Sport Diver Magazine's 2011 Gear Buyer's Guide: LUMINOX Deep Dive Watch
The new P.O.V. DIVE BUOY is a multi-purpose camera handlegrip with added features. Aside from great control when filming and keeping your camera afloat if you drop it into water, you can now fill the handle with water to create neutral buoyancy when scuba-diving. If you are not underwater, you might even want to use the watertight compartment to keep a little something hidden and dry.
Into wreck diving? Here are some items to get you rigged and ready for your next visit to the depths.
With its new Sea Dragon Flash and 2,000-lumen photo/video/dive light, this system makes the most of the DC1400’s photo and HD-video capabilities. A 16mm lens increases field of view by 80 percent. MSRP: $1,129.95 camera, tray, grips, lights; $299.95 fisheye lens CONTACT: sealife-cameras.com
SCUBAPRO's EverFlex 5/4 wetsuit is specially molded with pre-formed arms and legs for a form-hugging and flexible fit. High-stretch neoprene is used in two thicknesses to maximize both core warmth and mobility in a suit ideal for a wide range of temperatures.
Stahlsac’s new HD Caicos Cargo Pack has a tough, rugged tarpaulin exterior and a reinforced bottom that make it a “go anywhere” bag capable of handling even the roughest conditions and environments.
From GoPro cages to protect your essentials to a BC that will fit in your carry-on and an easy-to-use computer, here’s your go-to gear for your next dive trip.
Sherwood has taken the basic screen concept and algorithm of its most popular console computer, added timekeeping and advanced features, tossed in gauge and free-diving modes, then shrunk it down to fit on your wrist. In form and function, it hits all the marks.
The Beta semi-dry snorkel from Cressi has a large-bore tube that allows lots of airflow while you’re enjoying the scenery just below the surface. The profiled splash guard deflects water away from the top of the tube when swimming in choppy seas; water that does manage to find its way in is easily expelled through the lower purge valve. A flexible tube section lets the silicone mouthpiece hang out of the way when scuba diving. Cressi’s Sigma snorkel is a smaller version of the Beta, making it easy to pack for dive travel.
There’s never been a better time to jump into the world of underwater photography. Here are eight compact systems and six cool accessories to help you get started.
SCUBAPRO’s Cabin Bag is made of smooth-finish Tarpaulin, a durable PVC material. The bag offers a large main compartment, plus a mesh pouch on the inside of the lid and a large zippered sleeve on the outside of the lid. There are padded lift handles on top and on one side, and the telescoping tow handle locks into position for both pushing and pulling.