Scuba Gear Reviews by Sam J.

Rating: Comfortable but slightly narrow

I tried a similar TUSA mask with a slightly wider fit. This mask was listed as the same size but it is slightly narrow and getting a proper seal takes some manipulation. Other than that I would recommend this for an average face fit

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XCEL 8/7/6/5mm Polar Hydroflex Wetsuit with Attached Hood
Rating: XCEL-8-7-6-5mm-Polar-Hydroflex-Wetsuit-with-Attached-Hood Warm and toasty

I was very comfortable and in fact a touch warm in Southern CA this winter. Living in Northern CA Im sure I will be happy to have this thicker suit. This suit stretches a bunch and is conmfortable for the most part. Being a front zip there is a little bunching in the shoulder areas but not an excessive amount.

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34 out of 65 people found this review helpful.

Mares Bungee Fin Straps
Rating: Mares-Bungee-Fin-Straps Must have

These make putting and removing the fins so much easier. I do wish the pull tab was slightly larger because with thick gloves it isnt super easy to grasp. Other than that minor complaint they are a good addition.

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35 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

Mares X-Stream Adjustable Strap Fins
Rating: Mares-X-Stream-Adjustable-Strap-Fins Nice fin but maybe not for me

Let me start by saying Im new to diving and going to through trial and error despite suggestions from others. For me these fins are slightly small in the foot opening but that is with 5mm booties. In addition to that the flex they have is huge. Very easy to kick with but almost too much flex for what I desire. If your legs are not strong these would be ideal, if you kick harder it feels as if you go nowhere fast.

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37 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

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