Scuba Gear Reviews by Thomas David


Rating: XS 5MM Medium Sole Zipper Boot

I am very happy with these boots. They are very durable and the zipper on them is very long-lasting as well. The sole is great for doing beach diving and keeps my feet protected walking down to the water.

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Scubamax Stainless Steel Weight Belt Buckle Only
Rating: Scubamax-Stainless-Steel-Weight-Belt-Buckle-Only Max. Steel Weight Belt Buckle

This buckle has been a better alternative to the plastic buckle that came with my XS Cordura weight belt. I dont have to worry about this one breaking on me.

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Innovative Regulator Dust Cap
Rating: Innovative-Scuba-Regulator-Dust-Cap Sherwood Regulator Dust Cap

This dust cap is the best one I have used. I just bought a new regulator and took that dust cap right off and put this one right on. The reason being because this dust cap is not very deep keeping water out of it is real easy when putting it back on your 1st stage. Also another plus is that there is no O-Ring used so if you blow the water off of it you dont have to worry about losing another O-Ring.

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Scuba 2.4lbs Divers Duffel Bag
Rating: Scuba-2.4lbs-Divers-Duffel-Bag SCUBA Divers Duffel Bag

The bag is a nice bag for holding all of my gear and it is bigger then it may look. The only downside to me is that it is not waterproof.

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Trident Marking Pen
Rating: Trident-Marking-Pen Marking Pen Yellow

This pen is a great way to mark my gear. I have used it on my Fins, BC, and Boots and after many dives it has stayed on without rubbing off.

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Trident Marking Pen
Rating: Trident-Marking-Pen Henderson Hyperstretch Titanium Gloves 3MM

These gloves are an great fit and very easy to get on and off. They stay on snug even without a Velcro strap which most other gloves have. The only downside is the neoprene finger tips which will eventually wear out after time. I own the 3MM and the mobility is great with them.

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Trident Marking Pen
Rating: Trident-Marking-Pen Tuse Imprex Knife

The knife works very well and its release is much easier then other knives that I have used. Primary using it for spear fishing the blade is nice and long to break up urchins and other things. No downsides to owning it yet.

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Trident Marking Pen
Rating: Trident-Marking-Pen Sherwood 3.5MM Kevlar Velcro Glove

This glove made crawling around on the rocks much easier then the neoprene glove that I owned because the finger tips wore out. The only downside which I found was that you had less mobility with your hands when trying to do small tasks, such as getting your BC knife out of its sleeve.

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Trident Marking Pen
Rating: Trident-Marking-Pen Akona Sherwood 3.5 MM Low Top Soft Sole Boots.

This simple bootie is great for warm water diving. The sole on it was just right for doing some boat diving and beach diving.

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290 out of 590 people found this review helpful.

TUSA Mini Knife
Rating: TUSA-Mini-Knife Tusa Mini-Knife

The blade length is great for small tasks and any emergency. The knife is strapped onto my power inflator hose which makes it very accessible and to do this I bought the Hose Mount.

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Trident L.E.D. Light Stick
Rating: Trident-L.E.D.-Light-Stick Promate L.E.D. Light Stick

This is an easy item to replace the glow stick with. Doing a night dive without having to purchase glow sticks makes this an easy alternative.

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338 out of 657 people found this review helpful.

Innovative Max Force Retractor with Stainless Steel Carabiner Connector
Rating: Innovative-Max-Force-Retractor-with-Stainless-Steel-Carabiner-Connector Innovative Max Force Retractor

This retractor is a nice retractor to use for consoles. I use it for my computer and attach it to my D-ring which keeps it in front of my body. It is very durable, more than the mini-retractors, and I wouldn’t do a dive without it because of how easy it makes holding equipment.

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Mares Used 5mm Thermic Shorty with Attached Hood
Rating: Mares-Used-5mm-Thermic-Shorty-with-Attached-Hood Mares 5mm Thermic Shorty

This shorty is a great suit to add an extra layer of neoprene under your wetsuit for staying a little warmer. It is a great suit and keeps me very warm wearing it under a 4/3 suit. The hood seems to slip beneath my chin a little but it isnt very bothersome.

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Mares Used 5mm Thermic Shorty with Attached Hood
Rating: Mares-Used-5mm-Thermic-Shorty-with-Attached-Hood UK SL4 L.E.D. Light

I have never owned an L.E.D. light until I bought this one. The light is great and it is very bright underwater. This is a good light to have to poke around in holes with during the day. Compared to a regular light this seems to give off a much brighter ray of light.

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Apollo Bio Pro XT Adjustable Strap Fins
Rating: Apollo-Bio-Pro-XT-Adjustable-Strap-Fins Apollo Bio Pro XT Adj. Strap Fin

Owning these fins has made my diving much more enjoyable. Previously owning a pair of power fins I can tell a big difference in speed while swimming. The split fin is a great fin to have and very durable!

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353 out of 700 people found this review helpful.

XS Scuba Wheeled Mesh Duffel Bag
Rating: XS-Scuba-Wheeled-Mesh-Duffel-Bag XS Scuba Wheeled Mesh Duffel

This bag is a great bag to haul all of your gear especially for a boat dive. I really like how the bag is mesh allowing water to get out of it from wet gear. The bag is lightweight and a great alternative to a big dive gear bag.

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479 out of 1013 people found this review helpful.

Oceanic Shadow Frameless Mask
Rating: Oceanic-Shadow-Frameless-Mask Oceanic Shadow Mask

This mask is similar to my H2O Frameless mask but it tends to fit to my face better. The nose pocket is a bit bigger then the H2O mask, and the Slap Strap that comes with it makes it easier to put on the back of my head.

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Oceanic Shadow Frameless Mask
Rating: Oceanic-Shadow-Frameless-Mask Oceanic Omega II/CDX5 Regulator

I previously owned an IST R20 regulator which fit my needs when I began to dive two years ago. Now that I own this Omega II it has more features which I love. The 360 swivel is very nice for finding a good position to have it and the side breather is a very nice feature which keeps the bubbles out of my face.

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334 out of 602 people found this review helpful.

Oceanic Shadow Frameless Mask
Rating: Oceanic-Shadow-Frameless-Mask Wisdom Mouthpiece

This mouthpiece is the best! I have used the standard mouthpiece and after a while it fell apart, but with the wisdom mouthpiece I could hold on to the regulator better with my mouth and it took less stress off my jaw.

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XS Scuba Xscerrory Mini Retractor Clip
Rating: XS-Scuba-Xscerrory-Mini-Retractor-Clip XS Scuba Mini Retractor

This clip is nice and small which makes it easy for small lights, which I use for this reason. The only downside to this clip is the small clip makes it a little difficult but manageable to put on your D ring.

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483 out of 975 people found this review helpful.

Ocean Quest Ez Spring Fin Straps
Rating: Ocean-Quest-Ez-Spring-Fin-Straps Trident EZ Spring Fin Strap

I will never go back to clip straps again. These EZ Spring Straps make beach/boat diving so much easier. One thing that I like about them is the ease of getting them on and unlike the clip straps. I will not go back to clip straps after owning these pair.

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385 out of 761 people found this review helpful.

H2O Onyx Frameless Mask
Rating: H2O-Onyx-Frameless-Mask Mask Review

Great mask. I love diving with it because it fits to my face snug and its very durable. My old mask had a frame which started leaking, which is why I purchased a frameless mask. The only downside to this mask is the nose pocket is small and irritates my nose a little.

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