Like everything Dive Gears Express sells, DGX Gears XTRA regulators are not only a great value, but great gear. Given my experience so far, I have no hesitation recommending them to even the most demanding diver.View More DGX Gears XTRA Regulator Review
Tag: tec gear
My Transition to Sidemount Scuba
Sidemount Scuba When and why I became a believer in sidemount scuba. If you are thinking of making the transition to sidemount scuba, read on……View More My Transition to Sidemount Scuba
SubGravity 6mm Stainless Steel Backplate Review
As mentioned frequently, the most popular local dive spot here is Lake Tahoe. We dive others fairly frequently as well, like Donner Lake, Pyramid Lake…View More SubGravity 6mm Stainless Steel Backplate Review
Are Welded D-Rings Really an Entanglement Hazard?
In the diving community, especially the technical diving community, there are a lot of “facts” thrown around related to best diving practices, equipment, training standards, etc.…View More Are Welded D-Rings Really an Entanglement Hazard?
Dive Rite XT vs. Apollo Prestige Dive Fins
Someone named Laura disagrees with me, but I have long maintained that the best dive fin ever made is the Apollo Prestige. I love it…View More Dive Rite XT vs. Apollo Prestige Dive Fins
Scubapro Seawing Nova Dive Fin Review
The Scubapro Seawing Nova It is with a heavy heart that I recently made my first fin change in over 20 years. For decades, I’ve…View More Scubapro Seawing Nova Dive Fin Review
Tiny Doubles, I Second That
My first set of scuba tanks was a pair of “tiny doubles” (1800psi 38’s, or so I’m told). I suspect they are actually 45’s, and,…View More Tiny Doubles, I Second That
Everybody’s an “expert” on diving message boards…
Don’t believe everything you read on scuba diving message boards I hate to be negative, but some of the most ridiculous things I have ever read…View More Everybody’s an “expert” on diving message boards…
Moving your dive logbook from PC to Mac
Sort out dive log computer compatibility problems and getting your old dive computer data into your new software. Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’ve…View More Moving your dive logbook from PC to Mac
Shearwater Petrel Dive Computer
Review of the Shearwater Petrel Dive Computer I’ve owned and used a number of dive computers over the years. The most recent of these was…View More Shearwater Petrel Dive Computer
New Free SCUBA Classified Ad Website
I’m not sure if the world needed another free classifieds website or not, but here’s one more. I mostly created joeuw.com as a test related to…View More New Free SCUBA Classified Ad Website
Fourth Element Halo 3D Review
Over the weekend, I taught two classes, a PADI Drysuit Specialty Course and a PADI Altitude Diving Specialty Course. Being near Lake Tahoe, both are…View More Fourth Element Halo 3D Review
Apeks Tek 3 Review
Apeks Tek 3 About six months ago, I made a regulator change on my technical rig from Poseidon to Apeks. My Poseidon regs (Cyklon 300’s)…View More Apeks Tek 3 Review
Scubapro 330M Digital Gauge
I recently had a conversation with a technical diver who explained that his “backup” depth gauge and timing device was his older sport diving computer…View More Scubapro 330M Digital Gauge
PADI Tec40 Course, Lake Tahoe
If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to push your diving to the next level, PADI Tec40 is the first step beyond recreational diving. The…View More PADI Tec40 Course, Lake Tahoe
DUI Dry Gloves, Zip Glove Review
Last week, after literally thousands of dives in drysuits, I decided to buy myself a little something for my birthday; dry gloves. Specifically, I bought…View More DUI Dry Gloves, Zip Glove Review
My New Apeks TEK3 Regulators!
These are my new Apeks Tek3 regulators fresh from the dive shop on the front seat of my truck! They’ve been tuned but the zip…View More My New Apeks TEK3 Regulators!
OMS BC117-K 94lb Lift BCD/Wing Review
I have been using the OMS BC117, 94 pound-lift BCD (wing) for technical diving for quite some time. I’m not very active in tech diving…View More OMS BC117-K 94lb Lift BCD/Wing Review
SCUBA Regulators: DIN vs. Yoke?
The subject comes up in every class we teach, at dive sites and on boats. That is, which regulator to tank fitting should I choose?…View More SCUBA Regulators: DIN vs. Yoke?
Aqualung Black Diamond BCD Review
I had a chance to get in the water with the new version of the Aqualung Black Diamond BCD. I’ve mentioned elsewhere here, that I…View More Aqualung Black Diamond BCD Review
Miflex Hoses – SCUBA Gear Review
Every once in a while a product comes along that is so simple and so right, you wonder how you got along without it. In…View More Miflex Hoses – SCUBA Gear Review
Getting Started in Technical Diving
Getting started in technical diving, the first question you must ask is why. For the uninitiated, technical diving basically involves diving where the diver does…View More Getting Started in Technical Diving
Is my SCUBAPRO Titanium regulator compatible with the use of Nitrox or pure oxygen?
I personally love titanium for a regulator material, but it generally isn’t a good choice for tech divers due to incompatibility with high concentrations of…View More Is my SCUBAPRO Titanium regulator compatible with the use of Nitrox or pure oxygen?
OMS Deluxe Harness
This is my harness/backplate/wing rig. I think it looks tough. It’s a huge pain to adjust, but sure fits right once you get it set.…View More OMS Deluxe Harness