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Most divers that live on the coast or at least near one can have access to some really awesome dive shops that great people own. It is always nice to support the hometown divers anytime that you can.
But what about the rest of us (Like myself living in Arizona) who live too far away from the ocean to get our hands on great dive gear from good people? There is a time and a place to order gear at online scuba stores so when you find yourself in that situation we want you to know who is the best bet.
Just a little side note. This site is in no way affiliated with any of these stores, I don’t want anyone to think that I am pushing them on you. OK! Here we go.
…In no particular order.
Leisure Pro is the dive shop we all wanted to start back in the day, now it is just huge! They buy not only from many manufacturers but also indirectly (via stores that are closing etc.) in order to provide scuba products that are more affordable.
Even after that, they offer their own warranties for those “gray market” items which is really cool. So don’t believe the bad things that your Local Dive Shop says about LP, they compete in very different markets while still selling top-notch products to divers. For more info visit Leisure Pro.
Joe & Larry are awesome guys who a scuba freaks in the best sense of the word. Their store is jam-packed with quality dive gear and they love to help. They also host a pretty cool forum that is worth getting in to if you need some personalized information. Check them out at Scuba Toys.com.
House Of Scuba
Great site with tons of product. Besides the great customer service you will find a great blog that features some cool new/ product bundles which are always handy. House Of Scuba is located in San Diego and they operate scuba lessons from the shop which is pretty awesome. Truth in advertising! Visit House Of Scuba. Dive Seekers
A nice, no-nonsense approach to the online dive shop. The site is very clean and easy to navigate any on through a blog they discuss product recalls and helpful tips such as oxygen service. You can find them at Diveseekers. Divers Direct
Holy smokes a mega store?! Yes we did. Divers direct is actually a great establishment with no end in sight. Arguably one of the biggest out there that should provide a little piece of mind if you are making a blind purchase on something that you need. You can trust it and that’s why it is on the list. Plus it’s really fun to walk around in the huge retail stores. Visit DiversDirect.com.
It is always a good idea to shop around if you don’t really owe allegiance to a local dive shop. It becomes a necessity actually because you can save a ton on coupon deals or free shipping deals and that always varies from store to store.
We always recommend firstly supporting your local dive shop, but if you can’t find a reasonable way to do that check these guys out! They do an excellent job.
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The 5 Best Online Scuba Stores is a post from: The Spearfishing Academy