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Category: Dive Gear

Warp Speed! The aquabionic warp1 fin

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 29th July 2013

Fins. Not the most exciting piece of dive gear, but definitely one of the most under appreciated. A good pair of fins can make a world of difference to any diver, and the market is some what flooded with options. The warp1 fin from Cetatek is another ‘revolutionary fin’ …

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New DUI website showcases rich history

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 29th July 2013

San Diego based Diving Unlimited International (DUI) is one of the world’s leaders in the design and manufacturing of drysuits. Established in 1963, long before the internet, DUI have expanded through 400 dealers in North America alone, with all their drysuits being hand made in California. Consistently innovating, DUI …

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Innovation? It’s in the bag

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th June 2013

SCUBA’s very own transformer, the innovative Aeris Jetpack, will change the game for dive travelers navigating airports, airlines, beaches, boats and even the water and the dive itself! Last year’s DEMA show had its share of new products and services. But in that Las Vegas convention centre the size …

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Ikelite TTL Adapter: a Revelation

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd May 2013

By Michel Gilbert & Danielle Alary When we first began taking pictures underwater there was nothing even close to automatic underwater flash photography. To this day, we swear by pool tests, exposure tables…and histograms! Is this about to change? With our ‘manual only’ attitude, we put the Ikelite TTL …

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Ikelite Housing for Panasonic Lumix GH3

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd May 2013

Panasonic’s GH2 was a gargantuan success with pro videographers. The GH3 has hit the market to rave reviews and will doubt be a huge hit with underwater videographers, be they professional or keen amateurs. Ikelite have just released their GH3 underwater housing…  Product No. 6860.03 MSRP $1,500* Other housings …

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iDive tech

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd May 2013

As electronic devices become smaller, cheaper and more powerful, their applications can be seen infiltrating all walks of life. We dive into a new, emerging wave of SCUBA technology The first iPhone commercials proudly stated “There’s an App for that.” Indeed, it seems so. More and more diving related …

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The Mark V

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd May 2013

Text by Phil Nuytten The U.S. Navy Mark V diving helmet is the coin of the realm among diving helmet collectors. The Mark V embodies all the mystique of ‘Deep Sea Diving’ in one handsome package and although it is arguably the most mass-produced of all diving helmets, it …

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SeaCure Regulator Mouthpiece

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd March 2013

There’s no shortage of replacement mouthpieces available and most are pretty standard, so why dedicate a web article to one? The idea of SeaCure Custom Mouthpieces is brilliantly simple and one that stands out in a crowded market. It’s a unique take on a familiar product; moldable mouthpieces for …

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Designing for Women: An industry pro talks shop and shape

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 26th February 2013

DUI President Susan Long offers a perspective on the challenges of dive garment fit from the perspective of a woman and a manufacturer.  Make it smaller and make it pink. Not so long ago that was the fallback position for most manufacturers when designing dive equipment for women.  It …

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The million Euro sQuba car

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2013

A Bond car that flies underwater! Q would be proud. Click here for video The sQuba is an extraordinary concept car, designed by Frank M. Rinderkecht of the Swiss Rinspeed Design Company, and is the world’s first truly submersible car with a diving depth of 33 feet (10m). This …

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Tanks a lot!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2013

Famously, Henry Ford said, “You can have any colour as long as it’s black.” That was then. Thankfully, diving has come a long way from the day when a shop owner would smile and tell you cheerfully, “You can have any tank you want, as long as it is …

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Sidemount: For open water divers too!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th November 2012

  By Jill Heinerth Once a technique exclusive to elite cave explorers, sidemount diving today is trending in the ranks of recreational divers. Versatile and comfortable, the rig merges a specially designed wing with a harness and thanks to companies such as Hollis, Dive Rite and Golem Gear, they’re …

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Light and Motion Sola 800 review

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st August 2012

It can be hard to get excited about a light. They are after all, just things that make dark places a little brighter. For some, a dive light is not always an essential piece of gear. For cold water divers, wreck or night divers, they are as essential as …

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Gear stop: Tech, TUSA, TTL and TAT7

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th July 2012

Poseidon Poseidon Tech Retail TBA The world’s first rebreather with a fully automatic bailout system (redundant back-up rebreather), switches from primary to secondary without missing a breath. A built-in secondary dive computer ensures nothing is lost in the switch. Available beginning November 2012. www.poseidon.com  TAT7 iPhone Scuba Case $84.95 …

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Gear Stop: B.U.D., BC’s and Bags…

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th June 2012

OCEANIC B.U.D. $329.95 This universal backup dive computer with its patented dual algorithm will closely match your primary computer. Clip it on and forget it. But if you need a backup, count on your B.U.D. www.oceanicworldwide.com AERIS Atmos BC $535.95 A rear inflation BC with wrap-around air cell design …

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Scubacraft: For the James Bond in all of us

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th June 2012

Scubacraft is one of the world’s most advanced watercraft and the ultimate in dive vehicles. It can power you out to your favourite dive site at a surface speed of 40 knots plus – almost 75kph. Once you’re there, Scubacraft submerges, and you enjoy the exploration ‘flight’ from the …

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The Drysuit You’ve Always Wanted

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th June 2012

This Exosuit is production model 001 and the first in a series of three designs from Nuytco Research of North Vancouver, B.C. From the first ergonomic mock-ups and tests to its unveiling last month, the Exosuit has been in development for a decade. It’s the latest generation atmospheric diving …

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Seeing Red

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th January 2012

Frustrated because your spotting light spooked the critter… again? Light & Motion’s SOLA 600 Dive Focus Light offers a solution that, with a spot of undersea irony, will have you happily ‘seeing red’ all the same. Text and Photography by Jett Britnell I’ve used an endless assortment of submersible …

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The Divine Secrets of the She-P Sisterhood

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th January 2012

Seduced by the call of the deep, technical divers Heleen and Laura face-off with that most fundamental challenge of extended duration diving: the call of nature. With their solution in hand – well, not so much – word is now spreading and the sisterhood, to no one’s surprise, is …

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Surviving the Surface

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 5th June 2010

It’s an inside job – to be sure – but it’s the emergency rescue kit taken on every dive that keeps the ‘never say die’ attitude alive! Text by Bret Gilliam – Illustration by Amber Kurtz   AP – Four Russian scuba divers who were swept away by strong …

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‘Dramatic’ Dive for HDTV

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th November 2009

High Definition TV looks better all the time. Recently, a Red One camera in a Gates housing was used at Vancouver Film Studios to shoot an episode of Sanctuary, the technology’s underwater debut in a dramatic television series production. Text by Ian Seabrook – C.S.C.   Professional underwater cinematography …

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