How much have you spent on gear?

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ScubaDoo83

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This should be a fun thread. Post how long you've been diving and approximately how much you've invested in gear.

Time Diving: A little over 2 years
Money Spent on Gear: A little over $5K

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After 15 years of diving, it is pretty hard to say how much I have spent on gear. Safe to say it has been over your $5K, also safe to say that it is more than I should have spent, and well less than what I could have spent!
 

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Is that you Eric? No Hon. I don't spend ANY money on no stinking dive gear!
 

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we had to make a list for the insurance rider, and it was just over $10k in gear for 3 years for two people. actually sold some stuff off lately, so it's likely closer to $8~9k now.

the scuba van added another $5k to the tally.

this is why you NEVER add it all up.
 

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12 years diving. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 25,000. And I don't even own a rebreather. I have also sold and rebought a lot of gear. That figure is if I had to replace everything with new. At dealer cost.
 

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This should be a fun thread. Post how long you've been diving and approximately how much you've invested in gear.

Time Diving: A little over 2 years
Money Spent on Gear: A little over $5K

:)

Next!


Diving 32 years
Money spent on gear: unknown.

If I think about the big ticket items then I have worn out 4 drysuits and 1 wetsuit. I own 7 regulators, all of which I have dived with at some point or another, often 3 or 4 at a time. I have owned 3 computers and a bottom timer and a number of dive watches that I need for training. I've owned 3 jackets and a bp/w, a crap load of masks and different flippers, lamps etc. I probably forgot a lot of stuff too.

These days I don't spend as much on gear as I used to because I only do maintenance and replace pieces that need it. This year I just bought a new wing and did an overhaul of my drysuit that should do for another 2-3 years before it needs to be replaced. My big wish is to buy a Perdix but I keep getting the hiccups when I look at the price of the thing considering that it would be replacing a computer that isn't broken. I guess i have trouble spending money on stuff that I don't actually need.

R..
 

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In the last 6 years, I'm around the $25-30k level on gear. Because my car at the time (which was only 18 months old) wasn't suitable I traded it in for a new Ford raptor. So that puts us scarily over the $100k mark, Dive trips and vacations probably another $30-40k

My wife has spent a similar amount - not the truck obviously, so as a family over the last 4 years, $200k would be about right. :eek:

I wish I hadn't added it up now :cry::banghead:
 

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Yea, sorry. My wife occasionally reads this forum. I'm not admitting to spending anything on dive gear. I found it all on the side of the road, I swear!
 

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Yea, sorry. My wife occasionally reads this forum. I'm not admitting to spending anything on dive gear. I found it all on the side of the road, I swear!


You'll be sorry if she has to sell it on your behalf one day and sells if for what you told her it was worth rather than what it's really worth :D
 

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Lots of big money spenders here, as I suspected would occur. Let me try to think back. 11 years diving. Most of my stuff was bought used, some of it replaced with other used stuff. A wild guess would be somewhere between 2 and 3K Canadian, including a wetsuit recently gifted to me by my step daughters. Probably spent about the same on courses over that time (maybe closer to 2K), though none other than CPR since 2009.
 
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