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Avalon Dive Mask
Three window design enhances peripheral vision, while easy-adjusting swivel buckle allows a versatile fit. One-size-fits-all face skirt fits a wide variety of faces, while super soft, Siltech construction provides excellent comfort.
Don’t travel without your own mask and snorkel. On a recent trip to the Caribbean, we were surprised to note that the snorkels being handed out had not been sterilized! It’s not worth the health risk . . . also, if you have a wide or quite narrow face, lots of masks will leak and that can ruin your snorkeling and diving! While in Australia some years ago, I picked up a Blue Tusa Serene Dive Mask and still have it.
Ship’s Medical Kit (Priority)
West Marine’s take-anywhere first aid kit in-a-bottle keeps you prepared for minor injuries: Contains a first aid and CPR guide, first aid and burn cream, whistle, scissors, tweezers, tape, gauze, non-aspirin tablets, towelettes, alcohol pads, bandages of various sizes, reusable ziplock bag, tissue pack and sting relief pads. Rugged polycarbonate bottle comes in assorted colors and stows easily in a glove box or dry bag.
West Marine has medical kits that are partitioned into smaller “bags” of gear, each one of which will treat a particular class of injury. West Marine Medical Kits are made by Adventure Medical Kits, a respected outdoor supplier, and they come with an excellent instructional manual “Medicine for Mariners” by Drs. Eric Weiss and Michael Jacobs. Also consider having a kit that’s easily available to the crew so they can find common painkillers, bandages, sunscreen, tweezers, etc. This will keep your crew from rummaging around in your neatly organized Ship’s Medical Kit.
Sabre Dive Knife
This traditional, all-purpose dive knife comes complete with a one-button quick-release sheath that is easy to open even with a gloved hand. The 4.5″ stainless steel blade has a serrated top edge and line cutter for safety. $39.99 (Prices subject to change.)