November 26th, 2008

Alien Squid

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It’s not often that I write about non-gear related topics, however Dive Rite Ambassador, Ken Corben, sent us a link to an amazing video that reminds us why we dive, why we explore and how little we know about the underwater realm.

Here is the link: Alien-like Squid with Elbows

Lamar

November 3rd, 2008

HID 1000 and LED 700 Test Dives

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After a weekend of diving caves with visibility on average of only 20 feet, we compared the HID 1000 and LED 700. To our surprise the LED 700 was more effective in the low visibility situations. Apparently the LED throws more light out close to the source. This is a great benefit in low visibility situations.  It was bright with no backscatter from the lower visibility conditions.

The HID 1000 is better in the clear waters where its focal length punches thru. We compared the two a few weekends before in some deep caves with large rooms.  I guess the best light is dependent on diving conditions.  I have both so I will pick and chose based on the dive plan.

Lamar