Shearwater is proud to introduce the newest member of the Shearwater family: The Perdix AI. Offering all of the same great features of the Perdix, the Perdix AI uses its large, easy-to-read screen to clearly display the tank pressure as well as your gas time remaining (GTR). The Perdix AI is capable of connecting to either one or two transmitters giving the diver the option to monitor both tanks or dive sidemount.
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A diver-down flag warns boat operators that a scuba diver is in the water and they should proceed slowly, keeping a wide berth from the divers. The onus is on the divers to stay within a specific distance of the flag when near the surface, and also underwater. It is within a larger area around the flag that boats may not enter, usually between 50 to 300 feet of the dive flag. This flag is also used to identify a location where diving gear is sold or rented.
Recent advances in electronic shark repellents and their potential to control shark-human interactions non-lethally are discussed in this interview with Paul von Blerk, a Project Specialist at Kwazulu-Natal Sharks Board in South Africa.
In a previous copy of Dive New Zealand magazine, I told you that the first KISS Classic rebreather with a syntactic coated canister had arrived in New Zealand. I can now tell you how this innovation will save you money and extend your time underwater.
An Underwater Diver Tow System developed by Paul Darnbrough is designed to help divers more efficiently explore debris fields from shipwrecks or submerged aircraft and anything else that may be of interest to them.
Our friends at scubagaskets.com have a fantastic offer those of you who want to stock up on spare o-rings.
Most Scuba Diving Centers quest for o-rings that need replacement in lots of different diving equipment but don’t have all the information for the O-ring that they need. This is forces them to order a complete service kit where in reality they need only a specific size o-ring.