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Should I Buy Or Rent Scuba Gear?


Should I buy or rent scuba gear?

If you're considering buying scuba equipment but aren't sure if it's the right decision, there are a few things you might want to consider. Buying your own scuba diving gear is a big commitment, and you should carefully think about whether it is the right decision for you.

When deciding whether to purchase or rent scuba gear, the biggest consideration is whether you are committed to diving frequently. If you are committed to getting yourself into the water regularly, investing in your own set of dive gear will be more cost-effective and better for your safety and diving enjoyment. The price of a basic set of dive gear can range from $500, but a full set can cost upwards of $2000.

If you, unfortunately, do not get to dive very often, renting gear is likely the better solution as you won’t be getting very much use out of your dive equipment. Many dive shops will charge a daily rate for dive equipment hire. At Abyss we also offer a ten-day rental package at a discounted rate for dive club members, so it’s a great option for divers who aren’t ready to invest in buying their own scuba gear just yet.

If you are looking to purchase your first set of diving equipment, you don’t need to buy a full set of scuba diving equipment immediately. Starting with just the essentials is a great way to start investing in scuba diving equipment without blowing the budget. Essential dive equipment includes an exposure suit, fins, mask and snorkel set. You can rent additional items such as dive computer, BCD and regulators from your local dive shop until you are ready to purchase your own.

If you opt for buying your own dive gear, then it is essential that you receive the best advice possible. Ensure you speak to an experienced PADI instructor to get the advice necessary, not just a sales assistant who lacks the full understanding of your needs.

Abyss Scuba Diving is a Sydney-based dive gear shop that stocks scuba gear specifically for the local Sydney community of divers. As ware staffed by very experienced scuba instructors, you can be sure to get the right advice on the dive gear you need to buy. Abyss Scuba Diving also offers an option to buy now and pay later ( Zip Money) on their scuba diving equipment for up to 24 months interest-free. This can be a great payment option for divers on a budget.

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