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July Newsletter

Hello Divers!

We hope you had a fun June, we sure did! We completed PADI Open Water Courses, AOW courses and started our boat diving! Our local shore diving group called the Dive Society reached record numbers for our past couple of dives which we are thrilled about. There has been a lot of marine life out and about making the dives extra fun. People have been catching lobsters and spearing some nice sized flounders. We have spotted a lump fish that has been hanging out at Old Garden. We have spotted a few Sea ravens recently. Nudibranchs are still out but not as plentiful it seems and skates and flounder are out and about as well.

We received new products this month which you can read about below. We have new masks, hooded vests for layering, dry bags which are great for the boat or shore diving and new travel bags. We are always getting in new items in the summertime so stop by the shop to see what’s new.
For the month of July we are gearing up for more Open Water courses, AOW classes and the start of our Rescue classes. We have 2 boat dives this month which we are looking forward to. There are spots left on each boat, call the shop to register. You can find more details about the boat dive schedule below.

Our schedule is normal for the July 4th weekend. We will be closed on Monday the 4th as usual with weekend hours being the same. We hope you all have an enjoyable and safe 4th of July and we hope to see you soon! Now is the time to dive, get in that water!
Happy Diving!

-Undersea Divers

 

Boat Dive Schedule

 Scuba Boat Dives in Cape Ann
All dives are 2 tanks dives and cost $80. A certification card is required for all dives. No gear is provided, but if you need to rent you will get 50% off rental gear for these dives.

 

July 9th: Captain’s Choice

Dive Leader: Shaun M.

8:00am 2-Tank Dive
$80

July 30th: The Sand Box & Braces Cove

Dive Leader: TBD

8:00am 2-Tank Dive
$80

August 20th: Picket Ledge & Salt Rock

Dive Leader: TBD
8:00am 2-Tank Dive
$80

August 27th: Folly Cove/Folly Cove

Dive Leader: TBD
8:00am 2-Tank Dive
$80

How to Register:
Call 978-927-9551
 
* Does not include any tanks and weights. You can rent them if you need too at half price.

Become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Want to go on a scallop charter or dive on deeper wrecks? Become a PADI AOW Diver and never miss out on a dive again!

This class has been filling quickly so we have added a new class on

July 11-13-16-17
August 24 – 25 – 27 – 28

Click here to learn more about the PADI AOW Class.

 

NEW PRODUCTS IN STORE NOW!

We have new products arriving all of the time at the shop. This month we have new Duffle Bags, Masks, Swim Goggles, New Fin Colors, Dry Bags, Hood Vests for layering and new Sealife Cameras & accessories. You can read about them in detail here.

Fish living inside of a jelly!

Back in December, ocean photographers Tim Samuel and Franny Plumridge were freediving in Byron Bay, off the east coast of Australia, when Samuel spotted a curious scene. He made a picture of a yellow fish stuck inside a translucent jellyfish and posted it to his Instagram account. Continue reading…

An Introduction to the Coral Triangle 

Have you ever dived in Malaysia, Indonesia, or the Philippines? It would be no surprise if these were some of your best dives. These three countries, plus Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and East Timor, are in the heart of the Coral Triangle. This global epicenter of marine biodiversity surprisingly covers only 1.6 percent of the planet’s oceanic area. Continue reading…

DIN versus Yoke Valves

Increasingly, manufacturers are producing tank valves with the newer DIN valve, and debates on scuba diving forums around the web are brimming with discussions as to which one you should use. Let’s try to clear that up. Continue reading…

BackScatter Video: Macromate Tips for your GoPro 

 

16 Amazing Shark Photos From Scuba Diving Magazines 2016 Underwater Photography Contest

Dive Roatan: New Trip!

We had such an amazing trip to Anthony’s Key Resort in Roatan last April we are going again! We will be headed back to Roatan February 18th -25th, 2017. The best news is we have an ever better deal this time around! They are offering Buy 1 Spot, Get the Second FREE!


Join us for exotic marine life, beautiful bungalows that sit at the water’s edge and fantastic dining at this all inclusive resort. Below outlines what this fantastic trip has in store for you. By the time you finish reading this, you will already be thinking of booking your plane ticket from cold snowy weather to sun glistening water and palm trees swaying in the island breeze. Don’t miss the chance to make wonderful memories for you and your friends and family.

 

Dive Indonesia

Interested in going on the trip but need a roommate? We have 1 female looking for a roommate. Only 2 rooms left!

 We are excited to announce our first trip ever to South Asia. This area of the world is known for its incredible and unique diving. Not only will you travel to one of the most beautiful places to dive, you will also have Andrew Martinez as your photo guide to make sure you come home with some amazing photos and videos. It is incredibly hard to get a trip of this magnitude for such a great price! Don’t miss this trip of a lifetime! The trip dates are March 23rd – April 2nd, 2017.

Dive Dominica

Join us in Dominica November 5th – 12th, 2016. We will be staying at a small resort called Castle Comfort. Not only is this destination EXCELLENT for diving, offering diverse marine life and underwater terrain but the island has so much more to offer such as numerous hikes to waterfalls and gorges, whale watching, zip lining and more!

Dive Bonaire

For over 25 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled. We head back there December 3rd -10th, 2016.

Dive Society Photos

Upcoming Classes

PADI Open Water Diver

(Class & Pool

Sessions)
July 9th & 10th
July 23rd & 24th
August 2-4-9-11
August 13th & 14th
August 27th & 28th

 

PADI Drysuit Diver
Can Be Scheduled on Request
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
July 11-13-16-17
July 20-21-23-24 : FULL
August 24-25-27-28
 
PADI Rescue Diver
July 26-27-30-31
PADI Equipment Specialist 
Can Be Scheduled on Request
 
PADI Enriched Air Diver
Anytime!
PADI Discover Scuba
July 7th  6:30pm
August 3rd  6:30pm

New Products Have Arrived!

Aqualung Explorer Duffle

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The Aqua Lung Explorer Collection: Duffel is the best of the dive duffels. The foundation of this duffel is made of extra durable 1680D Polyester with PVC coating. The base is reinforced with V-Diamond material and 4 corner guards. The front of the bag has anchor loops for mounting easy access gear with carabineers or securing your bag to the deck of the boat. The front pocket contains an organization pocket panel and is large enough to hold the Explorer Collection Regulator Bag. $70

AquaSphere Vista Swim Goggle

Vista Goggle
The Vista features the best in Aqua Sphere technology, with a comfortable, leak resistant skirt and a ­contoured, stylized frame, the Vista is low profile and virtually eliminates all of the drag experienced with other swimming masks. With its one-touch buckle, you are ensured a comfortable, custom fit so you can focus on your swim, not your gear.
  • Wraparound, 180-degree visibility
  • Quick-Fit, one-touch adjustments
  • Comfortable, leak-resistant Silicone skirt
  • 100% UVA & UVB protection
  • Durable Polycarbonate lenses with anti-fog and scratch resistant coating

Aqualung 6/5/3 Hooded Vest

Hooded Vest

We have had so many people ask for hooded vests we decided to take in the Aqualung 6/5/3 hooded vest. This is great for layering, especially under the Henderson Thermaxx 7mm jumpsuit. The combination will have you feeling comfortable and warm in the water.  6mm Super-Strect neoprene is used on the hood with a 4mm skin in the face seal which is designed to be easily trimmed. The front and back panels are 5mm neoprene with 3mm panels on the side for increased strecth and fit, allowing for easy donning and doffing of the vest. There is also a bubble vent which is built into the hood to allow trapped exhaust bubbles to easily escape. $105.

Aqualung Defense Dry Bag & XS Scuba DryBags

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xs dry bag
DryBags are great for being on the boat or to store items when shore diving. They also come in very handy when kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing or just a day at the beach.
The Aqualung Dry Bag is gray to reduce internal and external temperature and is 16 liters. $36
The XS Scuba Clear bags come in 2 sizes 16×9 and 26×12. $25/$30

SeaDive Masks

True Color: Eagle Eye Mask

  • Almost 100% light passage defines objects at all depths
  • Reduces harmful UV Glare
  • Retention of yellow-rose past 10-25 ft
  • Yellow “pop’s less clear water
  • Rose deepens coral colors
  • Fog Free
HD Ray Blocker: Eagle Eye Mask
  • Almost 100% light passage defines objects at all depths
  • Reduces harmful UV Glare
  • Reduces surface grit in eyes
  • Overall greater clarity
  • quick vision return from surface
  • Fog Free

Used Dive Computers & Tanks!

Used Suunto Zoop Computers

We have 2 used Zoop Wrist Computers and 7 Zoop Consoles that feature a pressure gauge, computer and compass.
Price: $150/each
These computers are 1 to 2 years old from our rental fleet.
 

Used Aluminum 80 Tanks

We have a bunch of used tanks for sale! Here is what we have…
Aluminum 80 Tanks: Qty 8  $125/each
All Aluminum 80’s have a fresh Hydro and VIP as of May 2016. 
 
Steel 72s: Qty 2    $100/each 
Hydro & VIP:  July/2015
 
Steel 80 DIN (Old valve style that cannot be converted to yoke) $225
Hydro & VIP: July/2015
 

Steel 100 DIN: (Old valve style that cannot be converted to yoke)$225
Hydro & VIP: July/2015

CLEARANCE ITEMS

NEW Suunto COBRA Air Integrated Computer
Was $669  On Clearance for $450!
 
NEW Suunto Pressure Gauge
Was $170  On Clearance for $99
 

Let The Diving Begin! Dive Society Starts May 25th!

North Shore Shore Diving

 

Get that scuba gear out and ready because we start diving on

Wednesday May 25th at 5:30pm!

Dive Society starts May 25th and will be held every Wednesday and Sunday through October. We would like to let you know that as we get into summer, the Sunday morning dives will probably move to an earlier time so we can get better parking at the local dive spots as well as beat all of the beach traffic. We will make an announcement when that will start to happen so watch your emails as we approach July.

As usual you will get weekly emails stating the dive times and DiveMasters. All dives are lead by a Divemaster or Instructor. Wednesday dives we will meet at the store at 5:30pm, on Sunday morning we meet at the store at 9:00am. We hope everyone is ready to get in the water and have some fun!

Don’t Forget!

FREE Air fills as well as 50% off Rental Gear on DS dives.

Looking to get new gear for the 2016 season? Don’t miss our Giant Spring Sale on May 14th & 15th!

May Newsletter

MAYNEWSLETTER

Hello Divers!

We hope you had an enjoyable April. We know a lot of you went away on vacation, we hope the trips went well and if you have any photos, bring them in to show us. We love to see your images and videos.

Shaun and the group had a great time in Roatan. We would like to congratulate Eve & Spencer for completing their dives while on the Roatan trip. The resort was wonderful, food was good and the diving was even better. They encountered dolphins and sharks along with many colorful fish. We highly recommend traveling to Anthony’s Key in Roatan.

We are excited to announce our Dive Society start date! We will start diving on Wednesday, May 25th. Check your emails once we get closer for the dive leader name and confirmation of times as we usually do.

Don’t forget our BIG SALE on May 14th & 15th. It’s the perfect time to get into some new gear or add to your existing kit.

We hope you’re as excited as we are to hit the water. Many of our classes are already booked up. We will be announcing our boat dive schedule soon, so keep your eyes peeled. Let’s GO DIVE!
Happy Diving!
-Undersea Divers

 

SPRING SALE

Save the date for our annual spring sale. Everything will be on sale plus we will have some special deals going on for you. Click HERE for the detailed sale flyer.
 
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm

Attention PADI Dive Masters & Instructors! We’re hiring!

Scuba Diving Jobs in Boston

Undersea Dives is looking to add new team members! We are looking to hire PADI Instructors and Dive Masters for our weekly shore and boat dives along with teaching PADI Courses. We are looking for candidates who know the local area and want to share their passion for diving with others.  If interested please contact Whitney at dive@underseadivers.com.

Diving for Lobsters: 5 Things As A Beginner You Need To Know. 

Lucky for us, the waters off of the North Shore area of Massachusetts are a haven for lobsters. The rocky  coast is the perfect habitat for them to live. Many scuba divers love the sport of lobstering. Go on a nice dive, grab some dinner, you can’t beat it! Here is everything you need to know about lobstering in the North Shore. Read Full Article Here. 
Lobster

How Sunscreen is Ruining Our Oceans. 

In the latest issue of Alert Diver Magazine, they explain how we are hurting the ocean’s coral with our use of sunscreen. Learn what sunscreen is doing to our coral as well as ways you can help protect the ocean.

Hazardous Marine Life Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Being able to identify marine organisms and understand their behaviors is crucial for safeguarding ourselves and the animals that inhabit the underwater world. Test your knowledge of hazardous marine life in this month’s quiz.
 

Dive Society Start Date! 

We will begin our Dive Society Dives on Wednesday May 25th! Dust off that gear, get it in for service so you will be already to hop in the water on the 25th. We will send out individual emails as we always do. We will send out the monthly Dive Society calendar every month to let you know who will be leading the dives.  We are excited to kick off the 2016 dive season with you!

21 Ways to Avoid Travel Sickness

Nothing ruins a dive trip like sea sickness. Thus, most divers will go along way to avoid spilling your breakfast overboard. But what can you do to avoid getting motion sickness? What really works?

SeaLife Creates Exclusive New iPhone & Android App

SeaLife Cameras released a free app called “SeaLife Micro Cam” in the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store for their SeaLife Micro HD+ and new Micro 2.0 cameras.  The app is found by searching “SeaLife Micro Cam” and is compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch running on iOS 6.0 or later and Android devices running on 2.3.3 or higher. Read More about this fun app here. 

Dive Indonesia:Interested in going on the trip but need a roommate? We have 1 male and 1 female looking for roommates!

We are excited to announce our first trip ever to South Asia. This area of the world is known for its incredible and unique diving. Not only will you travel to one of the most beautiful places to dive, you will also have Andrew Martinez as your photo guide to make sure you come home with some amazing photos and videos. It is incredibly hard to get a trip of this magnitude for such a great price! Don’t miss this trip of a lifetime! The trip dates are March 23rd – April 2nd, 2017. Full Trip Brochure

Dive Dominica

Join us in Dominica November 5th – 12th, 2016. We will be staying at a small resort called Castle Comfort. Not only is this destination EXCELLENT for diving, offering diverse marine life and underwater terrain but the island has so much more to offer such as numerous hikes to waterfalls and gorges, whale watching, zip lining and more! Full Trip Brochure

Dive Bonaire

For over 25 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled. We head back there December 3rd -10th, 2016. Full Trip Brochure

Upcoming Classes

PADI Open Water Diver
May 7th & 8th  2-9pm
May 10-12-17-19 6:30pm-9:30pm
May 21st & 22nd  2-9pm
Full Summer Schedule is now up!
PADI Drysuit Diver
Can Be Scheduled on Request
 
PADI Equipment Specialist 
Can Be Scheduled on Request
 
PADI Enriched Air Diver
Anytime!
PADI Discover Scuba
May 4th  6:30pm
June 2nd  6:30pm
July 7th  6:30pm

Fun Videos

 

Spring Sale: May 14th & 15th

Spring Sale 2016

It’s that time of the year again. We are prepping for our Annual Spring Sale. Join us on the weekend of May 14th & 15th for huge savings. Everything goes on sale in the store. It’s the perfect time to get new gear to start off the dive season right!

May 14th: 10:00AM-5:00PM
May 15th: 10:00AM – 3:00PM

10% – 20% Off Selected Items

Masks, Snorkels, Fins, Wetsuits, Accessories, Lights Computers, Regulators, Gear Bags, Rashgaurds and much more! Here are just a few items that will be going on sale. We have so many choices at the store, we can’t post them all!

Tanks

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We give you 2 options with purchasing tanks. Both always include FREE VIP’s for Life.

Option 1: Buy tanks at a discounted rate

Aluminum 80: Was $250   NOW $195
Steel 80: Was $425   NOW $375
Steel 100: Was $550 Now $495

Option 2: Buy 2 tanks and receive free air for life.

Classes

Learn to Dive or continue to expand your dive skills. Many dive classes will be on sale. Pay for the course now and you will have the opportunity to take the class up to 1 year from the purchase date, so no rush on choosing dates if you don’t know your schedule yet. Just lock in the great price!

Open Water Diver: Was $594/ Now $295
Advanced Open Water: Was $395/Now $295
Rescue Diver: Was $395/Now $295
Drysuit Diver: Was $295/Now $195
Night Diver: $195
Peak Performance Buoyancy $150
Navigation: $195

Camera Equipment

sealifecamerasSealife Cameras: 10% off cameras and accessories

Backscatter Camera Trays & Accessories & Filter Systems: 10% off

GoPro Accessories: 10% off ( Unfortunately we cannot discount the cameras themselves.

Light & Motion Lights: 10% Off

Rental Cards

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Do you rent gear more than 1 time a year? Well the Undersea Divers rental Card is for you. Purchase the rental card for $40 (Regularly $50) and receive HALF PRICE RENTALS FOR LIFE! Yes, you saw that correctly, for life. Cut your costs in half but double the fun!

Air Cards

Air cards are a great way to save money on fills but now you can save even more!

10 Fill Card: Regular price of $80. Sale Price $70! That’s only $7 a fill!

30 Fill Card: Regular price of $195. Sale Price $180! That’s only $6 a fill!

60 Fill Card: $300 (cash only). That brings your fills down to $5 each!

Special Orders 

Know that we will do special orders for you if you don’t see a product you are looking for in the shop.

phoneCan’t make it on the sale weekend? No Problem! Give us a call to order over the phone.

 

 

 

Don’t Forget our Maintenance Packages when you buy a new piece of gear! Learn more about the packages here. 

March Newsletter

March 2016
Hello Divers!
We made it through February in New England pretty easy this year! We had some nice warm days where divers could go out and really enjoy their dives. The water is remaining pretty warm with an average of 38 to 41 degrees so don’t miss a dive if you think it’s too cold.  As a reminder we head to Bonaire from March 5th-12th and we will be closing the store for that week. We are excited to feel that spring is on its way. We have been planning out our summer schedule with fun activities for you. We have a lot of new products coming into the store which you can read about below. We have also announced a new trip to Dominica in the fall. It’s time to start dusting off that gear and getting it ready!
Undersea Divers
Store News, Popular Articles & Videos
What are people talking about this month in the dive world?
Rare Pacific Seahorse discovered in California waters
Watch the Full Video Here.
Evelyn was the first woman to dive the Andrea Doria, one of the first women to use mix gases, and also the first to start a custom wetsuit company where one could not be found commercially.  Her story has graced the pages of Skin Diver, Newsweek, National Geographic, Franklin Mint Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar to name a few. She appears in the DEMA/Jack McKenney video Scuba Dive America. Evelyn was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame in 2000, and is still diving wrecks and caves to this day!

Palmer Cove Yacht Club

March 3rd, 2016
7:30 Social Gathering
8:00pm Presentation Begins
Hosted by the NorthShore Frogmen

Read Details Here

Danversport Marina Show
The Danversport Marina will now be hosting a monthly “Boating & Ocean Show” where there will be booths with local vendors, clubs, etc. The event is open to the public at no charge. There will be light refreshments and free parking.  This is a great way to keep active in the boat/ocean lover/diving community. We are excited to have a booth at this new event!
March 26th, 9am-12pm
A big thank you to everyone who made it to the first show last Saturday. We hope to see you again this month!
Who will be there?
North Shore Frogmen
CJ’s Charters
Coast to Coast Paddleboards
Cat Cove Marine Lab
Tomo’s Tackle
US Coast Guard
Local Harbormasters
North Shore Paddlers Network
We are excited to announce our first trip ever to South Asia. This area of the world is known for its incredible and unique diving. Not only will you travel to one of the most beautiful places to dive, you will also have Andrew Martinez as your photo guide to make sure you come home with some amazing photos and videos. It is incredibly hard to get a trip of this magnitude for such a great price! Don’t miss this trip of a lifetime! The trip dates are March 23rd – April 2nd, 2017.
Join us in Dominica November 5th – 12th, 2016. We will be staying at a small resort called Castle Comfort. Not only is this destination EXCELLENT for diving, offering diverse marine life and underwater terrain but the island has so much more to offer such as numerous hikes to waterfalls and gorges, whale watching, zip lining and more!
For over 25 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled. We head back there December 3rd -10th, 2016.
Popular Videos from the web!
Diving Dominica
Diving Dominica
Full Face Snorkeling Mask
Full Face Snorkeling Mask
SeaBin Project
SeaBin Project
What’s new at Undersea Divers?
GoPro: The Strap
Strap your GoPro to your hand, wrist, arm or leg to capture hands free ultra-immersive POV footage, one-of-a-kind selfies and more. Includes an extended strap that fits around your arm, leg, or larger objects. Features 360 degree rotation and tilt that lets you adjust your camera angle on the fly. Ideal for countless activities, The Strap is one of our most versatile mounts. $59.99
The Strap by GoPro
The Strap by GoPro
GoPro: HeadStrap & Hat Clip Combo
Wear your GoPro on your head or attach it to a backwards baseball cap. $19.99
 
Aqualung Heat Mitts
Heat Mitt

We finally found a mitt! We know  a lot  of you have been asking for mitts and we finally found one that will keep you  toasty  warm! We now carry the Aqualung 6mm heat mitt with sizes running from Small to 2XL. 
Light & Motion
Sidelick on Gopro

As most of you know we have a passion for underwater photography. We have decided to expand our photography department by introducing Light & Motion products along with our normal Sealife cameras, lights and accessories as well as our line of GoPro cameras and accessories. In late spring we are also happy to announce we will be carrying the Olympus Tough4 Camera & Housing. See all of the new products here.
XS Scuba Accessories
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Our shipment of XS Scuba accessories will be here next week! Some of the new items include:
Mini Fogger Knife/Scissor Combo
New Style of Spring Straps
Tank Nets in all colors
MiFlex Hoses in all colors
Retractable Compass
Travel Gear Hangers
Marking Lights
Main Dive Lights
Multi-Tool
Upcoming Classes
PADI Open Water Diver
March 19th & 20th  2-9pm
April 2nd & 3rd  2-9pm
May 7th & 8th  2-9pm
May 10-12-17-19 6:30pm-9:30pm
Full Summer Schedule is now up!
PADI Drysuit Diver
Scheduled on Request
 
PADI Equipment Specialist 
March 29th & 30th  6:00-8:00pm
 
PADI Enriched Air Diver
Anytime!
PADI Discover Scuba
March 2nd   6:30pm
April 7th 6:30pm
May 4th  6:30pm
June 2nd  6:30pm
Photo Society: March 31st
Topic: Traveling with Camera Gear & Bonaire Photo Presentations
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Meet Aqualung’s New Instrument Line

Instrument Line

 

 

 

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Aqualung has ended their relationship with Suunto and are now introducing their new computer line by Pelagic Pressure Systems.

Today’s technology is about making simple what is complex. Aqualung has engineered the new line of dive computers and analog instruments with this mission at their core. Safely and confidently descend into your dive adventure with intuitive, easy-to-use designs, backed by advanced engineering.

Their instruments are designed with thoughtful features, such as the computers’ user-replaceable standard battery and transmitters that pair for life, so that you’ll always be ready to dive

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Effortless approach with a rugged design
The i300 exceeds expectations with many features such as its easy-to-use interface, flexible operating modes, built-in backlight and a standard user-changeable battery with data retention. With effortless design, such as an automatic water-activation, it gets you right in the water and descending to your next adventure. This model comes in wrist, 2 Gauge and 3 Gauge. The i300 has 4 operating modes, air, nitrox, gauge and freediver. These computers are already on their way to the store! Learn more

i450T

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A features powerhouse that’s intuitive and sporty
Designed for the active diver and the travel diver, the i450T has flexibility and intuition packed into an eye-catching design. Even small but thoughtful details were considered- once you pair your transmitter, you’ll never need to pair it again. The optional hoseless gas integration de-clutters your dive for a more streamlined feel. This model features the 4 operating modes of air, nitrox, gauge and freediver and also comes standard with a digital compass. It also features large font for easy reading and audible alarms for safer diving. This model will be released in the Spring of 2016. Learn more

i550

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Straightforward approach in an easy-to-use console
The i550 is an easy-to-use and versatile dive computer, perfect for both new and seasoned divers alike. With one of the largest display faces available, it is easy to read and is equipped with a comprehensive suite of features, including gas integration, Nitrox and Gauge modes, backlight technology and gas time remaining. You can add a quick disconnect to this model as well as a end mount compass. They situated the console so it’s already facing the right angle when you go to check your computer.  No fighting to get in sitting nice in your hand to view the screen. This model is only available in a console and will be available in the Spring of 2016. Learn more

i750T

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Powerful technology and engineering meets intuitive and compact
Engineered for the technology-savvy diver, the i750T’s advanced performance features include an exceptionally crisp OLED color screen, easy-to-use interface, 3-axis full-tilt compass and a paired-for-life optional transmitter. Tracking and sharing your dive takes just seconds with its Bluetooth Smart wireless connectivity to your mobile device. This computer will be available in the Spring of 2016. Learn more

Transmitter

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The Aqua Lung Transmitter, used in conjunction with a compatible wrist computer, allows you to monitor current pressure and gas time remaining without a stiff high pressure hose, while providing a more streamlined profile. The transmitter pairs for life and up to 3 transmitters can be used with each Aqua Lung gas integrated wrist computer. Transmitters come in 2 versions: Nitrox compatible to 40% and 100% O2.  Transmitters will be available in Spring 2016. Learn more

Analog Gauges

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Our line of Analog Gauges is designed for easy readability and use, with the quality and reliability you expect of Aqua Lung products. A Pressure Gauge, Depth Gauge, and Compass are available separately or in 2- or 3-gauge console models. Learn more

DiveLog

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DiverLog is a best-in-class digital log book to record and share all of your dive information.
Never again wonder where you saw that pod of spinner dolphins, or wish you had still that dive buddy’s contact information, or wonder what weight you’d used on your last dive. It’s all captured in DiverLog by Pelagic Pressure Systems. And your Aqua Lung dive computer is all set to easily sync and upload your information. And just for the i750T, its Bluetooth technology allows all of this to happen instantaneously with your mobile device right to your App—even while you are still on the dive boat! It’s a great opportunity to analyze and share your dive right in the moment. We will let you know that the DiverLog does cost $24.99 to purchase. We are hoping in the future they will offer this software for free. The download is available for MAC/iPhone  right now. The download for PC/Andriod will be available later this month. Learn more

Algorithm

Aqua Lung’s Pelagic Pressure Systems has had long history of developing decompression algorithms for safe diving. The principal designer of these algorithms is Dr. John E. Lewis, who has been with Pelagic for over 34 years. He is one of very few people in the world that have the knowledge to develop the algorithms that are used in dive computers.

Dr. Lewis earned his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Applied Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology. He has been influential in the dive community, as the principal author of “The Recreational Diver’s Guide to Decompression Theory, Dive Tables, and Dive Computers” and as a member of the Underwater Hyperbaric Medical Society.

Dr. Lewis wrote the proprietary Pelagic Z+ (PZ+) algorithm employed in Aqua Lung’s computers. The PZ+ algorithm is based on the Bühlmann ZHL-16C algorithm and is a favored recreational algorithm for the safety conscious diver.

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Aqua Lung dive computers can be broken into two primary categories:

  1. Air integrated (i750T, i550, i450T)
  2. Non-air integrated (i300)

Once you decide whether you want/need air integration, you will then need to decide on which style you want:

  • Hosed connection (i550)
  • Watch style (small display) wrist computer (i450T)
  • Large display wrist computer (i750T, i300)

There are several factors to consider when choosing a dive computer:

What is my budget?

There’s no need to consider computers that are too far above your budget, so knowing what you can spend will help you to pick the best available computer you can afford.

How often do I plan using it?

If you only plan on diving once a year while on vacation, then you might not want to purchase the top of the line model. A basic computer will still give you all the dive information needed during your limited diving. If you dive multiple times a year, then a more feature rich computer will be of more use. Air integration, color screen and easy downloading to a PC or Mac are some key features to consider.

Do you plan to dive locally, travel or both?

Local diving allows you to ignore size and weight when choosing a computer, whereas a diver who travels a lot will want to maximize features and benefits in a smaller and lighter instrument.
Unless you travel with your personal regulator, a non-air integrated hoseless computer is best for the traveling diver. This allows you to download your dive data to a PC/Mac versus needing to write down on paper. It also allows you to dive in your preferred unit of measurement (metric or imperial). If you normally dive with an imperial gauge (feet) and take a trip to Australia, will you be comfortable diving with an analog gauge displayed in meters?

How good is your eyesight?

Be realistic, a small watch style computer might look great out of the water but it needs to be practical during your dive. If you can’t easily read the information during a dive, you should look at computers with a larger display. This will provide for a better dive experience and keep you safer by allowing you to read critical information on the display. Consider a color screen; they are often times easier to read for those of us with diminishing eyesight.

Where do you see yourself (dive experience/level) in the next 12-24 months?

If you plan on continuing your dive education or diving a lot, then you should consider buying for your future needs now rather than upgrading down the road.
Spending a little more now could save you hundreds a year from now when you realize you want/need more from your computer.

Do you own a regulator setup? Plan to purchase one in the near future?

If you do not own your own regulator, then purchasing a hosed computer doesn’t make sense. You can still purchase an air integrated computer now, just hold off on purchasing the transmitter until you acquire a regulator; you can always add the transmitter down the road.

All dive computers do the same basic functions:

Provide depth and dive time (air pressure on air integrated computers)

It’s from this point where you start to consider the additional features and benefits that best suit your needs.

  • Air time remaining
  • Dive time remaining
  • % of O2
  • # of gases
  • Audible/visual alarms
  • Down load capabilities
  • Size, color, material
  • Warranty
  • Compass

The list goes on and on…

Have Questions?

If you have any questions on Aqualung’s New Line, please feel free to ask us. We are here to help you find the best instruments to meet your personal diving or freediving needs.