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Old 11-13-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
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I am looking into getting some new gear and was looking at the Excursion package at MBT. If anyone knows the package do you have any recommendations for add ons? Or a different package that someone would recommend?
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
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That's a good package! The only one I would reccomend beyond that is the Dive Rite stuff.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:27 PM   #3
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save your money

dive rite backplate wing and harness m1 reg then pick the computer you want.

love the dive rite bwh
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:46 PM   #4
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how much will a decnt pckage run me? i'm probably going to be diving around 5 times a month and will mostly be spearfishing. can someone maybe give me a list of good gear and a estimate. i would like to get gear that is excellent quality and will last for awhile.
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JOHNJOHN205 (11/13/2007)save your money

dive rite backplate wing and harness m1 reg then pick the computer you want.

love the dive rite bwh


Yep! That's what I got and I love it. Last set of gear you'll ever need!



The excusion set will do the trick though.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:56 PM   #6
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I have a used dive rite set for sale. I donot want to take bussiness away from MBT but I have it none the less. I bought it used myself to try one but I like my old bc better.
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:19 PM   #7
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If U dont by used gear, definately buy from MBT. they are good guys, and good prices. I am cheap sometimes and buy used gear, but when I do buy somethin new, I drive all the way from Gulf Breeze just to see them and buy what I want. I also travel there for my nitrox fills.

When you buy tanks, do it right the first time and get som lp108's so you got plenty of air to spare!
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:21 AM   #8
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Well i was thinking that if i buy new gear at first i'm almost guaranteed that there is nothing wrong with it. When you say backplate is that just something to strap the tanks to and no BC or what is it? And if yall recommend buying used gear keep your eye out for me.
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Any type of rear inflate bc is better than a jacket. Good side is you have much more unrestricted movement, and no "squeeze" like you get from a jacket. Down side is that on the surface, some have a lil tendancy to tilt you foward, face closer to the water. However, If you just put enough air to keep you at the surface instead of fillin it up, it lessons the effects greatly. Also, you spend 95% of your time in the wter UNDER the water, not on the surface, so to me I would rather be more cofortable for that portion.

If you can afford it, get a new regulator from MBT. I bhought used, and wish I had sprung for a new one. At 120 feet, its not a real easy breather. Also, week and a half ago, someone I was with there reg went into free flow towards the end of the dive. They lost air fast.

When mine does that on the bottom, if I survive maybe my wife will let me spend the loot on a new one at MBT!
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:43 PM   #10
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So does your natural bouyancy keeps you afloat. Does it keep pushing you down and you just have to tread a little more? Any websites that can give me comparisons and a little info behind them?
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