Tuesday

Down Under Dive Shop's Mitch and John diving in the Bahamas

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The IQ-900 Zen is a full-featured wrist-top computer that boasts a refined, stylish design and can be worn at the office, on the town or more importantly in the ocean. Anytime, anywhere the Zen is your go to timepiece and dive instrument.
The IQ-900 can be operated as a watch, Air computer, Nitrox (EANx) computer, digital depth gauge/timer or as a free dive depth gauge/timer. The Zen's large alphanumeric and backlit display allows for high legibility in or out of the water, although its size is that of a normal style watch. In addition to offering the latest comprehensive computer features, the Zen adds a Deep Stop function for enhanced safety. $350


The IQ-950 Zen Air is TUSA's most advanced and full-featured wrist-top computer. Built on the stylish design and platform of the IQ-900 Zen, the Zen Air is even further enhanced by adding hoseless air-integration, several advanced user-adjustable settings and the ability to program up to 3 transmitters and 3 gas mixes from 21%-100%.
The Zen Air's large alphanumeric and backlit LCD screen clearly displays all the critical dive data including tank pressure(s), air-time and no-decompression time remaining, current/max depth, safety stop, deep stop and much more. Of course, the IQ-950 can be operated as a watch, Nitrox (EANx) computer, digital depth gauge/timer or as a free dive depth gauge/timer and with or without a transmitter. $799


SMS100 Sidemount System

The SMS100 Sidemount system was designed not just with the sidemount cave divers in mind, but any diver. Whether you are a beginner, advanced or technical diver, this kit was designed for you. Suitable for sidemounting twin or single cylinders, but also for use with rebreathers or rear mounted singles. This "go anywhere" system can be used in any environment from open water to the overhead environment.

SIZES >> SM-MD / LG-XL / XXL
•Full visibility over your system
•Reduces additional gear: Doubles bands / Hardware / Manifold - Benefit when traveling
•Aids in transporting gear to and from the beach or boat - one tank at a time
•Streamlines profile which in turn reduces drag increasing your bottom time

$759


PADI SIDEMOUNT DIVER

Date: Scheduled upon request

Price: $400 (Includes Sidemount Rental)

Sidemount diving enables a unique way of buoyancy control resulting in a more streamlined profile that reduces drag making finning and moving through the water easier and more efficient. Offers a greater comfort level as sidemount equipment and harness can be custom fit to each individual, accommodating divers of all shapes and sizes. Great for divers with any disabilities, as you carry the cylinder(s) separate from your harness to the water. Whilst within the water you would then attach your cylinders and weights, making the entries and exits to dive sites much easier. Safer option in terms of air management as you have an easier access to your cylinder valve(s), first stage(s) and alternate regulator should a problem arise. One harness and BCD does it all. This statement is now true as the same sidemount equipment you use, can be used for more advanced types of diving i.e wreck, technical and cave diving."

Sample Schedule
  • Day 1 Sidemount Equipment Orientation, Confined Water Dives
  • Day 2 Openwater Dives 1-3

Sea Life Mini II

Compact, rugged, easy to-use-the Mini II is ready for adventure
Depth tested waterproof to 130 feet, rubber armored for a sure grip and shockproof tested up to 6ft/2m. Made for SCUBA divers, snorkelers, boaters, hikers, paddlers and any fun-seeking adventurer.
Large, wide-spread controls for easy operation and no complicated menus. The Easy Setup on-screen guide ensures the camera is set correctly for great pictures on land or underwater. No more blue pictures with the Dive and Snorkel modes with underwater color booster.
Let your creativity shine with the SPY mode. SPY mode lets the camera do all the work - It takes continuous pictures at set time intervals. Capture those impossible pictures when you can't get close to the subject.
As easy to expand as it is to use, for breathtaking panoramic shots, add the optional wide angle lens which allows close up pictures to within 1ft / 30cm and increases the shooting angle by 33% so you can fit everything in the picture. To bring vibrant colorful pictures while diving, add the SeaLife Digital Pro Flash.

Waterproof, Shockproof, crushproof……Adventureproof
This is one truly ruggedized camera ready to withstand the most punishing environments!

Starting at $259.95

Thursday

Weekend Dive Report (May 22)

G'day Divers,
We were joined by the crew of Harry's Dive Shop, including the Miss Cindy herself.
The fog lifted and openend up our view to flat seas, so the Down Under made its way to the 109 tug.





We tied in and the and Harry's cre hit the water, Viz was about 60' and water temp was 73.

JT Found an awesome crab and loads of jacks were schooling the wreck.

After a surface interval JT carved up some Down Under style pineapple we headed to Atlantis North Peice.

We seamed to have caught Atlantis on an outgoing tide Viz was about 15' and water temp was 69. Divers back around the structures and encountered an octopus and Bryan and Kaitlin found a huge conger eel.






 
Thank's Harry's.

Congratulations to our Newest Instructors!

In these past few weeks divers from around the Southeast joined up with Down Under Dive Shop to fufill their lifelong goal of becoming PADI Scuba Instructors.