There are few experiences greater than exploring the underwater world. Here you will find a huge range of scuba diving & snorkelling gear from trusted brands, retailers, and private sellers throughout Australia. Dive in and explore the world of outdoors at Outdoria.
It has been said that we know more about the surface of the moon, than we do about the oceans here on Earth. We have, however, known for a long time that the oceans are vital to the ongoing success of life on this planet. And human beings are no different from the marine life in that we rely heavily on them for food and other natural resources.
Scuba divers use gear that is designed specifically to allow them to travel efficiently underwater. Today, scuba divers typically use a combination of mask, snorkel, fins and a wetsuit or dry suit in order to explore the oceans depths. If you are snorkelling, that's all the gear you are going to need, but if you plan on scuba diving, you are going to need an air tank, regulator, monitor gauges and probably a weight belt. Not to mention some training in how to use it all!
Scuba diving is a discipline that can be performed by anyone so long as they have completed a registered dive course and have passed the appropriate medical examinations to prove they are safe to dive. Before buying gear, it's a good idea to look into a dive instruction centre near you, and get the skills to use it safely first.
Dive stores sometimes offer courses for beginners and advanced divers, so check out some of the stores at Outdoria to enquire with a store near you.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s ocean explorers sought new ways to extend their time under water experimenting with novel technologies that either provided air directly from the surface, or enabled them to take a finite supply of air with them to the bottom of the sea.
Scuba Diving was developed with a very simple goal in mind: allow the diver to spend more time underwater. There are two types of regulators that help the diver to achieve this: closed circuit and open circuit.
Closed circuit systems recycle the divers air, scrubbing it of carbon dioxide using a system called a rebreather. Closed circuit systems do not expel much air into the surrounding environment making them very quiet systems suited for military ops and for the observation and study of marine life.
Open circuit systems are the most common form of scuba system used today. Divers carry a tank of compressed air on their back that supplies them with air via a regulator that controls the flow of air from the tank. Closed circuit systems expel carbon dioxide into the surrounding water.
As the amount of time available to underwater divers is extended more and more, divers look for ways to use that time. Some choose to simply explore and observe the marine life beneath the waves, taking photos using underwater cameras. Others choose to hunt or forage for food using spearguns or their bare hands to grab crustaceans out from their hiding places.
However you like to explore the ocean's depths, find the gear to enable you to do it at Outdoria.