My Scuba Diving Gear - Pool Rig
|While working as a DiveMaster, I am sometimes required to wear more standard recreational gear to more closely match that of the students I am working with. This, of course, depends on what dive shop or instructor I am working with. The alternate gear I use in those situations is detailed below.|
|Sherwood Avid BC
Want to rest easier on the surface and below? Want a jacket-style BC that can comfortably carry everything, while still looking good? The Avid is your answer. The Avid features the NEW CQR 2 weight-pocket system for a more secure, comfortable diveplus two, non-releasing, trim weight pockets that can hold up to 10 additional pounds. Jacket style, this BC wraps air completely around you for easy floating on the surface. The Avid offers the following features:
* A 3-D designed aircell and suspension strap system that provides a stable and secure fit eliminating squeeze when fully inflated.
|Atomic M1 Primary Regulator
The Atomic Aquatics M1
Atomic M1 Second Stage and Atomic Z2 First Stage
The Atomic Aquatics Second Stages are loaded with patented innovative features, exclusive only to Atomic Aquatics. The Automatic Flow Control ("AFC") is just one. High performance regulators are often unstable, prone to leaks and free flows. That's why manufacturers add knobs and switches to stabilize them. We do it automatically. The AFC is the first and only depth activated venturi control that automatically balances performance and stability. A computer designed airfoil inside the mouthpiece changes position with response to depth to maintain consistent, natural, and effortless breathing at all depths. No dials to turn or buttons to push, the regulator "tunes itself as you dive".
Another patented innovation is the Seat Saver Orifice. The Achilles Heel of all second stages is a small rubber valve seat on the poppet. In standard designs, this seat is pushed tight against a sharp edged orifice from the day it leaves the factory, eventually making a deep impression in the seat resulting in poor performance and annoying leaks. That's why sometimes your regulator is fine when you put it away and it leaks the next time you use it. Our orifice only contacts the seat when pressurized. When not in use, the orifice automatically retracts away from the seat just enough to prevent damage during storage. This dramatically increases service life and maintains "like new" performance.
Atomic Aquatics Z2 First Stage
First Stage Features
Our most compact and economical regulator system. The Z2 may be the least expensive of the Atomic Aquatics line, but its combination of performance, ergonomics and materials are unmatched by the most expensive competitors at any price. The Z2 is an exceptional value offering all the exclusive Atomic Aquatics performance features and innovations.
|AquaLung Calypso Secondary Regulator
The Calypso series first stage features a in-line high flow Piston design to provide the diver with the best combination of simplicity, performance, and value
* Compatible with EAN 40 right out of the box
High-flow, in-line piston first stage design produces very stable pressure to the second stage
High-performance, mid-sized second stage
Large diver-controlled Venturi Adjustment Switch (VAS) reduces sensitivity to free flow on the surface and provides maximum airflow at depth
Equipped with Aqua Lung's exclusive Comfo-Bite mouthpiece
Worn as a necklaced secondary regulator
Calypso Second Stage:
* User-adjusted Venturi Adjustment Switch (VAS) eliminates free flow on the surface while increasing airflow at depth
|XS Scuba SPG Module
XS Scuba SPG Module
There are a variety of submersible pressure gauges on the market, many of them of considerable quality, but lacking in simplicity. Many of these gauges are not suitable for technical or extended-range diving. This XS Scuba SPG module is perfect for those technical applications. The XS Scuba SPG module offers a simple, unobstructed dial face for easy reading. Graduated on 100 pound increments, this all brass and glass gauge offers 0-5000 PSI capability and is the perfect solution when you want high quality in a simple gauge. This unit is completely oxygen clean and comes to you with a brass spindle and viton o-rings.
Large Face is 2.5" across the face.
|Suunto Gekko Dive Computer
with DSS Bungee Mount
Suunto Gekko Dive Computer
Suunto Gekko can be used with both air and nitrox, and it is designed to give the specifics of any diving situation, including decompression, at a glance.
Suunto Gekko uses the Suunto Reduced Gradient Bubble Model (RGBM) decompression model and has a user-replaceable battery and adjustable metric/imperial units.
Suunto Gekko is equipped with a super bright phosphorescent display that can be charged with a dive torch. This ensures that you can easily view the display in dark conditions for extensive periods of time. You can wear Suunto Gekko as a wrist unit, or mount it on Suunto's Combo consoles.
Easy-to-use push buttons and a straightforward menu structure make Suunto Gekko simple to operate. The extensive logbook memory stores up to 50 hours of dive profiles and logbook data, including the dive start time and date, dive time, the maximum depth attained and the temperature at maximum depth. Additionally, the dive history keeps track of up to 999 dives and 999 dive hours, as well as the maximum depth ever reached.
Both ascent rate and available no-decompression time are displayed graphically with clear color-coded indicators. Visual and audible alarms are given when necessary. You can also enable maximum depth and dive time alarms.
Whether diving in familiar waters or exploring unknown oceans, safety is essential. Suunto Gekko is packed with solutions enabling safe and responsible decisions underwater. The depth, time and decompression measurement assure that you know precisely how long you have spend in the depths, how deep you are, when you have to surface and how fast you can do it. This way you can maximize the diving performance without jeopardizing your safety.
The extensive memory functions enable you to keep track of your past dives and through them you can monitor your progress and plan your training accordingly.
Log book memory
Deep Sea Supply Bungee Mount
Elastomeric Bungee Ready Mount for Suunto Vyper / Vyper 2 /Vytec / Gekko
This new boot is similar to the popular boots for the Uwatec Digital Bottom Timer and Suunto SK7 Compass.
A replacement boot or Mount for the Popular Suunto Vyper /Vyper 2/ Vytec Dive Computer. Long the favorite of serious divers, the Vyper / Vyper 2/ Vytec Dive Computer, but the factory boot and wrist strap is not a favorite, hard to don.
The DSS replacement mount securely retains the computer with an easy snap in fit. Low profile and designed to accept 1/8 in. to 3/16 in. diameter Bungee Cord. Bungee Cord mounted gauges are far easier to don than Buckled straps, and are depth compensating.
Simple, secure, snap in installation, tough elastomeric material, remains flexible at low temperatures.
Several different bungee lacing methods are possible,one continuous piece, Two separate loops, etc.
|Tilos Opti-Clear Mask
Fits well, no leaks, and the lens shape is compatible with the classic Tusa Liberator mask lens shape, which is highly copied, so my prescription lenses can easily be moved to another mask!
2-window design with bi-symmetrical lenses
for easy installation of corrective lenses.
Neoprene mask strap for added durability and comfort.
(and 90 degree elbow)
Miflex Xtreme Diving Hoses
The XTREME high performance range of diving hoses has been developed in cooperation with expert divers for a superior in depth performance.
Innovative Safety Technology
A team of MIFLEX engineers analysed the weak points of traditional low-pressure diving hoses. The fruit of their research is the XTREME high performance range.
XTREME hoses feature an external nylon safety braiding designed to resist the snags and abrasions that divers can often encounter. The patent Pending XTREME double braiding also resists UV rays out of the water, thus extending the lifespan of the hose.
Unlike traditional hoses, the XTREME nylon safety braiding is not simply pushed over the hose fittings. Instead the braiding is tightly bound and fixed to the hose core by stainless steel or brass sleeves.
The result? Performance and durability in extreme situations.
You could tie an Xtreme hose in a knot and the air flow through the hose would remain continuous. Now thats versatility!
XTREME hose production is carried out on automated assembly and testing line. Each and every XTREME hose is subject to more than 30 individual safety and specification checks. Any hose found not to meet the exacting MIFLEX standard is immediately scrapped.
An XTREME Performer
* An average lifespan 3x longer than traditional hoses.
BCD/ Quick Disconnect :
My Miflex hose kit:
MiFlex 2 Braided Regulator Hose - Low Pressure - 40" Hose Length (7') - Blue (primary regulator)
Primary regulator uses: 90 Degree Elbow Adapter for improved hose routing.
* 90 Degree Elbow for use with low pressure hoses
|Tilos Splash S1000 Semi-Dry Snorkel
Clears and drains easily. Breathes good. What more can you ask of a snorkel?
Deluxe Semi-Dry Snorkel, top design.
|Apollo Bio-Fin Pro XT C-series Silver
FAST. Durable. Maneuverable. And the spring straps make them super easy to put on and take off. What more can you ask of fins?
Features & Benefits
Adding synthetic material is a quick annd inexpensive method for stiffening a fin. The XT is produced in 100% rubber. Tests have proven that rubber will outperform any synthetic option.
Increasing the durometer to 75ฐ rather than changing base material creates a stiffer blade that retains a high degree of the comfort and performance of the original bio-fin pro.
C-series Fins come with the added feature of a factory installed Stainless Steel Spring strap. The spring strap automatically adjusts as needed, will not break as easily as rubber, and is quicker to take on and off. Very useful when getting on and off a boat. The strap includes a heavy rubber bumper that acts as a comfort cushion against the heel and provides an oversized finger loop for sliding the strap on and off.
|XS Scuba Pocket Weight Belt
This award-winning product is the most comfortable weight belt ever developed. It is fully adjustable and designed for a custom fit on every diver. Each belt has two independent sleeves with pockets that are sewn together. Thus, a six pocket belt has two sleeves built from three pockets. (Mine is in black, not the blue pictured, and plastic buckle has been replaced with a Dive-Rite stainless steel buckle)
Patented comfort design
1000 Denier Cordura pockets
My weight pockets are filled with Aqua Black Vinyl Coated Lead Weights in 2 and 4 lb sizes (18 lbs, in a full 7mm suit, including 2x 2 lb bullet weights on the tank bands for trim):
Vinyl is chemically bonded to the weight. Won't peel away from the weight.
|Suunto SK-7 Compass with DSS Mount
The high-quality liquid filled Suunto SK-7 has set a new standard for dive compasses. The device features 2-3 times larger tilt potential than in conventional diving compasses and provides easy-to-read numerals.
The superior SK-7 has an exceptional tilt potential of +/-30 degrees, which is 2-3 times larger than in conventional diving compasses. The firm-grip bezel with a ratchet at every fifth degree is especially designed to prevent sand and dirt contamination, thus allowing smooth turning in all conditions. The compass is available as wrist, console and hose-mounted models.
Tilt potential of +/- 30ฐ
DSS Elastomeric Mount for Suunto SK7 Compass
A replacement boot or Mount for the Popular Suunto SK7 Compass. Long the favorite of serious divers, the SK7 compass will still operate even when tilted off level. The factory boot is not a favorite however, hard to don, and toooo tall.
This replacement mount is lower profile, and is designed to accept 3/16 diameter Bungee Cord. Bungee Cord mounted gauges are far easier to don than Buckled straps, and are depth compensating.
New version will work with both black & white friction rings.
This mount can be fitted with one continuous bungee, (as shown in the photos) or two separate loops for redundancy.
Simple, secure, snap in installation, tough elastomeric material, remains flexible at low temperatures.
|Underwater Kinetics Mini Q40 e.LE.D. Plus
Underwater Kinetics Mini Q40 e.LE.D. Plus
Completely new & redesigned 2 watt version for 2006
|Underwater Kinetics HID Light Cannon 100
Underwater Kinetics HID Light Cannon 100 (One black, one Neon Yellow)
First affordable HID light for divers and the most powerful light for its size
|Underwater Kinetics Dive Beacon
Underwater Kinetics Dive Beacon
Small, lightweight and economical replacement for chemical lights
Updated: September 3, 2009