Scuba Gear Reviews by Sharon K.
Rating: Henderson 3mm Insta Dry Heavy Duty Boots: 10/6/2007
These boots are everything that everyone said. Perfect, perfect, perfect. It easily slides on, and is very comfortable to wear: like soft silicone moulded to your feet. When you take off the fins, you can just walk on the rocks on the shore with no problems, rinse them, and let it dry. My husband ended up rinsing them on, and then driving with them in the car back to our bungalow. (Just be careful not to get a tan with them on. Youll look silly.)
Rating: Innovative Snorkel Vest with Crotch Strap: Great Purchase 10/6/2007
Whether youre in shape or out of shape, this vest is awesome. Youll really enjoy snorkeling. Im not the greatest swimmer, but this vest let me float when I wanted, and go under water when I wanted to. I had the privelege of going in the deep sea and swim with turtles with this vest, and also just float when Im tired. I felt very safe with this vest, and its easy to pack. Just roll it up!
Oceanic Shadow Frameless Mask
Rating: Oceanic Shadow Mask: 10/6/2007
I dont really think I like this mask. Problem is that I really seem to have to suction the mask on my face so that no water drips in. It seems to drip in either through the nose, or the top right of the mask. Later the face just seems so worn out with the suction crease around the face. Also the fabric lycra strap seemed like a cool idea as it would not tangle or hurt the hair, but it takes a long time to dry before you store it away, and if you dont wash it immediately and dry it after your trip, it smells real bad. Hence some minor maintenance is required or your whole bag will smell.
Ocean Quest Ez Spring Fin Straps
Rating: Innovative Ez Spring Fin Strap (Pair) 10/6/2007
I bought this initially for my husband who always has cramped feet, and always incurs blisters on his heels no matter what sport he participates in. This is the very first time that a sport did not give him blisters on the heel. I bought the silicone boots with the sprint fin strap, and this was the best purchase I had made. He stayed in the water for hours with no problems.
Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel
Rating: Oceanic Ultra Dry Snorkel: 10/6/2007
Excellent purchase. The guarantee of no water dipping inside the tube is really effective. I felt bad for those who were renting, as they didnt seem to have as an enjoyable time as me and my husband.
Mares X-Vision Liquid Skin Mask
Rating: Mares X-Vision Liquid Skin Mask: Overall, very good. 10/6/2007
Initially had hard time with this mask as water would go up the nose area. After corresponding with a scuba expert in Hawaii, I was told it will take a little while before I break it in, and moulds well around my face. Now I love it. Im really happy with my purchase. It took me about 3 snorkeling trips for about 2 1/2 hours before I felt really happy with this purchase.
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