The Bladefish Seajet 5000 is a sleek new way to fly underwater. Traditional DPVs are big and cumbersome, but the Lithium Ion battery powered Bladefish, measuring a mere 13 inches in diameter and weighing only ten and a half pounds, is the only DPV you can actually pack in a suitcase and travel with. ScubaLab test runs showed that the three speed 18 volt electric motor is powerful enough to whisk you through the water at over three miles per hour. Yet it’s small enough to clip to a BC D-ring if you want to slow down for some close-quarters exploring. The rig is slightly negatively buoyant, which is what you want, and comes with a pair of soft-grip handles and dual activation levers so it’s easy to control. The sealed, rechargeable Lithium Ion battery provides up to 120 minutes of run time, and a set of LED lights allow you to monitor the state of charge while cruising the depths. The bottom line: the Bladefish Seajet 5000 is a great alternative to traditional DPVs. Powerful enough to cover a lot of ground when you need to, and small enough to almost forget about when you don’t. Click here for more information. Find this product at your local Innovative Scuba Concepts dealer.
60:Second ScubaLab: Innovative Scuba Concepts Bladefish 5000
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.
Atomic Aquatics’ new signature regulator, the high performance T- 3, features new ultra light component parts. The balanced piston first stage is precision machined from solid titanium billet, and its yoke is made using the least amount of material possible.
The SCUBAPRO G260 continues the over 25 year history of the legendary G250 second stage, first introduced in 1986 and updated in 2007. The completely new G260 is more compact, while boasting higher performance.
SPECS• Price: $1,650• Style: Front Entry, Diagonal-Zip• Suited For: General-Purpose Diving• Available Sizes: 6
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.
Cressi’s Spring 3.5 one-piece wetsuit is designed to be worn in waters ranging from the tropical to the marginally warm.
From buying new dive equipment to taking care of what you already own, these simple tips will help you get the most out of your money.
Scuba diving is an equipment intensive sport, and your gear can be a fickle ally. Assembling a collection of dive gear-specific tools and spare parts to deal with basic maintenance and minor emergencies will help keep you ready to hit the water at a moment’s notice
The Bonnier Dive Group -- Sport Diver and Scuba Diving magazines -- are at DEMA Show 2012 in Las Vegas, the world's only international, trade-only show for the scuba diving industry. Here's a recap of their activities at DEMA Show Day 1, on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
CETATEK’s new aquabionic warp1 fins instantly adapt and continuously change to any kick style and load level based on the demands of the diver. The warp1 blade features unique construction: At rest, it is relatively flat, but when the diver kicks, the sophisticated design creates a deep scoop that channels water to create thrust.