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Kayaks for diving?

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Jan 24, 2002
Are those kayaks useful for diving? :hmm
What about inflatables and pucturing problems? :confused:
Have someone tried the Sevylor Diveyak?
I am an avid kayak diver, its one of my favorite things to do. There are many manufacturers making dive kayaks, but I'm a big endorser of Ocean Kayaks. Their Scrambler XT model is the best all around dive kayak I've found. Try it, you'll have lots of fun.
Kayaks for diving

Kayak Diver (Dale), When is your book going to be available again? I've been checking your website faithfully (patciently?) every month for several months now. I'm serioulsy considering buying a kayak but would like to read your entire book first. Can't wait.
Mistaken ID

Sorry about that, it's a Mark in So Cal that writes that boook not a Dale in No Cal. I got confused, probably because a Dale writes a Dive Publication in Cal.:duh
Diving questions


I recently posted a series of questions on kayak diving in a Freediving forum. It may have been better served in a scuba forum. Would you mind looking at it and sharing any thoughts? I want to use the boat also for the same type of freediving as scuba(same spots). I've narrowed the choices to Ocean Kayak 'Drifter', 'Caper', and 'Scrambler XT' and the Wilderness Systems 'Tarpon 120'; all because of generous storage. Thanks for any help.


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I replied to other post but didn't put in my 2 cents about which model to get. I personally use the Scrambler XT. I like it because its very stable, hauls a load well and generally makes a great dive platform. I mainly scuba from it, but I freedive off it as well.
There are other models that paddle better, like the Scupper Pro. Its longer, has good storage, can get with tank well or 2 big hatches. Not as stable, but when you get used to it, its great. You might also want to check out Cobra kayaks. Have fun with whatever you get.

Thanks Patricio, good info. The first site addressed a number of things I have questions on but didn't post in the interest of brevity.