If you plan to Dive for Abalone in the frigid waters on the Northern California Coast, you'd better be sure you have the right gear. A wetsuit with a minimum thickness range of 6 to 7 mm., that fits you right, is comfortable and durable, a pair of quality boots, some warm gloves, a good mask and a snorkel will all work together to round out the essentials of your Abalone diving gear. Once you own it all, you'll be set to seize any opportunity you can to just get on out there and pick yourself a limit of Abalone!
Below you will find a few great solutions to keeping you warm and comfortable while diving the cold water here on the Northern California Coast.
|WetsuitsAs the core of your overall Abalone Diving Gear collection, you need to select a wetsuit that fits, is comfortable, durable, and thick enough to keep you warm. A 7mm thick, two piece Farmer John type is one of the our favorite choices, but there are many others styles that will work just fine too!||BootsThe water is cold up here on the north coast of California, and if you don't have good boots on your feet, they're going to be cold. Which means you're not going to stay in the water very long. Do yourself a favor and get a good pair of boots and enjoy your Abalone diving adventures that much more!||Dive MasksThere's not too many more frustrating things that happen to you while diving than when your mask fogs up, or suddenly fills with sea water every few minutes. So don't be afraid to spend a little more and choose the best quality mask you can afford, and say goodbye the frustration of dealing with a crappy mask that you borrowed from your buddy's spare gear stash!|
|SnorkelsA snorkel that doesn't work the way it's supposed to can cause you all sorts of grief. You may end up trying several different styles before you end up with the snorkel that's just right, but at least this item isn't going to cost you an arm and a leg to acquire, so feel free to experiment until you get it right. You'll be happy that you did!||FinsYour fins are what will propel you down to get get your Abalone and then back up to the surface. You'll spend more time searching out the big ones where they live, and waste less time kicking and flailing around like a fish out of water when you have the right swim fins attached to the ends of your legs.|