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Equalizer Lobster Snare Equalizer Lobster Snare
dmartin - 10/30/2016 11:43 AM
Just purchased the Equalizer Lobster Snare. On the very first dive, the rig broke. Made of very cheap plastic thin wall pipe. Don’t waste your money....
IrDA No longer works with Windows 10
nitroxjim - 10/14/2015 7:58 PM
If you love using your dive computer, you will not be able to transfer your dive logs using the IrDA interface on Windows 10. Windows has dropped the IrDA stack. I am not sure if they will correct this problem. Even the distributors of your IrDA does not have a solution for this. The best option is to uninstall Windows 10 and run a older version....
Divers Check Your Tanks: DOT Urgently Searching For Invalid Hydro Tests
TheMythicalCaveFill - 9/23/2015 7:34 AM
This might be a double post, but it was posted under health & safety and not popping up when looking at all article’s. This is an important issue and need better exposure. "The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is asking for immediate assistance from divers to identify scuba tanks which may have an invalid RIN number (Retesters Identification Number). This number is used to identify hydrostatic testing facilities and appears stamped into...
Introducing iAir - Scuba Tank Air Fills from Home Introducing iAir - Scuba Tank Air Fills from Home
Greg - 4/01/2015 8:36 AM
Are you tired of taking your scuba tanks to your local dive shop for air fills? Introducing iAir by DiveBuddy.com. Using our patented, plug and play, USB air pressure device...you can fill any size scuba tank from the convenience of your own home. There are only 3 steps required to fill your tanks: 1. Plug in the device to any USB port on your computer. 2. Connect the high pressure hose to your scuba tank (DIN and Yoke valves are supported). 3. Open a web browser and go to DiveBuddy.com to pay f...
Jon line for divers or only Tech
TorbenLonne - 1/08/2015 1:18 PM
A Jon line if often known from the tech world of diving, but what about you recreational divers? Do you or would you ever use a jon line? Here’s how all divers can benefit from the jon line on a regular drift dive - Jon line for divers or Tech divers...
No more scuba tanks?
Dewayne74 - 10/03/2014 3:39 PM
thescuttlefish.com/2014/10/is-this-the-end-of-scuba-tanks/...
Buying a Used Scuba Tank or Cylinder (eBay, Craigslist, Garage Sale) Buying a Used Scuba Tank or Cylinder (eBay, Craigslist, Garage Sale)
Greg - 7/15/2014 3:16 PM
When buying a used scuba tank (aka: cylinder or bottle)...whether online from eBay or Craigslist, or from a Garage Sale or Swap Meet/Flea Market...be sure to consider the following: Does the air tank need a hydro? Check out the markings on the scuba tank to determine if the most recent hydrostatic pressure test date is within the last 5 years. You are taking a risk in buying a tank that needs hydro. Consider the cost of a hydro inspection ($25-$40) when negotiating the purchase price. Ask the se...
Equipment Review: Aqua Lung Apeks Black Ice BCD
Scubablog - 11/05/2013 12:43 AM
Although it is quite similar to the Axiom in looks, and does share the “Wrapture” harness system. In contrast, the Apeks Black Ice does not focus as much on acoomodating the entry level diver; whereas the Axiom focuses on a wrap-around jacket design. The Apeks Black Ice focuses heavily on versatility, of course not foregoing […] The post Equipment Review: Aqua Lung Apeks Black Ice BCD appeared first on Scuba-Blog.com....
Top 5 Rated Scuba Fins on The Market
Scubablog - 10/22/2013 1:46 AM
People who have a deep passion for scuba diving know too well the importance of buying the right dive fins. With the right choice of scuba fins, you can kick into the currents with ease and rocket through the water without much strain. It is important to note that there are two types of scuba […] The post Top 5 Rated Scuba Fins on The Market appeared first on Scuba-Blog.com....
Scuba Equipment Review: Zeagle Ranger BCD
Scubablog - 10/18/2013 1:42 AM
The Zeagle Ranger BCD has been over the years recommended by a multiple of knowledgeable divers. This actually does not come as a surprise considering its incredibly outstanding features and design. The BCD combines high quality heavy duty construction, integrated weight and rear floatation. The shoulder is designed with a super duty Airlock buckle that […] The post Scuba Equipment Review: Zeagle Ranger BCD appeared first on Scuba-Blog.com....
Dive Professionals Be Aware [Beware!] Part II
Brian_V - 8/29/2013 8:12 AM
Dive Professionals Be Aware [Beware!] Part II So, you’ve been served with a Wrongful Death Lawsuit, what do you do now? [I’m not offering ANY legal advice here, I’m just continuing on with my story and personal experience] Of course the first call you make is to your certification agency, who route you to their legal department, and since they were also named in the suit, you’re all on the same legal team for this case. They notify the insurance company, who investigate the incident to determine...
Hammer & Chisel Set for Scuba Diving Hammer & Chisel Set for Scuba Diving
Greg - 5/10/2013 10:06 AM
I have never seen a hammer/chisel combo for scuba diver’s like this so I thought I’d share. I don’t think I’d ever use one underwater (unless I become a treasure hunter, archaeologist or want to bust my way out of a wreck) but it looks cool and I want one! Here is the description from the manufacture: Since it was introduced in 1992, the Diving Equipment Specialties Hammer & Chisel set has set the standard in its class, with superior features that assure you of years of corrosion-free heavy-duty...
Scubapro regulators, what’s new and a mo’ money special edition! Scubapro regulators, what’s new and a mo’ money special edition!
Badger - 1/28/2013 2:36 PM
Scubapro - They are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year so the kit junkies at Aquanauts had a chance to see the new second stage G260 and very ‘Bling’ facelift Scubapro have given the MK25 and S600 regulator set. I reckon that if Puff Daddy ever started diving I think I have the set for him!! So what else is new with Scubapro regs? I have been a real fan of Scubapro since I first owned my own kit, so I was really pleased to see that the Scubapro second stage regulator range has had a sh...
Cool New Scuba Gear: Scuba Series HD 720p (a camera mask) Cool New Scuba Gear: Scuba Series HD 720p (a camera mask)
Greg - 6/01/2012 4:08 PM
I’m not sure what you think about this, but I think it’s pretty cool! I like having my hands free when diving. This mask includes a digital camera built in. It uses an SD card for storing photos (5.0MP) and video (HD 720P), it’s rated to 40m/130ft, uses 4 x AAA or Lithium batteries, and lasts up to 2 hours before replacing/charging the batteries. I like the concept of taking photos or video through the view of the mask. I suppose it would take some getting used to as I’m sure I move my head arou...
DIY Scuba Tank Holder with PVC, Rope and Hose DIY Scuba Tank Holder with PVC, Rope and Hose
Greg - 4/16/2012 8:03 AM
Whenever a scuba diver notices my tank holder in the back of my truck, they always say "that is a great idea, I’m doing to do that too". I saw the concept online a few years ago and I built one myself. One look at this picture and you can probably figure out how to build one yourself too. Just take a trip to your local home supply store and pick up the following - PVC pipe that’s about 2 inches in diameter- Nylon rope- Rubber hose big enough for Nylon rope to fit through- Rubber o-rings from plu...
Sherwood Regulators 1st Stage One-way Bleed Valves, Sealed Spring Chamber (Small Bubble Stream) Sherwood Regulators 1st Stage One-way Bleed Valves, Sealed Spring Chamber (Small Bubble Stream)
Greg - 4/15/2012 7:38 AM
I recently purchased a new Sherwood Maximus regulator. When I tested this reg the first time, I noticed a very small stream of bubbles coming from a port with a rubber cap on the 1st stage. I was initially concerned that my new regs were broken. The rubber cap was easy to remove with my finger nail. There were no threads in the port so it’s not like I was missing an actual metal plug. Inside the port hole I could see innards of the 1st stage. I replaced the rubber plug and decided to dive with i...
Future Design: Scuba helmet that turns water into oxygen Future Design: Scuba helmet that turns water into oxygen
Greg - 2/09/2012 1:24 PM
I want one of these! Immersed Senses is the future of underwater diving and exploration. Immersed Senses changes the way the diver sees, hears, and breathes underwater allowing them to become a part of their surrounding environment. The current scuba diving system creates many problems for divers. The large air tank is extremely heavy making it difficult to get in and out of water. The overall breathing system is unnatural and forced. Narrow goggles are a constant restriction to the diver’s visi...
Dive Light Replacement Dive Light Replacement
MonkeyDiver - 1/15/2012 2:01 PM
I believe in sharing positive experiences when warranted, and I believe this qualifies. Last year I damaged my favorite dive light, a Princeton Tec Miniwave LED, in heavy surge working the kelp project at Shaw’s Cove. The case got slammed into a reef, and subsequently cracked and flooded. I had the light for a few years so I figured I got my monies worth, and was prepared to toss it. However, I called Princeton Tec first, explained what happened, and they told me to send it in. It had a lifetime...
Boat Boat
Inky - 8/26/2011 8:19 PM
Had an interesting week. Picked up a 37’ motoryacht and now looking for a slip for it. Still have to clear up the title, but that will be taken care of by the middle of next month. Needs a bit of work, but that is something I enjoy. With a decent dive platform on the back, I expect to have it ready by the beginning of October for dive trips. Not sure yet where I’ll be slipping it. One of the bothersome things to take care of....
Digital & Dials
Inky - 8/14/2011 10:44 PM
I realized today that I’m an old school diver. This is the story of how that realization came into my mind. After having a forced sabbatical from diving for over a year, I decided to spend some quality time in the water. Due to my equipment being stolen several years back, renting has been the alternative, as I progressively piece my new gear together. It’s never been an issue before, so I was expecting a repeat performance. Yesterday I did some shallows diving in Dana Point Harbor, just to try ...