’s released.
Triton Fins – Sherwood Scuba
They are not too flexy and not too stiff either. These incredible fins have the perfect balance with vented blades giving a nod to traditional fin design, and they are made with thermoplastic that is lightweight, delivering a powerful snap with every kick. What’s even more impressive is that they can even float.
MK2 EVO – Scubapro
Based around the first-stage design which was initially launched during the 1960’s and has been constantly refined with upgrades ever since this innovative reg provides rock-solid reliability and top performance along with a decent price tag. Renowned for its ultra-smooth air delivery, the MK2 Evo offers a lightweight second stage to ensure you don’t tire out your jaw.
Evoke 3mm – Bare Sports
Most new divers struggle to wear a wetsuit, but this is certainly not the case with the Evoke, featuring an easy-fitting, stylish design which has been inspired by activewear and yoga wear. Made from high-stretch, three-dimensional neoprene along with seamless underarms, the 3mm Evoke offers maximum ease of motion and easy comfort.