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Gear purchases you DON’T regret

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Dogbowl, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Perth West Aust.
    My Aqualung AquaFlex 5mm, MiFlex braided hoses, Aqualung micron regs for travel, Aeris accels for travel. Also love my Lavacore hoodie and thermal shield made by Aus company Adrenaline - the love child of a rash vest and a seal, love it.

    I love my Aqualung LXs for home even if they do feel a bit big after using the microns, and I'm not sure if I love or am afraid of my Pathos carbon fibre free diving fins which are replacing my old faithful Cressi Gara free diving fins. A) there's a hugely noticeable difference in thrust but my legs need to work as hard as they do and not ache like I'm 53 years old or something and B) the price even though I got them half price they still have a way to go until we're totally tight. When I can find some water deeper than 15m I will be in a position to judge better..I've realised I'm only a half a metre away from the bottom after a kick and a half so...we shall see.
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  2. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower
    ^^^ I'm still kicking myself for giving mine away. ^^^ Also bought it around the same time.

    To answer the OP:
    Freedom Plate (2 of them)
    Argonaut Kraken
    VDH 18lb wing
    Dive computer
  3. Aaron loreman

    Aaron loreman Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Clearwater fl
    1. Perdix ai
    2. Seawing novas
    3. Apeks regs
    4. Air2
    5. Nitrox card
  4. FinnMom

    FinnMom Divemaster Staff Member

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Finland
    Multiple suits of lightweight, fast-drying, no-stink, thin but astonishingly warm merino wool longjohns. these do cold water as the very bottom layer and warmer water as the only thing btwn me and the drysuit.

    I love my Metalsub lights, can't understand why so few people have them nowadays. Tough as nails, battery packs never flood and instructors being cute can't turn off my light w/o my knowledge.
  5. FinnMom

    FinnMom Divemaster Staff Member

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Finland
    Ditto - well, sort of: I dive w/ my daughter. Cost me a lot of money to educate & equip this buddy, but it was a fantastic investment.
    TTPaws, chillyinCanada and scubadada like this.
  6. DiverDownD3

    DiverDownD3 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: SOBX, NC
    1. Shearwater Petrel 2
    2. SP G250V
    3. My camera equipment

    Items 1 and 2 were bought from the scubaboard classifieds. Thanks scubaboard!!
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  7. Fyffer

    Fyffer Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Vancouver bc
    4th element glove liners for dry gloves
    Custom 10 pound p weight for my back plate
  8. pauldw

    pauldw Solo Diver

  9. HKGuns

    HKGuns Barracuda

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Merica
    1. Hollis Neotek Semi-Dry suit (Very warm and works extremely well)
    2. Scuba-Pro Seawing Nova fins (Frog + Flutter)
  10. davecampbell

    davecampbell Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    another vote for Hollis Neotek suits. my wife and I are very pleased with ours. they were good at 80ft in 42° water with step in vests. came out practically dry.

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