Photography News

Bonaire Pictures: December 2016

Back in December we visited our favorite island, Bonaire. We had a great group of 10 people with us, all who have been to Bonaire before except for 2 new divers. The water was 83 degrees, visibility was around 80 feet and we had great weather other than one day of rain. We completed around 20 dives for the week with some people doing a few more than that. We were treated with some special critters such as seahorses and spotted eagle rays. Here are some photos to show you what critters you can see while diving and snorkeling in Bonaire. A huge thank you to Steve Setzer who captured all of these wonderful images. He is quite the talented photographer!

Are you interested in joining us on one of our Bonaire trips? Check out our next trip here. 

December Newsletter

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Hello Divers!
We hope you had a happy and fun Thanksgiving! Last month kicked off our first warm water trip of the fall to an island in the SouthEast Caribbean, Dominica. The island is beautiful with lush green rainforests, waterfalls and rivers. We explored the Titou Gorge and Trafalger falls in the afternoons after diving. The waters were a warm 84 to 86 degrees. We saw the typical Caribbean marine life like banded coral shrimp,a ridiculous amount of  porcupine fish, spotted morays, turtles and giant sponges. We are planning on heading back to Dominica next fall so stay tuned for trip details.
This month we head back to one of our favorite islands, Bonaire. We are looking forward to the great meals, diving, warm waters and of course great company. If you haven’t booked a warm water dive vacation recently, we will be announcing our 2017 and 2018 line up of trips shortly.
For the month of December we have some great specials going on so make sure to check those out below. These specials will run through the month of December (but remember we close down from 12-24 through 1-1) so don’t miss out.
As most of you know, DEMA (Biggest Scuba TradeShow) was last month. This is the time of year when new products are released. We are excited to let you know we have picked up some new items (some in stock now, some hit the shelves in a month or two) such as BCDs, Masks, Knives, Wetsuits, Computers and Drysuits. We are always looking for the next best item to help you enhance your scuba diving lifestyle.
We hope everyone has a great holiday season!
Happy Diving!
-Undersea Divers
 
Please note we will be closing early on Saturday December 10th at 2pm. 

December Deals

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This month we have some specials deals! Check out the link for all of the details!
Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Gift Cards, Cameras & Accessories

New Pool Facility 

As many of you may know, the pool we were using, the Paul Lydon Aquatic Center, suffered bad roof damage from a wind and rain storm at the end of October. The repairs will take awhile, so we have decided to hold our pool sessions at the Bennett Center at Gordon College in Wenham. We teach the PADI Open Water Diver course at the college so we are very familiar with the people and the facility. We are excited to start teaching our classes there on December 10th and know you will enjoy this pool!

Simply Free Special: Get a free computer!

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Just in time for the holiday season – give the gift of new gear to your favorite dive buddy or treat yourself to a new kit! Purchase any qualifying* Aqua Lung Regulator and BC and receive an i300 Wrist Computer for FREE!
*Qualifying products exclude Titan and Calypso regulators and Pro and Wave BCDs. Offer valid October 14th, 2016 – December 31st, 2016 or while supplies last at participating Aqua Lung retailers in the U.S and Canada. Visit your authorized Aqua Lung Retailer for more details.

Upcoming Class Schedule

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PADI Open Water Diver Course
  • December 10th & 17th
  • January 28th & February 4th
  • March 4th & 11th
PADI DrySuit Course
  • December 10th & 11th
Try Scuba & Refresher Courses
  • January 28th
  • February 4th
  • March 4th

Stocking Stuff Ideas for the Diver In Your Life

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We have made a list of the top stocking stuffers. Head over to our blog to read the full list. 

New Gear! Introducing the Aqualung Soul & Pearl

 

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Aqualung has introduced the Soul which is the same as the Soul i3 BCD they currently make but without the i3 inflator hose. This BCD is incredibly comfortable, taking all of the weight off of your shoulders and onto your hips. This BCD also holds the tank much tighter to your body for added comfort and maneuverability. The Soul is the woman’s version of the Axiom which is one of our best selling BCDs. We have these in stock so come on by to try one on! Learn More Here. 

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Aqualung’s Woman’s Pearl BCD has had a face-lift. They have taken away the sports bra feature. It is a wrap-around jacket style BC specifically designed for the female diver. It offers an adjustable waistband and specially curved shoulder straps that provide a customization and comfortable fit. Learn More Here. 

 

Scuba Confidential: An Insiders Guide to Becoming a Better Diver

 

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A customer of ours discovered this great book and we wanted to share it with all of you. We have recommended this book to many people and everyone loved it and said how helpful it really was.

Scuba Confidential is a unique book packed full of valuable tips and expert advice, giving you unprecedented access to the secrets of dive professionals and technical divers. With Scuba Confidential, you will learn how to master skills and techniques that will make you a more confident, capable and safe diver.

It offers an informed, balanced view on some of scuba diving’s most contentious issues like going solo, deep diving and rebreathers and includes a comprehensive analysis of how diving accidents happen and how to make sure you do not become a statistic.

Scuba Confidential also gives you valuable insights on a vast range of topics such as what it is like to do a cave diving course, how to make sure you buy the right equipment, what to consider when choosing an instructor, things even the pros get wrong and where to find the best diving in the world.

This is candid, no-nonsense practical advice from a professional who has been involved over the last three decades with virtually every aspect of the sport.

Have you ever wondered?

How to look as comfortable in the water as the professionals do?
What it is like to dive inside shipwrecks?
Which training courses are most worthwhile?
If you would make a good technical diver?
If you should be considering a rebreather?
How you can improve your diving skills?
How you can reduce your air consumption?
Why diving accidents happen and how to prevent them?
Whether you might sometimes actually be safer solo diving?
How to dive deep safely? Or
How muck diving can possibly be any fun?

Scuba Confidential has the answers to these questions and many more.

Buy it on Amazon

Scuba Skill: Finning Techniques

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Finning, like walking or running, is something we can all do. Propelling ourselves efficiently in the water is a key aspect of diving. However, much like running, that doesn’t mean that we all do it well or use the best techniques. See videos of finning techniques here. 

Dive Roatan: Trip FULL

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.

 

Looking for a Male Roommate & Female Roommate!

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.

Upcoming Classes

PADI Open Water Diver
(Class & Pool Sessions)
December 10th & 17th
January 28th & February 4th
March 4th & March 11th
PADI Drysuit Diver
December 10th & 11th
PADI Equipment Specialist 
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PADI Enriched Air Diver
Anytime!
PADI Try Scuba
January 28th
February 4th
March 4th

Night Dives: September 9th & 16th

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Hello Divers!

We are excited to host a Night Dive on September 9th and September 16th. We are not sure where we will be going quite yet. We will visit the dive sites that morning and decide on the best spot. This will be a one tank dive after sunset.  This dive is open to Dive Society Members, if you are not a member, you can join that Friday during store hours. Shaun Maguire will be your Dive Master.

 

Here are the details:

Location: TBD that morning. Please call the store that Friday for details. Possible dive sites are Old Garden, Folly Cove, Back Beach or Niles Beach.

Time: 6:30pm meet up time. 

Gear: You are required to have a main light and a backup light. If you need any rental gear please come in that Friday between 10 – 6pm. We do not rent lights but have options for purchase. You will receive half price rentals if you need anything.
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!!!
You MUST RSVP by calling us at 978-927-9551 or by email at dive@underseadivers.com. There are limited spots available for this dive so first come, first serve.

New Products! Camera Gear, Lights & Fins!

We have another batch of new products for you. Check out the items below, if you have any questions on products never hesitate to get in touch with us.

 

ROAM Headlamp by Princeton Tech

Underwater Head Lamp

The original dive headlamp is back, brighter than ever! Decades ago, PTec introduced a diveable headlamp. Next, we shifted focus to brighter handheld lights. Eventually the chatter joined into one request too loud to ignore: “Bring back the SCUBA headlamp!” We began with our dive-proven platform, adding a 100 lumen LED module and custom optic that delivers the focused beam that divers need. Roam can be used as a standard headlamp, and our custom adapter allows mounting on many masks or any GoPro-style mount. Roam promises reliable, hands-free light, now brighter and more efficient.
 

SPECIFICATIONS

POWER 100 Lumens

LAMP Maxbright LED
BURN TIME 18 Hours
BATTERIES 2 AA
WEIGHT 164 Grams

XS Scuba Propel Snorkel Fins

Snorkeling Fins
  • Use with bare feet or lightweight booties
  • Quick and easy adjustable heel straps
  • Much more range of fit than shoe fins
  • Soft thermoplastic rubber heel strap & foot pocket
  • Lightweight and easy for travel
  • Perfect for snorkeling
  • Colors: blue with black accents or yellow with black accents
  • Available in four sizes (9-13 Junior, 1-4 Junior, 4.5-8.5 Adult & 9-13 Adult)

Sealife Micro 2.0 Camera in 32GB & 64 GB

SeaLife Micro 2.0 Camera

Small and ergonomic, the Micro 2.0 camera is easy to handle underwater, operating with three wide “Piano Key” controls. Features 16MP SONY® CMOS Image Sensor for stunning still images, full 1080p HD video and a built-in 130-degree Fisheye Lens, the Micro 2.0 provides everything needed to capture and share your underwater encounters down to 200 feet/60 meters.

Sealife Macro Lens for Micro Cameras

Super macro lens for Micro 2.0
The Super Macro Close Up Lens captures macro images and videos from 3.5″ to 7″ (9cm to 18cm). The lens features a 2-element optical grade wet lens with anti-reflective coating and anodized aluminum construction with rubber press-on lens mount.
Includes two (white) removable focus distance sticks (4.75″/18.7mm), safety lanyard and protective pouch.

SeaLife Aquapod Mini

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Compact extendable underwater monopod

The SeaLife AquaPod Mini, like the longer AquaPod, lets you to get your camera close to both land and sea creatures while maintaining your distance, and allows you to get that perfect shot of yourself amidst all of the action.
Rotate the camera on the AquaPod Mini to easily take self-portrait images. Easy to use and hold steady, the AquaPod Mini extends from 15.5 inches (39cm) to 38 inches (97cm). It is particularly travel friendly because its collapsed size easily fits into a briefcase or carry-on luggage.
To shoot still images with a SeaLife camera and the AquaPod Mini, simply set the camera to “SPY” mode, allowing it to automatically shoot at set time intervals. For videos, set the camera to video mode and start shooting. For best results, make smooth and gentle movements so the lens stays focused on your subject.
The AquaPod is non-corrosive and resistant to salt water, unique among other handheld “selfie sticks” and monopods.The AquaPod Mini includes a wrist strap and a mount for GoPro® cameras.

 Video shows the larger Aquapod which we also carry. 

SeaLife 650 Spot & 650 Flood Lights

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650 Flood Light

A powerful handheld light for photo, video or dive

The compact and ergonomic Sea Dragon Mini 650 Flood provides 650 lumens across a wide 120-degree beam (90° underwater) that is ideal for brightening your photo or video subject, or illuminating a large area on your dive. The light features single button operation and is powered by two CR123 batteries (included) or an optional rechargeable lithium ion battery delivering up to 130 minutes of burn time at full power.

Add light to any underwater adventure

The Sea Dragon Mini 650 is compact enough to fit comfortably in your hand, but can also easily be used for other applications. With the included GoPro camera mount, cold shoe mount, SeaLife AquaPod mount, universal Y-S adapter and lanyard clip, you can add brightness to your dive in any situation.

650 Spot Light

The handheld Sea Dragon Mini 650 Spot has a concentrated 15-degree beam (11.25-degree underwater) that is ideal for pointing out sea creatures and covering long distances to illuminate your dive. The light features single button operation and is powered by two CR123 batteries (included) or an optional rechargeable lithium ion battery delivering up to 130 minutes of burn time at full power.

 

May Newsletter

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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. 
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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

 

Ambon Indonesia Photo Presentation

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Join us on April 28th at 7:00pm at the store for a photo presentation of Ambon Indonesia by local photographer Andrew Martinez.  View the beautiful macro shots of nudibranchs, scorpionfish and more. We will then wrap up our meeting with some general information about our upcoming Ambon trip in March of 2017. Andrew will be presenting photos of both the resort and the critters so you get a full view of what the Maluku Resort is like and what critters you will be seeing.

This event is open to the public but we please ask that you RSVP to dive@underseadivers.com or call us at 978.927.9551 so we get a general idea of attendance.  Here are some of the beautiful creatures you will see while diving in Ambon.

Light & Motion Products Overview

We are happy to announce that we are expanding our underwater photography department. With that said we have brought in Light & Motion products to enhance your images and videos. Below gives you an outline on the new products. If you have further questions on what light suits you  best, give us a call or stop by the shop. We are happy to help you create a system that works for you.

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In an environment where you actually rely on your gear for your next breath, every component needs to be reliable including your lighting system. Factory sealed, tested, and certified to the FL-1 Standard, the lights are guaranteed to perform. L&M lighting solutions have been conscientiously designed to seamlessly integrate into your diving experience so the light will feel as natural as your own vision. Built with versatile options to mount comfortably and hands free or to connect with just about any camera system – and the smart dashboard provides clear indication of run-time and mode selection.

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Never before has the world seen a flashlight like the GoBe, a versatile and powerful system that provides the perfect light for any activity. Gobe’s robust factory sealed design is waterproof to 120 meters, works on land and can be mounted to anything. The platform is built with six compatible lightheads, each optimized to deliver the perfect beam pattern for your activity. Now you can GoBe Anywhere with a lighting system that delivers unparalleled performance and features with a compact durable design that weighs a mere 160 grams. These lights are all rechargeable and feature battery indicator lights with different power modes.

Models we carry:

GOBE 500 Spot/700 Spot
GOBE 700 Wide

GOBE 850 Wide

GOBE Heads NightSea Head

One of the best features with the GOBE lights is that if you decide you want to switch from a 500 SPOT light to an 850 Wide, all you have to do is replace the head. You don’t need to buy the whole light itself which saves you money!

GOBE 500 Search Head
GOBE 700 Spot Head
GOBE NightSea Head: This light in particular is pretty interesting and change the way you night dive. NightSea technology causes certain proteins and chemicals to fluoresce under blue light, revealing hidden details in the world around. For best results, view through a yellow filter to see nothing but fluorescence!

Learn more about your GOBE light options here. 

 

 

SOLA Lights

Engineered to deliver studio quality lighting, “constant lighting” has created a new standard in underwater imaging and L&M is at the leading edge of what is possible. Dual beam settings provide powerful beam pattern/color control with a slide of the magnetic switch. Sophisticated firmware and cooling systems enable our lights to perform consistently during use, so that you don’t have to continually adjust your camera settings. Factory sealed, tested and certified to the FL-1 Standard, L&M goes above and beyond to ensure that your light will reliably perform for every dive. Built on versatile platforms that allow you to mount to just about any camera setup – and featuring a smart dashboard to provide an accurate indication of run-time and mode selection. There are many SOLA models but in stock now we have the 1200 Spot/Flood. If you are looking for other SOLA lights, we can absolutely get them for you.

1200S/F 1200 S/F Sola Light
“It’s hard to find any competition for Sola 1200 Video at the moment. The bottom line is that this light is the smallest and the handiest powerful video/photo light I have tried.” – Deepshots UK Review

Featuring:
• 1200 lumen flood and 500 lumen spot output certified to the FL-1 Standard
• A powerful LED array using the best CREE LEDs and enhanced firmware.
• Colored Status LED for battery and mode indication for easy power management.
• Multiple imaging mounts available, including standard 1″ photo ball, 1/2″ Locline, and YS mount.

Included:
• 2 Amp Charger & Zippered Bag

Get more specs here. 

SideKick for GoPro SideKick

Sidekick DUO
A game changing light that is lighter than the GoPro and designed to leverage existing GoPro mounts with a simple adapter. Adjustable spot and flood modes give users the flexibility to control the amount of light to create the perfect POV footage.

SideKick Flood
Shine a little light on your adventure with a design that weighs less than the GoPro and leverages existing GoPro mounts with a simple adapter. This is the perfect GoPro companion light – ready to transform mediocre POV footage into truly epic imagery.

SideKick Accessories Sidelick on Gopro

Arm
Compatible with Sidekick (Flood) and Sidekick Duo(Spot/Flood). Sidekick Dive Arm Kit is a flexible loc-line arm w/ direct Sidekick connection (.25” diameter)

Mount
Compatible with Sidekick (Flood) and Sidekick Duo (Spot/Flood). Sidekick GoPro Mount Adaptor is a mount with a direct Sidekick connection that allows for mounting on all GoPro Mounts.

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We also carry Backscatter’s single and dual handle GoPro trays along with locline arms in 6in or 12in. Need a tray and arms for a different camera? We can get a set-up to fit your needs.

December Deals

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For the month of December we have come up with some great deals to help you along with your holiday shopping! All deals are valid through 12-24-15.

All Month Long Deals

Purchase a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card to use at a future purchase. (No Limit)
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Purchase any set of mask, fins and snorkel together and get a $15 gift card free! (Cannot be used on the same day)
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Open Water Diver Course $295!
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Purchase a Regulator & Computer together and get a FREE ABS Octopus! ($150 value)
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Purchase a BCD and get a FREE Aqualung BCD Knife ($50 value)
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Purchase a GoPro Camera or a Sealife Camera and get a $75 gift card to use at a future purchase. (Cannot be used the same day)
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Register for the January Cozumel Trip or the Grand Cayman Trip and receive a FREE short sleeve or long sleeve Aqualung Rashguard!
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Best GoPro Set-Up

GoPro is making it easier and easier for people to create excellent quality images and video with ease. We have many customers asking us how they should use the Gopro, what mounts, what filters, etc. Here is a breakdown of what mounts and filters to use to get the best quality images and video.

Mounting your GoPro

The Handler (Made by GoPro)
This is a floating hand grip for steady shooting in and out of the water and is compatible with any GoPro model. $29.99The Handler by GoPro

 

Aquapod (Made by Sealife Cameras)
The Sealife Aquapod is a monopod that can extend from 18 inches to 53 inches. The aquapod is ideal for close up underwater photos and videos while maintaining a comfortable distance between you and your subject. This pod comes with a GoPro adaptor. $69.99

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Dual Tray with Arms (Made by Backscatter)
Our favorite way to mount our GoPro is to use the Backscatter Dual Tray with either 6 inch or 12 inch arms for light attachments. The dual tray with handles is a easy way to get steady shots. ($59.00)

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Filter Systems & Lighting

Lighting

GOBE (By Light & Motion) 856-0510_gobe700spot_1_1
Gobe’s robust factory sealed design is waterproof to 120 meters, works on land and can be mounted to anything.  The platform is built with six compatible lightheads, each optimized to deliver the perfect beam pattern for your activity. It comes in several different strengths. The thing we like about the GOBE the most is that you don’t have to buy a new light , they feature interchangeable heads so you can buy a 700 wide light then simple purchase the head for a 500 spot light and use the same handle. These lights are also rechargeable, so no dealing with dead batteries. It also features smart indicators to let you know your battery life left as well as the power intensity of the light. You can mount the GOBE on pretty much anything.

  • 700 Wide (60 degree flood beam for lighting up a wide area)
    • Best light for video**
  • 700 Spot (20 degree spot beam is perfect for general use)
  • 500 Spot (20 degree spot beam is also great for general use)
  • NightSea (20 degree blue flood beam to create a fluorescent glow that must be accompanied by the NightSea filter)
  • Search (8 degree spot beam)
  • Focus (60 degree red flood beam)

SOLA (By Light & Motion) sola2000
The SOLA lights are patented with dual beam systems, and powerful, precise beam patterns. The light is the same as the GOBE when it comes to being rechargeable and adaptive to mount to anything. There are many models that can be used just a dive light, we recommend looking at the SOLA imaging lights. Here are a few of our favorites.

Filters

We highly recommend the filter systems made by Backscatter for the best imaging possible. GoPro does offer filters of their own but we feel the quality is better with the Backscatter models. You can either get the Flip 3.1 or the Flip 3.1 combo pack that includes the mounting system and filters. You can also buy additional filters individually.

Flip 3.1
This includes the side mount with the dive filter which is good for 20-50ft range. ($75)

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Flip 3.1 Combo Pack
This includes the side mount and top mount and the shallow, dive and deep filters. ($135) This means you can interchange between 2 filters for diving at various depths.

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Green Water Filter
Although the green water filter does not come in a pack with the mounts, you can purchase it separately for $20. The green water filter is PERFECT for diving in New England waters.

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Macromate Mini Lens
Backscatter even has a macro lens for the GoPro for razor sharp upclose imaging. This will mount on the normal side or top mount. You will need to get the 55mm thread adaptor for mounting which retails for $20.

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Shallow Filter: This filter is ideal for 5 to 20ft. ($20)

Dive Filter: This filter is ideal for 20-50ft. ($20)

Deep Filter: This filter is ideal for 50 ft and below. ($20)

 

Editing

The easiest and most inexpensive way to edit your GoPro images and videos is to use GoPro’s  GoPro Studio which can be downloaded for free here. You can import all of your images and videos, create movies with text and music. You can pull still images from your videos and so much  more. It is an easy program that is user friendly.

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If you have any questions regarding how to use your GoPro or if you have questions on lighting, filters, etc, please come down to the store. We would be happy to help you create the best images and videos possible. We sell all of the above items.