Scuba Gear Reviews by Shannon O.

Akona 6.5mm Quantum Stretch Hooded Dive Vest
Rating: Akona-6.5mm--Quantum-Stretch-Hooded-Dive-Vest So Small! 11/21/2013

I cant speak to the effectiveness of this product as I couldnt even get it over my head. I followed the recommended size chart, but this item was so tiny that despite repeated attempts, I could not get it on. I am disppointed because it looks to be of good quality. I elected not to size up as the body seemed appropriately sized but the head opening/neck was tiny. I didnt feel like the fit would work even with a size change. I am 5 ft 1 in and 112 lbs and ordered the small.

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8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Akona 6.5mm Quantum Stretch Hooded Dive Vest
Rating: Akona-6.5mm--Quantum-Stretch-Hooded-Dive-Vest Fashion and warmth! 12/24/2012

I have struggled for years to stay warm while diving. I have tried multiple suits and layered until I could barely move. Nothing worked until I found this suit. I was initially attracted to it by the beautiful design, but the functionality cant be beat. The colors are vibrant and unique and the suit is loaded with extras that I love. The front-neck zip is perfect for between dives. You stay warm without feeling like you are choking. Also,there are device straps on both wrists as added protection for your computer or camera. I used this suit in Belize last week and can honestly say it was the first time I havent been cold while diving. This suit is fantastic. One bit of warning, though: the description states that there are zippered wrists and ankles, but they are not zippered. However, I did not struggle to get the suit on or off. I do think it runs large. I originally ordered the medium based on the chart, but exchanged it for the small. I am 51" and 113lbs and the small fits perfectly. I cannot say enough about this suit. You will look great and stay toasty warm. Cant ask for much more!

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6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Scuba After Dive / Surf Hooded Jacket with Polar Fleece Lining
Rating: Scuba-After-Dive---Surf-Hooded-Jacket-with-Polar-Fleece-Lining Saved my trip! 07/17/2012

I purchased this as a last minute addition to my gear back prior to a 2 week trip to Fiji. Thank goodness I did! I wasnt expecting the surface intervals to be quite as chilly as they were. This jacket saved me! It is comfortable, light weight, and water resistant. It was warm enough to keep out the wind and spray but not so warm as to be suffocating when the sun was shining. I was one of the only divers that was actually comfortable during the trip. I recommended this jacket to all of my dive group. Thanks for such a great product at an excellent price.

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42 out of 93 people found this review helpful.

Scuba After Dive / Surf Hooded Jacket with Polar Fleece Lining
Rating: Scuba-After-Dive---Surf-Hooded-Jacket-with-Polar-Fleece-Lining ALMOST PERFECT 08/24/2009

THIS WAS MY FIRST UNDERWATER CAMERA PURCHASE, AND OVERALL, I AM SATISFIED. THE CAMERA IS VERY EASY TO USE AND HAS FANTASTIC FEATURES LIKE AN OCEAN SETTING THAT HELPS TO CORRECT YOUR COLOR. TE HOUSING IS STURDY AND I VEVER HAD ANY LEAKING. I BOUGHT THE MOISTURE MUNCHERS AND WENT THROUGH ABOUT 1 EVERY OTHER DAY (THREE DIVES A DAY). I ALSO PURCHASED THE FLOAT STRAP WHICH WAS WONDERFUL. THE CAMERA FELT SECURE ON MY WRIST USING IT. THE EXTRA BATTERY I BOUGHT IS NICE, BUT I NEVER NEEDED IT. THE BATTERY LASTED FOR THE ENTIRE DAY AND WASNT EVEN FULLY DRAINED. THATS SAYING A LOT. I TOOK OVER 1200 PICTURES IN 6 DAYS. I WOULD RECOMMEND THE EXTRA SD CARD. I USED A 4GB AND ONLY FILLED UP ABOUT HALF THE MEMORY. THE ONLY CRITICISM I HAVE FOR THE CAMERA IS THAT YOU CANNOT SWITCH BETWEEN VIDEO OR STILL PICTURE MODE ONCE THE CAMERA IS INSDIDE THE HOUSING. OTHER THAN THAT, THIS CAMERA IS AWESOME. ALSO, I SEARCHED MANY SITES BEFORE PURCHASING FROM SCUBA.COM, AND THEY DEFINITELY HAD THE BEST DEAL AND GAVE YOU THE MOST EXTRAS.

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159 out of 310 people found this review helpful.

Scuba After Dive / Surf Hooded Jacket with Polar Fleece Lining
Rating: Scuba-After-Dive---Surf-Hooded-Jacket-with-Polar-Fleece-Lining GREAT SUIT FOR A GREAT PRICE. 08/24/2009

I PURCHASED THIS SUIT FOR MY DIVE TRIP TO BONAIRE. THE THICKNESS WAS PERFECT FOR THE WATER TEMPERATURE(AROUND 81 DEGREES ALL WEEK)THE SUIT IS COMFORTABLE AND WELL MADE. I ALSO HAVE A PIANNCLE 3MM SHORTY THAT IS EXCELLENT.

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