July 12, 2011

SUBGEAR: Callback of BCD Blac Jac

SUBGEAR was made aware of a failure in the manufacturing processof the bcd Blac Jac. A small amount of the buoyancy control devices manufactured end of 2010 do have a faulty bladder. Only the black ones are affected. The XP … Continue reading

June 15, 2011

To Snorkel or Not to Snorkel: That is the Question

TDI / SDI / ERDI has a good write-up about if divers should or should not wear snorkels. The conclusion is – surprise surprise – that it very much depends on the conditions we are diving in. There are still … Continue reading

May 13, 2011

AQUA2 The New Underwater Research Diver

It won’t get cold, run out of air or get the bends and you may just be sharing your favourite dive site with it soon. It’s called AQUA2, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) capable of depths up to 30m that has … Continue reading

May 10, 2011

Test report: Oceanic Pioneer mask

Since my very first Tusa mask, which I bought in 2001, finally became too old and leaky to use six or seven years later, I have had real trouble trying to find a new mask that I could say felt … Continue reading

May 8, 2011

SCUBAPRO: Jet Fin XXL available

To be honest this news is a bit confusig as there was a SCUBAPRO Jet Fin XXL already. But the old XXL is now XXXL and the company introduced a new size called XXL. Now every diver should find a … Continue reading

February 4, 2010

Update: Mares Nemo Air Quick Connector Recall

Mares has discovered a quality issue on the O-ring assembled on the Nemo Air quick connector. Under certain circumstances the O-ring can fail and consequently Nemo Air may start leaking through the Quick Connector. As a result, there is a … Continue reading

December 11, 2009

ICON HD: dive computer from Mares gets own website

Mares has annouced a fully dedicated website for the dive computer ICON HD. The new website includes a simulator and divers can play around with it outside of the water. The electronic underwater buddy comes with a color display. Divers … Continue reading

November 24, 2009


SEEMANN was founded in the late 70s and focused in the early years on the German speaking market. Meanwhile, SEEMANN is well established in Europe and Russia. According to their own statement the company is preparing to go for the … Continue reading