(Dive Travel Business News - November 14, 2012) -- SeaLife®, a leader in underwater photographic equipment, has introduced its new AquaPod Underwater Camera Monopod. The AquaPod adds 18 to 53 inches to your reach both above and below the waterline, for better images and videos - while providing an extra buffer zone when photographing potentially dangerous sea creatures.
Compact and lightweight for easy use and portability, the SeaLife AquaPod also features a self-image mirror built into the base of the monopod head, that produces more natural-looking self portraits with ease. The AquaPod features a rubberized grip for a solid secure hold, and a lanyard with a security clip. The base of the main tube is also threaded to accept a 1/4-20 screw for attachment to a plethora of photographic accessories and stands. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - November 6, 2012) -- Redondo Beach, CA -- Celebrating their 60 year anniversary, Body Glove will kick off the celebration at the DEMA SHOW 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. The show, taking place November 14-17 at the Sands Expo Center, is the premiere tradeshow for the dive industry and will feature Body Glove Co-Founder, Bob Meistrell.
Body Glove's DEMA Show booth #3235 will showcase Body Glove's entire line of Jean Michel Cousteau products including dive suits, dive accessories and lifestyle products. Also, featured at the booth will be their brand new line of SUP boards, 3T shoes and sandals, Chammyz and their full line of aquatics. Come by and meet Jean Michel Cousteau on November 14th only and pick up a copy of his book My Father the Captain. At 4pm everyday, come celebrate 60 years of innovation and have a beer with Body Glove. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - September 27, 2012) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in co-operation with Atomic Aquatics announced a voluntary recall of the Cobalt dive computer after discovering a potential problem with a particular batch. About 4000 units have been sold in the U.S. and 200 in Canada.
The company has said that improper assembly of the high-pressure sensor inside the unit could leak, potentially causing the lens of the computer to blow off suddenly. This could result in personal injury, render the computer inoperable or create a continuous but slow leak of breathing gas that could pose a potential drowning hazard.
This recall affects all units manufactured between 31 May 2010 and 16 April 2012 - serial lots 2210-XXXX through to 1612-XXXX that can be found by scrolling to the "System Info" screen on the compter. The recall affects all Cobalt computers with serial numbers that start with any of the following numbers: read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - September 25, 2012) -- As more divers choose to rent equipment at their resort destination rather than pay excess baggage and overweight fees, dive resorts are investing in better gear to handle the higher rental volumes. EDGE Gear has created a Resort Rental Package System to meet the demand for dive resort rental gear that offers dive operators quality, performance and simplicity.
The EDGE Gear rental package includes the EDGE Enduro Regulator. The Enduro is ideally suited for the resort environment using durable and corrosion resistant titanium in the first and second stages along with a 20 Year WARRANTY on everything except the mouthpiece, hose, and service components (seats, filter, Orings and ss nylock nut). Prices are comparable to other brands with brass fittings. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - August 20, 2012) -- Innovative Scuba Concepts, who distributes braided high pressure hoses under the “Phantom” brand name, has been notified by the hose manufacturer that they have initiated a Consumer Products Safety Commission Recall for braided high pressure hoses. This recall applies only to the specific 11Q3, 11Q4, and 12Q1 lots of double braided flexible high pressure SCUBA hoses that are intended for use with submersible pressure gauges (SPG). read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - April 23, 2012) -- The first Utila Dive Festival, to be held August 18-25, 2012, is a week-long schedule of events above and below the water with diving, dancing, dining and discovering the tiny diving Mecca of Utila, one of The Bay Islands located in the Western Caribbean just South of Belize.
Underwater highlights include themed daily dives, and specialized diving activities held throughout the week including a photography competition, advanced buoyancy workshops, reef ecology and whale shark talks, tec and sidemount try dives including closed circuit rebreathers. Topside, there are social events, opening and closing beach parties, Taste of Utila food fair, and prize giveaways. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - March 19, 2012) -- Experts from around the world are gathering in Orlando, Florida on May 18-20, 2012 to examine the state of rebreather use and to develop protocols and recommendations to improve user safety. Co-sponsored in part by DAN, PADI and the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS), the Rebreather Forum 3 is a three-day program featuring rebreather specialists, experts, manufacturers, training and education leaders, scientists and dive safety researchers.
Over the course of the three-day program, participants will have the chance to hear presentations on topics such as the state of recreational rebreather technology, a review of the available data for accident analysis, a review of the training and operational protocols, and an examination of the considerations for conducting extreme exposure dives. read more »
Celebrating its debut at The Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas next week, Road Warrior™ luggage, a division of Trunk & Trolley, Inc., is soon to unveil its revolutionary space-saving technology called Micro Pop™ within the M Series collection. Fresh to the travel industry, Road Warrior™ will be launching six foldable pieces – all of which collapse to less than six inches for the convenience in storing. Using this unique Micro Pop™ technology, these pieces provide full-body structure similar to today's conventional framed case suitable for the advanced and luxurious traveler.
Inspired by his frequent travels and business trips, Product Designer and Creative Director Mark Nordstrom developed this new, collapsible Micro Pop™ mechanism. Road Warrior will change the face of travel as we know it. Whether it is a week aboard a cruise ship or a quick weekend getaway, the inventive yet functional luggage was designed to meet all travel requirements and guidelines with ease. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - February 18, 2012) -- Recently a passenger at a New York-area airport learned a valuable lesson in dive trip packing when a U.S. Transportation Saftey Administration (TSA) screener discovered a 21-inch spear gun and a utility knife in a carry-on bag.
The passenger arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport ticketed to fly to Antigua. After his weapons were detected, the TSA contacted local law enforcement, who questioned the passenger, said TSA spokesman Kawika Riley. The passenger claimed to be unaware that the weapons were prohibited, the TSA said. The find had no impact on airport operations.
"Just to be clear, passengers should not attempt to bring a spear gun as a carry-on item. The same rule holds for utility knifes," Riley said. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - Nov 30, 2011) -- Just one sting from the luminous jellyfish can halt on anyone’s snorkeling or dive vacation. Fortunately, most jellyfish stings are harmless, but they have the potential to be very painful. To keep underwater adventures free from pain, Reef Safe™ byTropical Seas® has created the new Sting Cooler™ Jelly Fish Sting Relief.
Available in a spray or gel, the biodegradable Sting Cooler™ Jelly Fish Sting Relief solution provides maximum relief from the discomfort associated with stings from jellyfish, man-o-wars, sand fleas, sea lice, fire coral, and many other stinging marine creatures. read more »