Tom’s been diving for over 60 years. He knows what works, and appreciates high quality equipment. His philosophy is to buy the best gear possible to do the job. With equipment upon which your life may depend, it’s not the time to try and save money. That doesn’t mean you have to spend the most money to get good equipment. You just don’t want to buy something that’s inferior. If you buy used gear, you should have it checked by an authorized facility to ensure it works well, is in excellent condition, and will be reliable. With his military background, Tom is fastidious in maintaining and cleaning everything after every dive. His gear not only stays in excellent shape (as does Beth’s since she follows the same protocols) but also, if he wishes to sell it, keeps its value.