May 5, 2012
EDITORS NOTE: This is the first in our “Know your regulator series.” Along with other experts, Master regulator tech, Don Peterson of Octopus Gardens Diving in Port Townsend, WA. will help readers learn valuable information about your life saving dive gear.
A simple to use and inexpensive gauge can help you save a dive or save your life. An IP (intermediate pressure) gauge can:
Tell you immediately...
Apr 20, 2012
XS Scuba, in conjunction with Miflex and in cooperation with United States CPSC and Health Canada has initiated a voluntary recall of Miflex high pressure braided scuba diving hoses. The recall covers around 17,000 hoses sold between May 2009 and April 2012. There have been 189 reports of failures, but no associated injuries. Complete information can be found on the XS Scuba website at:...
Nov 21, 2010
More than the last two years, we heard glowing reviews about this years DEMA show from both vendors and attendees. Many vendors reported doing much better this year; several reported record sales. The overall mood was upbeat, smiles were frequent. We left with a glow in our heart, feeling the success of the event, tired but happy. Here’s our final day report and...
Jan 7, 2010
Brackets and mounts for pony bottles or (redundant air systems) range from simple hook-on bags to complex and often expensive bracket systems. Some are simply nylon or canvas bags that hang on to your main tank and flop around. On the other end of the spectrum are the ones the require you to mount brackets onto your every one of your main tanks and your pony bottle. Prices can range from around $45 to over...
Nov 29, 2009
XS Scuba’s cool new and tiny multi-tool has some hard to find and frequently needed tools for tank valves, hoses and regulators. Joshua Hill of Tacoma Scuba says he loves this tool because it is the first multi tool available with an inflator (schrader) valve tool and a valve nut slotted screwdriver. It is common on boat dives that someone will need a BCD hose adjustment to save their dive and no one...