2013 Dive Gear Buyers Guide - Accessories | Sport Diver

2013 Dive Gear Buyers Guide - Accessories

SPYDERCO ENUFF SHEEPFOOT FIXED-BLADE KNIFE
The sheepfoot-style serrated blade is made of flat-ground VG-10 stainless steel, and has a blunt tip to reduce the chances of accidental puncture. The handle is textured with injection-molded FRN scales, so it’s easy to hold onto.
Contact: spyderco.com
MSRP: $180

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AKONA PATHFINDER BACKPACK
This pack has a dedicated sleeve for a laptop, a fleece-lined compartment for a phone or MP3 player, padded shoulder straps with moisture-wicking mesh and two frontal pockets, each large enough to hold a mask box.
Contact: akona.com
MSRP: $88

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AQUA LUNG WOMEN’S CATALINA TWILIGHT
It’s three inches shorter than a typical bag, with smaller internal compartments to accommodate a woman’s dive ensemble. The smaller pockets keep gloves, hood, swimsuit, hair ties and other mini items in place while traveling.
Contact: aqualung.com
MSRP: $199

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MARES CRUISE ROLLER

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PELICAN PROGEAR TABLET/NETBOOK CASE #1075
This watertight, crushproof and dustproof case is designed to protect all kinds of sensitive electronics. The easy-open latch stays shut under pressure or after a sudden impact.
Contact: pelicanprogear.com
MSRP: $70

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PELICAN PROGEAR SPORT ELITE TABLET BACKPACK #S140
This roomy pack protects tablets, notebooks and e-readers, and is fitted with floating shoulder straps and a lumbar pad. It also includes a crushproof, TSA-ready watertight case.
Contact: pelicanprogear.com
MSRP: $240

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STAHLSAC HD DUFFEL
Stahlsac offers a number of duffels; the HD is a durable bag made from a rugged tarpaulin fabric with a black-and-yellow color scheme. The duffel is perfect for transporting gear onto the boat or beach and can also double as your carry-on.
Contact: stahlsac.com
MSRP: $90

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STAHLSAC CAICOS CARGO PACK
This 5th-generation go-anywhere roller bag comes with both backpack straps and a unique wheeled frame system. Multiple external pockets offer lots of options for organizing gear. Internal compression straps secure the load while in transit.
Contact: stahlsac.com
MSRP: $330

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STAHLSAC JAMAICAN SMUGGLER
Sized to accommodate a set of dive gear, accessories and personal items, this roller bag has a main compartment that will accommodate extra-large fins. A molded bottom, heavy-duty wheels and stabilizers support the bag when standing upright.
Contact: stahlsac.com
MSRP: $260

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STAHLSAC CURAÇAO CLIPPER
The bottom compartment of this big bag can fit a complete dive kit, while the top compartment handles topside gear. Compression straps secure the load while in transit, and padded handles on top and bottom make lifting easy.
Contact: stahlsac.com
MSRP: $280

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STAHLSAC MOLOKINI REGULATOR BAG
Great for carrying your favorite reg and dive computer, the Stahlsac Molokini can also be used as a laptop case or a carry-on bag. Features include both external and internal compartments, plus a sleeve for a 16-inch laptop.
Contact: stahlsac.com
MSRP: $65

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STAHLSAC RANGI ROLLER CARRY-ON
Perfect for a weekend trip, the Rangi Roller Carry-On offers lots of compartments for organizing valuables and plenty of room. It is built to meet airline size requirements for carry-on luggage and comes in three cool color combos.
Contact: stahlsac.com
MSRP: $220

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STAHLSAC BONAIRE MESH BACKPACK
This deluxe backpack features a main compartment that’s roomy enough for a complete set of dive gear. An external front pocket is provided to handle smaller items, and a patented built-in dry compartment safeguards valuables.
Contact: stahlsac.com
MSRP: $85

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APEKS TECH WTX LARGE CARGO POCKET
For when you need to increase your cargo capacity, this pocket has rear loops for belt attachment. A roomy bellows design has a zipper closure, and front grommets let you attach an additional smaller pocket.
Contact: aqualung.com
MSRP: $40

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APEKS TECH WTX BC THIGH POCKET
The large volume of the WTX BC Thigh Pocket allows you to carry reels, torches or dive knives safely and confidently. Buckles are large, as is the hook-and-loop front flap’s large pull D-ring for handling with gloved hands.
Contact: aqualung.com
MSRP: $45

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BAUER COMPRESSOR
This is a serious compressor for serious dive operations. An open vertical-cabinet design is space saving and allows easy access for routine maintenance. With a rugged powder-coated finish, it’s an economical system for tank filling.
Contact: bauercomp.com
MSRP: Contact for pricing

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NUVAIR PRO TRIMIX AND OXYGEN ANALYZER
This unit measures helium and oxygen levels in all gas mixes, zero to 100 percent volume, with a 1 percent resolution. It is self-calibrating, and includes audible and visual alarms for user-defined set points. Comes with a compact carrying case.
Contact: nuvair.com
MSRP: $850

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NUVAIR PRO CO HANDHELD GAS ANALYZER
This handheld analyzer offers both visual and audible alarms to warn the compressor operator of potential CO hazards in the breathing air being supplied. It weighs only 7 ounces and runs on a 9-volt battery.
Contact: nuvair.com
MSRP: $420

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TILOS SILICONE FIN STRAPS
These high-stretch UV-resistant silicone straps come with quick-release clips for added convenience. Available in three sizes, they are cool straps for Tilos fins and most other fins with post-style mounts. Comes in a two-piece package set.
Contact: tilos.com
MSRP: $46

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SPYDERCO ENUFF FIXED BLADE KNIVES
The Enuff Series offers three compact knives with flat-ground VG-10 stainless-steel fixed blades and full-tang handles. Available in clip point, leaf-shaped (pictured) and sheepfoot styles, and all three come with molded copolymer sheaths
Contact: spyderco.com
MSRP: $180 each

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TILOS SILICONE SNORKEL KEEPER
Sometimes, it’s the smallest accessories that can make the biggest difference. Tilos’s durable and pliable crystal-silicone construction of this snorkel strap is extremely comfortable and easy to use. Available in black and clear.
Contact: tilos.com
MSRP: $6

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IKELITE GAMMA DIVE LIGHT
This sleek-looking, 220-lumen flashlight from Ikelite is an impressive little torch. It’s great for helping you see what’s hiding inside dark holes and crannies in the reef.
Contact: ikelite.com
MSRP: Contact an authorized dealer

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IKELITE LI-ION BATTERY PACK
The Li-Ion pack is lighter than the previous NiMH version, making the strobe neutrally buoyant in salt water while providing twice as many full-power flashes and faster recycle times. The 4067 pack works with all DS125, DS160 and DS161 substrobes.
Contact: ikelite.com
MSRP: $250

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XIT404 AQUA PENCIL 2nd RATE SLATE ADAPTER for the PADi presentation slate
Instructors can attach the 2nd Rate Slate — purchase XIT404’s Aqua Pencil and tether separately — with this specially designed adapter for the PADI Presentation Slate.
Contact: sales@xit404.com
MSRP: $10

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XIT404 AQUA PENCIL 2nd RATE SLATE
A solution for the “MacGyver” diver in all of us. You can attach the standard 2nd Rate Slate — purchase XIT404’s Aqua Pencil and tether separately — to any underwater slate.
Contact: sales@xit404.com
MSRP: $10

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Fourth Element Women’s iDive T-Shirt
With its iDive logo on the front and a diver motif on the back, this T-shirt lets people know how much you love diving. Available in green or lagoon blue.
Contact: fourthelement.com
MSRP: $40

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Fourth Element Men’s iDive Hoodie
Stay warm both pre- and postdive in this well-made hooded sweatshirt. Available in charcoal, and in large and extra-large sizes.
Contact: fourthelement.com
MSRP: $70

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Fourth Element Men’s Scotia Fleece
The sweet-looking Scotia fleece is constructed with a grid-face fleece with Drybase back panels for extra durability and warmth that’s fast drying, while the elastane provides a comfortable fit.
Contact: fourthelement.com
MSRP: $100

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Fourth Element Women’s Shoal Love T-Shirt
Show your passion for fish with this cotton tee, available in gray marl, purple or bluebird blue. Also look for the company’s Project AWARE T-shirt, with some of the proceeds going to Project AWARE.
Contact: fourthelement.com
MSRP: $40

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Fourth Element Men’s Dive T-Shirt
This classic-fitting, 100 percent combed-cotton T-shirt with a contemporary graphic treatment of the word “DIVE” is available in chocolate brown, electric blue and gray marl, and in medium, large, extra-large and extra-extra-large sizes.
Contact: fourthelement.com
MSRP: $40

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Tilos Men’s UV FLEX RASH GUARD JACKET
Tilos’ new UV Flex Rash Guard Jacket is lightweight (weighing just 6 ounces) and form-fitting. Best of all, UV protection is built into the fabric, and it features a hood (not shown) to keep you warm.
Contact: tilos.com
MSRP: $69

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Essential and fun. It’s a big category, but all of these products are integral to your diving experience. From bags that get you there in style to smooth-cutting knives, these are the accessories we love best.

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