Underwater, divers rely on their diving supplies to bring them oxygen and allow them to stay submerged for extended periods of time. Most scuba gear is available in a wide variety of brands, styles, prices, and quality grades. It’s important to understand what you are buying when selecting your own equipment. By having the knowledge to choose the best product for yourself, you’ll be able to enjoy your diving experience more fully without worrying about whether or not your equipment will function properly.
Mask vs full mask in your diving supplies
There are two primary types of masks used by divers today: regular masks and full-face full face masks. Full face masks were developed because in many instances regular masks leak around the nose area where they’re in contact with the face. Full face masks eliminate this problem because they cover the nose and mouth. The downside is that they can be uncomfortable to wear, especially for longer dives where your mouth is constrained against the silicone of the mask. They also limit peripheral vision more than regular masks.
Choosing a full face mask over a regular mask shouldn’t be done without careful consideration of your diving conditions and experience level. If you have any doubts, please choose a regular mask instead of a full-face one. Even if it’s not perfect in terms of comfort, you’ll still be able to see better through all angles while wearing it!
Different types of diving fins in your diving supplies
When you consider how much work it takes to push your body with every kick, divers have come up with lots of unique ideas for improving their kicking experience. One of the most important items in this category is the fin itself. Here are some facts about the three major types of scuba fins, along with a description of each:
Monofins are best described as being shaped like an airplane’s wing. They have only one blade that moves back and forth, creating both lift and thrust. This is what makes them so efficient; they don’t need any extra motion to generate thrust because they do it all with one blade. The downside is that monofins are harder to control than the other kinds while kicking, and they use more energy while swimming.
Bi-fins are basically two blades mounted next to each other but slightly offset for better balance underwater. The amount of power you get out of these fins depends on how fast your kick is and how low you point your feet. This is why divers who use bi-fins will usually kick with long, slow kicks rather than short, quick ones.
Mono- and bi-fins
A third option consists of a single blade placed between two other blades at a 90-degree angle from them near the front of the foot pockets image below). These give divers more thrust and control than monofins but aren’t quite as good as bi-fins.