IST’s T101 dive torch is a powerhouse when it comes to pumping out illumination. Its three LEDs produce an intense 12-inch-diameter hotspot that measured 11.0 EV on ScubaLab’s light meter. This is the brightest hotspot ScubaLab has ever tested, and it’s also one of the cleanest, free from even a hint of mottling. Even better, the hotspot is surrounded by a diffused halo that extends to almost four feet in diameter, substantially increasing the light’s coverage. Measuring six inches long by two and a half inches in diameter, the T101 has a rugged look. The casing is made of a durable black aluminum alloy with self-seating aluminum threads and a double o-ring seal good to 328 feet. It uses a lantern handle and the on/off switch has a thumb-lock to prevent accidental activation. The battery pack delivers four and a half hours of burn time. To charge, simply unscrew the housing and plug the charging cord into the internal port. The torch comes with a changeable photographic lens and a nice wrist lanyard. The bottom line: The T101 generates a super-bright light beam well-suited for night diving, cave exploration or photography. Click here for more information. Find this product at your local IST Sports dealer.
60:Second ScubaLab: IST Sports T101 Rechargable High Power LED Torch
Ikelite has packed more than 35 years of strobe design into the new Manta substrobe. Featuring proprietary Pre-Flash Recognition Technology, Manta has the unique ability to automatically adjust to any pre-flash sequence — a feature that’s sure to attract first-time strobe users and impress the pros.
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.
Ikelite’s Gamma dive light is small enough to tuck inside a BC pocket. Constructed of high-grade aluminum, the Gamma’s anodized body provides superior corrosion protection.
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