There are many pieces of scuba diving equipment that you can buy and it can be a very difficult decision working out which is right for you and with the cost for certain equipment high it can be a very expensive hobby at times. So when you start to learn and want to continue your diving experience its recommended that you buy just the essential items such as snorkel, mask, wets suit and fins. Later on when you are happy that you will continue diving for the years to come then you can look at investing in the other stuff such as regulator, BCD etc.
Investing in the right mask
The most basic and important scuba diving hoodies is the mask, without a good fitting mask you wont be able to enjoy the under water world. Its primary purpose to ensure you can see under water as we are unable to see without an air pocket between our eyes and the water. Its other purpose is to stop squeeze which is when pressure is exerted on the diver while is descending.
There are several different types of masks such as full face masks that can allow us to use communicate to others in the water and above. There are diving helmets that are used more by commercial divers and recreational divers can even get prescription masks that are good for people who wear glasses and prefer to have the same lenses as there glasses.
Another key piece of equipment used is the fins which help propel the person though the water, firstly ensure that the fins fit correctly for your feet, making sure they are not loose or tight. You will have noticed there are two types full foot or adjustable and both are slight different. For adjustable fins you will need wear booties when fitting on the fins, where as full foot you just place your bare foot in.
Next item that you will require is your diving suit, commonly known as your wet suit, the main purpose is to keep you warm and secondary is prevent scratches. The wet suit is made of neoprene and it keeps us warm by trapping a thin lay of water between or skin and the wet suit this will heat up and stop the heat escaping our bodies. Other types of diving suits are dry suits and rash guards, dry suits as the name implies they keep us dry and are used in colder waters where wet suits can not be used.