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What did you buy that you regret?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by TSandM, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. divingmoose

    divingmoose Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
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    Well here we go: Genisis Yukon second stage a piece of Qwap I use it now as a door stop, 2 used 80al hydoed but not properly vis'ed after it was contaminated and value threads corroded, a custom made 7 mm wet suit had to have resized so I could breath, all bought from a lds in Winnipeg Buyers BEWARE. as a newby I wish I would have shopped around.
     
  2. ScottBuck

    ScottBuck Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
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    Worse thing I Bought was a wetsuit that had a hood integrated ended up cutting it off! Oh yea and everything I bought while taking my OWC that I thought I wanted and ended up replacing. Hey but now I have two+ full get ups one for the pool classes and one for the ocean.
     
  3. Hatul

    Hatul Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tustin, California, United States
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    Can I ask you what's wrong with the integrated hood? It seems like a good idea.

    Adam
     
  4. hudson

    hudson Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: St. Louis, MO
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    If you don't want to put the hood on, it turns into a drag chute. Most annoying.
     
  5. Santa

    Santa Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Denmark
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    :depressed:sigh

    positively buoyant lightweight fins with rifled rubber edges to mimic the fins of a manta or halibut.

    Might as well have gone diving with a couple of real halibuts stamped to my feet.
     
  6. ScottBuck

    ScottBuck Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
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    During the winter it was OK. But during the summer I didnt like wearing a hood so I tried pulling it back letting it drag behind, but there was to much drag and choking factor. so I cut it off, and than bought a hoodless wetsuit. and use the cut off hood for winter dives.
     
  7. CaptBill

    CaptBill Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Key West
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    Worse thing I ever bought were the BCs and Regs in their first year on the market. I learned the hard way that some manufacturers won't do recalls unless ordered to by the Government and Warranties are crap.
     
  8. Hatul

    Hatul Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tustin, California, United States
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    I'm surprised by your answer, and I assume you're in California. Here in Southern California, the water temp even in summer is no more than 60F and I can't imagine diving without a hood.

    Adam
     
  9. ScottBuck

    ScottBuck Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
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    yeah, about 20-30 min north of you. Went diving this last weekend divers cove in laguna beach the water temp was 68F. I can handle the cold more than I can handle the feeling that I am being choked!
     
  10. LaniS

    LaniS Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Manila, Philippines
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    May I ask why? I have a 2-year old A540 and am planning to buy a housing for it..
     

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