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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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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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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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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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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Canon SD500 Elph & WP-DC70 Housing Review

The 7.1 megapixel Canon SD500 digital Elph is a great camera with quick and accurate image processing. Its loaded with features and takes vibrant sharp photos. The interface is easy enough to use and is an evolving model used by...

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7 Underwater Cameras (for Under $800) Reviewed

Divernet has a nice piece in which they compare 7 digital cameras (and one digital movie camera) under $800 that are all suitable for underwater imaging. Considering and explaining a variety of different features, the reviewers discuss the pros...

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Pentax Optio S5i & O-WP2 Housing Review

The Pentax Optio S5i comes on the heels of what has been one of my favorite lines of digital cameras for underwater photography. The S5i is the third Optio I’ve had in a row, and that’s saying a lot since...

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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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Canon EOS-5D and Ikelite Housing

William Heaton, the Wetpixel.com moderator has posted a comprehensive review of the Ikelite eTTL 2 housing with Canon EOS-5D digital SLR William says that the Canon EOS 5D truly is a revolutionary camera. The EOS 5D cuts the price...

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Scuba Diving Vacation Fiji

The Fijian Islands are very close to Vanuatu, and are known for their coral reefs. There are over 300 islands making up the Fiji group of islands, the two major islands in the group are known as Viti Levu...

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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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Olympus SP-700

In October this year (2005), Olympus announced the Olympus SP700 a 6.0 megapixel addition to its new SP series of cameras. They’ve squeezed all the controls on the back of the camera to one side, so there’s a huge...

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