dive light

Seac R30 Dive Light | ScubaLab Best Buy

See why this dive light was rated highly for its value in our latest dive light review. The Seac R30 dive light was a ScubaLab Best Buy during the 2018 dive light test. Learn what testers liked about this light in this video review. See the full ScubaLab dive light review here. I’m Roger Roy, the ScubaLab director. We tested the Seac R30 dive light. Powerful and versatile, the Seac R30 is our Best Buy for large dive lights. We tested the R30’s light [...]

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divemaster

6 Things to Practice Underwater to Become a Better Scuba Diver

Things to remember to become a better scuba diver. When you worked on your open water certification, you had to demonstrate both knowledge and skills. But like most things in life, practice makes perfect. Take a moment to review our list below, and make sure you are adhering to best practices while underwater. 1. Develop spatial awareness. Pay attention to what’s around you, including above and below you. Maintain a safe distance from fragile corals, and always know where your body, fins and [...]

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SeaLife Sea Dragon Mini 900 Dive Touch

For its compact size, ergonomic design and powerful performance, the SeaLife Sea Dragon Mini 900 dive touch was our Testers Choice for compact dive lights. For its compact size, ergonomic design and powerful performance, the SeaLife Sea Dragon Mini 900 was our Testers Choice for compact dive lights. I’m Roger Roy, the ScubaLab director. We tested the SeaLife Sea Dragon Mini 900 dive light. For its compact size, ergonomic design and powerful performance, it was our Testers Choice for compact dive lights. We tested [...]

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Cressi Carbon BC: ScubaLab Testers Choice

The Cressi Carbon was a ScubaLab Testers Choice during the 2018 BC test. Learn why testers chose this jacket-style BC as their favorite in this video review. See the full ScubaLab BC review here. We tested the Carbon at Blue Grotto Dive Resort in Central Florida. We conducted objective tests in the pool to measure its buoyant lift and inherent buoyancy and to gauge its ability to cope with a runaway power inflator. We also conducted a series of test dives where [...]

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advance open water

PADI Advance Open Water Course

Congratulation to Alain for passing his PADI Advance Open Water Course. The course took him two days to complete comprising of five adventure dives, two of which have to be a deep dive and navigation dive. The first day started with pick up from his hotel for transfer to the pier. Once at the pier we set up the dive equipment making sure we had everything sorted for the dives. We then had time for a light breakfast and [...]

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scuba regulator

Scuba Diving Regulator Review 2018

Scuba Diving Regulator Review 2018: ScubaLab Tests 7 New Regs Each year, the ScubaLab test team takes the latest scuba diving regulators — or models that they have not been able to test yet — and puts them to the test. See which models earned Tester Choice and Best Buy honors in ScubaLab’s 2018 regulator review. How We Test Objective testing was conducted at Dive Lab, a ­testing facility in ­Panama City Beach, Florida, on an ANSTI breathing simulator that measures effort required to move air [...]

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jellyfish

Ask the Experts: What if I get Stung by a Jellyfish?

ASK THE EXPERTS: WHAT IF I GET STUNG BY A JELLYFISH? While the sting of some species can cause life-threatening injuries, the majority of jellyfish injuries range in severity from almost imperceptible numbness to a moderate burning sensation followed by blistering. Jellyfish Stings Q: HOW CAN I AVOID A STING? A: A jellyfish stings through millions of specialized microscopic barbs called nematocysts found on its tentacles. These cells are capable of stinging even if they break off or wash up on the beach, and [...]

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scuba equipment

Scuba Diving BC Review 2018 7 to 14

BACK-INFLATION BCs Aqua Lung Rogue The Rogue shares a modular design with Aqua Lung’s Outlaw, but without the Outlaw’s über-minimalist approach. The Rogue’s harness (rated very good for comfort) uses the same quick-release connectors that allow up to 27 size configurations of back plate and straps. But it has more lift — with a 35-pound air cell — four stainless D-rings, a right-shoulder exhaust, and drop-down cargo pockets big enough for an SMB. The integrated weights mount vertically, which lets them [...]

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