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Applying grease to the folding prop is made easier with a portable compressed air kit.

Compact Scuba Kits for Sailors

Mini SCUBA Kits Can Save Your Skin

In general, many cruisers prefer the freedom of snorkeling to scuba diving, yet there are situations when extending the time you can spend underwater becomes a safety issue.

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