22 Mar Dive Equipment Guide | DIR Setup
This dive equipment overview I made to help you to choose the right equipment from the beginning on.
All my recommendations in this dive gear guide are indeed DIR (doing it right) minded, however based on my personal experience and not based on manufacturer contracts. I´m in fact in contact with some dive manufacturers but on my effort as they have good developments.
is the most important part of your divegear and build a solid connection between you and your cylinders. Its best material is stainless steel or Aluminium. There are 3 D-Rings mounted on a one-piece 2″ (50mm) webbing which is closed with a weight belt buckle on the waist strap. A separate crotch strap with 2 more D-Rings complete the backplate-system. A fixed storage bag is used to store your lift-bag.
Wings for double-tanks
should have at least 20-25 liters lift capacity, that´s enough for almost every dive kit configuration. The inflator attachment should be in the middle of the wing to be between the cylinders. You only need a short corrugated hose with a durable inflator. Dual layer design with a cordura outer shell and an accessible inner bladder. Only one emergency dump on the left bottom side and please, remove the plastic ball!
Hoses Rubber or Miflex
I personally prefer rubber breathing hoses for my pressure gauge and longhose.
210cm primary regulator
56cm secondary regulator
56 cm pressure gauge double tanks
61 cm pressure gauge single tank
56 cm inflatorhose
56 cm inflatorhose for drysuit
90/100 cm stage regulator
15 cm SPG stage
All lengths are reference values. It´s not about every centimeter, they should fit your body´s size!
Should be a simple one with time and depth (Bottomtimer). If you want more, you can either buy a cheap dive computer and use it in gauge mode or look for a fully customizable one, where you can set up gradiant factors or similar.
Trilaminate with diagonal front zip and telescopic torso. Pockets with velcro on both legs and a pee-valve for husslefree dives.
You can choose silicone or latex seals, whatever you prefer. Your drysuit should fit perfectly in every movement, if not made to measure is an option