You already know the essential equipment you need to scuba dive.
But once you have the essentials, there are a few other pieces that may come in handy and allow you to enjoy your diving trips to the fullest.
From accessories that make transportation easier, to little carry-on items that will illuminate a diving trip, here are the top “extras” you can safely splurge on to ensure endless diving fun.
Because you’re an avid diver, you naturally travel to some of the best and most beautiful locations in the world.
In turn, this means that you need a solid way to bring along your gear on the variety of planes, trains and automobiles that will bring you to your eventual destinations.
A full-size dive bag is custom built to protect your gear from any “turbulence” at the local airports, and also helps you stay organized throughout your travels.
Just be sure and pay attention to airline guidelines for check-luggage and carry-ons to ensure your bag of choice fits the requirements.
Whether you want to tackle wreck diving, cave diving or night diving, a unique experience that allows you to see your favorite destinations from an entirely new perspective, a dive light will come in immensely handy to illuminate all the nooks and crannies where wildlife thrives.
A pocket light will also be useful as a back-up and for peering into crevices, while a solidly built headlamp will make illuminating an area a hands-free operation.
You never know where a dive trip will lead you. That’s especially true if you end up in a current that spits you out a long way from the dive boat.
A good waterproof surface signal kit will provide ample peace of mind, and can make sure your dive trip ends as stress-free as it begins.
Even on the largest dive boat, most areas of a vessel are going to get wet, especially if there are waves, rain, and other soaked divers to contend with.
So make sure you have a waterproof bag to keep all your essentials, like your wallet, clothes and cell phone, dry before, during, and after your underwater expedition.
There’s nothing more frustrating than losing a phone or all your essential papers simply because your wallet had a run-in with a wet diver or a wet spot on the boat.
When you get back home, trying to describe your adventures just doesn’t have the same effect as sharing the photos you took underwater. There’s a reason why the saying “a picture is worth a 1,000 words” exists, after all.
So invest in a great waterproof camera and case to ensure those unforgettable diving trip experiences remain unforgettable.
From safety equipment to extras that make a trip more memorable or relaxed, there are a boatload of accessories divers can acquire to provide the best diving experience possible.
So splurge on a few items for an upcoming vacation or getaway, and make sure that your future expeditions are the best they can be.
If you live in the Dallas area, swing by our shop in Carrollton. We’ll be happy to chat with you about scuba.