When budget is an issue, would you put your money on a nice diving camera or on a new diving gear?

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asked Mar 22, 2018 in Scuba Diving by Guyn (58 points)

5 Answers

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answered Mar 22, 2018 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I would go with Dive gear first. You can’t take pictures under water without it. Lol
commented Mar 24, 2018 by Guyn (58 points)
Thanks George1224 !
+1 vote
answered Mar 22, 2018 by VADiver (940 points)
It depends on what dive gear you already have. I first invested in my own kit - mask, fins, computer, wetsuit, bcd, regs and gauges. With your own gear, you are likely to dive more and you are more comfortable. Then I would invest in a camera.

There are also some great entry level camera options that are reasonably priced from compact digital cameras to underwater video cameras that may let you start capturing memories sooner.
commented Mar 24, 2018 by Guyn (58 points)
Thanks VADIver!
+1 vote
answered Mar 24, 2018 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Gear...for sure. But I stay pretty basic. I suppose if I had extra cash to burn and my gear was all perfect, then I might spring for a newer camera but gear is priority.
commented Mar 24, 2018 by Guyn (58 points)
Thanks richardehyman !
+1 vote
answered Mar 26, 2018 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Your dive equipment is life support systems. Your life comes first plus the camera equipment has changed so fast and low in cameras are really good. Start cheap and work your way up. I love Go-pros and have two, one on a stick which is fun to use to get close to read and sharks.
commented Mar 27, 2018 by Guyn (58 points)
Thanks for the tips!
+1 vote
answered Jul 17, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
Your diving gear keeps you alive, a camera is a luxury.  Get the best gear you can and then think about a nice camera.
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