Diving equipment in Ibiza
Ibiza is a paradise for diving. Its visibility is exceptional, with an average of 30 metres, partly thanks to the posidonia meadows that renew the sea's oxygen, guaranteeing one of the clearest waters in the whole of the Mediterranean. In addition, the water temperature is always between 14 ºC in winter and 26 ºC in summer, which allows diving all year round.
Come to Náutica Ereso and equip yourself from head to toe for your safe dives.
Cressi and Mares are two of the two most prestigious brands in the world of diving. Cressi has been manufacturing top of the range, high quality materials since 1946, to make diving a safe and unforgettable experience. Mares was created by Ludovico Mares, and was the first company in 1973 to manufacture fins made of two materials, creating a technopolymer blade of its own manufacture and a soother moulded in rubber. Two reference brands in the world of diving, which star in our diving section.
This is the basic material you need for safe diving.
Necessary for good thermal insulation and to be able to dive at any time of the year, as the body loses heat much faster in water than in air (up to 25 times faster). An excessively low body temperature in the water can be dangerous, so good protection is key. At Ereso we have Cressi and Mares wetsuits in different thicknesses (from 2mm to 7mm).
Egidio and Nanni Cressi began making their own diving masks and spearguns so they could dive close to home. By 1946, their designs and products had become so popular that they founded the Cressi company in Genoa, Italy. Since they created the famous Pinochio mask in 1952, Cressi has been the benchmark for innovation and materials in diving masks, which we receive promptly at Ereso.
Your BCD is an essential piece of equipment, as well as being the link between the other components, your safety and comfort underwater depend to a large extent on it.
Unlike swimmers, divers, snorkellers and freedivers do not use their arms for propulsion. Hence the importance of fins. But not all fins are the same: depending on the type of diving and the type of diver, you have to choose different fins.
The right fins can make a dive fun and easy or difficult and exhausting. Today, the vast majority of recreational fins are made from a combination of different technopolymers, such as polyurethane and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA). These materials are very strong and perform better than rubber.
The regulator is possibly the most important part of your equipment, as it connects to the scuba tank and is used for breathing underwater. In addition the regulator has more functions. A complete regulator consists of a first stage, a second stage, an alternate second stage (ALV), also known as an octopus, and a dive console. The dive console includes a depth gauge and a pressure gauge (manometer) and eventually a dive computer and a compass.
The depth and water temperature will determine which regulator is the most suitable to use. Come and ask us at Ereso and we will advise you on the most suitable regulator for you.
The scuba cylinders carry compressed air between 200 and 300 bar, with a common amount of between 10 to 15 litres depending on the dive time. They are connected to a regulator and a pressure gauge to check the amount of air remaining in the container. Like all other diving equipment, they should be checked every three years and visually inspected every year. Are yours up to date?
Dive lights are important if you are going to dive deep, in caves or on night dives. It is a safety feature, as well as allowing you to enjoy every detail underwater.
Accessories: Knives, belts and weights.
There is no superfluous accessory in diving. Make sure you have quality equipment, and enjoy yourself under the sea.
Remember: don't skimp on good underwater gear. There's no fun diving if it's not safe diving.