Besides Google, ThinkGeek is perhaps the biggest prankster on April Fools’ day. This year is no exception and this particular ‘prank’ product really had us thinking: hey, you know what? It could work! The prank product in question is the Alien Facehugger Snorkel Mask. Yep. I know right. It really could work. I am not even joking, btw. I mean, seriously, there’s nothing wrong in having a Facehugger as a snorkel mask. Absolutely nothing wrong. It is a novelty that won’t scare the shit out of anyone. Instead, I think it will just put a smile on everyone faces. Continue reading Alien Facehugger Snorkel Mask Because, Aliens Love The Sea?
Remember how in some James Bond movies, our dear everybody-knows-who-he-is, not-so-secret, secret agent emerged from the sea and swiftly swapped into a tuxedo suitable for ‘infiltrating’ a high society party? Well, If only dear Mr. Bond had Trompe L’Oeil Technical Wetsuit by Thom Browne, he wouldn’t even need a change. He can just step out of water, shake himself dry (or with a towel, whichever pleases him) and proceed to mingle in the highly suspicious party. As you can see, the American fashion designer’s iteration of the wetsuit is anything but casual. Continue reading James Bond Probably Has Some Use For This Suit-like Wetsuit
Action cameras for land action are a dime a dozen, but when it comes to below the water surface, it is really far and few between. That is not say there aren’t any. There are, but most of them are not design from the ground up to deal with underwater conditions and the optics aren’t optimized for underwater imaging. To be fair, they still get the job done, but maybe just not the way divers may have liked. Then ParaLenz came along. What makes ParaLenz stands out is, it actually involved no less 250 divers from around the world in the design process, addressing aspects like size, mounts, placement of buttons, and also digging into the wants of divers with regards to a diving camera. And the result is what you see here, a Red Dot 2017 award-winning ParaLenz. Continue reading ParaLenz Is The First Action Camera Built From The Ground Up For Divers
There are many tech developed by private contractors for the government that we don’t know about. Some of these tech, like those once used by CIA, were quite mind-boggling advanced for their time. Now, this probably don’t come as a surprise – thanks the hordes of Hollywood spy movies, but I bet you didn’t know that the military also possesses some pretty crazy cool gadgets and the Jetboots Hands-free Diver Propulsion System is one of them. While underwater jetpack is not new, the Jetboots here is on a league of its own. Continue reading How “Jetboots” Helped Elite Forces In Modern Warfare And Yes, They Exist!
Remember how Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), led by Jar Jar Binks, dive underwater to reach Otoh Gunga in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace? In that scene, the Jedis used futuristic tiny breathing apparatus on their mouths to survive underwater. Well, the AirBuddy you see here is not that, but I’d say it is pretty damn close without endangering your life. The idea behind AirBuddy is to let avid divers explore shallow water without being bogged down by heavy and clunky dive equipment. It bridges the gap between snorkeling, which you literally just scratch the surface of the ocean, and scuba diving. Continue reading This Dive Tank Floats On The Surface So You Dive Without Being Weighed Down
If you scuba dive, you will probably understand the pain trying to put on the flippers after you have fully geared up. I mean, slipping on the flippers isn’t that hard; it’s those gears on you that hinders the process – more so, if the boat is tiny, but not for long, cos’ an Italy startup has came up with a brilliant solution that will make donning and doffing of fins a walk in the park. Called Finclip, this solely mechanical device is designed to be retrofitted to your flippers and once fitted, all you have to do is to slip in and step down, and voila, the flipper is secured to your foot. Just think ski bindings and it will give you an idea how awesome this is. Continue reading This Ski Bindings-like Device Lets You Wear Your Diving Flippers Handsfree
snorkeling is a widely pursuit leisure sport, but surprisingly, the gear, namely the mask and snorkel, hasn’t change like forever. the reason we say that is, we tried it and we hate it. we hate to breathe through our mouth, cos’ it just feel so unnatural and our breath will inevitably fog up the tiny mask, and that’s not to mention the ultimate disadvantage: water gushing into the snorkel if you don’t keep your head high enough. it sucks, i know, but all that is set to change with the revolutionary EasyBreath Snorkeling Mask. unlike the regular mask, EasyBreath covers your entire face, thus allowing you to breathe as per normal i.e. through your nose and also giving you a cool 18-degree field of view. Continue reading EasyBreath Snorkeling Mask
judging from the limited number of diving-related gears here, it is obvious diving is not right up my alley and for good reasons, though. i have an irrational fear of open waters (thanks to JAWS for scaring my life during my childhood. i hate you Spielberg!) and my understanding (or misunderstanding?) of the risks surrounding the use of scuba diving gears and among the many other ‘worries’ doesn’t quite make things better, but if the TRITON Portable Oxygen Respirator becomes a reality, i might just change my stance. why? well, at least my worries about regulating breathing (my biggest worry, actually) will be non-existence and my worry of great whites can come later. Continue reading TRITON Portable Oxygen Respirator
Bell & Ross are a luxury watchmaker with a mightily impressive back catalogue of timepieces and what they lack in heritage (having only been founded as recently as 1992) they more than make up for with their exemplary collection of luxury watches and it is their aviation and diving watches for which they are possibly most famed. Continue reading Bell & Ross BR02 Steel Diving Watch
with well over 800 shark attacks over the last two hundred years or so in Australia alone, there is little reason why divers and surfers shouldn’t be worried. however, a new type of camouflage wetsuit jointly developed by Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) and Ocean Institute at University of Western Australia, dubbed the SAMS Shark Deterrent Wetsuits might help in reducing the odds of you being snack on the next time in take a dip into the open water. do not be mistaken; these wetsuits aren’t some shark bite-proof armor or whatsoever. they are basically camouflage pattern derived from the result of the studies by Ocean Institute based on shark’s vision (they are color blind, apparently). Continue reading SAMS Shark Deterrent Wetsuits