Jul 24, 2012
A wrongful death suit against DIVE RITE (et al) was filed on July 18th by Terri Skiles, wife of the late world renown underwater photographer and pioneer cave diver Wes Skiles. The suit claims, among other points, that Dive Rite “was aware of serious quality control issues with the O2ptima FX rebreather model that Wes was using at the time of his death.” Further claims include that Dive Rite...
Nov 4, 2011
Here is a summary of what we saw on day two of the 2011 DEMA Show in Orlando, Florida. We will have end of day coverage throughout the show as well as live tweets and facebook posts during the day.
Notes from Booths we visited today:
Spoke with the people at the COARE (Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education) booth. COARE seeks to enlighten people, young and old, to the plight of the oceans,...
Apr 10, 2011
The Washington Scuba Alliance is holding a silent auction to raise the $3200 needed for a dive site marker buoy for one of 15 dive sites around Puget Sound and Hood Canal. If you’re at the show, stop by their booth. They are also looking for some new board members. Or you can visit http://wascuba.org/ to find out ways you can contribute.
Award winning mystery author Bob Adamov, (author Clive...
Mar 28, 2008
There is a joke line in the tech world, “standards must be very important because there are so many of them.” The is case with rebreathers. Each manufacturer and sometimes each version from the same maker has hoses going to different spots and different ways the gases flow through the unit. University of Rhode Island ocean engineering majors Andrew Valanis and Travis Barao are have been working...
Mar 6, 2008
Having been reserved for deep diving enthusiasts and military divers in the past Swedish based Poseidon is now bringing Rebreathers to the sports diving market. This fully automatic unit, the Mk VI Discovery, is touted to be plug and play. “It is like a modern car, electronics handle brakes, stabilizing systems and all other gizmos to make driving safer,” says the manufacturer. Using state...