Nov 222013
 
The Cressi Geronimo Elite Speargun

The Cressi Geronimo Elite offers significant improvements over its predecessor, the Geronimo Pro spear gun. This new version is a real good item to take underwater, especially if you prefer muzzles that are designed for use with circular rubbers. The new muzzle is notably compact and anatomically hydrodynamic, with the standard model sitting well on [...]

Nov 012013
 
Pneumatic Spearguns

In this post, we review and take look at Pneumatic spearguns – what they are and how they work. Essentially, they use compressed air as a means of projecting spears at underwater targets, usually fish. Unlike the band powered gun (the principal alternative available to the spearfisherman) that uses a rubber band, this type of gun [...]

Mar 162014
 
Fantasy Diving Watch List (V 2.0)

Late last year, I put together a list of some of my favourite diving watches, with the vague promise of further fantasy lists. True to form, here’s a second list of some of the watches I would love to own. PITA Oceania 5000m Man, hwo tough does a watch have to be to make it [...]

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Feb 142014
 
Anatomy Of The Perfect Diving Fin

An experienced diver knows how to preserve air, because such a person is much more relaxed underwater. Instead, a beginner may need to preserve more air. An efficient pair of scuba fins could mean less energy used and less consumed oxygen. There are many options to choose from when buying such equipment. Many divers still [...]

Feb 022014
 
What To Look For in an Underwater Scuba Camera

Choosing the perfect underwater camera depends on several factors, and today we will bring them closer to you. Diving is a marvellous experience and many divers wish to catch some of their best underwater moments on camera as well. First off, you will have to choose whether you wish to buy an underwater camera or [...]

Jan 102014
 
The Humble Dive Torch - Do You Really Need One?

LED dive torches are certainly indispensable tools for those who are passionate about scuba diving, especially if you plan to dive deep into the ocean where the visibility is diminished. There are hundreds of different variants of the basic dive torch available on the market, and while some of them use halogen bulbs, others rely [...]

Dec 302013
 
Decompression Sickness – Causes and Symptoms

Decompression sickness is a serious risk to all divers. Every diver is well aware that he or she can’t stay in deep water until their scuba tank is empty, as emerging quickly from deep waters is a very high health risk. If a diver does so, he risks decompression sickness (also known as “The Bends”). [...]

Dec 272013
 
Spearfishing - The Top 4 Risks

Spearfishing, although a great sport and hobby, also carries some quite serious risks with it. In order to make sure you are safe, you should be aware of those risks before going on an underwater hunt. A blackout is one of the most common risks for freedive spearos. The blackout usually occurs during ascension, usually [...]

Dec 202013
 
What To Look For In A Diving Knife

So, you’re looking to buy the best diving knife money can buy, eh? This little guide looks at some of the principal things that you need to consider before you spend your hard earned cash. These include length, edge type, tip type, corrosion resistance and sheathing. Let’s look at each of these in turn and [...]

Dec 112013
 
JBL D5 Mini Speargun Review

Made from aircraft-grade aluminum and featuring super-strong stainless shafts and triggers, the JBL D5 Mini speargun brings more to the table than your ordinary band powered spear gun. It is powered by a low-profile pistol grip handle and 1 or 2 half inch Hi-Mod bands. At 19 inches, the Mini Carbine packs a pretty hard [...]