Are you a Florida diver and want to try out the latest SCUBAPRO gear, make some awesome dives and enjoy fun and relaxation? There will be a ton of demo equipment at SCUBAPRO’s Submerge With SCUBAPRO events, scheduled during May 2012.
Traveling divers who like jacket-style BCs are going to love SCUBAPRO’s GO. Although lightweight, this is a full-featured BC with a super-secure integrated weight system, huge cargo pockets with mesh reinforcements and zippered closures, lightweight shoulder strap buckles and large aluminum D-rings.
SCUBAPRO’s Meridian combines a classy timepiece with an advanced dive computer. The housing is made of marine grade 316-L stainless-steel with a two-toned brushed finish. The display uses bold digits and icons, and is flanked by four control buttons for navigating through the system.
Sure, there might be other dive gear deemed more important to basic survival (a reg) or your general well-being (a dive computer) than a BC. But when it comes to being able to comfortably acclimate to being underwater — to the point where you feel like a resident rather than a clumsy topside tourist — the BC is the most important component of your kit.
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.
What's new in the world of dive gear for August 2012.
ScubaLab tests more equipment and collects more data than anybody in diving, and the annual regulator evaluation is our test team’s favorite. From a data-gathering perspective, a reg’s complex design allows us to really peel back the performance layers — using both sophisticated lab machinery as well as down-and-dirty dive work.
Our annual photography competition showcases underwater images in four categories: macro, wide-angle, divers and behavior. We were blown away by submissions from shooters across the globe. Enjoy the show in this photo gallery.
We live in a Golden Age of dive-computer technology. Over the past two decades, these machines have evolved into powerful data centers capable of monitoring virtually all aspects of our diving. We collected 11 new and redesigned models, and tested them in our ScubaLab shop and at Blue Grotto in Williston, Florida. The results of these data-collecting exercises form the basis of the following reviews.
SCUBAPRO has teamed its Mark 11 balanced diaphragm first stage with a new second stage, the R-195. Combining a classic downstream valve with a large diaphragm and a center-case purge button, the R-195 comes with a large dive/pre-dive switch that helps prevent surface free-flows. The reversible hose attachment feature lets you use the R-195 as a primary second stage, an octo reg, or the perfect choice for deco tanks.
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