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Dumb scuba products

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by Moogyboy, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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  2. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

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    I was familiar with the Mares H.U.B. but had not heard of a Dacor before. Looks like the Dacor was a purely Mares made item from after the acquisition, and then shifted to Mares after they dropped the Dacor name entirely.
    The Mares Airtrim was just a component of the HUB, which also routed hoses through the BC from a unique/dedicated 1st stage, including the octo hose.
    The Airtrim was still available up to just a few years ago, and the Aqualung i3 is a similar feature.
     
  3. lowwall

    lowwall Manta Ray

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  4. lowwall

    lowwall Manta Ray

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    Blinking tank marker lights?
     
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  5. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron Nassau Grouper

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    ...why?...
     
  6. lowwall

    lowwall Manta Ray

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    A (dim) colored tank marker light is fine if you feel the need to identify yourself to your dive buddy on a night dive, just don't let it blink. Blinking is annoying/distracting, can inadvertently set off photographers' slave strobes, and can be confusing if you are looking for a distant strobe that marks the boat or exit.
     
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  7. lowwall

    lowwall Manta Ray

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    There's probably some good reason for this having to do with horizon contrast or something, but still...

    36" Black DSMB

    (appropriately enough $16.99 on a Black Friday sale).
     
  8. GJC

    GJC Solo Diver

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    It's more visible than other colors in hazy grey foggy conditions off the English coast.
     
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  9. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    That's odd. I have hundreds of dives with a camera mounted to my mask and never lost it. I get complimented on my videos as well. Here's some of my better edits from this year.





    The funny thing is, I've found a camera tray can also result in jerky video. As seen below. Maybe my head is more steady than most, or it's a myth. If you're comfortable, cool, calm and collected, video will generally turn out well. And editing is 90% of the effort into decent videos.

     
  10. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    Hardly, since these blinking lights are too dim. And do not forget, they were common before the mass production of glowsticks began. So they were not dumb for their time--just became outdated now.

    On group night dives, I am far more irritated by the super-powerful LEDs used by the go-pro crowd.
     

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