There are a lot of different types of Scuba Diving Accessories. Most scuba accessories compliment the basic Scuba Gear, but they can bring a lot of relief especially from anxiety when you are just starting out.
Some of the different accessories that are available for Scuba Diving enthusiasts include:
Mesh Bags- These are some of the most basic scuba gear accessories, they are simply bags made of mesh material, they are lightweight and can be easier to carry both in and out of the water. There are a lot of different types of mesh bags available as scuba accessories.
Compass- Having a basic compass can aid in your diving, especially in making sure you know where you are at and which direction you are headed. A compass is considered part of most basic scuba gear, and they are available in simple versions or quite expensive setups.
Light Sticks, Dive Flags, and Lanyards- These are basic scuba accessories that help you find your way, and mark where you have been. With the chemical light sticks that are available on the market it features some of the most advanced lighting options, much improved over the last few years.
Safety Equipment- There are a number of different safety horns, dye makers and whistles as well as other standard pieces of safety equipment that is available for the Scuba diver. Some of the latest innovations are in the area of sound powered equipment. There are now devices that produce sound that can be used above the water, and beneath the surface. Each of these types of safety gear can aid in scuba diving and being able to notify other divers as well as summon assistance above water.
Wet And Dry Suits- Depending on what type of scuba diving you are doing, you can purchase and utilize either a wet suit , or a dry suit. Both types protect a scuba diver, when you use a wet suit you will have water next to your skin. They protect a scuba diver from a lot of different hazards and keep the body temperature within a certain range. They are one of the more popular scuba accessories.
Using a dry suit keeps water away from the skin, and allows a scuba diver to function in water that is a lot more cold. They give additional protection that a mere wet suit will not allow. Both wet and dry suits are an example of some of the more expensive scuba accessories.
Other accessories include such things as analog gauges, small scuba underwater computer devices, and buoyancy compensators. Each of these type of devices allow a scuba diver to keep aware of all different situations. They are all a far cry from the type of devices that were in effect even just a few years ago, the level of technology allow divers to achieve much more than they have been able to in the past.
Most people purchase a complete scuba gear package, and then after scuba diving for a while they purchase additional accessories as they need them. Different people dive in different approaches, so what scuba accessories are good for one person may not meet the need of another.