March 2006

Special deals for Cayman dives
The sister islands of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac are a diver's paradise. Whether you're embarking on your first open water dive, take an advanced course, or plan on exploring some mysterious sites, a trip to the Caymans just got a whole lot cheaper thanks to Super Scuba Travelers' special summer deals. Frankly, they sound too good to be true, but we checked them out for you. They're real. -- Posted Wednesday, March 29, 2006 by chb

ScubaPro releases the Smart TEC Wrist Ultra!
The Smart TEC Wrist Ultra gives you the capability to program up to five nitrox mixes prior to the dive. Smart TEC calculates the decompression status, foreseeing the switch to the other gas(es). This means that Smart TEC allows you to take full advantage of the additional tanks carried underwater. Through hoseless tank information integration with the transmitters, the Smart TEC provides tank pressure information from up to three tanks. Each mix can be monitored individually during the dive by selecting the tank activation button on the wrist unit. The computer and transmitters are paired permanently without risk of interference from other, nearby Smart computers. -- Posted Tuesday, March 21, 2006 by chb

New Twin Jet Fin even faster!
Like the tailfin of a Humpback whale, SCUBAPRO's Twin Jet Fin uses a split hydrofoil shape to deliver more forward motion with less effort. A whole lot more kicking power with a whole lot less effort and drag: check out a Humpback, its "twin jet" tail can lift a mega-ton! As a result, our Twin Jet Fin is the fastest fin ever tested. Sure, they look a bit different and cost a bit more, but it's money well spent! Available in black, gray, blue, and the ever-popular bright yellow worn by some of our most attractive female customers. How fast are those puppies? Just look at the amazed look on the faces of even faster fish as you blast by them. That alone is worth the price of admission! -- Posted Tuesday, March 14, 2006 by chb

The right mask and snorkel can make all the difference!
Most newcomers to scuba diving make one big mistake: they buy a cheap mask and snorkel, hop in the water, and are surprised when the mask doesn't fit and gets flooded. Or it fits but bites into your face, and the snorkel's mouthpiece makes you gag. Experts also point out that those fashionable clear masks can be a real pain with light shining into your face from all sides. Not always good. -- Posted Monday, March 13, 2006 by chb

Oceanic Dry Valve technology
Oceanic hit a home run with its worldwide unveiling of Dry Valve Technology (DVT) last year. For 2006, Oceanic announces that this extraordinary new feature will be available on all Oceanic regulators before the end of the year. This simple yet imaginative device replaces the standard exposed inlet filter to ensure that no water enters the regulator first stage even if a dust cover is accidentally left off! DVT is a revolutionary regulator technology designed to automatically eliminate moisture and contaminants from entering your first stage, even if the dust cap is accidentally left off. DVT eliminates corrosion of critical internal components, bacteria, hose deterioration, and damaged gauges and computers. -- Posted Friday, March 3, 2006 by chb

The ATOM 2.0 wristwatch dive computer
Small but mighty, the original Atom dive computer boasted an impressive array of features and capabilities—now the Atom 2.0 adds even more, including cylinder pressure read-out on primary dive display, a free-diving mode and a new one-push “Buddy Pressure Check” feature that let’s you monitor the tank pressure of any diver with a properly programmed transmitter. Like the original, it allows the user to switch between three different nitrox mixes (up to 100 percent) and it comes with Oceanic’s patented Air Time Remaining feature. [check it out! -- Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2006 by chb