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Wow! cost of gear

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

  1. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New Jersey
    Don't confuse "spending" with "investing"

  2. hroark2112

    hroark2112 Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Raleigh, NC
    4 rebreathers
    Regs, tanks, wetsuits, drysuit, misc. bs.

    A dollar or two :)
  3. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    We were on a boat for a tech class a few years back, and it hit me . . . EACH diver on the boat was going into the water with gear that cost more than the boat did!

    No, I don't want to know how much I have spent on dive gear. . .
  4. Drin

    Drin Contributor

    I worked it out roughly a couple of years ago. When I put on my gear and splash (including my breather and DPV) I'm wearing and carrying $23,000 in gear.

  5. WarrenZ

    WarrenZ The Ultimate Bad Example ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Las Cruces NM
    That must have been some Dive boat.

    I went low end on my gear but for my tec class I was jumping in the water with about $4000 worth of gear.
  6. kwinter

    kwinter Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: South Jersey
    My signature on other forums is the Tech Diver's Prayer: Dear Lord, if I should die, please don't let my wife sell my dive gear for what I told her I paid for it.
  7. eelnoraa

    eelnoraa DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco Bay Area
    For all you tech divers, you forget to mention the cost per breath when you are breathing 18/45 at 200ft.
    cmulvaney and thoga00 like this.
  8. Bigd2722

    Bigd2722 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Winter Park, fl
    I have to tell my wife it's an investment in life safety.:D

    ---------- Post added July 4th, 2015 at 05:07 AM ----------

    Agreed. But I will (and did) claim replacement cost recently with American Airline. Still waiting to see how that goes.

    ---------- Post added July 4th, 2015 at 05:09 AM ----------

    Damn. I forgot about the camera.:idk:
  9. Brandon

    Brandon Shop Independent Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Alaska
    Don't do the math... just don't... ever... do the math. I also had to do it for the homeowner's insurance policy and I'm damn lucky that I had already hinted to the wife just how bad it was. It was also pretty fun to explain to our insurance agent. =)

    Another depressing number - annual costs / number of dives per year. Knowing that number changed my diving habits; it was no longer worth it (to me) to DM for free for out of state "bucket list" divers. If I'm spending that much of my disposable income on diving per year, I owe it to myself (and my family) to focus on diving for fun.
    chillyinCanada likes this.
  10. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
    Around 30K in the last ten years. Replacement value that is. I didn't pay anywhere near that thanks to buying used gear, dealer cost items, etc. Right now 4 sidemount rigs, 3 BPW's, a dozen or so regs. 4 wetsuits (one a full custom that did cost as much as the other three), 2 dry suits, a lower end scooter (Torpedo), a dozen or so tanks, a couple can lights, a kayak, tools, accessories, etc.

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