Do you need help making the right choice for your diving accessories? Have a look at our tips!
How should I get equipped for diving? Do I have to buy everything all at once? What should I buy first? Where should I buy my equipment? How to choose the right equipment for my sport? How much does diving equipment cost? These are examples of some of the questions that arise when people begin scuba diving.
In this article, I'm going to give you a few tips about making the right choices for your diving equipment and accessories, bearing in mind that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to buying equipment.
BASIC SCUBA DIVING EQUIPMENT
The essential fins, mask and snorkel
For most budgets, it won't be possible to buy all of your diving equipment during the first year, since this would mean having to spend around €800 for everything…
To begin with, you'll need to buy fins, while giving some thought to neoprene booties if you opt for adjustable fins. Fins are your main source of propulsion, so choose the right fins according to how you plan to get around at your level of diving skill. Full-foot fins are more flexible for beginners when learning proper fin technique, while adjustable fins are more rigid and practical since they have to be worn with booties. Not a bad thing when having to reach certain dive sites on foot. Then, you'll need a mask and a snorkel. It's best to have a box to protect your mask, and even to buy a second identical mask if you've had it customised for your eyesight, so as to be able to replace parts if necessary.