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  1. D

    BCD Handle?

    Hello everyone! I have a very strange question! I’ve been diving with my Aqualung Pearl women’s BCD for quite some time now, and I really like it! However, my one complaint is that there is no handle on the backboard for easy lifting. I do quite a bit of diving out of a small dinghy, which...
  2. Pearlman

    Purchasing Dive gear in the Maldives?

    Hi Folks I didn’t see a thread on anything but diving so opening this thread. I am looking at buying either of RK3 or Scubapro Nova fins and perhaps my first backplate mount setup like Mares XR Single or the Xdeep Zen for example. Just an initial short list of models/brands but happy to look at...
  3. great_white

    KRAKEN NR-1500 Battery Life???

    Hey Folks, Have any of you used the Kraken NR-1500 light on your dives? It's advertised to run for 90 minutes on HIGH, but in my last couple of dives it goes to red (low) battery status within 40 minutes on MEDIUM. Just want to know if I got a dud or if this is normal operation. Technically...
  4. Meghan Powers

    Advice on putting on gear

    I made a thread earlier about dive logs and I appreciate everyone’s input! I very recently received my ow certification. I have not done a dive since then (only two months since I was certified). I plan on doing a few dives pretty soon at one of my local quarries so I can gain a little more...
  5. mises

    Best Gear Bag/Case for sensitive scuba & photo gear when flying to destination?

    Hey! I'd love recommendations of the best brands and models of gear bad(s) or case(s) for carrying your scuba diving gear (and/or photo/video gear) when going on trips abroad (taking a flight or many). I'd love comments on your experience with a specific setup: - while traveling and the...
  6. edhjr

    Older guy Certification

    I am an older guy, started late in life, employment and education. At any rate, I've got the scuba bug and I am not willing to stop until poor health forces me to stop. I have a lot invested financially, scuba gear, time and effort. In a weird sort of way I want buy a used drysuit from my store...
  7. The Cosmicist

    From Tech-nicool to Tech-nicolor - The Color Thread

    This is purely for fun... So much diving gear, especially that branded to be technical diving gear, is dark or black. I now read the word sometimes as technicool (similar to the tactical --> tacticool boom over the past two decades with military gear). Why not bring some color to your next reef...
  8. The Cosmicist

    Advanced Beginner Gear Grab - Helpful for others too?

    Alrighty then. I've managed to get irritated enough in about 15 dives to want my own gear (more or less) immediately. Like most of us, I have pockets that you can see the bottom of and want to choose wisely. I would consider myself an "advanced beginner" or "beginning advanced" due to...
  9. bnstn

    New Gear / Purchase Questions

    Hello All, I am finally at the point where I will be purchasing a full set of Scuba gear (minus tanks) and I was hoping for some input on my choice of BCD. Right now I am looking at the ScubaPro Hydros Pro w. Air 2, versus possibly the Zeagle Ranger. Both have very good reviews and I am trying...
  10. A

    tank valve compatibility around the world

    Is it correct to assume that all tank valves can be turned into DIN-compat by removing the inserts in the middle? Have you ever seen any tank that cannot accept a DIN reg? (If you have, please share your country/region, if possible) Thanks. Edit: I'm asking because I've got a DIN reg and I'm...
  11. D

    For Sale Lots of gear for sale

    Our neighborhood is having a yard sale (5/15/2021) so my husband and I are getting rid of lots of gear. We have been instructors for over 15 years. My husband taught technical diving and I taught OW. We also have a few gun holsters for sale. I can’t figure out how to add pics right now but...
  12. Lorenzoid

    Which kind of diver are you with respect to gear?

    I thought this was such an interesting comment by @MaxTorque in another thread that it might be worthy of a discussion on its own. I have thought about this before, but Max stated it well. Which kind of diver are you? Group 1 or Group 2? I'm definitely Group 1. I wish I had gills, etc., so...
  13. Chris N

    Emergency gear

    Hi everyone, I wish to get your thoughts on what gear have you got (with brand and model if possible) to deal with in-water emergencies, assuming common issues like out-of-air and worst case scenario like being left out by the dive boat in an open ocean overnight. I'm a firm believer for...
  14. C

    Fitness and diving

    Hi there, For now I am certified as an advanced diver. But I would like to improve my skills and become a divemaster. The only problem is that I am not that strong and not that big.I always struggle to put on all my gear and walk with it for 40 meters to the dive spot. It really hurt and cost...
  15. MagicalCatboy

    Computer: Stick with used D6 or go entry level?

    I'm just getting back into diving, eventually I'll probably be an instructor (I teach other adventure sports), but right now it's all about being frugal and me and the GF are just looking into Advanced Open Water now. I picked up a secondhand D6 from a retired divemaster for $150. He said it...
  16. F

    Scubapro Aladin Sensor

    Hi! I'm looking to buy a good entry level dive computer and I've found someone selling a "Scubapro Aladin Sensor" still in the box, but I cannot seem to find this model anywhere else on the internet. Does anyone know anything about it? Obviously I see the other Scubapro Aladin models and they...
  17. DiveHeart

    Volunteers dig in to help Diveheart prepare for post covid19

    How are you making the best use of time during covid19? Today at Diveheart volunteers dove deep into our regulator inventory to make sure that we're in good shape when the pandemic is over. Retooling gear is just one way Diveheart is making the best use of time during the pandemic. Thanks to all...
  18. OctoHelm

    My Introduction to Sidemount Diving, as well as Training and Equipment Questions

    Hello Scubaboard! I hope this finds you safe. Before I get into things, I would just like to thank the medical professionals and firefighters putting their lives on the line for us daily. Their selfless service to benefit us all is admirable, and we all ought to thank them for their service...
  19. bluegillchow

    Online Sources for dive gear in India?

    I'm not actually planning to purchase stuff, but I have a bit of an unusual situation... My wife and I will be moving to Bangalore sometime soon-ish, likely early 2021. Her company is moving us, and the shippers need an inventory of stuff we're taking, with replacement values for insurance...
  20. emk42

    Helped needed on first gear purchase!

    Hello! I’m new this community and looking for some gear recommendations :) A bit about me: rescue certified with about ~70 dives, hoping to get my divemaster eventually i’m from FL and will be working in the maldives for the next year (not at a dive shop, but I will be able to dive in my free...
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