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Wow! cost of gear

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by Bigd2722, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. Bigd2722

    Bigd2722 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Winter Park, fl
    Over the years I have accumulated way more gear than I need. Due to some issues with insurance, I decided it would be a good idea to inventory my gear in case something happens. Including tanks, spare regulators, analyzers, back plate, wet suit, dry suit, fins, etc. I came up with $15,800.00. Shop tools, tank, regulator, etc. added another $7,500.00. While not perfect (don't have all the receipts), these numbers are reasonable and defensible to an insurance claim. This doesn't include hardware, webbing etc. Think its time to look at Ebay

    Do you know how much you have invested in gear?
  2. Imla

    Imla Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Oslo, Norway

    DSLR - photography

    I _really_ do NOT want to think about that! :)
  3. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
    True dat!
  4. oly5050user

    oly5050user Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Westchester NY
    Active status instructor...photography, assorted wet and dry suits, at least 8 tanks , lost count of regulators, bcd's some for northeast wreck diving,some for warm water, oh yeah almost forgot the boat with a 200hp Yamaha on it..
  5. Aquanomad

    Aquanomad Contributor

    # of Dives:
    Location: HI
    Exactly whats said above. I invenrory it all in a spreadsheet. But Genesis, rEvo, Aquatica MKIII, Haskel booster, RIX SA6, let alone the rest of it and the boat. Its an expensive road to travel. Been worth every penny so far though!
  6. redacted

    redacted Guest

    I suspect there is a big difference between the replacement cost and the resale value; but they are both probably small potatoes compared to what you have spent on dive trips.
  7. Aquanomad

    Aquanomad Contributor

    # of Dives:
    Location: HI
    Thats whats nice about the DAN affiliate. Low deductible. I think its about 3.5% of the value. And you get what you insured it for not the depreciated value. And for everything other than loss in water including theft.
    Bigd2722 likes this.
  8. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    30 tanks, 15+ regs, scooters, drysuits, rebreather, HID lights...Bruh...

    I've got over $300 in ****ing boltsnaps.
    victorzamora and kwinter like this.
  9. Tug

    Tug ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Since I have over 20 tanks, at least 10 regulators and a rebreather, I agree with most of the above posters and try not to think about it...

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  10. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    I've spent a huge amount, quite frightening really. I'm very happy with all my current gear just wish I got it right first time round, could have saved thousands. Still, all part of the journey I guess. I have no idea how long SB has been around but if I'd joined when I started diving I'm sure it would have saved me a lot of money. Registering with SB should be part of OW certification:D

    ---------- Post added July 3rd, 2015 at 07:14 PM ----------

    If I die and my wife sells all my gear for the prices I told her I paid someone's gonna get some awesome deals.
    AMIR007, cmulvaney, Pao and 6 others like this.

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