Sure, there might be other dive gear deemed more important to basic survival (a reg) or your general well-being (a dive computer) than a BC. But when it comes to being able to comfortably acclimate to being underwater — to the point where you feel like a resident rather than a clumsy topside tourist — the BC is the most important component of your kit. And nothing does a better job of providing comfort, security and near-effortless stability than a jacket-style BC.
We are in Newfoundland on a 10-day adventure that will take us snorkeling with whales, scuba diving on World War II wrecks, hiking along the East Coast Trail, and canoeing and fishing in the Terra Nova National Park.
Got a diver in your life but feel like you're in deep water when it comes to buying the perfect gift? No worries. The editors of Scuba Diving magazine have found these great dive equipment gift ideas just in time for the holidays.
The Watershot® underwater camera housing for the iPhone® comes complete with a glass lens port and lens baffle for optical image clarity, external threaded bezel for accessory lenses and filters, smart yet simple mounting system and a custom mobile application for imaging optimization and social media sharing.
Each year in Scuba Diving's Top 100, readers choose the best dive destination in categories ranging from best places for wall diving and wreck diving to the best places for advanced divers and beginners. But the cream of the crop are chosen for the best dive destination overall. Here are the 2012 winners.