Flying through the blue at speeds far faster than you can kick with virtually no effort, a scooter dive might be the most fun you can have underwater. Here are two cool machines that can help you achieve scuba speed thrills — see the July 2012 issue of Sport Diver for four more.
Divers have an intimate connection to our equipment. But the history, evolution and hidden inner workings of many integral pieces of our collective kit might be a mystery to many of us. Check out these 13 curious details, historical head-scratchers and surprising facts, including why dive watches glow and what the heck is the “Bends-O-Matic?”
Want to video dolphins riding the bow wake? How about a shark or sailfish that comes close to the boat? UCLS’s new Polecam enables photographers to capture the action from all new angles. Mated to the GoPro underwater video system on a tripod mount, the 24-inch painted wood poles can extend your reach and facilitate accessories mounting with a male and a female connector at each end. Polecam sections are $9.95, and caps run $9.95-25.95 depending on the model.CONTACT www.ulcs.com
Having the right dive equipment can make a big difference to your scuba diving experience. Here are some of our best tips, tricks and strategies about getting the most out of your dive accessories — from diving knives to lights.
Find the right tool for the job. From dive lights that illuminate hidden wonders to travel bags that save you cash at the airline counter to gadgets that will make your dive safer, these accessories can solve most any scuba dilemma.