Your Scuba Gear


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...


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...


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


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...


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...


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...


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


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...


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


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...


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...


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...

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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...


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


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...


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...


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...


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

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Technical (tec) diving involves diving beyond normal recreational scuba diving limits. More...


Scuba Diving 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. With scuba diving equipment, there are plenty of accessories that add function and convenience to your primary gear, and can add a bit of style too. Visit or ask Da Nang Scuba's experts to get advice about accessories, but here are some of the more popular items.


Underwater slates and wet books help you communicate and record dive information, such as your depth, time, direction and observations. You use a pencil, that’s attached by a cord, to write on most slates and wet books. However, there are magnetic writing slates that erase with the push of a button. Typically, you choose a slate that fits in your BCD pocket or exposure suit thigh pocket. There are specialized slates for aquatic life identification, navigation, research and mapping, dive planning and underwater photography.


Use gear markers to put your name or initials on your scuba equipment so that you can quickly identify it when diving with others, such as on a full dive boat. Markers or paint come in variety of colors, so you can be subtle or creative with your markings.


Used for securing gauges and accessories, various clips and lanyards come in handy to keep your gear streamlined and to allow you to carry items conveniently. Some clips have retractable lines that keep items close, but let you pull them out for a look without unclipping. When purchasing a new scuba diving kit at Da Nang Scuba, be sure to get clips to keep everything in place.


Large mesh bags are great for carrying wet gear and small mesh bags are good to have with you while scuba diving. If you come across rubbish you want to take out of the water, it’s handy to stuff it in your mesh bag for disposal topside. Keep one or more mesh bags in your gear bag because you never know when you’ll need it.


Scuba diving equipment is reliable, but some parts will need to be replaced due to wear. Having a spare parts kit, also called a save-a-dive kit, with you makes it easy to take care of minor issues at a dive site. Your kit should have extra fin and mask straps, snorkel-keepers, tank valve o-rings, a regulator mouthpiece, clips and lanyards, silicone lubricant, basic tools and cable ties, etc.


Specific to your regulator, consider adding hose protectors or brightly colored hose wraps to prevent wear. Custom mouthpieces are designed to mold to your bite and add comfort.


Mask straps made from wetsuit material that adjust using Velcro® are very popular because they come in a variety of colors and can have logos, words and other art printed on them. They also reduce hair pulling. Other mask accessories include defog solution and optical aids that attach to the mask lens.


tank boot helps protect the bottom of your tank and add stability. Tank covers also protect the tank and add a bit of color.


Many divers are replacing their regulator fin straps with adjustable-spring straps. Because the spring automatically adjusts, putting on, taking off and wearing your fins is easier and more comfortable.


Hoods, gloves and boots are accessories you add when wearing a wetsuit or dry suit for additional warmth and protection. These accessories come in a variety of thicknesses and styles to handle different water temperatures. It’s best to purchase these accessories when you select your wetsuit or dry suit in order to get the right style and fit. Wide, durable wetsuit hangers are also a good accessory for properly storing your suit.