Mounting a GoPro to Scuba Gear recently got my hands on a GoPro Hero video camera. I honestly never gave GoPro much thought since I am in the media business and use a lot of high end video gear all the time. Underwater, I’ve been shooting with a slightly outdated Sony HD camera in a […]
I have been using the OMS BC117, 94 pound-lift BCD (wing) for technical diving for quite some time. I’m not very active in tech diving forums, but I do haunt them from time to time, or read a thread or two when I’m looking for information. Oddly, within certain communities, there seems to be an […]
Even though I enjoy poking at DIR diving purists, I do respect their commitment to the sport, safety and dedication to training and fitness. That said, I do not agree that you must live, breath and train DIR to be considered a competent and safe diver. One example (there are many) of a DIR requirement that […]
Bungee Wing Deaths – Does it Really Happen? This is hilarious. I’ve been getting a bunch of heat ever since my post about using an OMS wing with bungees. First of all, it is easy to orally inflate. In fact, I can’t even tell the difference inflating the bungeed wing verses a normal jacket-style or back-inflation […]
I’m starting to think seriously about organizing some dives for vintage nerds like me at beautiful Lake Tahoe this Summer. I am pretty sure that I can arrange a special room rate at the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay, as well as lake front dining specials nearby. Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested.
In a sudden wave of inspiration, I just pulled one of my vintage double hose regulators out of storage and connected it to a scuba tank (single 38 cu. ft., 1800 psi). I have several of them, all of which are unusually rare. This one is a late 50’s U. S. Divers Mistral that is […]
I have a little over 900 dives on my current drysuit, a DUI CF200x, and it still looks new. Recently, the zipper wore out, leaving me with the most uncomfortable wetsuit you could imagine. Surprisingly, the neck and wrist seals remained in great shape and as watertight as ever. However, since it was going in […]