Cute little diving toy set! Everything is great quality which is standard for B Toys :-) The "tails" stick up some from the bottom floor making it easier for new divers. Our little one is still learning to swim so we used these in an area where she can still stand to practice diving under and holding her breathe and they were perfect! Easy to grab onto/see from the surface so helped a lot with her confidence. :-)
What makes these weighted pool toys stand out are silly bugs and fruit figures, just waiting to be scooped up by the hungry hippo net. The four diving pieces are durable, and their seaweed tops are made of strong plastic, just like the main bodies. I do wonder if the more fragile mesh net will make it through one summer season though. It's definitely not as strong as other little nets we have collected through the years.
This diving set does double duty--our five year old has just mastered the art of going underwater and touching the bottom of the shallow end of the pool. He loves retrieving objects, and these are big and colorful enough for him to spot. When he's not busy playing with them, our two year old twins like putting them in the smaller wading pool. They get a kick out of the bulging eyes--I'm glad bugs were included in Hippo's diet as they are favorite play figures at our house.
We typically purchase a few inexpensive pool toys per summer season--by August something is usually broken out of each. I don't expect much different from this particular set. Pool toys take a beating anyhow--active kids (all boys), water and chlorine don't help. And as the kids say, "it's all good." Even if something breaks, the kids simply combine everything that still works and they're just as happy.
This is a cute diving set, but I don't know if it's worth the price tag!! You get 4 dive creatures and one net. They're all really well made and very durable, but $30 is a hefty price to pay for pool toys that may last one season. In our experience (pool owners here), it doesn't matter the quality of the product, if it's going back and forth between the chlorine and the sun, it's not going to last longer than one season...MAYBE two! These are really cute, easy to grab, and seem to be well made. The kids love diving for them, scooping them with the net, and also playing pretend with the little characters.
I took one star because of the price, but quality is great!!