Hi! My name is Simon Pierce. I’m a shark biologist and underwater photographer. The ocean is an amazing place. I’m incredibly lucky to be able to spend a lot of time on the water.
I get questions every day about the equipment I use to stay comfortable and safe while I’m scuba diving or snorkeling. I’m not surprised – the options available are pretty overwhelming! I’ve created this site to sort through all the choices and give you my best advice on the gear that will fit your needs.
I would love it if this site helps you to get underwater!
With that in mind, I’ve created some comprehensive guides for those of you that are new to snorkeling or diving:
- Beginner’s guide to snorkeling gear: What do you need to get started?
- Beginner’s guide to scuba diving equipment: What do you need to get started?
If you have questions about what gear you need, and why, you’ll find a lot of answers in these guides, along with my own personal recommendations on the best equipment to get you started with your adventures.
In the course of my work, I get to test a lot of different snorkel and scuba gear myself. I also talk to other expert divers about their favorite equipment, and I’m – frankly – kind of a gear nerd. Hopefully, then, you’ll find my Buyer’s Guides to be useful resources for finding the gear you love:
- Buyer’s Guide: The Best Dive Watches for 2017
- Buyer’s Guide: The Best Scuba Gear for 2017
- Buyer’s Guide: The Best Snorkeling Gear for 2017
I’ve also written up lots of separate snorkel and scuba gear reviews here on the site, and I’ve created some detailed guides to selecting a great scuba mask, dive knife, snorkeling fins… whatever you need.
I really hope you find this information useful. See you underwater 🙂