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Best SCUBA Gear - Price not a Factor!

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by beaverdivers, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. beaverdivers

    beaverdivers ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    If you could have the Best SCUBA Gear regardless of cost ( Money is not a Factor! ), what gear would you dive?

    Here's my list:

    Regulator: Scubapro MK25 Titanium w/ S600 Deep Blue Ti-Core
    Pony Regulator: Scubapro MK25/G260 Tactical
    B.C./BP/Wing: Scubapro Classic w/AIR2
    Dive Computer(s): ( 2 )- Scubapro Galileo Sol with transmitters
    ( 1 ) - Scubapro Meridian Black Tech Wrist Computer
    Mask: Scubapro Frameless
    Snorkel: Scubapro Nexus
    Fins: Scubapro Nova Seawing Gorilla
    Wetsuit: Scubapro Everflex Steamer

    Please add your Best Gear - Price not a Factor!

    What gear would/do you dive regardless of cost?
     
  2. drrich2

    drrich2 Solo Diver

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    I almost get the impression you like ScubaPro...:D

    Well, I'd probably get one of those Atomic Aquatics titanium regulators that, when money is an issue, seem way to expensive for a small weight reduction and, if I understand correctly, about the same work of breathing.

    While my Sherwood Avid 2x weight-integrated BCD may not be 'the best,' I'd not replace it just to be replacing it, since I don't think another would give me much advantage. So I'd probably get a sidemount BCD, leading to the 'Hollis SMS100 vs. the Diverite Nomad XT' debates that were driving me nuts months ago before that went on the back burner, and then try to factor in newer product releases. I get the sense sidemount is a work in progress, and I am not a do-it-yourselfer.

    Atomic Aquatics Cobalt 2 for console computer, and Liquivision Lynx for wrist computer. Yeah, the algorithms won't quite match, etc..., but it'd be a chance to learn 2 fine, reputable products. In the real world, I use an Oceanic VT3 wrist unit/backup with transmitter, and a Cobalt 1. I'd like another Lynx for my dive buddy, both of us with location transmitters, and one of those other location transmitters for a dive boat.

    I have an Atomic subframe mask (now backup mask for solo diving); doesn't leak much, but feels like somebody pushing hard between & a bit up from my eyes, unless I really stay on top of equalizing. I'd still dive a $30 AquaLung Seaquest Visage mask, because it's comfortable as and good or better than any other mask I've tried. Not because it's cheap; because it's better (for me, anyway).

    Fins: I use splits. Atomic Aquatics Smoke On the Water splits seem to be roughly top tier as splits go. I'd be nice to try some other high end fins, but so far I don't do much frog or back kicking.
     
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  3. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    Money is not a factor that I choose equipment.

    Regulator: Apeks(FSR, FST, DST and DS4).
    BP/W: Any brand as long as it fits me.
    Computer: Uwatec Aladin and Bottom Timer
    Wet suit: Henderson(old)
     
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  4. dmoore19

    dmoore19 Denizen of the PUB ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I am pretty pleased with what I have. Don't think I would want anything different.

    Scubapro MK25/A700/RO95
    Scubapro Nova Sea Wings
    Henderson 3 and 5 ML full wetsuits
    Lavacore vest and pants
    Zeagle Stilettto
    Oceanic Datamask (main)
    Oceanic OC-1 backup
    Oceanic Pocket snorkel
    Oneil 5 ml booties
     
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  5. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Who are you pitching this to ???
     
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  6. Teller

    Teller Tech Instructor

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    Can you say rebreather?
     
  7. hroark2112

    hroark2112 Tech Instructor

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    Mine arrives Monday!! I can't wait :)
     
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  8. kwinter

    kwinter Rebreather Pilot

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    Gotta be more specific. Aurora Blue?
     
  9. diversteve

    diversteve tech admin Staff Member

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    Been drinking that Platinum Kool-Aid again I see...:rofl3: Meridian? LMAO

    Thanks for the laugh...
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2014
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  10. fnfalman

    fnfalman Orca

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    Atomic T3X regulator
    Halcyon Infinity BC (with the new optional colorful wing)
    Rolex Deep Sea dive watch
    Hollis DG-05 computer with wireless transmitter
    Atomic split fins...neon yellow.
     
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