Tuesday, July 20, 2021

SCUBA Wish List

I anticipate scuba diving less frequently rather than more frequently in the future.  I would still like to dive locally several times each year and have everything I need for local diving.

There is certainly room for improvement in my diving.  It is worth taking a refresher course or practicing some skills in the A-1 Scuba Center pool.  I should also pursue Stress and Rescue and Search and Recovery Locally (either through A-1 or Coral Key).  During my next salt water vacation, I should have a referral in hand and do a Deep Dive specialty course (or travel to Blue Hole or Homestead Crater).

I would like to dive salt water at least every other year.  These will be tame recreational depth dives without the need for many accessories.  It would be nice to travel with a wrist computer, mask and SMB and rent everything else.

That being said, I have still been eyeballing some dive accessories including a save a dive kit and some dive tools.

Regardless of these purchases, I still need to service my regulator and BCD regularly.

Wish List
  • Wrist Computer - Garmin Descent G1 (45mm) $549*** Buy Before Next Dive Trip
  • PADI Log Book (70048) $23.13 Amazon - PURCHASED 8/3/2021
  • Log Book Binder TBD** Misc
  • Snap Bolts - for torch and GoPro - (2) XDEEP NX Series Bolt Snap Small Single Ended - $14.95 each (for torch and GoPro) and (1) XDEEP NX Series Bolt Snap Large Single Ended (for backup SPG) - PURCHASED 1/19/2023 (1) small and (1) large for $30.90 + $8.95 shipping from TecDiveGear
  • Fin Spring Straps - for Oceanic Viper - $15 to $50** Misc - PURCHASED Deep 6 Eddy fins on Facebook Marketplace 4/6/2023 for $80
  • SPG - instead of Aeris 300XT - Hog 2.0 in SGP Imperial Black $54.95 DiversSupply - PURCHASED 1/19/2023 ScubaPro U-Line Pressure Gauge, Imperial from JBird Nelson (Facebook Marketplace, $50, retail $132) 
  • SMB - Need to learn how to use this** Misc
  • Bare Revel 5mm wetsuit (size ML) - for cooler weather - $250* No plans to Buy
  • Bare Exowear Jacket (size ML)  - $159 layer with 3 mm or 5 mm* No Plans to Buy - PURCHASED 6/15/2023 (size XL) from Coral Key Scuba 
  • Torch - CX2 Handheld Dive Light? $159.99 or Simply Scuba MK1? $116.95 - PURCHASED Tovatec Fusion 260 and Tovatec Wide Angle for $40 from Stacey (Facebook Marketplace) 4/4/2023
  • Cutting device - Shears or Line Cutter - * No Plans to Buy
  • Backplate and Wing - * No Plans to Buy
  • Travel Fins - Hollis F2 $139 * No Plans to Buy - PURCHASED Deep 6 Eddy fins on Facebook Marketplace 4/6/2023 for $80
Save a Dive Kit
  • Spare Mask - it is time
  • Fin Strap - Oceanic Strap Viper With Buckles - $7.95 - PURCHASED from Oceanic 8/3/2021
  • Mouth Piece - already have, remove from Aeris Ion - in KIT
  • Cable Ties - already have, grab a few - in KIT
  • First Stage Caps - Freddy gave me some - in KIT
  • O-Rings - get a grab bag - in KIT
Dive Tools
  • Spanner Wrench - Measure my fittings need 5/8" and 9/16"; $3.99 for Stanley Adjustable 6" Wrench - PURCHASED 8/6/2021
  • Scuba 8 in 1 Multifunction Dive Tool (pick + allen keys) $11.95 Leisure Pro - PURCHASED 7/28/2021
  • Tough Hook XL - $14.95 Leisure Pro - PURCHASED 7/28/2021
  • Blue Reef Finger Spool Reel 167 Feet, Orange - $14.95 Leisure Pro - PURCHASED 7/28/2021
Copy of Certification Card - Printed out and on phone.

My wish list is $500 for a computer.  Misc items are another $100.  Save a Dive Kit still needs a spare mask which is a pretty big range.

In terms of prioritization, I will treat myself to a Garmin Descent G1 in the next couple of years.  I will get a log binder to house the Save a Dive Kit and log books.  I will also order the snap bolts.

I need to sell my SP Gadgets 53090 Aqua Bundle $50? (Donated to Boy Scouts of America) and my Akona Commuter Backpack $50?

For my next salt water trip?  Start with dry bag and just have a ziplock in there with phone, etc.

S3 T3500 Watertight Case - $21.95 - for phone, keys, cash
Cressi 20L Dry Bag - $29.95 - for t-shirt, towel, misc; Buy from Coral Key on sale for $20.

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