The term diving equipment is used to summarize the technical components that enable people to adapt to the special conditions underwater when diving. Diving equipment includes, in particular, aids for underwater viewing, for supplying breathing air, for protection against cold, for controlling buoyancy, for orientation and for protection against injuries caused by pointed or sharp-edged objects, stones and aquatic life forms such as corals, sea anemones, jellyfish etc. The scope of the equipment used varies with the environmental conditions and the purpose pursued during diving.
The basic diving equipment – also called ABC equipment – consists of the following 3 parts:
- diving mask (pressure compensation mask)
- Fins (preferably open fins that are worn in connection with booties)
If you decide to buy ABC equipment during a diving course or plan to purchase it, we can recommend the best masks, snorkels and fins. Just visit our shop in Lamai!
You also find a great overview of the best masks for scuba diving and snorkeling on this webpage from iDiveBlue – BEST SNORKEL MASK 2020.