Essential Scuba Accessories Online
Make sure you have all the dive accessories you need for scuba diving here at Beuchat. Fast and secure online ordering processes make it easy for you to choose and pay for essential scuba equipment. Whether you are just starting out in scuba diving or you have been a keen diver for many years Beuchat can offer you all the dive gear and scuba accessories you need.
Make Your Life Easier with Scuba Accessories
Once you have stocked up on your basic scuba equipment from Beuchat you should consider those little extras that could make your life easier. There are many accessories available for scuba divers that can provide some clever solutions to issues that may come up whilst you are diving.
For example it can be difficult to move gas cylinders around when you are moving and setting up your equipment. The tank handle available from Beuchat is a practical solution. This cost effective accessory fits easily around your tank and provides a useful handle for lifting and moving it around.
Here are some more accessories that you may find useful when you are diving:
-Dive Slates – dive slates are not just useful for technical dives. These handy accessories can help you to communicate with your dive group when you are underwater. Slates are lightweight and easy to carry and you can use them to write short messages to show your dive buddies.
-Dive Straps – keeping your equipment secure whilst you are in the water is very important. You don’t want to lose valuable gear when you dive. You can get a number of different dive straps that can help you to make sure kit is safe and out of the way. Dive knife straps are essential as they provide you with a way to secure your dive knife to your arm, leg or tank so that it is easily accessible but also safely contained. You can also buy fin straps that help keep your fins in place whilst you are kicking through the water.
-Catch Bags – if you want to collect interesting items whilst you are diving or you are going spearfishing then you need a catch bag. These useful bags allow you to store your catch and other items safely underwater and lift them to the surface. Catch bags are specially designed with mesh sections to allow the water to run out when you get to the surface. They are also made from water repellent materials so that they do not absorb water and so remain lightweight and easy to carry.
-Pony Bottles – if you are going on a long or deep dive then it is a good idea to carry a backup air tank. Pony bottles are a good solution as they are smaller tanks that can be strapped to your main tank. They are lightweight and easy to carry and have their own regulator. This means they can provide you with a backup supply of air in case your main tank fails or runs out whilst you are still in the water.
What would I use Neoprene Glue for?
Neoprene wetsuits used for scuba diving can be prone to small or large rips and tears. Beuchat’s neoprene glue is an important accessory for every keen spearos gear bag. A small rip in a neoprene wetsuit can quickly grow if it is not fixed straight away. Beuchat’s neoprene wetsuit glue is handy as you can immediately repair your wetsuit – saving you hundreds of dollars. Wetsuit glue the cheap and smart option to make sure you get more use out of your wetsuit.
What would I use tank mesh for while scuba diving?
Your scuba diving tank is often prone to scratches and dents if it is thrown around, as suba diving tanks often are. To protect your scuba diving tank you should use tank mesh to cover your tank. This will avoid having your scuba diving tank getting damaged, and keep it looking nice at all times.
What other scuba diving accessories would be useful?
Tools: There are some useful tools that you can use while scuba diving. Tools will help to loosen bolts and screws that you need to while scuba diving. You can get multi-tools that will allow you to do this. Multi-tools, in the style of a swiss army knife, can be easily carried in BCD pockets.
Safety equipment: Scuba diving is an extremely fun, enjoyable and relaxing hobby. However, it can also be dangerous if proper safety precautions are not taken. Safety equipment that you could use while scuba diving includes a safety sausage, whistle, mirror, knife, flag and/or float. A safety sausage is generally a compulsory item to carry whilst scuba diving. A safety sausage can be inflated by breathing into it, however, the more common safety sausage used is one that you can inflate straight from your scuba diving reg. Once you have inflated your safety sausage, you can send it to the surface to let other boats, or your dive boat, know that you will be surfacing at that place. A safety sausage is also useful for scuba diving if you get separated from your group. The height of a safety sausage (generally over 1.2m), and the high visibility colour of the safety sausage, makes it easy for your boat or other boats to find you. A whistle and mirror is also typically a compulsory item for subca diving. You will need a whistle and mirror to assist you in attracting the attention of your dive boat if you get separated from your group. The final compulsory item for a scuba diver is a knife. A knife can be used to cut yourself free of any tangles that may occur and also as a weapon in case you attract the attention of some predators of the ocean. A final important safety precaution is a dive flag and/or float. A dive flag should be flown above where you are diving, and also from your boat. Legally, no other boats are allowed within 50m of a dive flag/float. Having a float above you while scuba diving also gives you something to rest on if you get a cramp while on the surface.
Clips and lanyards: Clips and lanyards are extremely helpful for scuba diving. You can attach clips and lanyards to your BCD, weight belt etc and use them to free up your hands of cameras, torches and other handy bits that you carry while scuba diving.
Tech gear: Tech gear, like reels, is important to consider purchasing while scuba diving. If you are thinking of doing wreck dives, reels are particularly useful. You can attach the end of the cord from your reel to the entrance of the wreck, and let the scuba diving reel unwind as you make your way through the wreck. This is important as it allows you to quickly and easily find your way back out of the wreck that you are scuba diving on.
Weights and lead: weights and lead are important for scuba diving to get your weighting right and make your dive more comforatable. Weights and your BCD will help you achieve the exact right buoyancy in the water, allowing you to swim around and your chosen depth without too much unnecessary effort.