Seven dive computers compared

We picked seven of the most popular computers that retail for under £250 (one is just over £250), and took them for a couple of days' diving off Land's End to find out. All of them performed remarkably well....

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Underwater photography tips from New York Institute of Photography

The best time to take underwater photos is usually mid-day because the sun is overhead and will illuminate underwater subjects clearly. Rookie underwater photographers are often surprised how quickly light and color get lost as you plunge just a...

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GPS coordinates explained

Without a doubt, the most commonly asked question I get from divers has to do with reading and using GPS coordinates. This is not surprising since a GPS coordinate can be represented in so many different ways. Books, magazines, and...

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Zeagle Express Travel Bags

The bags comply with most airline carry on restrictions. The Slimline bag has a zippered outer pocket and is slimmer than a standard dive bag. The Express bag has an inner detachable zippered pouch and stowaway padded shoulder straps. Each...

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Aqualung XTX200 regulator

Aqualung’s new XTX200 reg features an overbalanced diaphragm design, an environmental dry sealing system, and a new bright chrome finish. Via Divester The NEW 2006 XTX200 model is the flagship of the Apeks® fleet of fine regulators. It uses the...

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Pre-dive checklist tips

Scuba diving is full of opportunities for embarrassment, as perhaps you've noticed. Does your diving protocol include sometimes stepping off the boat without weights?Mine too. You'd think we might learn eventually to run down a checklist of all the gear...

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Atomic Aquatics UltraClear masks

Atomic Aquatics continues to turn the dive industry on edge with its innovative products. First came the ground-breaking Atomic regulator family, followed by the award-winning SplitFins. Atomic Aquatics is pleased to unveil its new Atomic-Vision ULTRACLEAR line of professional dive...

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Scub-Alert underwater horn

The Scub-Alert is an underwater horn that uses tiny pulses of air – delivered via your inflator hose – to rapidly vibrate a steel disk. When that disk vibrates, it generates a loud "quacking" sound. In this way, the Scub-Alert...

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Titanium regulators and nitrox safety issue?

My local store has just told me that it has been determined within the last year that titanium regs are bad to use with all mixes of nitrox. He claims that the titanium is a fire hazard and that most...

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Underwater photographers = crap divers?

Getting a good photo is no excuse for damaging the environment. This is where we underwater photographers are most vulnerable to criticism. Adding a camera and strobe will affect buoyancy, and once the eye is glued to the viewfinder,...

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Underwater housing for Nikon Coolpix P1, P2

Due for release in mid-February is a new waterproof housing for the Nikon Coolpix P1 and P2 cameras, developed by Fantasea Line. Waterproof to 40 metres, the Fantasea FP-1 is expected to retail for $279 and is ideal for scuba...

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Shield Display - LED heads-up display mask

Shield Display is a built-in depth and tank pressure display for Neptune Series Masks. This information is brought directly to the mask face shield which improves diver convenience, comfort and efficiency. The Shield Display is sold as an accessory and...

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Olympus µ720 SW, still works 3m underwater

With this model, Olympus has optimised the standard weatherproof qualities found in all Mju cameras, making it waterproof to 3m. In combination with the shockproof design, a whole new world of shooting opportunities is opened to photographers. Now, where other...

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Suunto launches new D6 dive computer

Made from stainless steel, the new Suunto D6 dive computer has been designed to be both a stylish watch on land and a trusted companion underwater. Suunto's unique digital compass is also found in the Suunto D6 and shows divers...

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Perfectly fitting BCD

SeaSoft Scuba Products claims its engineers have invented an adjustable jacket-style BC that is “perfectly fitting.” That sounds like tough talk, but their Pro BC features horizontally and vertically adjustable straps, as well as adjustable front and shoulder straps. It’s...

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Innovative new dive ropes light up the scuba diving industry

"The Glow Rope and Cleat assembly allows for the number one factor SAFETY for our divers," stated, Deb Savageau, CEO of Fire Forks Unlimited, N.D. "If a diver loses his or her diving buddy they can count on our illuminating...

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New underwater housing for Rebel XT

Fantasea has apparently now released its latest underwater housing, this time for Canon's EOS Digital Rebel XT / 350D digital SLR. Rated for depths of 200 feet (60 meters), the Fantasea Line F350D housing costs US$999 - and this includes...

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8 Underwater Cameras Compared

Divernet Diver Magazine tried out, then reviewed and compared 8 different Scuba Diving Cameras - Nikon Coolpix 4600, Olympus mju500, Fuji Finepix F10, Sony Cybershot DCS T33, Sony Cybershot DSC W7, Nikon Coolpix 7900, Canon Ixus 700, and Sanyo Xacti...

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Thinking about scuba diving with a rebreather?

An overview of rebreather world, an internet forum focussed on rebreather diving, but in addition to the usual forum type content, rebreather world also has plenty of articles and resources for scuba divers interested in rebreathers. Via ScubaGeek...

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New Weapon Designed to Zap Scuba Divers

If you are scuba diving, be sure not to swim anywhere near any ship or installation that has been protected by the Raytheon Corporation's new "swimmer denial" system. Otherwise you will very quickly feel extremely sick and probably drown.Raytheon's underwater...

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Diver Survives Great White Attack

This morning, Australian media is reporting another shark attack. It seems that Brian Williams was diving with a small group about two miles off Perth. Apparently, Williams was separated from the other divers in his group, when he was attacked...

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Confused about best Strobe Sync method

I'm a Nikonos user but have been bitten by the digital bug. The choices out there are really overwhelming with different cameras, housings and strobes. I'm sorting through most of this OK but am a bit confused on the best...

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New diving computer watch from Scubapro

Suunto tends to lead the Scuba diving watch market, however it seems that its reign may be over with the new diving watch from Scubapro/Uwatec - the Aladin Prime and Tec.At the heart of the Aladin Prime and Tec is...

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HMI Light Anyone

Lighting up an area underwater is difficult. Away from the shallows, the ambient light dissipates, becomes dark and the light you have doesn't travel as far, or cover as much area. This can be a problem if you are trying...

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Dive Light Basics

Choosing the right dive light for your needs isn't easy. The dozens of products available make it even harder. Here's what to look for.......

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Scubapro Puts Serial Numbers on Twin Jet Fins

"Unique new product feature helps facilitate Scubapro's limited lifetime warranty on Twin Jet Fins, buckles and straps." (DiveNewswire)......

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SeaQuest Pro QD BCD Review

The SeaQuest Pro QD is about as traditional of a BCD design as you can find. However, after using other new-fangled BCs, I've come to appreciate the proven model of a jacket-style buoyancy control device. For a brief description of...

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Petzl Saxa Aquatorch Headlamp

If you cried 窶徑ame窶? on Princeton Tec窶冱 Apex Headlamp (since it窶冱 only waterproof to 3 feet), then you might think Aquastuff窶冱 Petzl Saxa Aquatorch Headlamp is more acceptable. Although its name is quite a mouthful, the unit seems fairly...

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Atomic SS1 combination Octopus + Power Inflator

Atomic Aquatics has quickly become known for superbly crafted diving equipment. The Atomic SS1 is the Ferrari of combination Octopus/Power Inflators. Coming in Ruby Red and Stark Yellow, this baby delivers more air than most primary regulators. If you're looking...

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SeaQuest Balance BCD Review

The SeaQuest Balance has proven to be my most trusted BCD while traveling abroad. With its streamlined fit and durability, it shows hardly any signs of wear 100 dives and 10 countries later. With integrated weights, back buoyancy and pull...

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Exomos Personal Submersible

This being the holidays and all, we thought it would be nice to offer a few products that no one in their right mind would buy. Note: we said "right mind." This does not apply to the leaders of global...

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ReefNet's DiveMaster Dive Log

If you’re not crazy about online dive logs, but you still want to maintain a digital logbook, then you might be interested in ReefNet’s DiveMaster 2.0. Allowing for easy data review and statistics-generation relating to your dives, the DiveMaster...

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Non-fogging glass may have use in scuba gear

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered a simple process that produces glass that is less smooth. Significantly less smooth.This new process focuses on producing an entire layer of glass that is very porous with many...

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Underwater GPS

An underwater GPS is simply a regular GPS in an underwater housing with a remote antenna on the surface, which is connected with a wire. I've thought this would be cool for those who do underwater survey work or those...

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Exposure Suits for Scuba Divers

Protecting your body from the cold is important. If you are in the market for a new exposure protection suit, try one of the following: Full Wetsuits Shorty Wetsuits Dry Suits......

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New OMS Spring Heel Straps

The fins I use are full heel, but I know many divers use open heels. If you’re one of those divers, you might be interested to know that OMS recently released two new spring heel straps. Available in S, M,...

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SeaLife SD-300

Digital Advisor describes the Sealife SD-300 and gives the following Editors’ Comments: “The perfect introduction to underwater photography for snorklers, divers and water sports activists! SeaLife introduces the Great Leveler amongst underwater Digital cameras. The SD300 is a steal,...

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SeaLife DC500

Scuba Diving Equipment SeaLife DC500 The new SeaLife DC500 features a new “Shark Mode” for faster and sharper pictures of moving objects underwater and in sports photography on land. The Shark Mode is activated by simply pushing the camera’s...

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CCR2000 Rebreather for Scuba Diving

CCR’s are a growing trend in the diving industry. Divers choose them for a variety of reasons, including availability of appropriate gasses, silent diving which does not disturb the wildlife, or simply because they appeal to the diver who is...

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19 Dive Lights Reviewed

I love Scuba Diving’s Scuba Lab. I think they do a great job comparing various pieces of dive gear and provide very clear, layman-esue explanations for their ratings. I am a bit skeptical, though, since products rarely receive below a...

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