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Danangscuba_Mask

A mask is one of the most important, and personal, pieces of scuba diving equipment you own because it lets you explore with your eyes. More...

Danangscuba_Snorkel

A snorkel is a very personal piece of equipment. It lives with your mask, spends time in your mouth, and lets you breathe while you look below, until you’re ready to submerge on scuba. More...

Danangscuba_Fins

There are fins for swimming, snorkeling, free diving and body surfing. More...

Danangscuba_BCD

Imagine scuba diving while hovering, weightless underwater – eye to eye with a fish. How is it possible? It starts with your buoyancy control device (BCD). More...

Danangscuba_Weight_System

Most people float, which is great if you like to stay at the surface. However, scuba divers want to descend and need a weight system to help them offset this tendency to float. More...

Danangscuba_REGULATOR

If you think about it, breathing underwater is pretty remarkable, and it all happens because of the regulator. The scuba regulator is a great invention that delivers the air from your scuba tank to you just the way you need it to breathe. More...

Danangscuba_SPG

Your SPG displays how much air remains in your tank so that you can end your dive well before you get too low. More...

Danangscuba_divecomputer

You can track your dives using dive tables, a depth gauge and dive watch, but most scuba divers use a dive computer – it’s easier. More...

Danangscuba_Dive_Watch

In the 1970s and 1980s, divers wore dive watches because it was the standard way to track bottom time while scuba diving. More...

Danangscuab_Dive_Knife

A dive knife is a general tool that scuba divers occasionally use to cut entangling fishing line or rap on their tanks to get a buddy’s attention. More...

Danangscuba_Lights

It’s obvious that a dive light is necessary to scuba dive at night to help you navigate, see your gauges, and observe interesting aquatic life. More...

Danangscuba_Bag

Whether you’re driving to your local dive site or getting on a plane headed for the tropics, a sturdy gear bag will help you organize, protect and carry your scuba diving equipment. More...

Danangscuba_Suits (1)

It’s called exposure protection because while scuba diving you’re not only exposed to water’s cooling ability but also to things that can scrape, cut or sting. More...

Scubadanang_Photography

With the rise of digital photography capabilities, there are now numerous options for capturing images underwater. More...

Danangscuba_accessories

An accessory is defined as an item that can be added to something else to in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive. More...

Danangscuba_Float

A dive flag indicates that scuba divers are nearby. In some areas, flying a dive flag while scuba diving is required by law, but in general it’s a good idea for safety reasons. More...

Danangscuba_Signaling

In the unlikely event that you’re at the surface and need to get the attention of someone on shore or on a boat, you’ll be glad you have a surface signaling device. More...

Danangscuba_Tanks

High-pressure cylinders are relatively small, yet very strong containers that hold large volumes of compressed gas. More...

Danang_Sidemount_Gear

Scuba diving with a sidemount configuration simply means that you carry your tanks at your sides instead of on your back. More...

Danangscuba_Dive_Watch

Dive Watch

In the 1970s and 1980s, divers wore dive watches because it was the standard way to track bottom time while scuba diving. Today, with dive computers being the norm, divers wear watches as symbols that identify them as scuba divers. A dive watch looks good, tells you what time of day it is, and can serve as a backup dive timer. You can choose a dive watch that is also a dive computer to get both in one unit. Visit or ask Da Nang Scuba's experts to get advice about to see a variety dive watch styles.

Standard Dive Watch Features

  • Depth rated – Most dive watches are water resistant with a depth rating of at least 100 metres (330 feet) – far deeper than the maximum depth for recreational scuba diving. Sports watches that are waterproof to shallower depths aren’t rated for scuba diving.
  • Elapsed time at a glance – Analog watches use a unidirectional bezel that you rotate to align with the minute hand so you can read elapsed time directly from the bezel. Digital watches typically have a stopwatch function. Some analog watches also have a digital stop watch feature. Dive computer watches should display elapsed time automatically.

Optional and Desired Features

  • Long strap or expanding bracelet to strap your watch over a wetsuit or dry suit sleeve.
  • Self-wind or solar power.
  • Illumination makes it easier to read in low light.
  • Multifunction – Some dive watches are actually dive computers that provide no stop dive limit information. Others have depth gauges, thermometers, electronic compasses, tide predictors, and even dive log capabilities included.

How to Choose Your Dive Watch

Selecting a dive watch is a personal preference. If you’re going to wear a watch, it might as well be a dive watch. If you like the classic look of a mechanical or quartz analog watch, then your choices range from very inexpensive to some of the most expensive designer fashion watches made. If you prefer a digital watch, you’ll find a wide selection suited for scuba diving. You may decide to choose a dive computer that doubles as a watch, or may prefer this watch style as a good backup for your dive computer.

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