60:Second ScubaLab: SCUBAPRO Everflex C-Zip [Video]
SCUBAPRO’s Chromis dive computer makes the most of its watch-sized display. It has large numerical readouts and a mode indicator at the right of the screen. This makes it easy for divers to find important information at a glance. Scuba, gauge, apnea, swim and watch modes are all programmed using a four-button interface. Divers can program nitrox mixes between 21 and 100 percent and select one of five micro bubble levels for diving more conservatively.
SCUBAPRO's EverFlex 5/4 wetsuit uses high-stretch material and smart features to balance flexibility with warmth. Thicker 5mm neoprene is employed in the torso to keep the core warm and is excellent for moderate to cool waters. Thinner 4mm material allows easier movement in the arms and legs, which are also pre-shaped for a natural fit. Ankle zippers make the suit faster to don. The main rear zipper includes a thick neoprene seal, which keeps out water and serves as a cushion against heavy gear.
SCUBAPRO’s Equator is a travel-friendly BC built for the rigors of the road and frequent diving. Its jacket-style design provides just the right amount of lift and its small backpack allows fold up compact storage.
A twin-lens mask with a special skirt, the Synergy combines soft, high-grade silicone with a tapered design. It balances support and flexibility to provide a perfect fit for almost any face.
On Scubapro’s Spectra Trufit, narrow ribs molded into the ultra-soft silicone create a pliable skirt that molds to facial contours, creating an excellent seal on a variety of face shapes. Buckles attach to the skirt, enabling the mask to be folded flat for packing, and the dual-lens design offers good field of view. The frame is painted with a unique powder-coat effect in a choice of colors.
Scubapro has taken its time-proven Mark 11 balanced diaphragm first stage and teamed it up with a brand new second stage, the R- 195. The R-195 is based on Scubapro’s classic R-190, which enjoyed a well-earned reputation for reliability. The R-195 continues in this tradition, but is built with modern materials and offers additional features. Combining a classic downstream valve with a large diaphragm and center-case purge button, this reg comes with a dive/pre-dive switch that’s shaped and sized for easy grabbing and helps prevent surface free-flows.
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.
SCUBAPRO'S Mark 17 balanced diaphragm first stage is designed for harsh environments and cold water. The pneumatically balanced G-2-60 second stage is made with metal components in the inlet tube, orifice, inhalation control knob and hose connector to optimize cold-water performance. It is quipped with both a VIVA switch and inhalation control knob, and the left-right hose attachment makes it easy to rig for tech diving
SCUBAPRO’s Mark 25/S-600 has been restyled for 2013 and is now available in four versions. Each model offers its own unique cosmetics, coatings, and construction materials, but they all have one thing in common—awesome performance. In ScubaLab breathing machine tests the Mark 25/S-600 has consistently outpaced all regulators, past and present, in sheer muscle reg performance. And in the ocean it breathes like a dream.
SCUBAPRO’s Seawing Nova Full Foot is the perfect solution for warm-water divers looking for versatile