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...


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


Gear 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. Your main bag needs to be big and tough enough to hold all your gear and stand up to the abuse of salt water. You’ll probably want secondary bags, such as a lightweight mesh bag, for your maskfins and snorkel, or a padded bag for your regulator. Visit or ask Da Nang Scuba's experts to get advice about gear bags.

Standard Scuba Gear Bag Features

  • Sturdy design made from heavy-duty fabric with reinforced stitching to withstand pointy, heavy dive gear and to survive being wet, sometimes for days.
  • Strong and corrosion-proof fasteners and hardware, like zippers, snaps, clips and handles, that can endure the stress of dive equipment and the dive environment.
  • Weight-supporting straps that are heavily reinforced, or pass all the way around the bag so they won’t tear under load.

Optional and Desirable Features

  • Wheels that allow you to roll down the dock to the boat or glide through the airport.
  • Backpack straps that let you haul it on your back, leaving your hands free to carry other items.
  • Pockets, both internal and external, for special items like fins; even pockets that detach so you can carry items separately when desired.
  • Drain holes or mesh areas to let out excess water.

Scuba Gear Bag Styles

In addition to your main big bag, which will either be a backpack style, roller style or duffel bag, you may want these other bags:

  • Mesh bags – small, medium or large, both duffel and backpack styles.
  • Padded regulator bag – not only protects your regulator and gauges while in your big bag, but allows you to carry your regulator separately while traveling.
  • Dry bags – small, medium or large for all the other things you bring and want to keep dry – towel, log book, wallet, etc.

How to Choose Your Scuba Gear Bag

  1. A good dive bag is an investment that should last for years, so choose one that will fit your expanding dive interests while protecting your equipment.
    1. Start by looking at the largest bags first at Da Nang Scuba. Pull them around if they have wheels; put them on your back if they have backpack straps. If the big bags feel okay, then check out the different features.
    2. Evaluate each bag’s features and imagine where your equipment will fit in the bag. Actually, it would be ideal to try packing your equipment in a bag, but if it’s not with you, ask if you can pack similar items. Think about how easy it is to get items in and out.
    3. Choose the best bag based on the features that appeal to you. Be sure to also check the warranty.
    4. Consider getting a mesh bag, padded bag or dry bag, so that you have all the bags you need for your next dive trip.

Take Care of Your Scuba Gear Bag

The key to getting the most out of your gear bag is to pack well. Pack the items you need last on the bottom and what you need first on the top. For air travel, make sure breakable items, like your mask, are well padded (wetsuits make good padding).
Empty and rinse your dive bag after each use, and allow it to thoroughly dry before storing.