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#1 basso76


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:30 PM

Hey Guys,

I am relatively new to diving and I was looking to slowly build up my equipment.  I am looking for dive shop in and around NYC.  I have googled a few including Pan Aqua and Leisure Pro.  If anyone has information on other places that may not show up on google search, please let me know.  At the moment, I would am looking at masks, fins, snorkel, and maybe a regulator.  Thanks,

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:28 PM

Hello Scott,

As I live in an area that does not have any local dive shops, I use the internet sites for most of my purchases. Leisure Pro is a site that I have used a number of times, and I have been very happy with them. I have also purchased a number of items
through Kamala, right here on Singledivers.com. Both good options. When I started diving, and had access to local dive shops, I did go that route. It was beneficial to have some hands on help with selecting decent gear that fit properly.

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 10:14 PM

Welcome! We do offer some items for sale...usually main dive gear and cool travel related items. We partner with manufacturers such as OMS, Edge & Hogg, Aqualung, Cochran, and more to bring you great value for your dive equipment investment.
For the basics, as Diver Ed said you really need to go to the store to try things on to be sure they fit. Other than your mask...don't spend a fortune on a snorkel and fins. You will most likely change those as you evolve in diving.
If you know what kind of diving you are drawn to i.e. wreck diving, local cold water diving, warm water travel diving then we can help you with suggestions to narrow your choices down. Fins are not all the same and different styled fins are better or worse for different styles of diving.
So let us know what kind of diving you are drawn to and we can give you fin suggestions. Also keep in mind that even if you try fins out in the pool...they will perform differently in the ocean and especially in current. So trying them out in a pool does not always let you know how they will perform when diving for real.
Give us some ideas about what you are interested in and we can help you.
You can also meet other dive shops in the NY and NJ area AND meet us at BTS the end of March. In fact you can hang out and help us and we can get you in for free. HERE are more details. kamala

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 01:21 PM

Thanks Ed and Kamala.  I certainly would like to try on masks.  It seemed liked I had the most trouble finding a rental that fit.  This will probably be my first purchase.  As for other scuba adventures, I do like the tropics.  As the Grand Caymans has been my only experience so far, I would not be opposed to other/colder climates as well.  I also added my name to the Bonaire trip, and posted in the BTS forum at the end of the month.  I would like to make it at least one of the days.  I look forward to meeting and diving with you all.  Thanks again for all of the great information. 

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