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On June 30, 2019, Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Huish Outdoors recalled Oceanic and Hollis first stage regulators. The metal regulator attaches to the scuba tank valve and controls the pressure of the air a diver breathes. The problem is that the diving regulators can restrict airflow at low tank pressures (below 500 psi), and can pose a drowning hazard to divers. As of June 15, 2018, Huish Outdoors has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to divers in Canada or the United States. In Canada, 326 units of the affected products…

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Remotely operated underwater vehicle brings 4K recording and 1080p livestreaming to consumers and professionals with advanced stabilization technology Navatics, expert in underwater robotics, today announced the pre-sale of Navatics MITO, a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) equipped with advanced active stabilization technology that provides new levels of underwater video steadiness in an affordable, 6.6 lbs. underwater drone. Available starting at the affordable super early bird price of $1,199, Navatics MITO offers aquatic videography for all. As the market for underwater drones is growing rapidly, Navatics MITO provides a professional-quality and easy-to-pilot underwater drone to videographers, divers, hobbyists, fishers, adventurers and…

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Shearwater Research Inc., is proud to present their first dive watch: The Teric. The Teric is an everyday time piece that comes loaded with all the capabilities divers have come to expect from Shearwater and much more. Bruce Partridge, Shearwater’s Chairman, says, “We’ve gone beyond our best traditions with the Teric. It is our most compact unit produced to date, and yet, it is also the most feature rich. Through situationally adaptable menus, we have remained true to our Powerful, Simple and Reliable motto. We have created a dive watch with a relevant and rich feature set and with the…

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Without protection, corrosion is a natural process for many substances. Corrosion converts a refined material to its more chemically stable form. This generally occurs in metals but can also occur in ceramics and polymers. The corrosion process can also be explained as a destruction of materials. (Wikipedia, n.d.)Corrosion can weaken bridges, break down vehicles, erode buildings and weaken cylinders. Since this electrochemical oxidation process is normal, but unwelcome, we want to slow the process and maintain a cylinder’s structural integrity as long as is possible. Protective layer When a cylinder is produced, and its refined material is exposed to the…

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Ontario Underwater Explorers SCUBA Club presents the 26th annual SCUBA swap and sale. This annual SCUBA community event is a favourite and highly anticipated. Join us at the 26th annual SCUBA Swap. Over 25 years, for the SCUBA Diving community in Southern Ontario, it is sure to be an exciting event! Gear at great prices and deals. Bargain madness starts at noon. Community booths and Presentations. Come and meet your dive buddies on the surface for the start of a great season underwater. Gear drop-off at the location on Friday April 27th. When: Date: Saturday April 28th Event: 26th Annual…

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CETATEK Products Inc. introduces their abs binding-system, a unique fusion of aquatic hybrid boots, aquatic bindings and interchangeable modular fin blades. Vancouver-based company CETATEK Products Inc. launched the long awaited aqua bionic abs fin-system on Kickstarter in the hopes of raising awareness for a radical improvement of diving fins and to partially fund its investment in this new fin technology. The company intends to change the way diving fins will be used in the future and to rival the progress made by similar applications in modern alpine ski-technology and by Shimanos, SPD pedal-binding-system in the bicycle industry. Aqua bionic abs eliminates foot-pockets…

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It was argued by many, that a small on line shop specializing only on one type of product, like scuba O-rings, didn’t stand a chance to be financially viable, and thus need to increase significantly it’s products in order have bigger revenue covering many more areas of scuba diving industry, like fins, masks etc. Scuba gaskets refused to follow that logic, and instead has focused  its efforts on specialization on high quality products at the best possible price related only with seals and gaskets of the diving industry. After a decade, and after reinvesting all its resources in the development…

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Shortly after learning to dive in 2007 I was so hooked that I wanted to learn more about the sport. My interest turned to vintage diving while on a dive trip to Grand Cayman in 2010. One of the divers on the dive boat was using odd-looking gear. Her regulator had large corrugated hoses. I originally thought it was a re-breather but soon realized it was a vintage diving regulator. She was a lawyer from Illinois who started diving vintage because some of her local dive buddies did. It was interesting to see her dive. She seemed to dive vintage…

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