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Scuba Gear Reviews by EDNA DECASTRO


Rating: security 08/11/2009

i use this tank strap to hold my niterider battery thereby avoiding another accoutrement on my weight belt. just make sure the cords from the battery to the lights are trim to your bc as you dont want it caught up in coral

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Rating: easy on/easy off 08/11/2009

the "universal" spring straps do not fit the mares volo/ volo power fins...this tradmark mares spring straps do. they are pricey but well worth the money as you can easily release your fins especially when you are getting out of the water and have to catch the ladder on the boat in current. i have broken many a fingernail with the standard clasps on the volo strap, so id to the new clasps which were difficult to open with gloves...spring straps are the answer

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Rating: easy on/easy off 08/11/2009

3mm neoprene wetsuit goes on easy with little effort. does not pill when velcro hits it...european fit geared toward tall women...i am 57" and the arms and legs are 3" too long and tight at the bust line but i love MARES quality and workmanship so its a keeper

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251 out of 541 people found this review helpful.

Princeton Tec Replacement Bulb for Surge or Torrent Xenon
Rating: Princeton-Tec-Replacement-Bulb-for-Surge-or-Torrent-Xenon highlight 08/11/2009

reasonably priced bulb at scuba.com

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299 out of 557 people found this review helpful.

Princeton Tec Replacement Bulb for Surge or Torrent Xenon
Rating: Princeton-Tec-Replacement-Bulb-for-Surge-or-Torrent-Xenon glove dexterity 08/11/2009

finally...gloves that allow your fingers to move and adjust your computer, unhook snaps, adjust rings on your bc etc. and while diving at bonne terre mines in missouri with water 53degrees it really kept my hands warm... i liked where the grips were and they did not fall off like other inferior quality gloves

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290 out of 607 people found this review helpful.

Princeton Tec Replacement Bulb for Surge or Torrent Xenon
Rating: Princeton-Tec-Replacement-Bulb-for-Surge-or-Torrent-Xenon good product 04/10/2009

this works to prevent fogging of your mask underwater but once water enters into the mask the risk of fogging increases...works best when diving and mask never gets filled with water so i guess i am still looking for that truly waterproof defogger.

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352 out of 725 people found this review helpful.

Princeton Tec Replacement Bulb for Surge or Torrent Xenon
Rating: Princeton-Tec-Replacement-Bulb-for-Surge-or-Torrent-Xenon GOOD PRODUCT BUT... 04/10/2009

very easy to put on and offers additional warmth under a thicker wetsuit but used alone offers no additional warmth.

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259 out of 534 people found this review helpful.

Mares Volo Power Adjustable Strap Fins
Rating: Mares-Volo-Power-Adjustable-Strap-Fins best fins yet! 04/10/2009

many benefits: 1.lightweight so it wont weigh down your already heavy dive bag and in airline baggage wt restritions every ounce helps 2.swim faster in the water with less effort and hence less cramps/weakness of legs 3.if you have long strides when you swim this is the fins for you compared to split fins where you need shorter strides.(note:split fins heavier!) only disadvantage is some older dive bags may not accomdate the width of these fins

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391 out of 718 people found this review helpful.

DAN Member Pin
Rating: DAN-Member-Pin good product 04/10/2009

recommend every diver be a proud member of DAN

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295 out of 587 people found this review helpful.

DAN Member Pin
Rating: DAN-Member-Pin head warmer 04/10/2009

great cap...would have liked fluoresent colors for identification underwater

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262 out of 488 people found this review helpful.

Pinnacle 3mm Titanium Diving Beanie
Rating: Pinnacle-3mm-Titanium-Diving-Beanie warmth for your noggin 04/06/2009

this is a great beanie to keep the hair out of your eyes and to keep your head warm even in 87 degree water... would have liked more velcro on the strap and more color options such as yellow for easy identification

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325 out of 712 people found this review helpful.

Scuba Lanyard with Female Quick Release
Rating: Scuba-Divers-Lanyard-with-Female-Quick-Release good product 04/06/2009

know exactly what you want the lanyard to do as there are many options available

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262 out of 584 people found this review helpful.

Scuba Lanyard with Female Quick Release
Rating: Scuba-Divers-Lanyard-with-Female-Quick-Release good product 04/06/2009

does what its ment to do...

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253 out of 494 people found this review helpful.

Innovative Double Hose Retainer Clip
Rating: Innovative-Double-Hose-Retainer-Clip great price 04/06/2009

i like the tight fit and dual option as to how you want to position the hose

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289 out of 616 people found this review helpful.

Henderson Tropic Lycra Long Sleeve Rash Guard
Rating: Henderson-Tropic-Lycra-Long-Sleeve-Rash-Guard nice colors 04/06/2009

good rash guard to protect you from the sun and help you slip on your wet suit.

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298 out of 606 people found this review helpful.

XS Scuba Traveler Roller Bag with Wheels
Rating: XS-Scuba-Traveler-Roller-Bag-with-Wheels well made 04/06/2009

heavy duty material with plastic/rust proof zipper which is a plus however would prefer 2 zippers to open outside pockets and major access and prefer additional heavy duty handles on sides to help carry bag

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320 out of 609 people found this review helpful.

XS Scuba Traveler Roller Bag with Wheels
Rating: XS-Scuba-Traveler-Roller-Bag-with-Wheels cool print 02/20/2009

the print is cool but the white showed every fat flaw you want to hide...

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290 out of 556 people found this review helpful.

XS Scuba Traveler Roller Bag with Wheels
Rating: XS-Scuba-Traveler-Roller-Bag-with-Wheels good brand 02/20/2009

cant go wrong with this tshirt.

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251 out of 523 people found this review helpful.

Amphibious Outfitters Pepper Skull T-Shirt
Rating: Amphibious-Outfitters-Pepper-Skull-T-Shirt cool print 02/20/2009

would have preferred if cotton heavier but the print is cool...

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259 out of 551 people found this review helpful.

Scuba Mask, Fin & Snorkel Backpack Bag
Rating: Scuba-Mask--Fin---Snorkel-Backpack-Bag my second one!!! 02/20/2009

great price...great product... would have been excellent if they placed a plastic/nonrusting zipper...

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282 out of 541 people found this review helpful.

Ocean Quest Ez Spring Fin Straps
Rating: Ocean-Quest-Ez-Spring-Fin-Straps GOOD PRODUCT BUT... 11/13/2008

i like the concept of these fin straps...easy on/off.. unfortunately no matter how i tried to force them on my mares volo power fins they are not compatible...i felt they were a little heavy and i wonder if they add negative buoyancy...it would be helpful if they told you what size fits what shoe size.

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364 out of 673 people found this review helpful.

Trident Dive Glo-Toob Light
Rating: Trident-Dive-Glo-Toob IT GLOWS 11/13/2008

BUY THIS...ITS COMPACT AND WATERPROOF SO IT DOESNT GET WATERLOGGED AND YOU CAN USE IT AGAIN...IT HELPED MY BUDDY FIND ME AMONGST 6 OTHER SCUBA DIVERS AT NITE.

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315 out of 595 people found this review helpful.

Scuba Carabiner with Ring
Rating: Scuba-Dive-Carabiner-with-Ring simple and easy 11/13/2008

practical and it works

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339 out of 686 people found this review helpful.

500psi Mask Defog
Rating: 500psi-Mask-Defog thick goop 11/13/2008

i am still trying to find the perfect defogger... this works well and is good for 2dives before my mask fogged up and had to use again...difficulty squeezing some of the goop out...it worked great at the start of the dive but once sea water entered your mask it kept fogging...i used it mostly when my mask was dry and before the dive.

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371 out of 764 people found this review helpful.

Scuba Mask, Fin & Snorkel Backpack Bag
Rating: Scuba-Mask--Fin---Snorkel-Backpack-Bag stylish and practical 11/13/2008

BUY THIS...i like the straps for back pack use and it is very roomy for all the essentials for snorkel or scuba... just one thing that could be improved is that the zipper pull when exposed to salt water corrodes it but zipper still works.

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365 out of 697 people found this review helpful.

Scuba Mask, Fin & Snorkel Backpack Bag
Rating: Scuba-Mask--Fin---Snorkel-Backpack-Bag use another identifier 11/13/2008

i am attracted to anything scuba and bought 3...they are well made but it didnt help me identify my black scuba bag from everyone elses black scuba bag...it was heavy and the couple of ounces was too much for my already 50# luggage... it had too much rubber.

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356 out of 740 people found this review helpful.

Scuba Mask, Fin & Snorkel Backpack Bag
Rating: Scuba-Mask--Fin---Snorkel-Backpack-Bag warmth after wet 11/13/2008

never thought i would need a coat to go diving in the caribean but this jacket sure came in handy at cozumel in january...while waiting on the boat for everyone to come on board it kept me warm and dry...it is made very well for the price...highly recommend

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379 out of 710 people found this review helpful.

Scuba Mask, Fin & Snorkel Backpack Bag
Rating: Scuba-Mask--Fin---Snorkel-Backpack-Bag GOOD FIT FOR WOMEN 11/15/2007

IM ON MY 3RD WET SUIT AND ITS BEEN DIFFICULT TO FIND A WET SUIT FOR WELL PROPORTIONED WOMEN...HERE IS YOUR ANSWER. IT IS COMFORTABLE TO PUT ON, THERE IS GOOD ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND IS SEAMLESS SO IT DOESNT SCRATCH.

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326 out of 718 people found this review helpful.

Pelican Rechargeable Stealthlite Light
Rating: Pelican-Rechargeable-Stealthlite-Light ITS RECHARGEABLE 11/15/2007

FINALLY AN AFFORDABLE RECHARGEABLE UNDERWATER LIGHT. I WAS QUITE PLEASED AS HOW BRIGHT THE LIGHT IS AND ITS PORTABLE SIZE...NO NEED TO PACK SPARE BATTERIES. ONLY DRAWBACK IS THAT IT WORKS ONLY 110V CURRENT AND NOT DUAL 110/220V.

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387 out of 796 people found this review helpful.

Innovative Dry Box Standard
Rating: Innovative-Dry-Box-Standard innovative dry box 11/15/2007

DOES WHAT IT SAYS

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Innovative Dry Box Standard
Rating: Innovative-Dry-Box-Standard AKONA POLYOLEFIN SKIN JUMPSUIT 11/15/2007

I LOVE THIS SKIN. IT IS ONLY 1MM THICK AND ACTS AS A 3MM WET SUIT WHICH ALLOWS LONGER PLAY TIME IN THE WATER...IT WAS PERFECT FOR 83DEGREE CARIBBEAN DIVING. AT THE SURFACE IT DRIED QUICKLY WHICH WAS IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY WHEN IT WAS WINDY. ONLY THING I DIDNT LIKE WAS IT ATTRACTED FLUFF IN THE INNER LINING-BUT THIS COULD EASILY BE REMOVED...OH, AND IT DID NOT PILL.

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330 out of 643 people found this review helpful.

Innovative Dry Box Standard
Rating: Innovative-Dry-Box-Standard tank carrier 11/15/2007

THIS IS A USEFUL GADGET...BUT YOU NEED TO SECURE IT TO THE TANK SO THE WEIGHT IS EVENLY DISTRIBUTED...I CAN NOW CARRY MY OWN TANK WITHOUT GETTING SHOULDER BURN.

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