Category Archives: ScubaBoard News

The Digital Shootout 2019 Gear Test, Contest Results & Event Coverage

THE 18TH ANNUAL DIGITAL SHOOTOUT CLICK HERE to go to the Digital Shootout event coverage website! See the Contestant Results, Gear Tests and the Shootout Life in Little Cayman. 2019 CONTEST RESULTS While the Shootout is mostly a learning event with an emphasis on improving underwater shooting and editing techniques, the event organizers, Backscatter Underwater…
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Shoot Video & Stills with the Olympus TG-5 & Kraken Hydra Lights

The Olympus TG-5 camera and housing packages have been very popular with a wide variety of divers. The camera shoots great stills as well as 4K video. It has underwater preset modes for snapshot, wide angle and other modes that make life easy. As well it has amazing macro modes that can let you shoot…
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GoPro HERO7 Black Underwater Camera Review

GoPro HERO7 Black Underwater Camera Review GoPro is out with the latest in its HERO line, the GoPro HERO7 Black. Below is everything you need to know when taking this powerful little action camera underwater. So what’s new and exciting about GoPro HERO7 Black? The biggest new features are the Hypersmooth image stabilization, overall improved image quality,…
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Nikon D850 VS Sony a7R III Underwater Review

Nikon D850 DSLR Camera VS Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera Underwater Comparison FULL FRAME SHOWDOWN! Over the last few months, we’ve had a chance to test two of the world’s most popular professional camera bodies, the Sony a7R III and the Nikon D850, to gauge their strengths and weaknesses shooting underwater. Backscatter CEO Jim Decker…
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Message from CETATEK to all Divers:

BOOT-BINDING TECHNOLOGY FOR FINS   CETATEK is currently using KICKSTARTER as a platform to introduce the new abs binding-technology for fins to the general public. ABS is a fusion of hybrid boots, bindings and interchangeable modular fin blades. We are raising awareness for a quantum leap in the development of diving fins. We strive to achieve as many pre-orders as possible…
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Panasonic GH5 - Underwater Camera Review from Backscatter

We tested the Panasonic GH5 in our home waters of Monterey, CA and traveled halfway across the globe to Anilao, Philippines, then to Bonaire to round out our testing! Our main goal was to see if it would perform a manual custom white balance underwater and to check out how the hot new 4K 60p video spec…
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Dive dry with dr. Bill #625: Sargassum cascade, part ii

DIVE DRY WITH DR. BILL #625: SARGASSUM CASCADE, PART II Yep, I'm back this week with more thrilling tales of the trophic cascade caused by the somewhat unusual events related to our giant kelp (Macrocystis) and the nasty invasive "devil weed," Sargassum horneri (known as akamoku in Japan). You do remember last week's column where…
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Dive dry with dr. Bill #623: Take it to the cleaners

DIVE DRY WITH DR. BILL #623: TAKE IT TO THE CLEANERS As an ecologist, I understand that complex ecosystems require a wide range of different roles (referred to as "niches" by us biologists) in order to function smoothly. A simplified ecosystem just doesn't have the stability that a more complex one offers day-to-day and in…
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Dive dry with dr. Bill # 615: I want to take you higher

DIVE DRY WITH DR. BILL # 615: I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER I first drafted this column over a year ago after one of my night dives in the summer of 2013. On that night dive I once again encountered one of my favorite behaviors... mating. No, I didn't finally locate my lovely mermaid…
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ScubaTalc offers Free Video Production to Dive Shops

PO Box 330 Montville, NJ 07045 732-894-4494 www.scubatalc.com www.franklinsportingsupply.com CONTACT: David Felder, Franklin Sporting Supply 732-894-4494 davef@franklinsportingsupply.com October 27, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ScubaTalc offers Free Video Production to Dive Shops Franklin Sporting Supply, maker of ScubaTalc, announced that it will provide free, custom, dive-shop branded demo videos for its ScubaTalc powder dealers. The video,…
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