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Best SCUBA Gear - Price not a Factor!

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

  1. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Northern Delaware or the New Jersey Turnpike
    I knew that this was going to be a gem when I saw the first post. Been watching. There is an element of member self-control that keeps this board from becoming yet another venue whose standard fare is internet advertising spam.

    So, BD, how about everyone that sells to new divers shamelessly posting their ads in Basic Scuba Discussions?

    No prob with a plug or two, but mind dialing it back a few notches or moving it to where it belongs?
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2014
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  2. drrich2

    drrich2 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
    Reading over some of the criticism on the thread, I took a look at BeaverDiver's profile. Lists as the only SCUBAPRO Platinum dealer in Colorado, Dive Shop Owner/Employee, and gear as SCUBAPRO head to toe.

    If ScubaPro is all he handles and uses in gear categories where they have a product, I imagine that may be what he's the most familiar with, which could explain his preferences.

    At least further posts on the thread make clear that most responders aren't 'ScubaPro exclusive' by a long shot, and I believe most divers take an 'ala carte' approach to gear selection; reg., BCD, mask and fins from 2 to 4 different companies, and the BP/W crowd may even use different manufacturers for the BP and the W.

    One off-shoot issue on the the thread is whether we would, if we suddenly had a lot more money, replace our currently accepted and functional gear with something else, or spend the money elsewhere. I'd like to take a lot more dive trips. Wakatobi, anyone? (Note: I expect to someday die having never been there).


    P.S.: One toy I don't have and would get; a DPV. Not sure that I'd take in on enough trips to be worth it. I guess if I were really loaded I could just buy one at my destination? Might really get a kick out of Bonaire with a high-end DPV.
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  3. divad

    divad Solo Diver


    His preference-is having you click his preferences which inexorably, magically, transports you to a magic-town where his preferences can become your preferences.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2014
  4. drrich2

    drrich2 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
    For a nominal fee, perhaps? :D

  5. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New Jersey
    Like my aforementioned hypothetical Ford dealer who prefers Fords over all other means of transportation...


    Has to be at least one of those things.
  6. tomfcrist

    tomfcrist NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Virginia, USA
    I pretty much have all the OC gear I could ever want, but if I win the lotto this week my purchases would be along the lines of this:

    Revo hccr
    DPV....ya know the $10k ones
    And screw it I'm rich....I want a damn submarine.
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    CAPTAIN SINBAD Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Woodbridge VA
    Other than the Jet fins, there is not much in Scubapro line that I like. They make decent gear but its an BMW that that thinks it is Rolls Royce. Their wetsuits are really not "the best" but you pay Scubapro price on them. Their mask is just another mask but you pay Scubapro price on them. Their BP-wing set up is not the best but you pay Scubapro price on them. There is equally good or better gear out there in each category that is better priced too.
  8. Splitlip

    Splitlip Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Jupiter
    15 years ago, word around the campfire was regs should be Scubapro, computers should be Oceanic/Aeries (Pelagic) and BC's Seaquest. Today, however, after 40 years the one constant has always been baseball. Crap, I mean Scubapro regulators.
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  9. KD8NPB

    KD8NPB Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Summerville, SC
    Innerspace Systems Magalodon CCR w/ Tall Scrubber, Faber 3L dil+o2
    Shearwater NERD primary
    Shearwater Petrel backup
    4th Element Argonaut Kevlar w/ LM P-valve, SiTech neckring, Antares wrist rings w/ dry gloves, Tech boots
    4th Element Halo3D + Xerotherm + Drybase undergarment
    Otter Bay 12mm hood
    Hollis F1 fins
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  10. ajduplessis

    ajduplessis Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: dry land :-(
    Like all BP/W topics ending with Tobin?

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