Category Archives: Scuba News

Olympus TG-6 & PT-059 Underwater Camera and Housing Review

We were able to get our hands on a prerelease Olympus Tough TG-6 camera and Olympus PT-059 housing and spent a few dives with it in our home waters of Monterey. On paper, the Olympus TG-6 looks very similar to Olympus TG-5, with the same great image quality and similar specs. However, there are some…
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Panasonic LX100 II Underwater Camera Review

The Panasonic LX100 II is a compact-body, fixed-lens camera with the large sensor and fast-shooting ability of a high-end mirrorless camera. We love it for producing the best image quality and fastest shooting speed from our current roundup of compact cameras. It captures 4K video at 30 frames per second and uses a stylish set…
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Backscatter M52 Wide Angle Air Lens Review

The Backscatter M52 Wide Angle Air Lens is a wet-mount wide angle conversion lens designed to work best with Olympus TG series cameras. The lens cancels out refraction and restores the camera’s topside field of view underwater while also enhancing the image clarity, sharpness, and contrast. With an 81° angle of coverage, sharp corners, no…
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The New Nikon Z7 Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Nikon Z 7 Underwater Camera Review The Nikon Z7 is the first full-frame mirrorless camera from Nikon, and it’s a high-resolution 46-megapixel beast that produces the best overall image quality seen yet from a mirrorless camera. Team Backscatter set the camera up in a housing and headed down to the Caribbean for a comprehensive underwater field test.…
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Coverage of the 2018 Digital Shootout Is Now Live

Coverage of the 2018 Digital Shootout Is Now Live at www.thedigitalshootout.com Held every year in June and sponsored by Backscatter Underwater Video and Photo, full coverage of the world’s largest and longest running underwater photography and videography learning event, the Digital Shootout is now live. This year’s event was hosted by Coco View Resort (www.cocoviewresort.com)…
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Huish Outdoors acquires Oceanic / Hollis

Huish Outdoors LLC is excited to announce our latest acquisition of the Oceanic® and Hollis® brands from American Underwater Products (“AUP”).

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Shearwater Perdix AI Dive Computer

RICHMOND, British Columbia – November 14, 2016 – Shearwater Research Inc. is proud to introduce the newest addition to the Shearwater family: The Perdix AI.  Using its large, easy-to-read screen, the Perdix AI clearly displays the tank pressure as well as gas time remaining (GTR) and is capable of connecting to either one or two…
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A TRADE-IN IS A TRADE-UP

Beginning September 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016, bring in a used drysuit, from any brand, to a participating authorized BARE retailer and you will receive: $500 OFF an X-Mission or HDC Expedition Tech Dry; $300 OFF an HDC Tech Dry, XCS2 Tech Dry or XCS2 Pro Dry; $150 OFF a Nex-Gen Pro Dry.

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A TRADE-IN, IS A TRADE-UP

TRADE-IN ANY DIVE COMPUTER, WORKING OR NOT, AND RECEIVE A DISCOUNT TOWARDS A BRAND NEW SUUNTO COMPUTER. Beginning September 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016, bring in your used computer to any participating authorized Suunto Dive retailer and you will receive: $300 toward a DX or EON Steel; $200 toward a D6i or D6i Novo; $150 toward…
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Huish Outdoors launches North American website for Sharkskin

Huish Outdoors has launched a special North American website for Sharkskin, its popular Australian brand of technical watersports apparel. Sharkskin is an internationally recognized name in diving and watersports, but the Huish team felt a new site was needed for the North American dive community.  “We built it specifically for North American divers and watersports…
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Proposed Ban on Spearfishing in Southeast Florida

DEMA is concerned that this ban is being proposed WITHOUT scientific data that indicate such a ban is warranted. Further, DEMA is concerned that these proposed restrictions are aimed solely at DIVING

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