Originally published @ kirkscubagear’s Scuba Scoop on 27 October 2013
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Scuba diving – whether with the wolf eels and sea turtles in tropical waters off the shores of Kauai or with the Dungeness crab and harbor seals of the Northwest’s Puget Sound – is an adventurous and deeply satisfying sport. Tourists flock to the coasts and spend a great deal of money learning to dive and getting a glimpse at the mysterious underwater world; and many of them are hooked and want to keep diving. Diving, however, is an equipment-intensive sport, and the cost of quality equipment from big-name diving and sporting-goods companies can be prohibitive.
Those who love to dive and want to own their own gear may search eBay or CraigsList for “gently used” gear, or look for it at second-hand stores in coastal tourist towns, but buying someone else’s used gear has its disadvantages. There could be malfunctions or damages that are not apparent, the fit may be bad, or the gear may not have the features that would make it just right for its second owner. There are, however, suppliers of discount scuba gear who sell new, good quality gear at low prices. You can get gear for much less than the big kahunas are charging, without sacrificing the quality of your diving experience.
If you are in the market for discount scuba gear, your best bet is to visit online scuba gear sites. You can avoid paying for the “privilege” of shopping at that big-name store, and get quality equipment in discount packages just right for your level of expertise and the amount of time you plan to spend diving. Both starter and mid-level scuba diving gear can be purchased at relatively low prices online – whether you need a wetsuit, regulator, gauge, buoyancy compensator, or accessories such as dive lights or knives.
If you are an occasional diver, or a beginner, but you want the security and enjoyment of owning your own dive equipment instead of relying on rental gear, check out discount scuba gear online. You can save by buying package deals, so you get good quality, totally functional equipment without shelling out a lot of cash.