Do I really need to own my own dive gear?
Absolutely! There are numerous benefits to owning and traveling with your own personal life-supporting dive equipment. Most importantly, owning and maintaining your own gear gives you peace of mind—you are confident of your gear’s service record, reliability, warrantee status, and water readiness. Your gear is sized and adjusted to fit your exact specifications, instead of spending valuable dives at an exotic location adjusting rental gear.
These are just two of the many reasons traveling with your own gear is beneficial even in the times of exorbitant airline baggage fees. Many different variables affect your choice of gear, be it brand reputation, a suggestion from a divemaster, or your own personal preferences. Ask questions! Be sure of your purchase before you hit the water. Take the time to get familiar with your gear so your dives can be comfortable and effortless.