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Reviewer: Holly M. on 6/15/2010Vest recommended! - first of all a few things about me: i like good equipment, i research to find the best of quality and cost (without skimping), i am in my 40s, in good shape but could loose a few ), and im a water baby. so.... i went to several dive shops and looked extensively online for a snorkeling vest. this vest is one of the best i was able to find in craftsmanship, material, and cost. the material is soft and very sturdy with durable stitching and sealing. the neck area is open and comfortable. i found the shape of the neck opening much more comfortable than other snorkeling vests ive worn. nothing rubbed by body or arms. the vest is light weight so if youre packing for a plane ride its all...View Full Review
Reviewer: Jung K. on 2/3/2007One less hose, but could be better - The Oceanic Air XS II works just as advertised. It was relatively easy for me to replace the inflator on my BC. My BC must have come with a slightly different hose than the Air XS was meant for. The Air XS came with a clip thats supposed to cover the hose connector, but it wont fit on my hose. The inflator and the purge valve are easy to find. But the dump button is kind of small and will take some time for me to locate without looking. I am happy with the Air XS II and very happy to get rid of one hose. Im sorry I waited so long to make the change.
Reviewer: Robert Riddle on 6/22/2013Great mounting system! - I only recently discovered the Zip-Mount system. For some reason it is rarely publicized. The salesmen at our local Zeagle dealer had never even heard of it. Ive bought a pair of 3cf SpareAirs for my buddy and myself and wed never found a satisfactory way of mounting them. Putting them on the front of the BC leaves them constantly in the way. And putting mounts on the BC tank band causes problems with the tank mounts on most dive boats. Dry runs showed us that getting the SpareAirs out of and back into mounts on the tank straps was extremely difficult. The ZipMount SpareAir sleeve puts the unit more on the side. It is out of the way but does not interfere with boat tank...View Full Review
Reviewer: Dan G. on 8/17/2007good buy - great item to add your list. it reduces a lot of clutter because your octo stays right with your inflater hose instead of dragging on the bottom and it is one less hose to worry about. you figure with the amount of equipment you have to dive with anything you can eliminate is a plus.
Reviewer: Michael S. on 12/5/2014Snorkelling Confidence Restored - We just came back from Roatan where I tried this vest for the first time. Im extremely happy with it! ! I love snorkeling but Im not a strong swimmer and had a bad experience snorkeling in choppy waters a couple of years ago. This vest allowed me to stand up in deeper water when I needed to make adjustments to my mask and snorkel. Also,when snorkeling I feel more confident with the extra buoyancy the blow up feature gives. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because it does ride up a bit, but its a small price to pay for the benefits. My husband got an extra large, and I got a large. Sizing is fine for us. Jean S. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Reviewer: Ron D. on 4/22/2013Very handy, time saving, tool to have - I travel for almost all of my diving and Im fairly OCD about rinsing my gear after each dive. But when I get home I give everything one last good rinsing & dry before storing it until my next trip. I tend to spend extra time making sure I have all the salt and other contaminants rinsed out of my BCDs bladder. The washout hose from XS Scuba saves me a lot of time doing this. Its simple to attach to a garden hose and goes right on the inflator of my BCD. Be sure to have the water turned off until youve attached the house to your BCD or water will spray out of the washout hose. My perferred method is to attach the washout hose to my BCD, put a 1/2 cap full of BCD wash in the house,...View Full Review
Reviewer: Mary N. on 11/8/2014Snorkel Vest Review - This vest works very well to keep me afloat and is sufficiently comfortable. The crotch strap is indispensable, and the one on this item is extremely secure so that if it gets yanked on while swimming you dont have to worry about it breaking. I tried a wrap-around vest that did not work well at all because it did not have a secure crotch strap like this item. The front of this vest rides up a little bit while swimming but its not a big problem. I would recommend this product if you are going snorkeling and need a little more security in deep water.
Reviewer: Donald Dutcher on 6/19/2011Atomic SS1 Titanium Octo - Outstanding Reg - I bought this because I needed an alternate air source for my travel rig. What I liked most was the fact that the regulator was removeable and using attachments you can change it to a different BC without having to cut the bands off every time. Also that you can remove it for travel. I did 7 dives in the Caymans with this reg as my octo. At times during the dives, I intentionally switched over to it and it performed flowlessly. It breaths as good as the name brand regs I have used and it cleared easily, even at 105 feet. Although I have not yet tried it in cold water, I have no dought it will work fine. BOTTOM LINE - this is the best alternate reg ive used. This is my first...View Full Review
Reviewer: Richard Haltrich on 11/2/2014Quest is over - I had purchased a Mini Hammerhead several years ago. It just recently starting having leakage problems. To my dismay I wasnt able to find someone to repair it. I also was not able to locate another one till now. It is a GREAT attention getter under water. So far no one has complained about its use. As for the Dive Alert, lets just say this, It has saved me twice from being left behind.. It really works. Now the best of both worlds in one instrument. GREAT Job!!!!!
Reviewer: Keven Acosta on 7/17/2008Nice - Heres the deal. if you dive alot and in differant waters (warm to cold) this is a cool product. when going from a 3mm to a 7mm this can be a big help. add your wt. to the trim pouch and keep it in your dive bag, when you switch to 7mm add your trim pouch and after your bouancy check, your off. Also good for divers that need just a little help keeping their upper body down
Reviewer: Billy M. on 9/14/2008These clips are great. - when we boat dive, its far easier to clip our bcs off to a floating line in the water, put on our drysuits, mask, and fins on deck, and then finish suiting up in the water. one problem that arises sometimes is that regulator hoses, computer hoses, or drysuit inflator hoses can end up tucked in behind your back or under your cumberbund. i put one clip on a d-ring on the lower part of each of my bc straps (two clips total), and clip all of the hoses to the d-rings before i begin donning the bc. inflator hose and computer hose on left, main regulator and safe-second regulator hoses on the right. now all of the hoses are kept in line with the bc straps while i fasten the cumberbund and the...View Full Review
Reviewer: Cody A. on 7/1/2014Does the job, but... - THE BC WING STATES THAT IT WILL FIT BOTH DOUBLES AND SINGLES. WITH DOUBLES IT DOES OK AND DOESNT TACO TO BAD. ITS EASY TO DUMP THE AIR, AND THE AIR DOESNT BECOME TRAPPED ANYWHERE. HOWEVER WITH SINGLE THE WING CAN BECOME A BIT OF A PAIN. THE WING TACOS LIKE CRAZY, AND THERE IS NO WAY TO FASTEN ANYTHING TO KEEP IT IN PLACE. WHEN IT TACOS IT CAN BECOME DIFFICULT TO GET THE AIR OUT OF THE WING AND FORCING YOU TO ROLL OR TWIST TO GET THE BUBBLE MOVE
Reviewer: Donald D. on 5/11/2014Mares Hybrid Pro Tec BC - When I purchased this BC, I was concerned about the locking system for the weight pouches. It only has one lock with no backup system. Sure enough, the handle got bumped and I lost one pouch. I tried to order another from SCUBA.com. They were very non-supportive and could not not help me. I do like this BC for the rings and the lumbar pad. This is a good BC for my commercial diving with one important flaw. I have an Oceanic BC also that has velcro keeper as well as the lock device. This system is much better.