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I was wondering if there was something wrong with the gear made by I.D.I.? I have read a lot about several brands of gear on this board, but nobody ever refers to anything made by this company. Is it because of a quality problem or is it because they are limited in their product distribution? I am seriously thinking of buying some of their gear and would really like personal reports to go along with all of the ratings that I have seen. I had no replys when I asked about the BC that I am considering buying and this really makes me wonder. Thanks, Hawk.
I bought an IDI Advantage BC for my wife and after a little adjustment to the back inflation concept she really liked it. It is well designed and easy to use-like most of the diving equipment on the market today. I bought it through Performancediver.com for $350.00.
IDI makes good equipment that gets consistenly high marks from Rodale's(not the world to me, but it means something).
I have two complete sets of IDI gear that I am very happy with. The regulator breathes as easy at 100 ft as it does at 10. I have never had any problem with any of the gear and it seems to be high quality.My local shop sells IDI and also uses it for scuba classes.
There's a few items that IDI makes that the Navy actually approves of. Aside from that many recreational divers shy away from the brand primarily because it's products are sold at Costco/Sam's Club type wholsale outlets next to 3 dollar snorkels and 10 dollar fins. I think it's mainly an image thing. Never fails to get some snickers on a dive boat... hehe
I have had a pair of power fins for easily 20 years. The only thing I don't like about them is the strap attachment. The strap on my left fin slips really bad. I didn't know the Jet fins and the power fins were identicle until I saw mine and another set side by side. There is one small difference and that is there is a very small set of holes across the jet fins that isn't there on the power fins.