Updated on August 14, 2020

Whether you are just getting into scuba diving or you already an avid diver, you probably wonder what are the best scuba diving gear packages out there. Buying your whole kit at once instead of getting it piece by piece can save you a lot of time and money. 

With all the different brands and models out there it can overwhelming to find what’s best for you. But don’t worry, that’s what The Adventure Junkies is all about. We spend hours researching all options and so you can get what you need quick and get underwater.

For that reason we’ve put this guide together so we can help you find the best dive package for you. No matter if you are a beginner or an advanced diver, if you dive at home or you travel to dive, this article will show you the scuba package that you need to get started.

 

 

Quick Answer - The Best Scuba Diving Gear Packages

  1. Mares Prime SMU
  2. Cressi Leonardo
  3. Aqua Lung Pro HD
  4. Mares Abyss 22
  5. Cressi Travelight

 

Comparison Table - Best Scuba Diving Gear Package

PictureNameLevelPriceRating
Mares Prime SMUBeginner$4.5
Cressi LeonardoBeginner$4.9
Aqua Lung Pro HDBeginner$3.8
Mares Abyss 22Intermediate$$4.5
Cressi TravelightFor Dive Travel$$4.7
PictureNameLevelPriceRating

 

 

HOW TO USE THIS SCUBA DIVING EQUIPMENT PACKAGES GUIDE 

Before we go into the different scuba gear packages, I’d like to give you a quick overview of how to get the most out of this guide. There are many dive gear packages out there and one particular package is not the best one for everyone. Each of them have variations on the gear they include which can make them more attractive for certain people.

Be aware these packages do not include mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuits although you will need them to go diving. Tanks and weights are normally provided by the dive operator you dive with.

Don’t forget to check our scuba equipment list for a detailed checklist of all accessories you might want to have in addition to the essentials. For product comparisons of specific scuba gear, you can check our BCDs, regulators and dive computer guides.

The goal of this guide is to provide you with the best information available in an format that is easy to understand so you can make a better choice according to your needs. 

Next to each package you will see a few categories, let me explain what they mean. 

BCD: The specific BCD model this package has and its main features.

REGULATOR: The specific regulator model and its main features.

OCTI: The specific octi model and its main features.

SPG: The specific SPG (submersible pressure gauge) model, if provided. Some of the newest dive computers come with a transmitter to monitor the air consumption, so a SPG is not provided.

COMPUTER: The specific dive computer model and its main features

EXTRAS: Some packages come with regulator bags, trolleys, backpacks or even dive lights. If any extra is included, you will find it on this category.

NOT INCLUDED: If there is something important we believe you might need and doesn’t come with the package, you will see it here.

PRICE RANGE: How much you expect to pay for the scuba package.

 

Reviews - The Best Gear Packages for Scuba Diving

Mares Prime SMU

Specs
  • Level: Beginner

BCD: Mares Prime (Jacket Style) With MRS Plus Weight Pocket System

REGULATOR: Mares Rover 12S 

OCTI: Mares Rover Octopus

SPG: Mares Mission 2 Gauge Console Imperial

COMPUTER: None

EXTRAS: None

NOT INCLUDED: Dive Computer, Bags, Light

PRICE RANGE: $799.00

Cressi Leonardo

Specs
  • Level: Beginner

BCD: Cressi R1 (with integrated weight system)

REGULATOR: Cressi AC2 Compact

OCTI: Cressi Compact

SPG: Cressi Mini

COMPUTER: Cressi Air/Nitrox Leonardo (Console)

EXTRAS: Regulator Bag (GearUpGuide)

NOT INCLUDED: Dive Light, Backpack/Trolley

PRICE RANGE: $899.00

Aqua Lung Pro HD

Specs
  • Level: Beginner

BCD: Aqua Lung Pro HD (With Integrated Weight System) 

REGULATOR: Aqua Lung Titan

OCTI: Aqua Lung ABS

SPG: Aqua Lung SPG

COMPUTER: Aqua Lung i300

EXTRAS: Regulator Bag

NOT INCLUDED: Dive Light, Backpack/Trolley

PRICE RANGE: $994.00 – $1,004.00

Mares Abyss 22

Specs
  • Level: Intermediate

BCD: Mares Hybrid Pro Tec (with integrated weight system)

REGULATOR: Mares Abyss 22 Navy 

OCTI: Mares Air Control

SPG: None

COMPUTER: Aeris A300 (Wrist)

EXTRAS: Dive Light (Phantom Aquatics Impulse 600) & Regulator Bag

NOT INCLUDED: Backpack/Trolley

PRICE RANGE: $1,399.95

Cressi Travelight

Specs
  • Level: For Dive Travel

BCD: Cressi Travelight (With Integrated Weight System)

REGULATOR: Cressi MC9

OCTI: Cressi Octo

SPG: Cressi Mini

COMPUTER: Cressi Leonardo (Console)

EXTRAS: Regulator Bag, Trolley, Dive Light (iTorch)

NOT INCLUDED: None

PRICE RANGE: $1,099.00 – $1,139.00

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