Category Archives: Gear Reviews

Keldan Luna 4 Video Lights

Nocturnal Lights Inc $1500 per light $270 per battery Review by Steve Douglas Not terribly long I go I reviewed the Keldan Luna 8 LA-V CRI LED underwater video lights and noted that they were characterized by a clean 5,000 Kelvin light temperature with the widest dispersion of any light I had used previously, a…
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Dive and See DNC-5 Underwater Monitor review by Steve Douglas

Dive and See $2149.00 - warranty-1 year parts and labor Review by Steve Douglas As it has been for those shooting topside with their DSLRs, underwater photographers and videographers have been in the same fix; using the DSLR's LCD screen to gauge focus and composition can be a frustrating experience, especially with the sun behind…
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Women's BCs - Four models designed for the female form

LET’S START BY stating the obvious: women are different from men. Consequently, when it came time to evaluate a handful of new women’s BCs, we knew our regular contingent of test divers–mostly male—just wasn’t going to be able to pull off this assignment. So we assembled a group of test divers consisting entirely of the…
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Review: DRIS 28lb BP/W System

My Background Like most new divers on this website I began my diving career in a traditional jacket bcd similar to the one I was loaned in my ow classes. The BCD I was using was a Seaquest pro qd with integrated weight pockets and a surrounding air bladder. I used the jacket for about…
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Hollis Prism 2 Rebreather Review

Photos by: Howard Ehrenberg and Megan Jackson. Video by: Megan Jackson The Hollis Prism 2 is the long anticipated entry into the closed circuit rebreather game for the Hollis brand. After years of development, planning, and production, the Prism 2 is now shipping out to instructors, and should be in the hands of consumers within…
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Redundant Air Systems

Three Compact Solutions to an Out-of-Air Situation THE ALTERNATE AIR sources (inflator regs and octo regs) are must-have additions to any diver’s rig. Going down armed with one of these safe seconds just makes good sense, plus it prepares you to be a good scuba diving buddy to your dive buddy. But being ready, willing…
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Did a dive on Hollis Explorer today

This is the game changer in sport rebreathers! Kev Gurr called me last night after doing his first dives on the new Hollis Explorer rebreather. It totally exceeded his expectations. It is the product of years of his design and engineering efforts and he was still blown away by actually diving his own rig. I…
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SCUBAPRO Demo Day Review

Recently, ScubaBoard was invited to attend a 2012 SCUBAPRO Demo Dive event. We couldn't pass up an opportunity to go diving and try new gear, so Howarde and I packed up and headed South to Islamorada, FL. (more…)
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Drysuits - Neoprene v. Fabric - Which is Best?

[inline=left]https://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/500/bill_drysuit.jpg[/inline] IT’S NOT SUCH a simple question. As with most gear choices, it all depends on your individual likes and dislikes. (more…)
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Folding Knife Review

You gotta know when to hold ‘em, and when to fold ‘em. THE FOLDING DIVE knife is a relative newcomer to the diving scene. This is due primarily to the fact that for a long time folding knives were generally made from a grade of steel that (more…)
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