What are the common personal diving equipment?

What are the common personal diving equipment?

Wetsuit,  Cylinder, diving goggles, snorkels,Diving boots, fins and others.

diving wet suits
diving wet suits

Generally, it is recommended to start with snorkeling. It is simple and you can see different underwater scenery. If you are interested, you can also hold your breath for a while to look underwater. You will have a different feeling. After snorkeling, you are not afraid of water. People who are more interested in deep water can go to learn scuba diving and take a PADI (International Professional Diving Instructors Association) OW (Open Water Beginner Diving).

To dive you need diving equipment. In simple terms, diving equipment can be divided into light equipment and heavy equipment. Light equipment refers to wetsuit, diving goggles, snorkels and fins – the three treasures of diving. You can have these three pieces of equipment when snorkeling. Scuba diving also requires heavy equipment such as breathing regulators, buoyancy regulators, diving instruments, gas cylinders, and other auxiliary equipment.

Let’s learn more about it next.

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1, Wetsuit

Made of Neoprene neoprene rubber (also known as foam rubber) and chemical fiber fabrics. There are wet (WETSUIT) and dry (DRY SUITS) points. Recreational diving generally chooses the wet type, and it is best to tailor it to fit.

The role of diving suits is first to prevent a large loss of body temperature and to maintain body temperature. Even when diving on the hottest day in the tropics, it is best to wear a suitable wetsuit, because the temperature in deep water is relatively low, and diving activities are usually not as intense as swimming, and the cold may cause Symptoms such as tiredness, unresponsiveness, and muscle cramps. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to have a diving suit with a suitable thickness and fit; secondly, it protects the diver’s skin from bumps and abrasions; at the same time, the diving suit also has a certain degree of buoyancy.

If you are a lover of water sports,Choosing the right wetsuit is essential for staying comfortable and protected while diving.

Wetsuit come in various styles, including full suits, spring suits (shorty wetsuit ), and tops/bottoms. Choose a style based on the water temperature and personal preference. Full suits provide maximum coverage and warmth, while spring suits offer more flexibility and are suitable for warmer conditions.

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Wetsuit are available in different thicknesses, typically measured in millimeters (mm). The thickness you need depends on the water temperature and the duration of your surf sessions. Warmer waters require thinner wetsuit, while colder waters necessitate thicker ones. Here are some general guidelines:

2mm to 3/2mm: Suitable for warm waters (above 22°C/72°F) or summer surfing.

4/3mm: Versatile for moderate temperatures (around 15-20°C/59-68°F) or spring/fall surfing.

5/4mm to 6/5/4mm: Designed for colder waters (below 15°C/59°F) or winter surfing.

2, Cylinder (SCUBA TANK) – the source of life underwater

Gas cylinders are cylinders made of steel or aluminum alloy that can safely store high-pressure air or mixed gases (and very mistaken for oxygen) for underwater breathing by divers.

There are many specifications for the working pressure and capacity of gas cylinders. The capacity of gas cylinders is usually calculated in liters of water volume. Common gas cylinder capacities are 8L, 10L, 12L, 14L, etc., and the working pressure is 150kg/c㎡, 200kg/c㎡, 207kg/c㎡, 250kg/c㎡, etc. Relevant data such as the weight (W), capacity (V), working pressure (FP), pressure measurement date and manufacturer’s mark of the gas cylinder are stamped on the shoulder of the cylinder with steel stamps for users to understand.

Gas cylinders require periodic inspection. For general diving enthusiasts, there is no need to buy gas cylinders by themselves, and they can usually rent them from diving shops.

3, Diving Goggles – a window to appreciate the underwater world

Wear it on your face, covering your eyes and nose. Its main functions are:

1) Enable divers to clearly observe the scenery in the water.

2) Prevent the nose from choking and balance the ear pressure.

Diving goggles are composed of lenses, frames, skirts and headbands. Unlike swimming goggles, professional diving goggles are made of pressure-resistant tempered glass with “TEMPERED” printed on them, which is very different from ordinary swimming goggles. Goggles have nasal sacs that equalize pressure and prevent water from entering the nasal passages.

People with corrected vision can wear diving goggles suitable for diving according to the degrees of their eyes, preferably without contact lenses. Objects seen underwater through a diving goggle are 0.33 times larger than their actual size.

The most important thing when choosing is to fit well and suit your face shape.

diving wet suits
diving wet suits

4, Snorkel (SNORKEL) – Breathe easy

It is used when snorkeling on the surface, so that people can breathe without lifting their heads out of the water; in scuba diving, divers can breathe through the snorkel when resting or swimming on the surface to save the air in the cylinder. Snorkel can be basically divided into two categories in terms of structure: type with drain valve and type without drain valve. In terms of shape, there are L-type, J-type, C-type, G-type and so on. The length is usually about 42cm, and the diameter is 2-2.5cm.

Pay attention when choosing a snorkel: the mouthpiece should be comfortable to bite, otherwise it will cause jaw fatigue.

5,Diving boots (DIVING BOOTS)

Diving boots, also known as beach shoes, can be worn both while diving and for walking on sandy beaches and reefs.

Diving boots are divided into high waist and low waist in shape. The non-slip soles and waists of high-quality diving boots are usually made of virgin rubber, and the uppers and waists are made of diving-specific nylon cloth and foam materials. There is a zipper on one side of the waist. High-quality diving boots generally do not use colored rubber, because the rubber with dye added will age faster and shorten the service life of diving boots.

There are roughly three functions of diving boots:

1)Protect your feet. It is inevitable to walk on reefs and beaches when diving. Wearing diving boots can prevent your feet from being scratched by rough reefs and sharp shells and coral fragments on the beach, and can also prevent your feet from being scorched by the hot sand. burns.

2)The soles of the diving boots are non-slip, which can avoid slipping due to stepping on moss or other aquatic plants.

3) Insulation function, when diving in low water temperature, wearing diving boots can protect your feet from hypothermia and frostbite.

Diving boots should be equipped with adjustable fins, which can prevent the fins from grinding the feet and facilitate the putting on and taking off of the fins.

6, Flippers (FINS) – provide strong forward momentum

Add a pair of wings to “fly” in the ocean, also known as fins, which provide the propulsion for divers to move forward underwater. Unlike swimming, diving only relies on the movement of the legs to move, while the hands are usually used for other things (such as underwater photography, manipulating other equipment, etc.). According to the use and design, it can be divided into two types: set-foot type and adjustable type. There is no need to wear diving boots for the set-foot type, and you can wear it directly according to the number with bare feet; the adjustable fins need to be equipped with special diving boots.

diving wet suits
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