Looks very tropical

Guess the dive gear

I often take pictures by accident. This is no mystery – the construction of my camera housing and the fact that I sometimes forget to turn it off on exiting the ocean conspire here to produce curious results. What is a mystery, however, is what some of the photos depict. As a fun (haha) activity for our loyal reader(s), here’s a game of Guess the Dive Gear. Answers at the end of the post…

1. Very easy

We start with something easy
We start with something easy

2. Easy

Also quite straightforward
Also quite straightforward

3. Also easy

What's this?
What's this?

But can you guess what brand it is?

Can you guess the brand?
Can you guess the brand?

4. Slightly less easy

Looks very tropical
Looks very tropical

5. This should be a piece of cake

What's this?
What's this?

Just identifying the piece of gear isn’t enough – do you know the make and model?

Can you guess the brand?
Can you guess the brand?
Still no idea?
Still no idea?

6. A bit tricky

Similar to (4) above, but with an additional item to complicate matters…

Quite challenging
Quite challenging

7. A total mystery

Even I'm not sure what this is
Even I'm not sure what this is

Answers

  1. Dangling octo (alternate air source)
  2. Glove
  3. Wetsuit (ScubaPro)
  4. Cylinder
  5. ScubaPro Seawing Nova fins
  6. Cylinder with BCD dump valve next to it
  7. Think I might have been lowering my gear to the ground. There’s a compass visible at the top of the picture, and the black mass at the bottom might be an inflated BCD. Any better ideas?

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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