In order to practice such a popular type of active recreation as diving, it is necessary not only to have special skills acquired during training and diving on your own. You also need to select diving equipment and accessories that will give you the opportunity to derive maximum pleasure from diving into the underwater world. What accessories are necessary and worth buying?
A scuba mask is a simple yet essential piece of underwater equipment. Regardless of the clarity of the water, human eyes are unable to see clearly when submerged. The mask also has a protective function, covering the eye coating from microparticles that can cause discomfort and more serious damage.
Today, the range of masks in stores is very diverse – you can find models made of high-quality soft plastic or rubber, with single or double glass, as well as with lenses for vision correction for the visually impaired.
The main purpose of fins is to overcome the density of the water, for faster and more maneuverable movement in it. Properly fitted fins save the diver’s energy and make the underwater expedition more rewarding.
Choosing fins is not so easy. Beginners should choose medium-length ones, while seasoned divers can afford to use the longest models. Depending on the manufacturing material, fins are divided into soft, medium-hard and hard. Currently, the most popular are carbon fins, which are lightweight, resilient, comfortable and flexible.
A regulator (automaton) is a piece of equipment without which being underwater is simply impossible. Automatics are classified according to the environment of their use. For beginners and warm water divers, it is necessary to choose a recreational automaton that is inexpensive, easy to use and reliable. There is also a series of special automatons for diving at great depths, as well as for use under ice. They are characterized by resistance to freezing and stable supply of air mixture during operation at great depths.
Diving in itself is an extreme sport, and any emergency situation can become a real struggle for survival. Therefore, every diver, in addition to basic diving equipment, must carry such accessories as:
For those who are just starting out in diving, it is not necessary to buy all the equipment at once. Some items and accessories can be rented for use and, already with a set of experience, decide to buy them.
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