A solid introduction to how dive gear works, the choices we are faced with and how to ensure it will last. This is a book for anyone who wants to better understand diving kit without having to dismantle it, complete with helpful illustrations and details about the hidden inner workings. Although of obvious benefit to newer divers, Diving Equipment: Choice, Maintenance and Function will also be of interest to dive masters, instructors, those who need a refresher, and any curious non-diver. With an international perspective, it covers a range of conditions and a wide variety of diving gear including BCDs, computers, cylinders, drysuits, fins, gauges, masks, regulators, rebreathers, sidemounts, snorkels, stages, torches, weights, wetsuits and wings.