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Basic gear for open water course that is made in USA?

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by Vanguy209, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I've been diving my Sherwood Magnum since, um, 22+ years? Long time. Love them though they haven't seen any cold water in a very long time, though that is why I'd originally purchased them.
     
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  2. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    My 1980 Magnum was my main reg till 2010, and it's now on my pony. I replaced it with a Blizzard as my main reg now. I like vintage gear and especially metal seconds, so the Sherwood second stages are usually used as a backup second, if at all.
     
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  3. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm still diving the same first, primary and safe second. There have been hose changes and a couple of challenges with my primary cover but creative techs have managed easily.
     
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  4. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    at least their second stages are not made here anymore. First stages may still be but the seconds aren't. They would certainly claim "Made in USA" if they could.
     
  5. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    I don't know of any mask/ fins snorkles made here except force fins.

    With that said I would not order a mask online. Fit is extremely important with them especially and you need to try them on.

    Good luck.
     
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