Selecting Scuba Mask and Diving Fins for Sharm El Sheikh

When you begin the process of becoming a diver, from the very first lessons in the pool, you have to face some, basic expenses, relating to the equipment. Snorkel, in fact, they are the basic kit to begin to take its first steps as a diver, followed by your instructor.

In fact one of the first questions I am asked by a new pupil is related to the type of purchase of mask and dive fins. Normally if the aspirant has already practiced snorkeling, it is proposed to use the mask and fins already possessed, because it is assumed that by using the equipment that is already used is more comfortable and suitable.

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Choosing the Scuba Mask

The mask selection should not be made ​​lightly, not always a mask fits securely into the physiognomy of the face, causing pain if there are points of contact with the rigid part of the mask and the nose or forehead.

There are a large number of commercially available masks in all price segments, colors, shapes and prices, the choice should not be dictated by a mere aesthetic taste, the mask should be rigorously tested.

For a correct check the adaptability of the mask, the ‘ aspiring diver, he will lay it on the face without using the strap, do a little inspiration, to create vacuum enough to keep it attached to the face. If the mask does pass air, and thus does not remain attached to the face, it means that the rubber or the silicone (depending on where the mask is formed material), does not adhere perfectly to the face, and where now passes air, during diving passes water, with the hassle of having to empty it every two minutes underwater. Don’t forget to check out the best diving mask reviews.

At the same time, if the mask fits correctly, but the nose painfully rests on the rigid structure of the mask, even in this case, you will have to turn your purchase requirement towards another product, because during the dive, we must be in our comfortable, and not get distracted by pain or discomfort that would make the dive a useless torture.

If the mask is tight, does not pass air and is comfortable, then it is the right mask. For lovers of the “whiskers” the problem of water seepage could be something we have to live with, and consider your look, at least for the first periods of the course!

Choosing the Fins

With regard to the fins, also in this case, the new diver could be distracted by the multitude of shapes and colors. Surely, at the suggestion of the instructor, the diver will be directed towards a purchase of open shoe fins, those which require shoes to be worn. With these fins one can enjoy the warmth offered by the shoes, but also allows the use of shoes can also walk on gravel or uneven ground that maybe you have to face before reaching the dive site.

There fins are also dedicated to diving, which in some cases are used by divers for scuba diving. I strongly advise against the use of this type of fin, apart from the considerable size, a newcomer would not have the necessary experience to handle these fins for long. This would create only confusion and difficulty in movement. Have diving fins and make sure that they are used for their intended purpose. I hope you find this comparison of the best scuba diving fins helpful.

Among the open-heel fins you can find products dedicated to recreational diving and products dedicated to technical diving. The right choice for the aspiring diver should rest on the fins of medium length and of medium stiffness that do not create too much resistance to avoid frequent cramps (if you are not used to kicking) but still ensure sufficient propulsion. Going on the fins suitable for the right price, and if you are accompanied by your instructor, rely on the store manager, indicating that you are about to embark on scuba diving for the first time.

My Backpack for Travelling The World

Traveling with less luggage as possible is crucial for me, taking unnecessary weight on my shoulders is just a waste of energy. In a 4000 km journey on foot for me, every ounce counts.

my pack

Below is a list of my equipment for the spring/summer period.

  • 1Felpa, 4 long sleeve technical T-shirts, 1 jacket waterproof, 1 waterproof trousers, a backpack with cover (waterproof), 1 waterproof cover (separate), 3 shorts, 3 trousers, 2 pairs of shoes, one pair of flip / flop, 1 bed bag for hostels, 7 t-shirts and pajamas.
  • I’m confused on the down jacket that even if light takes up much space.
  • 7 socks (another thing to walk with these), 7 briefs / boxers, one costume.
  • Antihistamines for allergy, eye drops, paracetamol, buscopan, blister plasters, gauze.
  • 1 toothpaste, 1 toothbrush, razor blades, shaving cream and aftershave, 1 comb, shower gel, soap.
  • 1 laptop, 2 phones (one dedicated solely to the racking system),
  • GoPro, Sony QX100 lens, multiple usb adapter to cut the weight (we do not need bulky and heavy slippers ), portable 3g, selfie stick.

This is all that I need (I think) for the summer. A backpack of 10.5 kg load mostly of dreams and hopes.

Project Bug Out Bag – How I am Preparing One for Cheap

Now I’ve laid out everything in front of you for getting ready to put it all into my bug out bag alright. The most important thing about a bug out bag is having a comfortable tactical pack or a decent hiking daypack to keep all the gear and survival equipment in. What I have right here is I have a harness backpack that clips around my waist. This will make it very nice when you are walking for hours on end in hiking or casual bug out session in the woods. This will take weight off of your back and keep more in front of you and on top of you. i would recommend getting Condor 3 Day Assault Pack. I found a great Condor 3 Day Assault Pack Review online. You can check that out if you want to buy a solid pack.

bug out bag

 

So the next thing you are going to want to make sure that you have in a bug out bag is a bunch of different pockets. Now this is a great one, this is an elementary backpack, this has all different sorts of pockets that I’m going to be keeping all of my survival kit stuff broken up into different things. So I know that all my fire starting stuff is in one pouch, my food is in another one, shelter equipment is in another one, etcetera.

So the first thing that I want to put into my backpack here, is my tarp. Now this tarp is perfect for shelter making. This is a very essential thing you can get it for a couple of bucks at Home Depot or Walmart. These are great, also you can double it for a trash bag, you can get a trash bag and use the trash bag as a tarp.

Later I’m going to teach you how to use a tarp to gather water from rain which can be very useful. I’m going to put that in the big part of my backpack right here. That’s going to be my first thing I put in. The next thing that I’m going to put in, my most essential items that you are ever going to want to bring with you in a bug out bag is a knife. If you are not going to spend money on anything else for a bug out bag, you want to make sure you have a very good knife. What I have right here is a Gerber knife.

This is just a flip blade knife, it doesn’t matter what, what kind of knife you have as long as it’s nice and sharp. So make sure before you are out in the wilderness. sharpen your knife up really good. I keep this one on me at all times. I don’t keep it in my bug out bag because you just use a knife way to much to keep it somewhere else.

Also I have a flashlight. This little Maglite flashlight you can buy for I think ten or fifteen bucks at Home Depot. I keep this one on me as well. It’s got a little pouch that I can keep it on my belt buckles. So those are the things that I keep on me, also I keep a bottle of water.

This is always good. So a knife, a flashlight and a bottle of water, those are the main things that you are going to need in the wilderness if you have nothing else at all. But now I’m going to show you what else that you can put into your bug out bag that’s going to make it a lot easier for you to survive in the wilderness.

Water

  • For clean water: “Aquapure Traveller” traveller
  • Storage: 2 squeeze bottles of 2 liters

Food and kitchenware

  • Energy Bars;
  • Based canned tuna;
  • Corned beef, ham pate;
  • dehydrated soups;
  • lyophilized doses of coffee, tea;
  • Lumps of sugar;
  • Pods concentrated or dried milk;
  • Chewing gum;
  • candy;
  • Dark chocolate ;
  • Mini pocket stove + solidified alcohol pads;
    Knife, fork, spoon plastic or aluminum;
  • Quarter aluminum, it allows heating the water;
  • Opens sturdy box “Castor”.

Pharmacy

You can modulate the list of your priorities medicines

Hygiene

  • Small cotton towel;
  • Washcloth Cotton;
  • Liquid soap;
  • Toothbrush;
  • Toothpaste;
  • Tampons / sanitary towels if necessary;
  • Small mirror;
  • Toilet paper;
  • Nail clipper;
  • Katadyn Micropur Forte 10 ml liquid, to clean and conserve water;
  • Handkerchiefs paper.

Couture

  • Sewing Needles;
  • Fil-resistant sewing;
  • Safety pins;
  • Jean buttons to clip.

Shelter / DIY

  • Sleeping bag polyethylene aluminum;
  • Survival tent aluminum or polyethylene plastic sheeting 2x3m;
  • String;
  • Rope climbing 10 / 20m;
  • Victorinox Swiss Army knife or Leatherman multipurpose pliers;
  • Gas Lighters stone ignition BIC;
  • Compass;
  • A piece of white cotton cloth to filter the dirty water;
  • Map, plastic;
  • Map of the area you live or where you go;
  • Notebook + wooden pencil;
  • Candles;
  • Chain saw for cutting wood, plastic;
  • Headlamp + batteries qualities rows apart.
  • Small distress smoke;
  • Firecrackers to scare or report;

Miscallaneous

  • Robust standard knife – KA-BAR Short USMC KA-BAR or Gerber Gator Junior
  • 1 Large sturdy garbage bag;
  • Tape Type Duct Tape canvas;
  • fast cyanoacrylate adhesive;
  • Whistle to signal;
  • freeze defense pepper gun 2 shots;
    lubricant without condoms (to protect a bandage, store water, sealing);
  • Playing cards;
  • Cash + gold or silver coins, concealed in a belt cover notes;
    List of phone numbers, important addresses and phone numbers of your bank accounts, social security, etc .;
  • Emergency Manual protected in a plastic bag.

Clothing

  • waterproof poncho covering the backpack;
  • Solid belt with buckle;
  • aluminum carabiner;
  • 1 T-shirt cotton;
  • 1 Slip cotton;
  • 1 Pair of cotton or wool socks;
  • Glasses if necessary belt with holsters;
  • Sunglasses with belt holster;
  • Earplugs ;
  • Pair of leather work gloves;
  • Bob sealed with adjustable chin.
  • Put whatever gets damaged humidity in small freezer bags and seal.

You can fix some items out of the bag, such as machetes, gloves, flexible water bottle.