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Reviewer: Holly M.Vest 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.One 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: Adam H.Scuba Deluxe Snorkel Vest with Crotch Strap Review - Scuba Gear Reviews - My wife and I love to snorkel and have our own gear that we take with us on vacations. Very often on cruises the shore area charges/forces us to rent their vests (which are often a bit nasty and expensive). We just got back from the Keys and brought our vests. They worked as great as we hoped they would. They have already provided a comfortable, safe, and visible time in the water. We expect that the vests will pay for themselves in just a few trips. They fold up nicely in a ziplock bag for transport/storage in our suitcases and fit much nicer than rentals. We are very happy with these and would recommend them to more avid snorkelers.
Reviewer: Robert RiddleGreat 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: Robert N.Perfect Fit for 15 Year Old Oceanic Flex BC - This inflator was a perfect fit for my BC. My Flex BC is 15 years old but is still in good shape. I had to replace the corrugated hose a few years ago because of cracks, but the rest is in great shape. The inflator leaked from the LP inlet (hose from 1st stage) when I tested it for this dive season. I read that the inflators are not designed to be serviced and that Oceanic provides the entire inflator as an annual service item. This was extremely easy to replace. Some advice: Be very careful when you cut off the zip tie that secures the inflator to the corrugated hose. I used small (hobby size) diagonal cutters. If you use a knife, be very careful not to cut the corrugated hose. ...View Full Review
Reviewer: Scott Van NattaOutstanding Service! - i ordered an integrated weight pouch for my wifes bcd (handle on hers broke during a move). i ordered the wrong sized pouch and the folks at scuba.com helped me the correct size (talked me through it over the phone), and then they sent me the correct size before i had a chance to send back the wrong one. had the correct pouch in just a few days. outstanding service and very personal attention even though we were an online customer. thanks to all at scuba.com!!!
Reviewer: Margaret C.Great light snorkel vest - I am not a strong swimmer, but enjoy snorkeling. Lightly inflated this vest gives just enough flotation to relax and enjoy being in the water. If I get tired, extra inflation allows me to rest or continue swimming with less effort. I like the slim fit and smooth profile of the vest, no pockets or other accessories that get in the way. The neoprene back and waste belt adjust for a perfect fit. I highly recommend it if you get the proper size..
Reviewer: Dan G.good 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: Ron D.Very 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: Patrick J.A good pocket for a pocketless b.c. - If you have a BC without a pocket but need one for a camera, light or other equipment. this one works. I use it on my lite hawk waist strap. It is big enough and has a clip inside of it for attaching a line. The downside to it is that the two zippers on top of it need a pull string for easier access. All in all it is a good pocket.
Reviewer: John P.Great, but..... - I love having one less hose, but because my bcd is an extra large the hose is no where long enough. I have replaced it with a longer, yellow one. It would be nice to be given hose length choices, as well as the option for yellow hose.
Reviewer: Philip B.Zeagle Contoured Weight Pouch (Each) Review - Scuba Gear Reviews - Worked and made well, has internal velcro straps to keeps weights in place. Large capacity and a external strap for easy removal from BCD pocket!
Reviewer: William H. LawlerAir Control streamlines my setup - I bought my wife and myself Air Controls for out new Mares BCs a few years ago to streamline our setup. The inflator function failed on mine in Bonaire last Christmas after four years, so I bought an open box model here to put on my new BC and keep my old Air Control for parts if necessary. Taking it to Nassau new week to see how it works out.
Reviewer: Lyudmila T.Rubber Shim really works - I bought two of them, one for myself and one for my husband. I we both are happy with the purchase. It stop the slippage of our tanks. It works great. If you have this problem I highly recommend to get one.
Reviewer: Paul KutlinaXS Scuba Basic BC Hanger Review - Scuba Gear Reviews - Does what it was intended to do. Meets my expectations. Sturdy, functions well.