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Scuba Diving Safety Gear Buyers Guide

By Scuba Diving Partner | Authored On March 25, 2021
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Scuba Diving Safety Gear Buyers Guide

Any experienced diver knows that you need more than basic gear pieces in your dive bag. Take a look at some of the newest safety gear on the market in our 2021 scuba diving Gear Buyers Guide.

SPARE AIR SPARE AIR 300

Spare Air 300

Easy to assemble and fill, and packs for safe travel.

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$330 | spareair.com

Known as “the diver’s reserve parachute,” the Spare Air is must-have equipment for the safety-conscious diver. With 3 cubic feet of breathing gas, the 300 is 13.4 inches long and 2.25 inches in diameter, and is ready to breathe when you pull it from its easy-mount holster. Drain the tank, spin off the regulator, and it’s ready for air travel.


SPARE AIR SPARE AIR 600

Spare Air 600

Still compact, with double the air supply of the standard Spare Air.

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$400 | spareair.com

With 6 cubic feet of breathing gas, you get double the supply of the 300 in a package that’s the same length and still just 3.25 inches in diameter. Like all Spare Air models, it’s easy to fill from any scuba tank using the included adapter—with no tools needed— and it’s safe to fly with when empty.


SPARE AIR SPARE AIR XTREME 6

Spare Air Xtreme

Using a 600-cubic-foot tank, this system supplies up to 20 minutes of air for shallow water use.

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$550 | spareairxtreme.com

This mini-scuba system uses the Snorkelator, a patented technology that combines your snorkel with any diving regulator so you can switch between surface air and compressed gas with the flip of a switch. This lightweight rig is useful for working in shallow water, such as when doing boat maintenance or hunting lobster.