The prime focus of most scuba diving equipment manufacturers is usually basic parts of equipment; to make the best neoprene wetsuit, the most comfortable BCD, the safest regulator. Therefore, transport, preparation and disposal of the equipment is often neglected. Mares, however, thinks about all of these actions as well. We're already familiar with the renowned variety of scuba diving bags Mares has to offer, but in this blog, we will talk about a newer Mares product: the Cruise Carpet.
Over the years, I have visited many different diving locations, each one with different features that can lead to the deterioration, tearing or defilement of scuba equipment. Whether it's sand and little stones on the beach or leaves and mud on lake shores, it can all damage your gear. Since I started using the Cruise Carpet, all of these problems are no longer a concern at all.
I was a bit skeptical at the beginning because it was hard to forget the old military tent wing, which was an irreplaceable piece of equipment in my mind, but now I have experienced all of the benefits the Cruise Carpet has to offer. The tent wing took a very long time to dry and was very hard to wash, leading to unpleasant smells, while the Cruise Carpet can easily be put in a washing machine and dries very quickly.
I no longer have water in the trunk of my car, because the Cruise Carpet is waterproof, and I can calmly place all of my gear on it after a dive. It is
very spacious and easy to use, leaving enough space for every single piece of equipment, making sure we don’t forget anything. In spite of being spacious, it fits perfectly in every bag or rucksack, so you can always take it with you. I have even used it for picnics in nature with my friends!
Before acquiring the Cruise Carpet, I wasn’t aware of how much I had always needed it, and I found myself saying the famous “Where have you been all my life?” line. It’s a necessary part of every diver’s personal diving equipment, especially when exploring new locations, finding oneself in an unknown situation. With the Cruise Carpet there are no surprises!
Written by Bojan Milic, SSI AOWI (Pro: 87748)
Photos by Janez Kranjc