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Looking for a underwater magnifying glass

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by mikeycanuk, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. mikeycanuk

    mikeycanuk Contributor

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    I can't seem to find a decent sized (4"+) 10X real glass magnifying glass anywhere. Our guide in the Solomons had one and it really helped with the Pygmy seahorses. It has to be glass but I'm having a hard time finding one online as they are all plastic.


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  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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  3. 192clark

    192clark New

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    I just got Trident Aqua-Optics Mask magnifier set. You can put it inside your mask with the adhesive supplied
     
  4. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I've seldom seen those survive more than a few dives.
     
  5. stronj1

    stronj1 Contributor

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  6. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My buddy bought those. They fell off and got lost almost immediately. The adhesive they give you is bunk.
     
  7. Cali_diver

    Cali_diver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  8. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    These work great, mail order for $2.25

    POCKET MAGNIFIER

    I hand them out on my dive trips. I cut off the plastic outer case and loop and lanyard through them.

    Whatever you buy, make certain it is a single element GLASS lens.
     
  9. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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  10. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I've bought from the dollar store. Worked just fine but had no way to attach a lanyard. So I sprung for the more expensive one at the local medical supplies store.
     
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