Dive equipment rentals
All of the equipment at the resort is brand new at end of 2014 / 2015, the best quality, we have assorted sizes on offer. Contact us if you have any questions.
|Rental Equipment prices per day.|
|Complete set diving Gear.||850 Peso per day per PAX|
|Mask and Snorkel||150 peso per day per PAX|
|Regulator||250 Peso per day per PAX|
|BCD||250 Peso per day per PAX|
|Wet suit 3mm||150 Peso per day per PAX|
|Boots and Fins||200 Peso per day per PAX|
|Underwater flash light / Dive lamp||200 Peso per use per PAX|
|Diving computer||300 Peso per day per PAX|
Tips on wetsuits
Some of the more common wet suit styles:
- Full Body: The full one-piece scuba suit, or jumpsuit, covers the entire body, with sleeves that extend to the wrists and leggings that go to the ankles. Made from neoprene, divers order them based on thickness, from 2 mm to 9 mm. Beware, that once the thickness reaches 5 mm, the suit feels heavy to wear.
- Shorties: These one-piece suits are knee-length with short sleeves. They are popular for diving in warmer climates. Surfers also use them.
- Farmer John: The two-piece is so named for the bib-style overalls, which come with a hooded jacket. The layered dive suit provides extra warmth.
Your Wetsuit Should Feel Snug But Not Tight
How can you tell if a wetsuit fits properly? First, it needs to feel snug but comfortable. An overly tight suit can hurt your circulation and impede your breathing. It won’t keep you any warmer either.
Make sure the neck and chest don’t feel too tight. Your suit should be form fitting, meaning there should be no loose folds.
Check out how the suit feels in the water. Once the suit fills, feel how the water heats and then warms your body. Try swimming around in the suit, to ensure that it does not allow too much water in, which will have the reverse effect and make you feel cold.
Wear Dive Skins Underneath Wetsuits
Dive skins are for warm-water diving. Some people even wear skins on cold-weather beaches, or at indoor swimming pools.
Made from Lycra or Spandex, dive skins aren’t designed to keep divers warm, but they are helpful in protecting skin from cuts and scrapes. Some divers wear thin dive skins underneath their scuba suits.
Dive skins can get damaged from the salt and sun, so it is a good idea to always wash your dive skin in freshwater, hang it up, and let it dry. Don’t throw it in the dryer; the heat will destroy the material. Do not try to store it wet either, or mildew will grow on the material.
Rinse the Salt From Your Scuba Wetsuit After Diving
The first thing you need to do after a dive is hose off your equipment. Salt is corrosive, so you need to protect your fins, mask and wetsuit.
Your wetsuit needs to be sprayed thoroughly with freshwater. Soak the inside and outside of the suit. This will get rid of any odors as well. Then hang up your scuba suit and let it dry. Do not store it wet. Mold and mildew will grow, which are impossible to get out. Here are some other tips for maintaining your wetsuit:
- Store your wetsuit on a large hanger, which ensures that the neoprene material will not crack or bend.
- Occasionally wash your wetsuit with special neoprene soap. Your wetsuit dealer should also carry neoprene sealer for ensuring the long life of your wetsuit.
- After your wetsuit dries, store it away from the sunlight, which can degrade the suit. You also may want to lubricate the zipper to ensure it works properly. The lubricant also can be purchased from your wetsuit dealer.