Summer is the ideal time to get into the water, explore and update that PADI certification. SCUBA diving puts you into a part of the earth hardly seen by most. Below the surface of the water, a whole other world is alive and bustling and teeming with life most of us only see on Blue Planet. With the right tools, you can explore the underwater world with a front row seat to sea life and wreck exploration. If you are looking to step into a wetsuit this summer, these are our favorite tools and accessories for a fun dive below the clear blue waves.
Dive watches can barely go under the waves these days, but the Panerai Submersible Chrono – Guillame Néry Edition is a true mechanical diving instrument that begs to get salty. The storied Italian watchmaker was born at sea, world-renowned for its unique and unparalleled dive watches. This Submersible, a beautifully rugged timepiece inspired by French freediver Guillaume Néry, is ready for any challenges you might face below sea level. The Chronograph was built for pro divers, water-resistant up to a depth of 300 meters, equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel for calculating dive time and white and blue luminescent indices that stand out very well against the grey dial. The 47mm works well when dry too: It’s light for its size — thanks to its titanium construction — making it a perfect addition to your wrist in or out of the ocean.
Body Glove: Pro 3 Dive 3mm Black-Zip Fullsuit $120
Cressi: Big Eyes Evolution Mask $70
Cressi: Pro Light Fins $53
PADI: Scuba Diving Certification Learn More
Gear Aid: Akua River Knife $30
Underwater Kinetics: SL3 eLED Dive Light $55
Go-Pro: Hero 7 Learn More
Sea to Summit: Big River Dry Bag 8 liter $30
Pak Towl: Luxe Microfiber Body Towel $30
RX Bar: Variety Pack $27