Divers have an intimate connection to our equipment. But the history, evolution and hidden inner workings of many integral pieces of our collective kit might be a mystery to many of us. Check out these 13 curious details, historical head-scratchers and surprising facts, including why dive watches glow and what the heck is the “Bends-O-Matic?”
1. Owning your own Wetsuit. What’s better than wearing a comfortable warmer that molds to your body shape like a second skin? No more squeezing into rental suits that are long in the legs and short in the torso. No more having to constantly readjust your ballast weight to match each rental suit’s buoyancy characteristics. Oh yeah, and no more wondering if that foreign pee smell is coming from the suit, or is just your imagination.