June 2012

Rhea's Diving Services divers reach new record depth at Fontana Lake, TN
It's been reported that our friends at the renowned Rhea's Diving Services dive shop in Maryville, Tennessee, reached a new depth record at Lake Fontana, 399 feet. What makes that even more impressive is that at the current lake level of 1,700 feet, which qualifies Lake Fontana diving as altitude diving, the Rhea's divers record actually amounts to a 425 feet dive in terms pressure ratios. -- Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 by chb

Full review: Olympus Tough TG-810
Sometimes you don't want to take a long a big-bulky dive housing. That's when a waterproof camera like the Olympus Tough TG-810 comes in handy. The 14-megapixel TG-810 has a bright, hi-res 3-inch LCD, can do 720p HD video, and handle 33 feet of water (as well as 6-foot drops and icy temperatures). We examined the TG-810 during a full year of diving in diverse, demanding environments and came away impressed. [See review of the Olympus Tough TG-810] -- Posted Friday, June 8, 2012 by chb