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360 Observe: handheld mirror for action sports

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The 360 Observe is a small convex mirror worn around the wrist or hand, enabling divers to effortlessly maintain eye contact with other divers, their equipment and surroundings.

Uses for the 360 Observe:

  • Dive guides to keep an eye on a group
  • Instructor to watch a student
  • Bubble-check valves or rebreathers for leaks or faults
  • See in confined spaces and overhead environments – wrecks and caves
  • Looking at wildlife, eg underneath wreckage or on a reef
  • As a signal mirror on the surface
  • When swimming backwards, for example towards a boat

The 360 Observe can also be used in other sports, such as skiing, cycling, watersports, and many more.

Features

The 360 Observe is a small circular convex mirror mounted in a plastic surround. The surround is attached to an elastic webbing strap which can be adjusted to fit on a gloved hand, around a wrist or clipped on to a BCD, if preferred. The mirror measures 50mm across.

The elastic can be customised with a brand name of your choice, subject to minimum bulk order restrictions. A bungee cord version is also available. Contact Diving Distribution for more details on custom options.

Benefits

Underwater vision is always restricted – wearing a mask narrows a diver’s field of view; the water may have poor visibility; the environment could be lacking any ambient light, for example inside a wreck or cave system, or in deep water. The 360 Observe is an essential addition to any diver’s kitbag; this convex mirror is worn on the wrist or back of the hand, allowing the wearer to simply raise and angle it for quick all-round vision.

Dive guides can easily see a group of divers without needing to turn round. Instructors can watch a student perform skills, and even make eye contact through the mirror to reassure them. Technical divers can use the 360 Observe to do a bubble check on hard to see valves, or check a piece of equipment attached to the side or behind is where it should be and performing correctly.

On ascent, the mirror can be positioned to look up without the diver needing to roll over. At the surface, the mirror is ideal for swimming backwards towards a buoy or a boat. In an emergency it can be used to signal a rescue vessel.

The 360 Observe is now available from UK dealers, priced £19.95 RRP.

For more information or UK and Ireland sales, contact Diving Distribution by emailing info@divingdistribution.com

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NEW: Atomic Aquatics 25 year anniversary T25 limited edition regulator

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Representing 25 years of breakthroughs and breaking rules, the Atomic Aquatics T25 limited-edition anniversary regulator is a highly evolved version of the iconic T3 all-titanium regulator.

To achieve the T25’s unparalleled durability and performance, Atomic started with solid bars of titanium alloy and precision machined them to our super-elite specs. But they didn’t stop there. To achieve radical durability, they plated the T25’s machined body with a new, proprietary diamond-like hardness coating (DLC). The result is a “burnt titanium” that’s stunningly beautiful, ultra durable and 100% unique. In fact, with its rainbow-like burnt titanium finish, each T25 is highly exclusive—and no two regulators will share the same appearance.

For more information please visit the Liquid Sports website in the UK by clicking here

To visit the Atomics Aquatics website click here.


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Divesoft introduces new Optical Display Adapter

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A new piece of diving equipment, developed and unveiled by market-leading company, Divesoft, was released at the end of June 2021, and is equipped to become you and your CCR Liberty’s newest best friend. The ODA, Optical Display Adapter, provides its users with a constant overview of the most important CCR diving data, such as information on setpoint, depth, time, decompression, and ascent rate.

Adjustable and lightweight

A full-color 428 × 240 pixel display shows the most important data for a CCR: the current loop ppO2. Furthermore, the ODA, weighing only 150g, has a built-in tilt compensated compass, which helps determine the direction you are swimming. Many parts of the ODA are adjustable, making it a highly customizable piece of equipment: you can adjust the focus of the optics to your eyesight, and the mount is also adjustable to even withstand riding a scooter.

Stay focused and charged

The ODA is connected via an ultra durable and flexible cable. Moreover, for user’s convenience, charging is not necessary as it is powered by the CCR Liberty. As for the display, the system automatically assesses the conditions and adjusts brightness based on the amount of ambient light. The high-quality sapphire glass features anti-reflective coating which ensures a clear view of the display without glare. The optical features allow simultaneous monitoring of the display and the ambient environment as the optics enlarges the miniature display.

Keeps you safe

Last but not least, a key property of the ODA is that it keeps you safe by quick warning with red flashes in case safety values are exceeded. At the same time, your diving partner is warned by the front buddy display, so you can be assisted immediately in the event of an emergency.

More details

The ODA is only compatible with Liberty 2021 Edition. More details are available on the Divesoft website under the Optical Display Adapter or you can contact Divesoft support directly via email info@divesoft.com.

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