Scuba Tanks (Cylinders) Basics
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Before investing in a regulator you should be familar with it's parts Todays scuba regulators are far beyond what we've had in years past. Knowing the features and capibilities of each part will ensure you get the most for your hard earned dollars.
Learning the components of the scuba mask and their use will help you make the best descision. The human eye cannot focus in water, the mask provides an air pocket so your eyes can focus and you can see clearly underwater. The Skirt of the mask must seal to your face to provide this air pocket. The mask encloses your nose to allow you to equilize your air spaces during all pressure changes. Because swim goggles do not enclose the nose and have no way for you to equalize they cannot be used for Snorkeling or Scuba Diving. Always look for tempered glass, plastic fogs up and standard glass is hazardous if accidentally broken. Fit and comfort are very important to check before you choose the your mask. The skirt of the mask should wrap around your eye area with no gaps and seal from leakage. See our video on How to Properly Fit a Mask.
Choose your best snorkel and Imagine yourself happily snorkeling around, admiring the beauty of the underwater world.
Scuba Fins are an important part of the diving and snorkeling experience. They are like the engine in your car. Our feet simply aren't made for propelling the human body through the water. Fins help us do that by transfering more energy from our legs to propel us through the water. With the proper pair of fins, the legs do all the work and hands are only used to make small adjustments. While fins are important for casual snorkelers they are essential for scuba diving. With the extra drag of the scuba equipment and the necessity to precisely control movement, having the right set of fins is paramount. This guide should help you deciding on the proper fin design and options for your watersport experience.