Category Archives: Scuba News

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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Vancouver's First Major Artificial Reef Open to Divers

VANCOUVERS FIRST MAJOR ARTIFICIALREEFNOW OPEN TO DIVERS Vancouver, BC, 10 April 2015. The Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia(ARSBC) announces today that its newest artificial reef is now officially open forVancouver area divers to explore.Saturday, 4 April 2015 started off wet and windy as boats started to arrive atHalkett Bay to witness the sinking of…
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NOAA expands Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries off northern California

NOAA expands Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries off northern California Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries off northern California will both more than double in size following a final rule released today by NOAA. The expansion will help to protect the region’s marine and coastal habitats,…
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