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Every diver knows this feeling. It is an evil little monster that leads us to lust after new diving equipment. We all think that our first set of scuba will carry us forever: that if it is correctly maintained it will be all we could ever wish for. Not true. I wish it was. Alas “the want” is always present, always whispering to you, begging you to browse the pages of the diving magazines and choose your next piece of equipment to unlock the next level of your undersea adventures.

“The Want” is clever. Is it quiet. It builds your anticipation until your credit card practically jumps out of your wallet and enters its code into your keyboard. You didn’t even mean it to happen.

There are worse things to feed “the want” – worse than the magazines are other divers. Divers travel a great deal and are always dancing in front of you with the latest bit of gear.

What is my “want-monster” calling for now? The Razor side mount harness. It is beautiful. It is simple and sleek – and costs over the 600 euro mark. My head screams at me – NO! My credit card starts to twitch and my heart does a little flip. My BCD looks at me – I swear it is crying, it know it is going to be replaced. Don’t worry I whisper. I will always need you for courses. I promise.

So my question to you – fellow diver – is this.  What is on your wish list? What is your “want monster” calling out for?  I am curious but scared to know – what if one of the responses is something that I cannot resist.

Answers below please.

Alexandra Dimitriou is a dive center owner in Agia Napa, Cyprus. She became a diver in 1992 and received her bachelor’s degree in Oceanography at Plymouth University in 2003. Her love of the ocean has always been her driving force, and this has led to the natural progression of becoming a diving instructor in 2005. She is currently a PADI staff instructor and owner at Scuba Monkey Ltd.

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Gear Maintenance: Episode 1 Masks – Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)



Everything you need to know to make your scuba diving mask last a lifetime! Welcome to Gear Maintenance!

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A scuba diving mask is a seemingly simple piece of kit, but there are things that can wrong with it. Proper care, cleaning and preventative maintenance will help you keep your scuba mask in the best condition for years and years. We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning, defogging and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

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5 Women Divers With YouTube Channels That Inspire Divers Ready (Watch Video)



Another in the series of weekly videos from Divers Ready! This video was originally produced to coincide with PADI Women’s Dive Day 2019 but it’s worth celebrating everyday!

Ahead of PADI Women Dive Day 2019, it seemed appropriate to shine a light on the awesome content these 5 women divers are putting out.

We made this as a tribute video to 5 female rockstars of the diving world whose YouTube Channels have inspired Divers Ready in one way or another.

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