Best Top 10 Women neoprene wetsuit 2020

Cressi Altum Wetsuit Lady 3mm

What to consider when buying a women neoprene wetsuits. Wet suit, semi dry suit, dry suit and shorties

What is a women neoprene wetsuit?

Scubapro Definition women neoprene wetsuit 5mm Men
Scubapro Definition Overall 5mm

A neoprene wetsuit is made of neoprene. In technical fields, neoprene is known as chloroprene rubber or polychloroprene. At the molecular level, the material consists mainly of chlorine and hydrogen atoms. Production begins with a chemical reaction between chloroprene and other solutions.

The result of this reaction is flakes. These flakes can be further processed. In order to transform the solid synthetic rubber flakes into elastic rubber, it needs vulcanization. After the vulcanization the molecules can no longer move, the end result is elastic and will always spring back to its original shape.

In order to be able to sell neoprene as a fabric, the right and left side of a neoprene sheet are covered with fabrics, these can also be printed with colors or patterns.

Difference between men and women neoprene wetsuit

In many Scuba Diving Equipment Parts there is no difference between Men and Women however there is a big one in Neoprene Wetsuit cuts. Women feel usually much faster cold than men so it’s a better Idea to buy a thicker wetsuit if you are a frosty.

Women cut

The cut of a women neoprene wetsuit differs from that of men. Women’s wetsuits are cut tighter at the shoulders and narrower at the waist and fuller at the hips. The chest area is also further shaped in the style of women neoprene wetsuit.

Color and Style

For many women, the color and style of a women neoprene wetsuit also plays a major role.

Sensation of cold

“It’s not a myth that women feel the cold faster than men. And this even though the heat transport works basically the same for men and women, namely via the blood. If the outside temperature drops, the blood vessels in the arms and legs constrict in order to better supply the core of the body with its vital organs with blood and thereby protect it. However, the temperature range at which this phenomenon takes effect is different: in women it is already from around 15 degrees Celsius, in men at lower temperatures.

The higher muscle percentage in men is also essential for the different perception of cold by men and women, because muscles produce heat that is distributed throughout the body. In men, it makes up about 40 percent of the body, in women, however, only about 25 percent. Men therefore carry around a small stove, so to speak, that warms them internally.

The different skin thicknesses in men and women also make women shiver more quickly, because thick skin prevents additional heat radiation in men. Women are literally thinner and give off more heat.

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Insulation ability of neoprene wetsuit

First of all, you have to know that water dissipates body heat 25 times faster than air, so you cannot survive forever even in water at 25° C and the colder the water, the faster you lose your body heat.

Water temperatureTime to exhaustion
or unconsciousness
Theoretically possible survival time
0,3 °C< 15 minup to 45 min
4,5 °C30 minup to 90 min
10 °C1 h3 h
15 °C2 h6 h
21 °C7 h40 h
26 °C12 h> 40 h

Neoprene has excellent insulation properties that is due to the fact that a lot of air is trapped in the neoprene, which, as we know, has very good insulation.

Thickness of a women neoprene wetsuit

The thicker the neoprene fabric, the better the insulation from the cold water.

Mostly for very cold water with 12° C and colder or for ice diving and long dives in them, you’d use a dry suit.

Women Neoprene wetsuits from approx. 7mm thickness can be used for cold water diving (12° C and colder), but dry suits are recommended. This also includes neoprene gloves, hoods and shoes (booties).

Long women neoprene wetsuits in 3-5mm thickness are usually used for waters with a water temperature of more than 18° C.

Shorties are women neoprene wetsuits with short arms and half-length legs, these are mostly 3mm thick and they are used for water temperatures from 25° C upwards.

Buoyancy and thickness of women neoprene wetsuits

Weight and thickness of Wetsuit
Weight and thickness of Wetsuit

The neoprene thickness of the suit affects the buoyancy control, as thicker material creates more static buoyancy. This buoyancy has to be compensated with lead weights. To make matters worse, the neoprene itself is compressed by the water pressure increasing with depth, so that the buoyancy decreases with increasing ambient pressure – i.e. increasing water depth. Since the weight of the lead remains constant, the downforce increases with increasing depth, which has to be compensated for by a buoyancy compensator (BCD).

How does a women neoprene wetsuit work?

Many believe that you don’t get wet in a neoprene wetsuit. This is only true in a dry suit.

Wetsuit function
Function of a women neoprene wetsuit
and a semidry wetsuit

In all other diving suits you get wet. The water that has entered the wetsuit remains in the suit for a while because the ends of a neoprene wetsuit are provided with cuffs and the thin layer of water is thus heated up by the body heat.

That is why it is so important to have a neoprene wetsuit that is skin-tight because the less water penetrates, the less the body has to heat the water entered up and the longer you stay warm. Depending on the suit and your movements, this water layer is exchanged faster or slower (water circulation).

Types of women neoprene wetsuits

Shorty

Cressi Shorty

Is the simplest version of the women neoprene wetsuit. As the word shorty suggests, they have short arms and legs and are only effective in protecting the core temperature of the body.

This can be worn in tropical areas with water temperatures of 25° C and more. Mostly in the common thicknesses of 1.5-3mm available and also obviously the cheapest version of all of them.

Women Neoprene Wetsuit

Is a Neoprene wetsuit with long arms and legs where cuffs are sewn on so that the water stays in the suit longer and is not exchanged as quickly. Usually comes in thicknesses between 3-7mm

Semi-Dry women Neopren Wetsuit

These suits don’t just get you “half-wet”. These neoprene wetsuits have smooth neoprene sealing lips on the arms, legs and neck. With the higher quality semi-dry neoprene wetsuits, the zipper is also underlaid with a cuff or sealing lip. Which causes the water to run into the suit but stays in wetsuite much longer Water Circulation is relatively slowl depending on e.g. Movement while scuba diving or getting in and out of the water. This makes the suit very comfortable for colder waters for long or several dives per day. Most semi-dry wetsuits come in thicknesses between 5-7mm.

Dry Suit

Drysuit function
Function of a dry suit

There are several types of drysuits and the topic is very large as buoyancy control is not only done with the BCD but also has to be done with the suit itself. I’m not going to go into this type of suit too much, though.

Even if you have successfully completed a diving course and buy a dry suit, you should try it out in the swimming pool or in shallow water or even better take a course. Most international diving organizations offer dry suit diving courses. Because there are certain things with this suit that you have to pay attention to and practice in order not to be in danger underwater!

Some will still remember: When James Bond in “Goldfinger” takes off his wetsuit (dry suit) and wears a tuxedo underneath that is completely dry and yes it would work.

Dry suits are designed for diving in very cold water, for commercial underwater work, and for sewage diving.

Scubapro Trockentauchanzug
Scubapro Dry suit

The dry suit, is a one-piece suit made of water- and gas-tight material. Today these are made from trilaminate membranes of synthetic plastics or neoprene.

The advantage of the dry suit is that the diver hardly ever comes into contact with water and, when properly filled with an insulating gas, like air it is better protected from the cold than in any other diving suits. The dry suit is usually sealed with a cuff at the neck and wrist and the boots are permantly attached. It has a water and gas-tight zipper on the back or chest for getting in and out. In addition, textile protective clothing against the cold is worn under the suit.

Zippers

Reißverschluss
Zipper

The main zipper on a women neoprene wetsuit can be on the back as well as on the front, vertical, horizontal or diagonal. For the shorties and neoprene wetsuits, these are normal coarse zippers mostly made of plastic because they don’t rust. In the case of a dry suit, this must be zipper which is gas and waterproof so that no water penetrates. The semi-dry women neoprene wetsuits have both wet and dry zipper versions.

All zippers on the women neoprene wetsuits are underlaid with a smooth neoprene sealing lip as this is more comfortable and the pure zipper does not cause irritation of the skin.

Thicker long wet and semi dry neoprene wetsuits with zippers on the arms and legs make it easier to get into the suit.

Insider tip:

If the neoprene wetsuit has no zippers and it is very difficult for you to put the suit on, you can put a plastic bag over your hand or foot before getting into the suit. The neoprene slides much better then. The alternative is to mix a little dish washing liquid and water and spray it on the arm or leg.

Protection against injury and nettles

Jellyfish

Women Neoprene wetsuits are not only worn to protect against cooling down of the body temperature, but also to protect against injuries such as jellyfish and their nettles.

Or if you accidentally roam along a rock face. Shipwrecks are also a good example with their sharp edges

One piece or two piece

Zweiteiliger Neopren Tauchanzug
Two piece neoprene Wetsuit

A one-piece is a neoprene diving suit that consists of one part. Here different thicknesses of neoprene can be sewn together so that the one-piece is, for example, a 3mm thick wetsuit on the arms and legs and a 5mm thick neoprene wetsuit on the core of the body.

A two-piece is two separate pieces of clothing, a high-cut or bib shorts (called “Long John”) and a long-sleeved jacket, usually with an attached hood, so you have a thick double suit at the core of your body.

Some two-piece neoprene wetsuits only consist of pants and a vest, but they are also much less warm.

Ice vest

Eisweste Neopren

One-piece suits sometimes come with a separate ice vest to be able to dive with this suit in very cold waters.

This ice vest is worn over the normal suit.

But you can also buy them individually.


List of my best top 10 Women neoprene wetsuits 2020 in 3-5mm


Number #10

ZCCO Damen Women Neopren Wetsuit 3mm

ZCCO Women Neoprenanzug 3 mm
ZCCO Women Neopren wetsuit 3 mm
  • MATERIAL: made of ultra stretch neoprene 3mm thick
  • ZIPPERS: four small zipper at the arms & legs to make it take off or put on easily comparing to other wet suit.
  • WATERSTOP SEAL: smooth skin neoprene inner at the collar, arm and legs to stick your skin tightly & make sure that much less water come inside
  • ANTI-ABRASION KNEE PAD: offer better protection for your knee

Number #9

Pandawoods Neoprene Wetsuit 3 mm

Seac Damen Sense Long 3mm Neoprenanzug
Seac Sense Long 3mm Women Neoprene wetsuit
  • Seac Sense is the perfect, ultra-comfortable overall for practicing water sports in warm waters (20 ° C – 30 ° C).
  • This long suit is made of super elastic 3mm neoprene and has a mesh skin insert on the front and cuffs on the neck and arms made of smooth skin neoprene for a water-stopping effect.
  • Ideal not only for snorkeling and diving, but also for all other water sports (surfing, windsurfing, water skiing, stand-up paddling, etc.).
  • The Seac Sense Long Overall is easy to put on thanks to the long, neoprene-lined back zip.
  • The women’s model is available from XS to XXL

Number #8

Pandawoods 3mm Women Neoprene Wetsuit

PAWHITS 3mm Damen Neopren Tauchanzug
Pandawoods 3mm women neopren wetsuit
  • For the perfect fit, we recommend you to refer to seller’s size chart on the left to choose the fittest size for yourself. Keep You Warm: 3mm women neoprene wetsuit made of premium eco-friendly and high-elastic SCR neoprene + imported nylon has a remarkable heat preservation and long life span, ideal for 70–77℉.
  • Heavy-duty metal back zipper effectively prevents 3mm neoprene full wetsuit turning unzipped. The inner neoprene cloth behind the zipper can largely lessen water penetration, avoid pinching your delicate skin and prevent flushing. The extra-long back zipper strap is convenient for your donning and doffing.
  • Comfortable and Functional: pandawoods wetsuit designed with Flat-lock seams for a smooth interior and exterior surface to ensure your maximum comfort and durability. Specifically perfect for diving, surfing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing and other water sports or outdoor activities.
  • Protect Yourself in Water: The scuba diving wetsuit with full coverage design effectively protects yourself from the direct sun ray and keeps you away from the risks of sea lice, jellyfish, coral reef and other sharp objects, allowing you to enjoy diving like a fish.
  • 30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. You can contact us if you have any problem.

Number #7

Cressi Castoro 5mm Women Neoprene Wetsuit

Cressi Castoro 5mm women Neopren wetsuit
Cressi Castoro 5mm women neopren wetsuit
  • One-piece wetsuit, available in 5 or 7 mm Neoprene, ideal for Snorkeling, Scuba Diving in cold water.
  • One-piece wetsuit made in 7 mm soft Neoprene ideal for Snorkeling, Scuba Diving in cold water (between 35º-45º F).
  • Pre-shaped legs for ensuring comfort and easy movements while swimming.
  • Wrists and ankles with the Aquastop system (seals in smooth 1.5 mm Neoprene, covered in Metallite)
  • Zip made in quality YKK.
  • Anti-wear inserts in Power Tex on knees, shins and shoulders.
  • The Castoro is designed in Italy by Cressi and made in Asia. Cressi is an Italian company pioneer in scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming equipment since 1946.

Number #6

Hevto Women Neoprene wetsuit 3mm

Hevto 3mm women neoprene wetsuit
Hevto 3mm women neoprene wetsuit
  • Environment-Friendly & High-Quality Material: Neoprene SBR + Nylon-2 Layers(Surface/Lining). Back zipper closure. 3MM thickness, full wetsuit, long sleeve.
  • The women wetsuit has a specially lengthen nylon belt to ensure you are easy to put on and take off the wetsuit even though the zipper is on the back
  • Flexible fabrics give you free and comfortable wearing feeling. Stretch arms and legs without constraint. Hevto wetsuit will be your best friend in the water, not your biggest obstacle.
  • 3MM full wetsuit meets basic warmth requirements in general water area (50℉- 67℉) . Both high-quality fabrics and flat lock stitching contribute to increase the warmth performance of wetsuit.
  • If you don’t like too rich colors, so this female wetsuit will work for you. Its main color is black, and draw the outline of dark gray “X” on the chest. Stretch fabrics fit your figure perfectly and emphasize the female silhouette You’ll never regret to get it.

Number #5

Scubapro Sport 3.0 Women neoprene wetsuit

Scubapro Sport 3.0 Damen Neopren Tauchanzug
Scubapro Sport 3.0 Women neoprene wetsuit
  • CE certified a Class D dive suit: rated for water temperatures above 72ºF/22ºC.
  • Made from X-Foam neoprene, the only “green” neoprene that complies with P.A.H. regulations.
  • Built with the Body Map System, an exclusive manufacturing method that uses special tailoring and material inserts to compensate for the stresses of the human body.
  • Ultraspan chest panel and Stretchtec side panels work together to produce a highly flexible and snug fit.
  • Infrared (IR) fleece interior lining reflects body heat for extra thermal insulation and is extremely soft against the skin.

Number #4

SCUBAPRO Defintion 3.0 Women Neoprene wetsuit

SCUBAPRO Defintion 3.0 Damen Neopren Tauchanzug
SCUBAPRO Defintion 3.0 Women Neoprene wetsuit
  • CE certified a Class D dive suit: rated for water temperatures above 72ºF/22ºC.
  • Made from X-Foam neoprene, the only “green” neoprene that complies with P.A.H. regulations.
  • Built with the Body Map System, an exclusive manufacturing method that uses special tailoring and material inserts to compensate for the stresses of the human body.
  • Ultraspan chest panel and Stretchtec side panels work together to produce a highly flexible and snug fit.
  • Infrared (IR) fleece interior lining reflects body heat for extra thermal insulation and is extremely soft against the skin.

Number #3

Scubapro Definition 5mm

SCUBAPRO Defintion 5.0 Damen Neopren Tauchanzug
SCUBAPRO Defintion 5.0 Damen Neopren Tauchanzug
  • New Ultraspan panels in the chest area and stretch-tech material on the body, sides, arms and legs
  • Spinal padding to cushion the weight of the bottle
  • Suitable for water temperatures from 18 ° C to 25 ° C
  • Neoprene (N2S) coated with nylon on both sides ensures a good mix of warmth and comfort
  • The single-layer sealing cuffs with YKK zippers on the wrists and ankles are equipped with brass slides for greater durability, making it easy to get on and off.

Number #2

Scubapro Definition Steamer 5mm Women Neoprene Wetsuit

SCUBAPRO Defintion 5.0 Damen Neopren Tauchanzug blue
SCUBAPRO Defintion 5.0 Women neoprene wetsuit
  • New Ultraspan panels in the chest area and stretch-tech material on the body, sides, arms and legs
  • I-Safe loops on both sleeves ensure that your instruments can be securely attached
  • Spinal padding to cushion the weight of the bottle
  • Material composition: 90% neoprene, 10% nylon
  • Suitable for water temperatures from 22 ° C to 26 ° C, CE certified as a class A diving suit

Number #1

Scubapro Everflex Steamer 5/4mm women neoprene Wetsuit

SCUBAPRO Everflex Steamer Damen Neopren Tauchanzug 7-5 mm
SCUBAPRO Everflex Steamer Damen Neopren Tauchanzug 7-5 mm
  • Made from 100 percent Everflex neoprene, an X-Foam formulation, for durability and better health.
  • Multi-thickness panels deliver a superior combination of warmth and flexibility.
  • Pure Design Concept uses fewer seams and panels for maximum flexibility.
  • New nylon thread resists abrasion for longer suit life.
  • Diagonal back zipper offers increased long-term durability and ease of use.
  • Zippers on arms legs and in front of throat

Additional Women Neopren Wetsuit Equipment


Scubapro 6,5mm Definition Women Ice Vest

Scubapro 6,5 mm Definition Damen Eisweste mit Haube
Scubapro 6,5 mm Definition women ice vest
  • Neoprene vest with front zip
  • attached hood
  • Material thickness 6.5mm
  • X-Foam

5mm Hood Neopren

5mm Kofhaube
5mm Hood
  • NO AIR IN THE HOOD: Thanks to the air release system, the Seac Tekno hood allows air to escape into the open air, thus avoiding annoying air bubbles in the hood.
  • PERFECT FIT: The collar made of smooth neoprene lies close to the neck cuff of the diving suit and thus minimizes the ingress of water.
  • 5mm THERMO-NEOPRENE: The Seac Tekno hood is made from 5mm ultra-flexible neoprene, which prevents the head from cooling down.
  • EASY TO PUT ON: The Ultraflex neoprene of the Seac Tekno hood is extremely elastic and therefore very light and easy to put on with optimum wearing comfort.
  • ESSENTIAL ACCESSORIES: The Seac Tekno diving hood fits perfectly with all diving suits, for women and men, and is available in 5 sizes.

Rash Vest or Rashguard Long Sleeve can be worn under the neoprene wetsuit for additional protection against the cold.

Women rash guard pink
Women rash guard pink
  • Other Fibers
  • Imported
  • Skin Cancer Foundation Recommended Product; UPF 50+ Ultraviolet Protection
  • Perfect For Surfing, Swimming, Paddle Sports, Boating, And Beach Days
  • Comfortable Yet Durable 6oz Polyester/Spandex Construction
  • Minimal Seam Placement For Maximum Rash Protection
  • Performance Fit: Form-Fitting Tight Layer Fits Like A Second Skin
  • Many colors available

Cressi High Stretch Neopren Gloves
Gloves are only against the cold and not for touching anything underwater!

Cressi High Stretch Neoprenhandschuhe
Cressi High Stretch Neoprenhandschuhe
  • Highly comfortable flatlock stitched gloves
  • Five fingered gloves made from single lined high-stretch neoprene
  • Suitable for many applications- surfing/bodyboarding to snorkelling and diving Ideal sports accessory for protecting your hands

This has been my equipment guide and the list of the top 10 best women neoprene wetsuits for 2020! I hope you enjoyed it and if so, please share it or leave us a comment.

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Top 10 Dive Computer 2020

Cressi Newton

Dive Computer and what to look for when buying one! Wrist Computer, Multi-Gas, Air integrated, CCR or Recreational Dive Computer.

What is a Dive Computer?

To make it simple it is a waterproof watch either on your wrist or in a console of your High pressure hose. A Dive Computer shows you your actual depth, maximum depth reached, time and no decompression limit. The most important information in Scuba Diving. However many Dive Computers can show more for example ascend rate, water temperature, nitrogen saturation and many more.

Garmin Descent MK1

Buying a Dive Computer can be overwhelming due to so many are out there. Especially as a beginner diver it’s hard to choose the right one. Often there are terms included which are yet not relevant for you or never will be in the future. If you can recognize yourself with this then that’s why I’m here and write this guide for you!

Safety advice!

DANGERS: Read the complete manual which comes with each Computer and understand the Dive Computer otherwise it can lead to serious injuries.

⚠️ WARNING: Dive Computers are intended for use by recreational divers who have successfully completed an internationally recognized course in scuba diving.

Dive Table

Before buying a Dive Computer it makes sense to know how a Dive Table works as it makes it easier to understand how a Computer works.

Table-Computer
Table-Computer

A Dive Computer makes your dive easier and more comfortable. You can enjoy your dive more while concentrating on the Marine Life rather than on your depth gauge and time. It will give you a better peace of mind. However it still is IMPORTANT to check your Dive Computer frequently to not exceed your No Decompression Limit and especially not to run out of air!

Nitrogen (N2)

Nitrogen (N2) levels in your body build up while diving. Long and deep dives build up (saturate) more N2 and give you less time hence you can’t stay too long at deeper depth so you must check your decompression limit more frequently!!! Some Computer show your N2 level after a dive with some bars, desaturation time as well as no fly time.

No Decompression limit shortly described

No Decompression limit is the time in which you can ascend to the surface without stopping. If this time is exceeded, stops must be made when ascending at certain depth for certain minutes.

Multigas Dive Computer

A multigas dive computer has functions and settings for other mixed gases such as Nitrox and Trimix. Many dive computers nowadays have the Nitrox function integrated.

Display / Light

Mares Genius

The Display should be straight forward and easy to read. The Contrast should be high, important Data should be displayed in big numbers as for example the depth and no decompression limit so should be the max depth and time.

Most computers have a button for a display background light in case of cave or night diving as you can read it easier than pointing your torch on it.

Logbook and Interface

The Logbook is a function on your computer as it logs all your diving profile. Many Computer nowadays can display a graphic with your profile after the dive or you can hook them up to your computer and read them out into a program. Some even work with Bluetooth or WiFi and you can transmit your Dive data easily.

Each computer is different

Each Computer has it’s own characteristics and has slight differences in settings and readability. Always read the instructions before using and make sure you understand the manual otherwise ask a professional what they mean.

User replaceable battery

It’s great to be able to change the empty Battery on your Dive Computer by yourself. However, one should be careful with changing the battery. Firstly because the O-ring could leak and secondly you can lose the waranty on the Computer. Read the instructions carefully.

But imagine if you go on your desperately needed Dive Holiday you’ll go up to your loft check your dive gear a day before your flight and the Battery of your Dive Computer is empty. What to do now if it isn’t user replaceable?
Sending them in will take a a few days until it’s back and if you go to a remote place or a travel destination where there is no reliable Dive Computer dealer available…

Buttons

Mares Computer Buttons

If you need to switch data display on your dive you want to have big enough button especially if you have to wear diving gloves. Usually in normal recreational diving you don’t have to switch data displays underwater that might be different in technical diving with multiple gases.

Some of the Computers feature 4 buttons which i think is the easiest way to move around and adjust the settings. But of course there is a 3x higher possibility of breaking or leaking compare to a one button computer which is hard in adjusting settings.

Software upgrade ability

Nowadays Dive Computers can upgrade their firmware. Often possible to do it yourself so you might want to look out for a software upgrade ability. But if you don’t have that option the Dealer will mostly do it for free but you have to send it in.

Glass

Mineral Glass: These are common on most mid-range watches. They are a little more expensive than plastic or acrylic crystals but are significantly more scratch resistant. They are made of glass. Almost all Mineral Glass Watch Crystals nowadays are “Tempered” Mineral Glass. This just means that the surface of the glass is “heat-tempered” (heated to a high temperature), giving the surface of the glass increased scratch resistance and making it less likely to “splinter”. If a mineral crystal is scratched or chipped, then it cannot be polished and “repaired”, it needs to be replaced.

Way more expensive are the Synthetic Sapphire crystal or “glass” it is actually not glass at all. It is a very hard, transparent material made of crystallizing pure aluminum oxide at very high temperatures. it measures 9 on the Mohs Scale while only the Diamond is a pure 10. So the sapphire is very hard to scratch or chip but not impossible.

Usability

As there are different types of scuba diving there are different types of Dive Computers.

  • Recreational Dive Computer
    • Are the big Computers you can wear on your wrist or also seen in a console. They have a good readability due to big screens.
Suunto Vyper Wrist Computer
  • Wrist Dive Computer
    • Are as small as a watch and a little harder to read compare to the recreational Dive Computer as the display is smaller but easier to wear and less forgettable than the recreational Dive Computers. They can be worn as normal time watches during the day.
Oceanic Geo 2.0 Air-Nitrox Computer Watch
  • Air integrated Dive Computer
    • Are Computer which are hooked up to your tank either by a sensor which sits on your first Stage High pressure port or are at the end of the High pressure hose feeding the computer with the air pressure left in the tank as it displays it digitally on the display. All different types of Dive Computers could be air integrated. Some don’t have the ability.
Mares Smart Air
  • Technical Dive Computer
    • Are Computers with Multiple Gas Calculation such as Nitrox, Trimix or Oxygen.
SHEARWATER RESEARCH Teric Wrist Dive Computer
  • CCR Computer
    • For Rebreather Diving
Suunto D5
  • Freedive Computer
    • Working a little different and are not suitable for recreational scuba diving. But most Scuba Diving Computers nowadays include a Freedive mode.
Garmin Descent MK1

Compass

Some Computer include a Digital Compass. Not very easy to read though especially on a small wrist dive computer.

Ascend rate

The ascend rate is very important to scuba divers as it should not exceed 10-18m / Minute depending on the Organization standards you learned with. The computer shows the ascent rate in m / min and warns you acoustically on some computers with vibrations or with different colored LEDs if you ascent too fast. Mostly it starts the acoustic warning sound if your ascend rate is faster than 12m/min. NEVER exceed your max ascend rate in can lead to serious health problems like Decompression Sickness!

Modes

Some Computer feature more than one mode for example one computer can feature

  • Depth Gauge
  • Dive Computer
  • Nitrox Computer
  • Freedive Computer
  • and/or more

Make sure you set the correct mode for your dive.
⚠️ Setting the wrong mode can harm you!

Decompression Dive

Most of you won’t be allowed to do decompression dives, however it is important to know if you accidentally over exceed your no decompression limit and run into a decompression dive!
⚠️ Know what the numbers on your computer mean and make sure you follow them on your dive as you can also here seriously harm yourself if you miss desaturation stops.


Time to reveal my Best Top 10 Dive Computer 2020


Number #10

SUUNTO D5

Suunto D5
Suunto D5i

What We Like:

  • Low-profile design
  • Comfortable to wear over any thickness of wetsuit
  • User-friendly interface
  • Easy-to-view display
  • Loud audible alarms
  • Vibration Alarm
  • Bright back light means the display is easy to read in low light
  • Wireless Mobile Connection
  • Firmware upgradable

What We Don’t Like:

  • Battery Life
  • Compass is to hard to read
  • Price to high

Number #9

Oceanic Geo 4.0 Air/Nitrox Computer Watch

Oceanic Geo 4.0
Oceanic Geo 4.0

The Geo 4.0 is aimed at beginner divers, its a very simple and affordable Computer but has everything a novice Diver needs.

What We Like:

  • Low-profile design
  • Price
  • User-friendly interface
  • Easy-to-view display
  • Bright back light means the display is easy to read in low light
  • Bluetooth 4.0 connects to your smart phone

What We Don’t Like:

  • Small logbook for only 24 dives
  • No possibility for air-integration

Number #8

Suunto Vyper

Suunto Vyper Wrist Computer
Suunto Vyper Wrist Computer

The Vyper is a Recreational wrist Computer with a bigger Display. If you are not a fan of the small watch Displays and rather prefer something bigger, than this would be the better choice.

What we like:

  • Battery life
  • User-friendly interface
  • Easy-to-view display
  • User-replaceable battery

What we don’t like:

  • Chunky
  • No air integration

Number #7

Aqua Lung i470TC Wrist Watch Dive Computer

Aqualung i470
Aqualung i470

This Computer is great for adjust your settings due to it’s easy App and Bluetooth connection. Using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop with the DiverLog+ app (available for iOS and Android) to wirelessly interact with your i470TC via the latest Bluetooth Smart technology.

What we like:

  • User-changeable standard battery and data retention
  • Battery life
  • User-friendly interface
  • Can pair up to 3 transmitters
  • Bluetooth connection

What we don’t like:

  • Display sharpness
  • Display contrast
  • Price

Number #6

Deepblu Cosmiq+

Deepblu Cosmiq
Deepblu Cosmiq

This is a great computer and easily adjustable. At the push of a button, you can sync with the Deepblu App, allowing you to effortlessly change settings or review your Dive Log after surfacing.

What we like:

  • Integrated Battery easy to charge
  • 2.2 inch, pixel-less, bright, color and high-contrast display
  • Over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates
  • Accessories
  • Comes in many different colors
  • Comes with 2 different colored straps
  • 6 customizable depth alarms

What we don’t like:

  • Too big to use as an every day watch
  • No air integration possible
  • Algorithm is conservative

Number #5

Oceanic OCi Personal Wrist Dive Computer

Oceanic OCI
Oceanic OCI

What we like:

  • Low-profile design
  • 4 Button User-friendly interface
  • Easy-to-view information
  • Wireless capability
  • Pair with up to 4 transmitter
  • Low light sensor

What we don’t like:

  • Strap
  • Display Contrast

Number #4

Mares Genius Air Integrated

Mares Genius
Mares Genius

What we like:

  • Full color Display
  • Full Tilt Digital Compass
  • Hoseless tank data Integration for up to five transmitters.
  • Logbook capacity
  • Nitrox and Trimix capable, up to 5 gases
  • User replaceable Battery
  • Color LED alerts on transmitter

What we don’t like:

  • Chunky

Number #3

Mares Smart Air Dive Computer Wrist Watch

Mares Smart Air
Mares Smart Air

What we like:

  • Transmitter with colored LED green and red for tankpressure easy to see for your buddy
  • Great value for price
  • Crisp Display
  • User replaceable Battery
  • Relaiable

What we don’t like:

  • Interface optional
  • No Trimix function

Number #2

SHEARWATER RESEARCH Teric Wrist Dive Computer

SHEARWATER RESEARCH Teric Wrist Dive Computer
SHEARWATER RESEARCH Teric

This computer is aimed at advanced divers who are also interested in multi-gas diving such as trimix and rebreather or who want to make their way towards Technical Diving.

What we like:

  • High-res color Display
  • Sapphire crystal window
  • Hoseless tank data Integration for up to 2 transmitters
  • Bluetooth Smart technology
  • Nitrox and Trimix capable, up to 5 gases
  • Rebreather capability
  • Wireless Charging Station
  • Vibration Alarm

What we don’t like:

  • A little on the chunky side for a wrist watch but still ok to wear as an everyday watch

Number #1

Garmin Descent Mk1

Garmin Descent MK1
Garmin Descent MK1

What we like:

  • Color display
  • Above Water GPS Map
  • Connectivity-Bluetooth Smart, ANT+, Wi-Fi
  • Apps for cycling, climbing and scuba diving
  • Multigas
  • CCR capability
  • Freediving mode

What we don’t like:

  • Quick fit straps

Additional Dive Computer Equipment

To double secure your Dive Computer you might want to have a Wrist Lanyard.

Adjustable Wrist Lanyard

Wrist Lanyard
Wrist Lanyard
  • Available Colors: Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow
  • Flexible design which allows you to connect either side to your wrist or accessories
  • Connects most accessories to your wrist or BCD.

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Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Torches 2020

ORCATORCH D520

In this guide I will explain and guide you through to buying the best Scuba Diving Torch for your needs.

Scuba Diving Torches or also called Flashlights, are waterproof built torches who can illuminate the underwater world.

 Scuba Diving Torch

Why would you need a Torch?

As you go deeper Water becomes darker due to less sunlight reaching the lower depth as light gets reflected by particles. So for a diver it’s a good Idea to own a proper underwater torch.

Not only for deep diving but also for small crevices and caves where usually a lot of Marine Life is hiding. Also if you like Night dives its great to have your own scuba diving torch. You know how it works and how bright it is.

What is Lumen

The lumen (Latin for light, lamp) is the SI unit of luminous flux. So it indicates how much light a lamp emits per unit of time.

Lumens-vs-Lux
Lumens-vs-Lux

To determine the lumen you will need in a Scuba Diving torch is kind of easy; the more the better. However the lumen information on a description of a flashlight is important, but manufacturers often use them as a marketing tool and exaggerate this number.
So sometimes it is better to rather look for built quality and materials used and researching other pages to determine different lumen information of the torch you are looking to buy.

Depending if you need a torch for illuminating a video which needs a wider flood angle or just for illuminating crevices, holes and caves which will need a a smaller angle of beam light. Average beam angle range between 12 to 75 degrees.

What is Lux? Beam range

The lumen should not be confused with the lux. Lux is the unit of illuminance that indicates how much light per unit of time per unit of area.

As far as the torch distance range is concerned, the LUX number is a decisive value. This determines the luminosity for a specified distance.

If the Torch has a low LUX value and at the same time has a high number of lumen, this means that the torch emits light more broadly, i. H. has a strong scattering effect (flooder torch). These kind of scuba diving torches are particularly suitable for Video lightning.

If the torch has a high LUX value with a high number of lumen at the same time, then one speaks of so-called thrower torches. These are characterized by the fact that they bundle the light beam very strongly and thus achieve a high distance beam range. They are particularly suitable for recognizing details over long distances and are better for scuba diving if you want to illuminate the small spaces, crevices and caves.

LED Types

single LED

What type of LED is used in torches?
Virtually all scuba diving torches made today use an XM-L LED. This LED produces a full-flood beam, with less throw than the XP-G. Total lumen output for the original XM-L peaked at near 700. Differences in the T6 and U2 flux bins include higher brightness. All LED scuba diving torches with a light output of over 2000 lumen fall into the category of comparing it with daylight.

The light beam is always generated with several high-performance LEDs such as CREE XP-L V6, CREE XM-L2 or CREE XHP70.

Power

An average 100 lumen torch is able to provide around 5 -10 hours runtime using 2x AA battery. This amount of lumen is technically enough for urban and suburban use but probably not for scuba diving. In Scuba Diving you’ll need at least 700+ Lumen to get anything out of your purchase.

Working Time

working time

You should have a look at the actual working time of a scuba diving torch. The maximum working time is always given for the lowest set light intensity.

At maximum power, the working time is multiple times shorter.

This also depends on the Type of Battery the maximum charge capacity of the battery as well as the number of LEDs and the LED type.

Do LED torches get hot? 🔥

The scuba diving torches produce heat when on, and the heat comes from the associated core of the LED bulb. The greater the power consumption of the LED light and or the more LED’s, the more heat appears. Most of them have an overheating switch built in but underwater due to the good heat dissipation of water the torches usually never overheat. Depending on the power of your LED’s this might be a different story if you turn them on and use it as a normal torch on land.

Material and fabrication

Look for Marine grade Aluminum in scuba diving torches, it not only last longer than plastic but it also dissipates the heat much better which also extends the life of the LED bulb as it doesn’t become to hot.

Torch 7 LED 5600 Lumen

A robust and shock-proof material prevents defects if the lamp falls. In addition, particularly robust flashlights are ideal for tactical purposes in self-defense.

It’s better to have a torch with a front Glass rather than Plastic. Plastic can scratch easily which then quickly affects the luminosity of your Scuba Diving Torch

Size and usability

In Scuba Diving it’s always important not to have to big appliances. However a torch with good Batteries and a few good LED’s should fit in your BCD Pocket to store it away if not needed and not dangling around. The flashlight should be easy and intuitive to use.

The buttons and controls should also not be too small and still be operable with gloves.

Batteries and rechargeable batteries

Battery and Charger

Under no circumstances should batteries with too low or too high voltage or amperage be used, otherwise the LED’s could be damaged and also not being able to use up their maximum illumination capacity.

Many different Batteries are used in scuba diving torches. Make sure you not only have the correct Battery but also the correct charger for your rechargeable Batteries.

Rechargeable Batteries are the “better” Batteries for the environment due to less toxic rubbish.

Functions

Torch button

Nowadays, many scuba diving torches no longer have just one mode: on or off, but offer multiple settings for dimming of different brightness, have an SOS mode and/or a strobe mode (flash function) and possibly even changeable colors.
For example most fish can’t see the color spectrum red. If you do like night dives you can have scuba diving torches with UV-LED’s which brings out the bio-luminescence in Corals and Fish.

What is IPX

The IPX value (International Protection) indicates the water resistance of a torch. The classification goes from IPX0 to IPX9:

  • IPX0 – no protection
  • IPX1 – protection against vertically falling dripping water
  • IPX2 – protection against dripping water falling at an angle (15 ° from the vertical)
  • IPX3 – protection against falling spray water up to 60 ° from the vertical
  • IPX4 – protection against splash water from all directions
  • IPX5 – protection against water jets from all directions
  • IPX6 – protection against strong water jets
  • IPX7 – protection against temporary immersion in water
  • IPX8 – protection against permanent submersion (waterproof)
  • IPX9 – protection against ingress of water under pressure (water pressure tight)

Often scuba Diving torches are rated to around 60-100m in the description depth without stating the IPX rating.

Despite great care in our research, we cannot accept any liability for the information. Technical specifications are specifications by manufacturer.


Time to reveal my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020


Number #10

of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020

Odepro D2000P 2000Lumens Diving Flashlight

Odepro D2000P
Odepro D2000P
Number #10 of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020
  • Ultra Brightness: D2000P utilizes a powerful 20W CREE XHP LED, output can reach 2000 lumens.
  • IPX-8 Waterproof Diving Light: Thickened aircraft aluminum body, 4mm tempered glass lens, and multiple waterproof sealing rings can support 150~200M underwater diving. Its high water resistance rate allow you to use it for cave diving, wreck diving, fishing, boating, rafting, kayaking, etc.
  • Head Rotary Switch: Simplicity Head rotary switch offers great safe reliability underwater, you can tighten the tail switch to turn on light before going into water, and do not unscrew the tali switch until go out of water, so it offers high reliability and safety when you diving. 1.5H Runtime: 2 backup 3000mAh 18650 batteries can offer
  • 1.5 hours runtime during long time deep diving. WHAT YOU WILL GET: 1 x D2000P dive light, 2 x 3000mAh 18650 battery, 1 x Charger, 3 x O-rings, 1 x Lanyard

Number #9

of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020

TrustFire DF70 Dive Light

TrustFire DF70 Dive Light
TrustFire DF70 Dive Light
Number #9 of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020
  • Super Bright Dive Light: Utilizes Cree XPH70 neutral white LED , powered by 2pcs 26650 5000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery, the maximum output up to 3200 lumens, illuminating a light beam ray of 1230feet/375m, TrustFire power system provides 105 minutes running time at Hi 3200 lumen mode, 295 minutes at Mid 1000 lumen mode and 790 minutes at Low 400 lumen mode.
  • Durable & Reliable Diving Flashlight : Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum, Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish,Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating. Special sealing design and double O-rings ensure excellent resistance in high water pressure. Max diving depth for this underwater dive light is 70m/230ft.
  • Professional Diving Light: This dive light can be used as primary light on recreational diving, a backup light on cave diving and wreck diving. A professional lighting equipment for scuba diving, underwater fishing, salvage, and underwater photography. Also it can be used for camping, swimming, hiking, trekking, hunting, fishing, etc.
  • Scuba Dive Light with Full Protection: Battery indicator of 4 colors to display different battery level remaining, Low-voltage warning function to remind users of low power,Reverse polarity protection to protect from improper battery installation,Intelligent thermal control to avoid overheating, Digitally regulated output to maintain constant brightness.
  • What You Will Get: 1* DF70 dive light, 4* Spare O-rings,2*26650 5000mAh Rechargeable battery, 1* Battery Charger,1* lanyard, 1* User manual,1* Gift Box. Please email us with any inquiries, TrustFire customer service team will respond within 8 hours.

Number #8

of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020

VOLADOR DIV51

VOLADOR DIV51
VOLADOR DIV51
Number #8 of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020
  • SUPER BRIGHT DIVING FLASHLIGHTA reliable diving flashlight is an essential companion for scuba divers. Equipped with 4 CREE XM-L2(U4)LED bulb with a maximum output of 3500 lumen and 50,000 hours LED life span. With solid build and glaring brightness, holding this DIV51 diving light in hand and you know you’re holding something substantial.
  • LONG-LASTING BATTERY Powered by our 5000mAh 3.7V 26650 rechargeable battery, this scuba diving flashlight lasts 2 times longer than flashlights with 18650 batteries. Continuous running time extend for 13 hours at low mode, 1.5 hours at high mode.
  • 150M UNDERWATER WATERPROOF Special sealing design, IPX8 waterproof rating, this professional dive light survives at 150 meters deep sea. The underwater illumination distance can be up to 250 meters. Keep you noticed by dive buddies all the time.
  • RELIABLE & PRACTICAL Made of high-grade aluminum alloy, military grade oxidation and anti-wear treatment, thermoelectric isolation copper substrate-quickly derives the heat generated by the LED. 4 lighting modes meet your different requirements: High>Medium>Low>Strobe (Press the button for 3 seconds).
  • WIDE USE IN MANY OCCASIONS Professional underwater flashlight for scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiast. In addition, it can be used for camping, swimming, hiking, hiking, hunting, fishing and more. The flashlight is also equipped with 1 x 26650 battery, 1 charger and 2 extra O-rings.

Number #7

of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020

VOLADOR DF30

VOLADOR DF30
VOLADOR DF30
Number #7 of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020
  • SUPER BRIGHT DIVING LIGHT – Equipped with USA original 3 CREE XPL LED bulbs. Max. output brightness 3100 lumens. Providing super bright neutral white light underwater. Comes with 2 3000mAh 18650 batteries, max running time reaches 1.5hours on high, 3 hours on medium and 5.5hours on low setting.
  • MAGNET ROTARY SWITCH – The diving flashlight adopted magnet rotary switch, more safe and reliable for underwater lighting. Insert two batteries and tighten the light to turn on and unscrew the light head to turn off. Note: Please take off the insulation sheet(between the battery and light) before use.
  • SOLID CONSTRUCTION – Diving flashlight body is made of military-grade aviation aluminum AL-6061-T6. Abrasion and seawater corrosion resistance. The double-barrel body offers overheating protection and avoids external electrification.
  • 100M UNDERWATER WATERPROOF – Special sealing design and three O-rings ensure excellent resistance in high water pressure. This underwater flashlight can be used in maximum 100 meters underwater. Maximum lighting distance up to 236 meters.
  • PROFESSIONAL DIVE LIGHT – A professional lighting equipment for scuba diving,wreck dive, underwater fishing, salvage, and underwater photography. Also it can be used for camping, swimming, hiking, trekking, hunting, fishing, etc. Flashlight also comes with 2 x 18650 batteries, 1 x charger and 3 extra O-rings.

Number #6

of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020

Scubapro Nova 850 Diving Light

Scubapro Nova 850 Diving Light
Scubapro Nova 850 Diving Light
Number #6 of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020
  • Equipped with a Cree XPG LED, the light offers 850 lumens of light, with an extended light head shroud to keep from blinding other divers.
  • Scubapro’s machined-aluminium body features a rugged matte Black finish with blue accents, helping to ensure both long-term durability and a sleek appearance.
  • Powered by three C-Cell batteries, The light offers a battery life of up to 7 hours on full power—or longer when used on 50% mode.
  • An over-pressure valve releases off-gassing, a safety feature not normally found on dive lights in this class.
  • Driven to constantly innovate and improve the diving experience, Scuba builds high-quality equipment for the work, sport, and lifestyle of people whose passion is found below the surface.

Number #5

of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020

BESTSUN Diving Flashlight 5X CREE XM-L2

This is my choice as a rental Torch for the Dive Center it works great and is not overly expensive

BESTSUN Diving Flashlight, 5XLED
BESTSUN Diving Flashlight, 5XLED
Number #5 of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020
  • SUPER BRIGHT – Equipped with 5x Cree XM-L2 LED bulbs with over 100,000 hours lifespan; Max output brightness 10000 lumens, Providing super bright neutral white light underwater; Diving depth reaches 100 meters (80 M – 100 M).
  • SOLID CONSTRUCTION – The body of this flashlight is made of aerospace grade aluminum alloy, thickened tempered glass, aluminum smooth light cup, hard anodized polished anti-wear, no scratches, shockproof, it has a very solid construction.
  • PERFECT DIVE LIGHT – A professional lighting equipment for scuba diving, underwater fishing, salvage, and underwater photography. Also it can also be used on land for camping, hiking, survival,trekking, hunting, fishing, etc.
  • WRIST STRAP: The scuba diving torch standard included wrist strap , it can fastens the flashlight to your hand and diving freely underwater. Please make sure to attach the light securely to the wrist strap with a lanyard.
  • WHAT YOU GET : 1*diving flashlight, 2* 18650 rechargeable battery, 1* battery charger+1*wrist trap, and 100 % quality assurance.

Number #4

of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020

ORCATORCH D800

ORCATORCH D800
ORCATORCH D800
Number #4 of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020
  • Ultra-bright: Utilize 3 CREE LED, the maximum output can be up to 2100 lumens.
  • Long runtime: Powered by two 26650 li-ion batteries, its runtime is nearly 3 hours 20 min.
  • Rotary switch: It has mechanically tail rotary switch, which offers high reliability and safety underwater.
  • Underwater 150 meters: it adopts professional water pressure resistant construction,the diving depth rated to 150 meters.
  • Responsive & helpful customer service: If this dive light didn’t meet your expectation when you received, please feel free to contact the seller directly for replacement or refund. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

Number #3

of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020

ORCATORCH D520

ORCATORCH D520
ORCATORCH D520
Number #3 of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020
  • Super bright: using CREE XM-L2(U4) neutral white LED, the maximum output can reach 1000 lumens. Meanwhile, the 5000K LED color temperature provides superb color rendition.
  • Rotary switch: the professional mechanically head twist switch offers high reliability underwater.
  • Power source: this dive torch is compatible with one 18650 battery, two CR123A batteries, or two 16340 batteries.
  • Underwater 150 meters: 4mm thickened tempered glass as well as triple waterproof O-rings, makes the D520 can withstand pressure of 150m depth under water.
  • Responsive & helpful customer service: If this dive light didn’t meet your expectation when you received, please feel free to contact the seller directly for replacement or refund. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

Number #2

of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020

DOTSOG Diving Flashlight

This is another choice as a rental Torch for the Dive Center it works great and is not overly expensive

DOTSOG Diving Flashlight
DOTSOG Diving Flashlight
Number #2 of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020
  • Bright Torch: Super bright XML-L2 LED flashlight the maximum output brightness is up to 3600 lumens, Dive Light can be used in maximum 80meters underwater, gives you super bright white light underwater and help you observe target 100 meter away. lifetime >50,000 hours.
  • Powered By: Uses 2 rechargeable 18650 Li-Po battery (Included) and battery charger
  • Solid Durability:Made of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy body can bear greater water pressure and has better corrosion prevention performance.
  • With tempered glass lenses,shock-resistant and crash-proof
  • Suited for Outdoor: IP67-rated water resistant, a professional scuba diving equipment for scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiast.
  • Ideal outdoor flashlight for fishing, diving, swimming, hiking, sailing, caving
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed: Package including battery and charger., we ensure you replacements or refund if there is any quality issue, so just buy it without any worries.

Number #1

of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020

Wurkkos 5000 Lumen Dive Flashlight

Wurkkos Dive Flashlight
Wurkkos Dive Flashlight
Number #1 of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020
  • Ultra-Bright Scuba Light: Utilize high quality 4pcs Samsung LEDS,maximum output could reach 5000 lumen. Beautiful cold white tint and high 90 CRI, offer you a good vision of diving.
  • Powerful IPX8 Waterproof Diving Light: Adopt high quality aluminum alloy material with anti-abrasive coating for waterproof, strong shockproof& anti-craft.Two o-rings ensure excellent resistance, special sealing make sure the professional dive light works well underwater or out.
  • Adjustable 4 Light Modes: Turbo/High/Medium/Low all be controlled by a magnetic side switch.The diving light make you easier to adjust brightness according to the underwater environment by one hand.
  • Long Running Time&Rechargeable Flashlight: Power by 2pcs 5000mAh high capacity 26650 rechargeable battery, convenient for daily use. It last 3 hours on turbo mode to 28 hours on low mode.Ideal light for fishing, diving, swimming, hiking, sailing, caving etc.
  • Mode Memory & Down-Step Automatically: The submarine light adopt advanced design, mode memory make the light memorize the last brightness level used in the general modes; Advanced Temperature Regulation (ATR) technology, avoid the light overheating when the the driver temperature reaches 50℃, extend its lifespan.

There are a few Technical Scuba Diving Torches which don’t really fit into the Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches but probably an important addition to your needs.


ORCATORCH D620

ORCATORCH D620
ORCATORCH D620
  • SCUBA DIVING CANISTER LIGHT, MAX 2700 LUMENS: ORCATORCH D620 is a primary canister dive light specially designed for underwater adventure such as scuba diving and cave diving. The newly designed switch can be locked when rotated 90 degrees, which not only offers easy and reliable operation but also avoid turning on the light accidently.
  • Easy-pack Adjustable Rotary Goodman Handle: The included easy-pack adjustable rotary Goodman handle is easy to assembled by hand. It has a good, comfortable feel during the dive. The handle folds across the light face for storage in seconds, which helps it fit into gear bags while protecting the light face from damage.
  • Uses four 18650 Li-ion batteries: The light uses 4 x 3.7V rechargeable 18650 (3400 mAh) lithium-ion batteries, and has a maximum output of 2700 lumens at full power, which makes it a very useful tool to meet your underwater needs. The light has three output/runtime modes of high, medium and low.
  • Alloy Aluminum Reflector with Professional Optical Analysis: Alloy Aluminum Reflector with Professional Optical Analysis The light provides a 78° wide beam with a penetrating center 14° beam angle from its alloy aluminum reflector with professional optical analysis design. The light beam distance is 853′ (260 meters) on land and max intensity 16870 cd.
  • Includes: The light weighs 24 oz. (681 g) without battery, comes with a spare O-ring, handle, 4 x 18650 batteries, charger, carry case and an owner’s manual.

SecurityIng 3000LM Primary Canister Dive Light

SecurityIng Canister Dive Light
SecurityIng Canister Dive Light
  • 3000 Lumens Output & 12 Degree Beam Angle: Utilize 3x XM-L2 (U4), max 3000 lumens output. 12 degree narrow LED diving flashlight is suitable for technical diving, night diving and scuba diving as primary light
  • 5 Modes & Magnetic Switch: High(3000LM) / Middle(1800LM) / Low(1200LM)/ Weak(500LM)/ Strobe; Totally sealed magnetic switch is easy to operate on/off and change modes
  • Power Source & 150M Depth Diving: Powered by 3x 26650 rechargeable lithium batteries(Not Included), the max runtime reaches to 13H in weak mode and 2.2H in high mode. 3 x O-rings and 5mm thick toughened glass lens design, providing a depth rating to 150m(492ft)
  • 78.7″ Cable & Adjustable Bracket: Battery canister is separated from the light, you can fix the battery canister to your body and just hold the small light head when using it. The bracket can be adjust between 3cm~6cm / 1.18in~2.36″ to fit your hands
  • Durable & Multi-protection Function: The crust is made of Al T6061-T6 Aircraft-grade aluminum. Premium type Ill military hard-anodized finish is for abrasion and corrosion resistance; Over-heat protection function and reverse polarity protection

Additional Equipment for Scuba Diving Torches

of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Torches in 2020


eMart UV Ultra Violet

eMart UV Ultra Violet
eMart UV Ultra Violet
  • 10W 395-400nm UV Light, Waterproof for 100m Underwater, Great for Diving
  • Come with Magnetic Control Switch, The Light Brightness Could Be Adjusted Smoothly
  • Come with 2 x 18650 Battery, Easy for Charging Slip-Resistant, Portable, Stable Light
  • Durable Aerial Aluminum Alloy Casing, Long Service Life UP To 100,000 hours

Lenyard

Lenyard
Lenyard
  • Coiled Lanyard Expands to 36″ (91.4 cm)
  • Corrosion Resistant Spring
  • Loaded Gate Clip Gate Clip has 360 Degree Swivel
  • Lanyard and Split Ring
  • Attachment Split Ring: corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel

Universal Smart Battery Charger

Universal Smart Battery Charger
Universal Smart Battery Charger
  • 1. Safety First: S4 4 Slot plug in Recharger Compliant Standard–UL cUL TUV GS PSE FCC CE C-TICKCB ROHS,and with Intelligent Circuits, Fire Retardant Materials. Please confirm your battery is genuine / not damaged / quality / Rechargeable before charging.
  • 2. 4bay Universal Charger Charges Simultaneously almost all types Rechargeable Batteries of Multiple Different Specifications: NiMH Ni-Cad Double A Triple A AA AAA AAAA C SC Nicd, Lithium-ion Li-FePO4 IMR INR ICR 26700 26650 26500 25500 22650 18700 18650 18490 18500 18350 17670 17650 17500 17355 16650 16340 RCR123A 14650 14500 14430 10440 18659 20650 18560 Liion Protected Rcr123 Quad 3.2 Volt Battery etc.
  • 3. 4cell Speedy Charger Compatible with: Button Top Eneloop 2000mAh AA 2 Hour, Compatible with Amazonbasics 800mAh AAA 0.8-Hour at 1 amp rapid Current, Compatible with Flat Top 3.7V 3400mAh Lithium ion Panasonic NCR18650B 3.5-Hour, Compatible with 3.6V 2500mAh Li ion High Drain LG HE2 2.5-Hour @ 1A quick Charge Current.
  • 4. Four Pack Cells Digital LCD Display Smart Charger: Automatically Detect battery Status, Select Charge Mode, Cut Off at Full Power or Overtime, and LCD Screen Displays Each Cell’s Voltage and Type, Charging Current and Time Independently. 2 Charge Current (500mA Slow/ 1000mA Fast) and 3.2V LiFePO4 Options to be Chosed Manually.
  • 5. What you get: EASTSHINE S4 Universal 4 Slots updated 2020 Household Battery Chargers, DC 12V – 24V Auto Vehicles / AC 100V – 240V US Wall Adapter, User Manual, Happy Card with 24 Hours Warm Service, 30 Days Free Refund, 2 Years Free Replacement, Lifetime Maintenance. Do not charge a damaged / inferior battery.

Additional Equipment for Night Dives


SecurityIng Strobe Light Scuba Night Dive Marker

SecurityIng Strobe Light Scuba Night Dive Marker
SecurityIng Strobe Light Scuba Night Dive Marker
  • Signal Light for Location – It is ideal for keeping tabs on the location of your partners during a night dive, or when exploring dark areas of the underwater world during daytime. Great for hanging on diving tanks or BCD for easy and clear location and identification during dives.
  • Rotary Switch & Multi-purpose – Featuring a twist on/off switch at head, very easy to operate. Tighten the head to turn on the light, unscrew the head to turn off. This lighting device is a firefly beacon led signal light for safe diving. Can also be used for jogging, camping, fishing, kayaking, raving, group outing at night, team tag, walking with family.
  • 5 Colors Are Available – Red, white, blue, green and yellow light led are available. You can use different colors to identify buddy teams quickly and easily. Please note: Each led light with one color only
  • Compact Design & Great Waterproof Performance – Size: 0.87in diameter x 2.32in, net weight is only 16g.The signal light’s appearance is inspired by torpedo, it’s a cute dive signal light. With quality waterproof O-ring, can be used underwater 200m. Include a string for easy attach to dive equipment
  • Long Runtime & Battery Included – Powered by 3 x LR44 batteries which provide a long burn time of approximately 200 hrs. Come with 4 battery pack(12 x LR44 batteries), when the battery drained, you can easily and quickly replace the batteries and start the signal light up again.

316 Stainless Steel Double Ended Bolt Snap Hook 4-1/2”

Double Ended Bolt Snap Hook
Double Ended Bolt Snap Hook
  • Advantage: Our Superior Quality & Extra-Secure double ended bolt snap hooks are made of “MARINE GRADE 316 Stainless Steel”, corrosion resistant and very durable, can definitely be used in seawater environments.
  • Wide Range of Uses : Designed for use with rope, chain, straps, animal leashes and other home, farm and recreational applications. Can be used for a gate latch, a bucket hanger, hanging feed tubs, hay bags in the stall and many other various uses. Clips with any standard D-Rings. Perfect for connecting your diving accessories to your BCD.
  • Practical Features: Double-ended design makes bolt snaps more versatile. Spring-loaded bolts provide secure closure & easy-open thumb lever.
  • Fair Use Is Important: Don’t overload for your safety, working load limit 244 Lbs(110 kg.)
  • What You Get: 2-pack [4-1/2 Inch Double Ended Bolt Snap Hooks], our worry-free 12-month warranty and friendly customer service.

Trident LED Light Stick Dive Light

Trident LED
Trident LED
  • High Intensity LED Light with Long Burn Time & Bulb Life
  • Maximum Depth: 330 feet (100 meters)
  • Comes with 3 Batteries LR47
  • LED Type: Japan Nichia LED
  • Approximate Lamp Life: 50,000 Hours

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Top 10 Best BCD in 2020

Cressi Aquaride BCD

Here is my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020. The buoyancy control device (BCD), or jacket, is a system that allows a diver to control his or her neutral hovering while scuba diving.

Controlling your buoyancy underwater is an important skill to master and to achieve positive, neutral or negative buoyancy as a diver to not bump into any corals, fish, rocks, sharks or turtles, and disturb or even worse destroy them. A perfect buoyancy control is essential for a Diver!

There are a few different type of BCD’s on the Market which I will explain here further down but first there are some technical terms on a BCD which are important to know if you’d like to invest in a BCD you’ll know what the description of a BCD actually means.

Description BCD Top 10 Best BCD in 2020
Description BCD

Bladder

A scuba BCD is just an air bladder that lets you control your buoyancy underwater by inflating or deflating your BCD. The Bladder are airfilled pockets connected to each other which are surrounding you.

D-Ring

Besides controlling your buoyancy, scuba BCD’s also store your dive accessories, in Pockets with zippers or Velcro as well as D-Rings. Keep your regulators and octopuses organized and prevent them from dangling.

Buckle

Buckles are made mostly from plastic and keep your BCD where it supposed to be, or make it easier to take it off or put on.

Cummerbund

Cummerbund is a Velcro in front of your Belly it keeps the BCD on your back when diving and inflating the BCD so it doesn’t flow off.

BCD Detail Backplate Weight
BCD Detail Backplate Weight

Backplate

The BCD Backplate is mostly made of Plastic due to weight and holds your Tank securely with a strap if properly closed.

Weight integrated

Some later BCD’s are weight integrated which means they have specialized pockets for carrying the Lead weights with a fast release mechanism in case of an emergency.

BCD Detail Dump Valve Air2
BCD Detail Dump Valve Air2

Dump Valve

If in case you inflated the BCD with too much air you can pull the string of your Dump Valve and a valve placed on your shoulder will open and will let a lot of air out quickly. Mostly there is one on each shoulder where on the left shoulder its integrated in the inflator hose which you would pull to open it. On your right side it usually is a small button the size of a big marble to pull.

Some BCD’s also have a Dump Valve on the lower right bottom side in case you need to deflate while head over Diving.

These Dump Valves also act as over pressure valve in case the BCD is inflated to heavily.

Air 2

An Air2 is a fully equipped Regulator which is attached to the end of the Corrugated tube and acts as an inflator/deflator and an emergency regulator in case your main Regulator fails.

Male or Female BCD?

Most BCD’s are unisex, meaning they work for both men and women. However, there are a few Lady BCD’s available. Because a women’s cut is narrower at the shoulder and wider at the hips than a mans.

Construction Material

The basic material used in the construction of BCD’s is nylon, or a variation often called. Cordura®, this being the brand name of a company that specializes in tough fabrics made from, among other things, nylon. Some manufacturers may highlight their extra polyurethane (PU) coating, which aids resistance to abrasion.

Denier’ is a term which may be more familiar to readers. It is a measure of how densely the fibers of a particular fabric are woven, with the lower end of the scale being less dense – and therefore lighter, but less durable – than the higher end.


BCD types

Recreational Jacket Style BCD

Cressi Travellight

This is the most common BCD type for warm water recreational diving. It is also the type that you were probably given to use when you got your scuba diving license. Many Dive Center use them to teach due to reliability and robustness. Also because it’s easier to learn buoyancy control in these type of BCD’s than in a Wing for example.

The air bladder wraps around the diver from the back to the front.

Travel BCD

Travel BCD

A travel BCD is like a normal diving BCD except more lightweight and smaller to pack.

Nowadays with most airlines charging exponentially excess luggage or reducing their free carry on luggage you are left with leaving some Dive Equipment at home or renting it expensive from the Dive Center but we all know that you’d rather use your own equipment which you are familiar with and know it does fit like a glove.

So now more than ever it’s important to look for light weight BCD’s

Semi Wing BCD

Cressi Ace BCD

Advanced divers might prefer Semi wing BCD’s because it allows for more arm movement and you can remain horizontal underwater.

This is because the air bladder is placed on the back.

The weight is also lighter than a normal style Jacket BCD while it is still equipped with D-Rings, Weight Pockets, and Side Pockets.

Wing BCD

The design includes a Metal, Aluminum or Stainless Steel backplate, harness and detachable air bladder surrounding the backplate. This type of BCD originates from technical diving, where divers are using a twinset of two tanks or a rebreather. In recent years, wing-style BCD’s have appeared in single-tank diving and made its way into recreational diving.

xDepp Wing BCD
xDepp Wing BCD

Like a jacket Style BCD the shape is still like a sleeveless vest with pockets around the waist but the front is more streamlined because there is no air bladder in the front.

Due to a very small water resistance, low drag reduces the effort needed to move through the water. The less effort, the better our air consumption and the more time we get on our underwater adventure. However the Wing Style is more expensive and has less storage space if at some at all.

Stabilizing BCD

The Stabilizing Jacket remains the BCD style choice of experienced and professional divers because of its dynamic control system. Stabilizing Jackets reject the idea of air bladders within BCDs; instead, they use internal air passages that basically embrace the diver and allow air to remain dynamic inside the jacket. This air flows freely to the jacket’s highest point, which allows the diver to basically rotate around a bubble. This adds stability and creates ease of motion for the diver.


Time to reveal my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020


Number #10

of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020

Cressi R1

Cressi R1 BCD
Cressi R1 BCD
Number #10 of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020
  • The R1 is designed for scuba divers who want a very complete yet light, hydrodynamic and affordable jacket.
  • Made of durable 500-Denier Cordura, ideal for rental solutions or for an intense use.
  • It comes with a Rigid Back Pack that is Padded-and-is-Equipped with a Built-In Carry Handle.
  • It has 3-exhaust valves for easier buoyancy adjustments, 2 Large Zipped Pockets on either side of the BCD for Convenient-Storage of Accessories.
  • The R1 Harness System uses Traditional Squeeze-Style Buckles and Adjustable Straps on the Shoulders, Chest and Waist for Precise-Adjustment-and-Fit.
  • A Velcro Adjustable Waist Cummerbund provides Extra-Security and a superior comfort to any other Bc in the same category.

Number #9

of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020

Scubapro Litehawk BCD

Scubapro Litehawk BCD
Scubapro Litehawk BCD
Number #9 of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020
  • Back flotation technology positions air bladder in the back
  • providing exceptional freedom of movement around chest and shoulders
  • 3-dump deflation system enables divers to dump air from a variety of underwater positions
  • Streamlined air cell technology
  • Automatic volume control of air cell through compression straps

Number #8

of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020

Cressi Travel Light

Cressi Travellight
Cressi Travellight
Number #8 of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020
  • Cressi Sub Travel light Ultra Light BCD
  • 210 denier nylon material, rubbery material (rear)
  • Shoulder straps are very comfortable and supportive,
  • Easy to adjust even in water FAST system for folding and compacting the BCD
  • Completely Foldable for Saving Room
  • Fully Accessorized: 8 D-Rings, 2 Wide Side Pockets, 2 Rear Trim Pockets
  • High Lift Capacity

Number #7

of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020

Cressi Ace BCD

Cressi Ace BCD
Cressi Ace BCD
Number #7 of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020
  • The Ace is an impressively lightweight, high lift capacity, rear inflation scuba diving BCD that is anatomically designed for maximum comfort and durability.
  • Development of rear-mounted air cell made in strong 420 Denier Nylon.
  • Integrated Cressi Flat-lock Aid weight System.
  • Max weight for pocket: 4.5 kg – 9.9 lb. 2 rear ballast pouches.
  • It features 4 50 mm aluminum D-rings on the shoulder straps, 4 25 mm stainless steel D-rings (2 on the pockets and 2 on the lower part of the harness).
  • Ultralight rigid back plate with carrying handle.
  • Multipurpose zip pockets.
  • Next generation anatomical inflator with hose retainer. 50 mm quick-release buckled shoulder straps.
  • The Ace is designed and made in Hungary by Cressi. Cressi is a brand pioneer in scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming equipment since 1946.

Number #6

of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020

Scubapro GO BCD

Scubapro Go BCD
Scubapro Go BCD
Number #6 of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020
  • Made of 210 denier nylon covered with polyurethane, The go is lightweight yet durable, with rotating quick-release shoulder buckles to help you find the perfect fit.
  • Super comfortable, The water-draining air net backpack provides just the right amount of cushion when wearing a thin wetsuit—or no wetsuit at all.
  • The Wraparound air bladder delivers lots of lift, with double tank bands holding the tank firmly in place for maximum stability.
  • Easily fold the go BCD and Stuff it in the included travel sack for overseas trips or handy home storage.
  • Driven to constantly innovate and improve the diving experience, Scubapro builds high-quality equipment for the work, sport, and lifestyle of people whose passion is found below the surface.

Number #5

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Mares Dragon SLS BCD

Mares Dragon SLS BCD
Mares Dragon SLS BCD
Number #5 of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020
  • Jacket Style BCD – Excellent Fit and Performance – 420 Cordura Nylon Construction – Superbly Comfortable & Stable, Yet Tough and Durable
  • Air Cell Slides-On-Shoulders, Increased Comfort when Inflated – Lift: 42.5 lbs. (19.3 kg), Size Large
  • Mares Slide & Lock System (SLS): Ultimate Weight-Release System – Visual Confirmation of Proper Weight Pouch Insertion – No Guessing in Pre-Dive Gear Check – Sturdy Zipper Closures – Works/w Soft or Hard Weight
  • SLS Weight Capacities of 9 lbs. and 13 lbs. (4 kg and 6 kg), Size Dependent, Each Pocket
  • Rear Smart Trim Weight Non-Releasable Pockets

Number #4

of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020

Apeks Black Ice

Apeks Black Ice BCD
Apeks Black Ice BCD
Number #4 of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020
  • SureLock II Mechanical Weight Release System (patented)
  • There are 4 dump valves in all, one in each corner
  • Triple bladder retraction system
  • The left pocket is a fold down design
  • The right pocket is a large utility pocket

Number #3

of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020

SCUBAPRO Glide BCD

Scubapro Glide BCD
Scubapro Glide BCD
Number #3 of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020
  • Constructed of 420 denier nylon for light weight and long-lasting durability.
  • New Y-Fit shoulders with a triangular stainless steel ring balance the pressure on the body to maximize fit and comfort.
  • Adjustable cummerbund compensates for suit compression ensuring a snug fit at varying depths.
  • Super Cinch tank buckle system locks the tank in solid for maximum stability at depth.

Number #2

of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020

Scubapro X-Black BCD with Air2

Scubapro X-Black BCD
Scubapro X-Black BCD
Number #2 of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020
  • Constructed of a combination of durable 1000 denier and 420 denier nylon for long-term wear.
  • Adjustable cummerbund compensates for suit compression, ensuring a snug fit at varying depths.
  • Non-rotating quick-release shoulder buckles optimize strap routing to maximize fit.
  • Airnet backpack is water-draining and comfortable during long dives.
  • AirFlex system with special bladder delivers enormous buoyant lift capacity.

Number #1

of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020

Scubapro Hydros Pro w/ 5th Gen. Air2 BCD

Scubapro Hydros Pro BCD
Scubapro Hydros Pro BCD
Number #1 of my Top 10 Best BCD in 2020
  • Ultra Durable: Patented Injection Molded Monprene Gel Harness is extremely resistant to UV
  • chemicals and abrasion. The fabric-free harness uses no velcro or zippers.
  • BC-4-Life Modular Design: Customizable to add/remove weight systems
  • straps and pouches. Extended lifespan due to simplified repairs. Virtually every component
  • including buckles

Additional BCD Equipment

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Scubapro Mako Titanium Diving Knife with 3.5-Inch Blade for Scuba Diving, Snorkeling or Water Sports

Scubapro Titanium Knife
Scubapro Titanium Knife
  • Scuba rust-resistant titanium blade is incredibly strong and has the hardness to take and hold a sharp edge.
  • The multi-function 3. 5-Inch blade Includes a serrated edge for sawing through rope, a conventional edge for making clean slicing cuts, a line-cutting notch, and a bottle opener.
  • Grip the knife securely with the large handle, which includes plenty of gripping area and a thumb guard to keep the knife from slipping.
  • A unique locking mechanism on the sheath makes it easy to release the knife with one hand.
  • Driven to constantly innovate and improve the diving experience, Scuba builds high-quality equipment for the work, sport, and lifestyle of people whose passion is found below the surface.

Scuba Choice Scuba Diving 4′ Neon Yellow Surface Marker Signal Tube

Top 10 Best BCD in 2020

Surface marker yellow
Surface marker yellow
  • Material: Nylon with TPU Size: 5″ (W) x 4′ (L)
  • Plastic Clip included
  • Fits in BCD pocket or clip
  • Easy to use oral inflate
  • “Diver Below’ print

Scubapro Premium Retractor

Top 10 Best BCD in 2020

Scubapro retractor
Scubapro retractor
  • 110cm extension
  • Force 0.5 Kg
  • Stainless Steel Bolt Snap Hook

Double Ended Bolt Snap Hooks, 3-1/2 Inch Marine Grade

Top 10 Best BCD in 2020

Double Ended Bolt Snap Hook
Double Ended Bolt Snap Hook
  • PREMIUM QUALITY The Double Ended Bolt Snap Hooks are all made by Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel, rugged and corrosion resistant. Widely used in both indoors and outside application and also can be used in seawater environments.
  • HEAVY DUTY DOUBLE END SNAP The double end snap has a portable size: overall length 90mm (3-1/2in), Width: 24mm (15/16inch) and Snap Opening 10mm(13/32inch). However Maximum load capacity of the pully is up to 110lbs (50kg).
  • EASY TO USE Double-ended design makes bolt snaps more versatile. Spring-loaded bolts provide secure closure & easy-open thumb lever. It’s easy to trigger the snap hooks by one handed and moves freely and smoothly, allowing for easy on/off.
  • WIDE APPLICATION The Trigger Snaps are designed as a useful hook for rope, chain, straps, animal leashes, horse tack and other home, farm and recreational applications. Also, can be used for a gate latch, a bucket hanger, hanging feed tubs, hay bags in the stall and many other various similar situations. Perfect for connecting your diving accessories to your BCD.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE The package includes 2Pcs 3-1/2 Inch Marine Grade Double End Scuba Diving Clips.
  • We stand by our quality commitment and will guarantee you 100% satisfaction of the Trigger Chain Clips.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is any question. We will do our best to solve the problem as soon as possible.

Scubapro Shaker

Top 10 Best BCD in 2020

Scubapro Shaker
Scubapro Shaker
  • Give it a good shake and its loud rattling will turn heads.
  • Magnetic end-stopper keeps the shaker from rattling when you need to keep quiet.
  • Attach it to your BCD with the included clip.
  • Compact, convenient and easy to use.

This was my Equipment Guide and list of the Top10 Best BCD in 2020! I hope you enjoyed it and if you did so and don’t want miss any of my next Equipment guides sign up for the Newsletter here.

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Top 10 Best BCD in 2020

SCUBAPRO MK25 EVO/A700 Titanium Scuba Regulator

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This is an equipment and buying guide for the Top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020 and a +1 surprise!

Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020

A scuba Diving regulator is a device that lets you breath underwater. It is connected to a high pressurized air tank which you carry on your back and it does downgrade the high pressure comes out of the tank into a breathable intermediate pressure.

I will spare you all the boring technical Details and explanations but there are a few things you’ll need to know before buying a Regulator.

There are 2 main different Regulators on the market

The Membrane and the Piston Regulators.

So whats the difference?

Piston Regulator

Balanced-Piston
Balanced-Piston

Piston Regulator are the simple and cheaper Regulators and as long as you only dive in warm Water above 12°C Water temperature these ones are fine. You are able to dive in cold water with a Piston Regulator but it is not recommended.
The general advantage of a piston-based first stage lies in its reliability and reduced maintenance requirements, due to an effective but simpler mechanism with less moving parts. More importantly, no other design can reach the high air delivery rate of a balanced piston controlled first stage.

Membrane Regulator

Unbalanced-Diaphragm
Unbalanced-Diaphragm

The Membrane Regulators can be used in warm water but are also for cold water diving even ice diving is possible with these regulators but there are considerably more expensive than Piston Regulators.
Diaphragm-based first stages are environmentally sealed so that water cannot enter the inner mechanism. Bearing in mind that regulators generate temperatures up to minus -30 °C due to the fast moving air and the high pressures involved, it is imperative that sensitive moving metal parts avoid contact with cold water.
Therefore, diaphragm first stages have been the favored choice of cold-water divers.
But it also has higher maintenance cost due to more moving parts inside the regulator.

Many people claim the Membrane Regulators can’t freeze but that’s not true they can but do not freeze as quickly as a piston regulator.

Regulators are on the market since 1942 but didn’t change that much.

What is the difference between INT and DIN?

DIN and INT is the attachment of the first stage to the Tank valve. The Valve is either a DIN or an INT mount so is the Regulator.

Which is the better connection?

Clearly the DIN version because the O-ring is larger and is screwed into the inside of the valve, making it much less susceptible. Unfortunately, the DIN version is also the less common version.

Adapter

There are always Adapter available to make sure your regulator fits on the tank no matter what mount.

Tank-Adapter

Octopus or Alternate Air Sourse (AAS)

Scubapro Octopus
Scubapro Octopus

The Octopus or Alternate Air source is a second 2nd stage on your regulator in case the main Regulator fails or your buddy runs out of air you can easily supply air to your buddy with the AAS and not using your main Regulator.
It is recommended to have the same brand as your first stage.

The Octopus is mostly yellow to be able to be seen easily in an emergency.

Gauges

Scubapro Gauge

There is at least one gauge which is a necessary must! It is the Tank pressure Gauge or submersible pressure gauge (SPG). Some are filled with oil. You can combine them in a console with other gauges like a compass or a dive computer or install them as a single part.

Pressure gauges are different in Imperial showing PSI and Metric showing tank pressure in bar some are showing dual Scala.


My List of the Top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020


Number #11

of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020

Cressi MC9 Scuba Diving Regulator

Cressi Ideal Scuba Diving Regulator
Cressi MC9 Scuba Diving Regulator
Number #11 of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020
  • The MC9-SC/Compact Pro is designed and certified (according to the European standard) to be used in cold water, making it versatile to be used anywhere on any trip.
  • It combines a balanced diaphragm 1st stage with a Sealed Chamber (SC) cold water system and a light and compact second stage, which offers high performance in water with temperatures below 10° C | 50 F.
  • 1st stage made of a light compact structure in chromium-plated brass with inner components in stainless steel, chromium-plated brass, and state-of-the-art thermoplastic resins.
  • The hyper compensation of the mechanism guarantees a slight increase in the intermediate pressure as the pressure in the cylinder decreases. It provides its highest level of performance in the final phase of the dive, the most critical phase.
  • In order to achieve extremely high performance in low-temperature environments, the Compact Pro 2nd stage, is designed with the special Thermoconductive Thermoplastic Neopolymer to dissipate heat. Thanks to this material and a specially conceived safety valve, it can pass all the tests for use in cold water with flying colors. Service pressure: 232 BAR | 3365 PSI. Calibration pressure: 10 BAR | 145 PSI.
  • Available in both INT and DIN version. Complete INT regulator weight: 943 g | 33.3 oz. Complete DIN regulator weight: 803 g | 28.3 oz.
  • The MC9-SC/Compact Pro is designed and manufactured in Italy by Cressi, an Italian brand pioneer in scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming equipment since 1946.

Number #10

of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020

Sherwood Scuba Blizzard Pro Cold Water and Ice Diving Regulator

Sherwood Scuba Blizzard
Sherwood Scuba Blizzard
Number #10 of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020
  • Specifically designed for cold water and ice diving, the Blizzard Pro is one the most dependable regulators in colder waters.
  • Completely Dry and Environmentally Sealed 1st Stage. No cold water gets introduced into the regulator.
  • Nitrox Ready up to 40%. Out of the Box.
  • Free Parts For Life Warranty Program. (Restrictions apply).
  • The Blizzard Pro is made by Sherwood Scuba, an American dive brand specializing in Life Support, Masks, Snorkels, and Fins since 1955

Number #9

of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020

Apeks XL4+ Regulator

Apeks XL4+ Regulator
Apeks XL4+ Regulator
Number #9 of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020
  • Breakthrough, innovative over-moulded first-stage endcap and environmental diaphragm help prevent ice build-up that can cause first stage free flow in extreme circumstances. Also protects the first stage from impact damage
  • Large surface area heat exchanger diaphragm clamp helps increase the gas temperature inside the 1st stage, resulting in improved cold water performance
  • Unique over-balanced diaphragm design as the diver descends, the over-balancing feature allows the medium pressure gas in the hose to increase at a faster rate than ambient. This results in superior performance at depth
  • Compact and lightweight 2nd stage improves comfort and helps reduce jaw fatigue on long duration dives, High-performance, pneumatically-balanced, lever-operated poppet valve,
  • Large, over-moulded, self-flushing and controllable purge button
  • Ergonomic Venturi lever is easy to use and locate,
  • Flexible nylon braided hose has better cold water performance than traditional rubber hose, Standard metallic hose connection for interchangeability, Comfo-bite mouthpiece has a unique bridge that fits across the upper palate and does not require bite pressure to stay in place

Number #8

of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020

Oceanic Zeagle F8 Scuba Regulator

Oceanic Zeagle F8 Scuba Regulator
Oceanic Zeagle F8 Scuba Regulator
Number #8 of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020
  • 1st stage has dry-sealed spring chamber to stop freezing at water temperatures below 40 degrees F
  • New inhalation diaphragm provides superior tear strength and improved response time to breathing
  • Seat-saving orifice retracts when not in use – extending the life of the breathing tube seat
  • Zirconium-plated inlet tube and heat sink for superior corrosion resistance
  • Co-molded silicone mouthpiece for better fit and less jaw fatigue

Number #7

of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020

Scubapro MK11/C370 Dive Regulator

Scubapro MK11-C370 Dive Regulator
Scubapro MK11/C370 Dive Regulator
Number #7 of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020
  • Air-balanced diaphragm first stage design delivers constant and effortless airflow unaffected by depth, tank pressure, or breathing rate.
  • Marine grade brass body has sealed internal parts to prevent water and pollutants from fouling the inner mechanism while enhancing cold-water performance.
  • Two high pressure, two low pressure and two high-flow LP ports maximize hose routing options.
  • External Intermediate pressure adjustment enables technicians to fine-tune performance quickly and easily.

Number #6

of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020

Oceanic Zeo FDXi DIN Regulator

Oceanic Zeo FDXi DIN Regulator
Oceanic Zeo FDXi DIN Regulator
Number #6 of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020
  • Second Stage ZEO – Pneumatically balanced second stage automatically maintains consistent inhalation effort throughout dive
  • Diver adjustable inhalation effort allows the diver to control a desired level of airflow at any time.
  • Patented Dynamic Adjustment automatically maintains inhalation effort throughout the dive Adjustable
  • Venturi Switch (A.V.S.) for simple dive/pre-dive adjustment
  • Inline ball swivel reduces jaw fatigue

Number #5

of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020

Scubapro MK17 EVO/G260 Diving Regulator

Scubapro MK17 EVO-G260 Diving Regulator
Scubapro MK17 EVO-G260 Diving Regulator
Number #5 of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020
  • Scubapro’s compact regulator is completely sealed off from the elements to keep out water and pollutants, making it ideal for less-than-pristine waters.
  • With an air-balanced diaphragm first-stage and a chrome-plated brass body, The regulator delivers a constant and effortless airflow unaffected by depth, tank pressure, or breathing rate.
  • Two high-pressure and four high-flow low-pressure
  • The regulator is designed to resist freezing in extreme conditions thanks to a dry ambient pressure chamber and a metal inlet tube, orifice, inhalation control knob, and hose Connector.
  • Driven to constantly innovate and improve the diving experience, Scuba builds flawless equipment for the work, sport, and lifestyle of people whose passion is found below the surface.

Number #4

of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020

Mares Abyss 22 Navy II Regulator

Mares Abyss 22 Navy II Regulator
Mares Abyss 22 Navy II Regulator
Number #4 of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020
  • First Stage Features: CWD Kit for Extreme Temperature, High Performance in Cold Water
  • Balanced Diaphragm First Stage, Tri-Material Valve Technology, Dynamic Flow Control (DFC)
  • Chrome Plated Marine Grade Brass, Environmentally Sealed Design
  • Second Stage Features: Heavy-Duty for Demanding Dives, Nickel and Chrome-Plated Brass Case
  • Fluoropolymer Resin Finish, Cold Water Design, Vortex Assisted Design (VAD) Downstream Valve

Number #3

of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020

Hollis 200LX DCX Regulator

Hollis 200LX DCX Yoke Regulator
Hollis 200LX DCX Regulator
Number #3 of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020
  • Pneumatically balanced PVD plated brass valve results in smooth, easy breathing
  • Reversible demand valve, can be converted from right-handed hose configuration to left-handed hose configuration
  • Diver adjustable inhalation knob, allows diver to customize inhalation effort
  • Adjustable Dive/Pre-Dive switch: Large Venturi lever has a soft rubber grip, which makes it easy to locate and use
  • Ergonomic exhaust channels bubbles away from field of view and reduces exhaust effort

Number #2

of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020

Atomic T3 Titanium Regulator

Atomic T3 Titanium Regulator
Atomic T3 Titanium Regulator
Number #2 of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020
  • Nitrox ready for mixtures up to 40%
  • All titanium diving regulator
  • Dependable system makes it good for travel
  • The most reliable seat system in the industry
  • Durable with low maintenance requirements

Number #1

of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020

SCUBAPRO MK25 EVO/A700 Black Tech Scuba Regulator

SCUBAPRO MK25 EVO/A700 Black Tech Scuba Regulator
SCUBAPRO MK25 EVO/A700 Black Tech Scuba Regulator
Number #1 of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020
  • Air balanced flow-through piston
  • Chrome plated brass body
  • Anti-Freeze protection
  • Externally adjustable intermediate pressure
  • Low pressure ports: 5 on swivel turret

Number #1+

of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020

If you are all about weight the MK25 is also available in a light weight Titanium Version.

SCUBAPRO MK25T EVO/S620 X-Ti Dive Regulator Titanium

SCUBAPRO MK25 EVO/A700 Titanium Scuba Regulator
SCUBAPRO MK25 EVO/A700 Titanium Scuba Regulator
Number #1+ of my top 11 Best Scuba Diving Regulator 2020
  • Machined titanium body is lightweight, highly resistant to corrosion and ultra-durable.
  • Air balanced flow-through piston provides effortless airflow unaffected by depth, tank pressure, or breathing rate.
  • Patented exits (extended thermal insulating system) thermally insulates the inner mechanism from the environment, improving cold-water resistance and delaying ice formation in extreme cold-water conditions without compromising breathing performance.
  • Two opposing high pressure ports allow the first stage to be positioned either up or down.

Additional Regulator Equipment

Console with air integrated Dive computer. So instead of a analog submersible pressure gauge you get a digital one with a dive computer integrated.

Scubapro G2 Air integrated Dive Computer

Scubapro G2 Air integrated Dive Computer

  • Cell phone-style screen is very familiar and easy to read at depth. Simple 3-button control system and diver-friendly functions make the G2C extremely easy to use.
  • Customize your data presentation with Light, Classic, Full or Graphical screen options to suit your individual style. You can also customize the menu listings — utilize as much or as little technology as you need — your choice. Huge 485MB memory stores pictures, tables, tissue loading status, and 1,000 hours of dive profiles. Maximum operating depth. 394ft/120m.
  • Convenient quick-disconnect fitting allows you to detach the computer from your regulator system for easy data downloading, travel and storage. Huge 485MB memory stores pictures, tables, tissue loading status, and 1,000 hours of dive profiles.
  • Predictive Multi-Gas ZHL-16 ADT MB algorithm programs up to 8 nitrox/trimix mixes to handle any recreational or technical diving scenario. Improved, full tilt digital compass includes a full compass rose and bearing memory, and the rechargeable battery provides up to 50 hours of dive time per charge.
  • Fiberglass-reinforced thermoplastic casing is ultra-durable & UV resistant. Rugged skeleton-form casing boot protects against bumps. Also includes hose protection to safeguard the quick-disconnect fitting. USB cable or Bluetooth Low Energy interface lets you easily download dive data wirelessly to your phone or handheld device. Download dive data to a PC/Mac using LogTRAK software

Scubapro 3 Gauge in-Line Console

Pressure Gauge, Depth Gauge and Compass all you need for Scuba Diving in one console.

Scubapro 3 Gauge in-Line Console

Scubapro 3 Gauge in-Line Console

  • Pressure Gauge, Depth Gauge, Compass, HP Hose, Console Boot
  • Scubapro 3 Gauge In-Line Console
  • Lightweight and Compact Console Durable Impact Resistant Boot
  • Primary or Back-Up Instrument for Recreational or More-Experienced Divers

Dry Suit inflator hose

Dry Suit inflator hose
Dry Suit inflator hose
  • Miflex BC Quick Disconnect Hose
  • XS Scuba MiFlex BC Quick Disconnect Hose:
  • Patent Pending Double Nylon Safety Braiding Designed
  • Inner Liner Layer of Polyester and Polyurethane Compound Liner
  • Designed to Outperform and Outlive Traditional Rubber Hoses

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Top 10 best Scuba Diving Fins

Buying guide for Scuba Diving Fins. Here is a list of my Top 10 best Scuba Diving Fins there are many different kind of fins on the Market.

Swim-fins, fins or flippers are worn on the foot and made from rubber or plastic, to aid movement through the water in water sports activities such as swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, body-boarding, body-surfing, knee-boarding, river-boarding, and various other types of Water sports.

Top 10 best Scuba Diving Fins

Scuba divers, snorkelers etc. use fins to move through water efficiently, as human feet being very small provide relatively poor thrust, especially when the diver is carrying equipment that increases hydrodynamic drag. Very long and mono-fins are used by freedivers as a means of underwater propulsion that does not require high frequency leg movement.

Commercially available swimming fins are made of rubber and / or PVC. For special fins (e.g. monofins, apnea fins) other materials may be used, e.g. Glass fiber or carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Swimming fins consist of a foot part and the fin blade.

Depending on the shape of the foot part and the fin blade a distinction is made between:

Full Foot Fins

Mares Avanti TRE Full Foot Diving Fins

Also called pool fins or Swimming fins are shaped like a shoe, are worn barefoot and therefore only used for warm water. In the past (around 1960) mostly made of black or blue rubber and with a triangular blade, today it’s usually an elongated blade on colored plastic with streamline channels. This type of fin is often used in Scuba Diving.

Open Heel Fins

Mares X-Stream

Also called Scuba Diving Fins the foot section of heel fins is shaped like a slipper and offers enough space for heat-insulating neoprene shoes (booties) or the foot sections of a dry suit. The fins are held at the heel with an adjustable rubber band or a spring strap (special padded steel spring). These fins are used in cold water due to the insulation possibility of the foot by Neoprene shoes but can be used in warm water too. This type of fin is the most used in Scuba Diving.

Open Heel Split Fins

Scubapro Twin Jet Max

Pretty much the same as the Open Heel Fins but the blade is split in the middle to increase speed. However The fins are very soft and with a lot of current they might not perform as good as normal open heel fins. This type of fin is often used in Scuba Diving. Split Fins are also available as full foot fins.

Freediving Fins

SEAC Motus Carbon Freedive Fins

These are very similar to swimming fins, except they are far longer, and designed to work with slow stiff-legged kicks that conserves energy. The vast majority are made in the “full-foot” design with very rigid foot pockets, which serves to reduce weight and maximize power transfer from the leg into the fin. Freediving fins are commonly made of plastic, but are also often made from materials such as fiberglass and carbon fiber.
This type of fin is rarely used in Scuba Diving.

Mono Fins

Competitor Monofins

A mono fin is typically used in fin-swimming and free-diving. It consists of a single surface attached to foot pockets for both the free-diver’s feet. Mono fins can be made of glass fiber or carbon fiber. The diver’s muscle power and swimming style, and the type of activity the mono fin is used for, determine the choice of size, stiffness, and materials.
This type of fin is not used in Scuba Diving.

Further differences

Furthermore, a distinction can be made between floating fins and sinking fins that are heavier than water.

Sometimes it makes sense to buy 2 different kind of fins for diving at home and on vacation. Thinking of cold/warm water temperatures, weight of the fin.

So which fins should you buy?

The first question you have to ask yourself is in what water temperature are you mostly diving?! based on that you should make your choice.

In this part of the Equipment guide we focus on the Open Heel Fins

This type of fins are the most common ones for Divers and Snorkelers

Important Parts

The important parts of the Open Heel Fins are the hardness and length of the blade. The foot pocket as well as the heel strap.

Blade Stiffness

As a beginner you don’t want to have a to stiff and long blade as it can give you cramps in the water. But they shouldn’t be too soft either otherwise you don’t have the propulsion you need to go against a strong current.

The Blade should be have Thrust Channels which directs water off the tip of the blade for improved power and efficiency.

Foot Pocket & Fin Heel Straps

The foot pocket should fit nicely to reduce water resistance and parachute effect and to increase efficiency.
Heel straps can be made from rubber or stainless steel spring.

Spring Fin Strap Stainless Steel Buckle

After you know all of the important parts of a Fin its time to reveal my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins.


Number #10

of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

TUSA SF-22 Solla Fin

TUSA SF-22 Solla Fin

TUSA SF-22 Solla Fin
Number #10 of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

  • Powered by ForcElast Technology
  • TUSA patented 20° Angled Blade Design (A.B.D.)
  • Multi-compound foot pocket increases power transfer to the fin blade
  • Newly designed anatomic foot pocket enhances comfort
  • Three channel blade with crescent tip maximizes propulsion
  • Reinforced blade side-rails and vents fine-tune performance
  • Standard with Anatomic Fin Strap (A.F.S.)
  • TUSA patented EZ Strap and buckle system

Number #9

of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

Cressi Pro Light Open Heel Fin

Cressi Pro Light Open Heel Diving Fin

Cressi Pro Light Open Heel Diving Fin
Number #9 of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

  • Fins made in Italy are perfect both for beginners and for professionals and are very common amongst instructors and technical divers
  • Foot pocket placed beneath the blade for increased power and efficiency Polypropylene blade provides a variable flex
  • Fin design adjusts during the kicking cycle

Number #8

of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

Mares Excel Plus

Mares Excel Plus

Mares Excel Plus
Number #8 of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

  • New Foot Pocket, More Comfort, Great Performance
  • OPB (Optimized Pivoting Blade) Fin Technology that ensures the blade is always at an optimal angle during both the up and down stroke
  • Tri Material Construction Provides Superior Performance & Maximum Elasticity
  • ABS (Adjustable Binding System) Fin Buckles with One Finger Release
  • Super Channel Thrust Technology System for Optimal Water Channeling

Number #7

of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

Cressi Powerful Kick

Cressi Powerful Kick

Cressi Powerful Kick
Number #7 of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

  • Powerful, lightweight and responsive, not very tiring, exceptional driving performance, ideal for professionals, instructors, technical divers.
  • Polypropylene blade that provides an excellent response. The Black version have a hard blade for maximum thrust. The others Model have a soft blade for less fatigue.
  • Special grooving for water channeling molded on the surface provides outstanding stability and direction.
  • The thermo-rubber foot pocket is very comfortable to wear and a proper fit is ensured by ergonomic design.
  • It features a special ample slot for easy Don and doff even when wearing thick gloves for cold-water diving.
  • Ebs strap meets the needs of the most demanding divers, who need comfortable fastening without losing practicality.
  • The EBS is designed and made in Italy by Cressi, brand pioneer in scuba diving, snorkeling and spearfishing equipment

Number #6

of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

Scubapro Jet Fins

Scuba Pro Jet Fins

Scuba Pro Jet Fins
Number #6 of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

  • Rubber construction is known for its durability, promising a lifetime of use.
  • Proven vented design decreases drag on the up stroke and enhances thrust on the down stroke.
  • Most durable fin on the market
  • Great for frog kicking in cave or wreck diving
  • Stainless Steel Spring heel strap secures fin for ease of pre-dive preparation

Number #5

of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

Mares X-Stream

Mares X-Stream

Mares X-Stream
Number #5 of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

  • For scuba diving and snorkeling
  • New foot pocket, no parachute effect
  • Next generation OPB
  • New blade construction for less turbulence

Number #4

of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

Mares Volo Power

Mares Volo Power

Mares Volo Power
Number #4 of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

  • OPB system for greater efficiency – OPB (Optimized Pivoting Blade) Fin Technology that ensures the blade at the optimal angle at all times providing increased efficiency and power
  • Channel thrust technology – Maximum thrust with minimum effort!
  • ABS Plus buckles – Both buttons must be pressed at the same time to open the buckle. This new system also makes it easier use, by reducing the effort required for both opening and closing
  • Lightweight, easy and efficient

Number #3

of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

Mares Avanti Quattro Plus

Mares Avanti Quattro Plus

Mares Avanti Quattro Plus
Number #3 of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

  • Non-Vented Fin
  • Exceed the Established Performance of Traditional Model
  • New Composite Materials, Optimize Efficiency
  • Greater Responsiveness and Thrusting Power
  • More Attractive Look

Number #2

of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

Danoensit Professional

Danoensit Professional Fins

Danoensit Professional Fins
Number #2 of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

  • Made of high-quality polypropylene (PP) and thermoplastic rubber (TPR), it is very dynamic and rebounds quickly, which can be used as a natural extension of the feet when swimming or diving/snorkeling
  • The long-lasting full-pocket long fins completely surround the diver’s feet and include a ventilated toe area for drainage.
  • They can be worn with or without socks, have no adjustable straps to prevent wear, and have a non-slip bottom
  • The foot pocket extends along the bottom of the blade, even in shallow water and rocks, it can provide protection during the fine grinding process, and the blade extends from the top of the foot pocket to achieve maximum surface area
  • Less surface resistance is caused by water flowing over or through the unique shunt fin configuration.
  • The reduction in resistance helps to minimize fatigue, cramps and ankle strains commonly associated with paddle fins
  • Fins are designed to be extremely durable and comfortable, and you will forget to wear them. You can use them as diving fins or fins for snorkeling without worrying about incorrect fit-just put on your swimming socks and start using.

Number #1

of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

Scubapro Seawing Nova

Scuba Pro Seawing Nova

Scubapro Seawing Nova
Number #1 of my Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Fins

  • The articulated joint allows the blade to pivot and the entire blade is able to generate thrust. Pivot control technology ensures the most efficient angle of attack is maintained no matter how hard or softly you kick, generating thrust without drag or wasted energy
  • Clean water blade geometry for optimum propulsion. Water is free to flow onto the working section of the blade, drag is reduced and thrust increased
  • Variable pivot control ribs insures that the most efficient angle of attack is maintained across all strengths of kick. | Ergonomic foot pocket with extended heel plate insuring ultimate power transmission with less leg strain
  • Durable Monprene construction making SeaWing virtually indestructible. | Wing tips arc upwards, increasing high-speed stability.
  • Marine quality bungee heel strap with custom adjustment system for total comfort and convenience

Additional Fin Equipment

Scuba Diving Spring Fin Strap with Stainless Steel Integrated Buckle

Spring Fin Strap Stainless Steel Buckle
Spring Fin Strap Stainless Steel Buckle
  • Available Sizes: Medium, Large, X-Large
  • Comes with a pair
  • Long lasting stainless steel.
  • Comfortable design
  • Heavy duty material

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