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Don't Go Out on Your First Dive Without These Must-Have Scuba Accessories

May 20, 2019

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Scuba diving is one of the top adventure activities in the world. And it can open a person up to a completely new world. 

But there are some key items adventurers need to have before taking on the deep. 

What are they? We've picked out the must-have scuba accessories and top scuba gadgets. Read on for a guide to diving accessories.

Why the Right Scuba Accessories Matter

There are around six million active scuba divers across the globe. And, like all adventure activities, there are risks involved when diving. That means it's a good idea to prepare as much as possible before taking that first dive.

Scuba accessories can increase safety, improve comfort, and enhance the diving experience. But with so many scuba gadgets out there, it's hard to know what to pick. 

Here are some top scuba diver accessories to get the most out of a dive:

Basic Gear and Gear Bag

At the top of the diving accessories list are essentials like masks, gloves, and dry suits. More details about where to find this type of gear is easily accessible online. Some accessories are often provided by on-site dive companies. 

But it's a good idea to invest in a good suit. And it's smart to pick up a gear bag built for scuba. It can help organize and transport the essentials.

Be sure to pick out a bag that is light-weight. And it should fit airline baggage regulations to make travel easy.

Dive Lights

The deep can be a completely new world when sunlight gets low. It's smart to pick up a trusty dive light for low-light dives.

Even during the day, these can come in handy when peeking into crevices.

Dry Bag

When out on an adventure, it's hard to keep items dry. Divers will want to keep things like wallets and phones from getting ruined.

A dry bag can make it easy to enjoy the water without ruining valuables.


Divers know how handy a compass can be. That's especially true for people diving in low light or low visibility.

Compasses can save on surfacing and having to make big swims back to the boat. They can also keep a diver from getting lost during an adventure.

Surface Signal

It can be a scary feeling to drift away too far from the boat.

And surface signals are one of the top safety accessories for safety. They can signal where the diver is. It's also a good idea to have a loud whistle and signaling mirror on a dive.

GPS Rescue Device

This is a modern gadget that can be a lifesaver. When turned on, these devices send the diver's location to surrounding boats.

The device can prevent disasters and offers peace of mind on dives. 

More Info on Health and Fitness

This guide to scuba accessories should set up divers for active adventures. And we have more advice for active individuals.

Check out our health and fitness video section here to learn the latest in maintaining good health and wellness.