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Scuba diving on a budget
NakedDiver - 6/20/2021 11:37 AM
Category: Equipment
Replies: 4

I managed to get into scuba for only £900 UK. Bought all my own stuff (most of it brand new) including a little electric compressor to refill the tank. No further costs ever until I break something! If you want to know what any of the parts are or where I got them, let me know.

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LatitudeAdjustment - 6/22/2021 8:08 AM
Well being a naked diver you save a lot by not needing wetsuit$ or drysuit$

Usually we give new divers the task of filling tanks with a bicycle pump but maybe your electric compressor will work faster. Just be sure to change the filters and keep the oil out of your tank
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randomlyon - 6/22/2021 10:36 AM
I know exactly what you mean. I saved some money by buying a Shearwater Perdix AI and a Shearwater Teric with transmitter instead of the Garmin descent MK2i titanium bundle. Free shipping too.
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NakedDiver - 6/22/2021 12:22 PM
From LatitudeAdjustment: Well being a naked diver you save a lot by not needing wetsuit$ or drysuit$
This obsession nowadays with being warm and cosy all the time is ridiculous. Fair enough when you’re trying to sleep or relax in front of the TV, but if you’re out doing sports, who cares?

From LatitudeAdjustment: Usually we give new divers the task of filling tanks with a bicycle pump but maybe your electric compressor will work faster. Just be sure to change the filters and keep the oil out of your tank
An hour to an hour and a half to fill 12 litres to 300 bar. No good if you’re filling multiple tanks for a group of people, but if you have one compressor per tank, it’s no problem. I’ve seen the filter collecting oil and water, and the air in the tank smells pure. Good enough for me.
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NakedDiver - 6/22/2021 12:24 PM
From randomlyon: I know exactly what you mean. I saved some money by buying a Shearwater Perdix AI and a Shearwater Teric with transmitter instead of the Garmin descent MK2i titanium bundle. Free shipping too.
Wow, expensive kit. I’ll stick with my mechanical stuff.