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Dive Computer Review: Suunto D5 (Watch Video)

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Following our trip to Nemo 33 for the launch of the Suunto D5, we were lucky enough to take one of the pre-production units with us to the Philippines to try while we were staying at Magic Oceans in Bohol.

This gave us a great opportunity to put the new kid on the block up against our existing dive computers, and to see how much of a difference the new FUSED 2 RGBM model was against the original version on our EON Steel.

https://youtu.be/35ChSIvRRP4

We had a number of different strap options with us to try out, and absolutely love the colours they come in!

With the Suunto D5 now on general sale, we expect this latest model from Suunto to be an absolute winner, and wouldn’t be surprised to see it on the arm of most divers by the summer!

The Suunto D5 comes in 4 main options:

  • Black Body/Black Strap
  • Black Body/Lime Strap
  • White Body/White Strap
  • White Body/Black Strap

The white options have the silver bezel on the face.

We would love to hear in the comments below what you think of the Suunto D5?

Did you see it at the recent dives shows across Europe? What were your thoughts? Have you already purchased one and if so, which option did you go for?

Find out more about the D5 HERE.


For more from Richard and Hayley visit www.blackmantaphotography.com.

Richard Stevens is a keen underwater videographer and half of the team at Black Manta Photography with his partner Hayley. He is a qualified TEC50 and sidemount diver who has been diving for nearly 15 years with hundreds of dives in varied locations around the world. A keen marine conservationist, with a passion for large pelagic marine animals, Richard has studied marine biology and spent time studying the ecology of sharks. Richard also has a huge ‘lust for rust’ and a burning desire to delve into the world of cave diving. Armed with his camera, his aim is to inspire others to witness the marvels in our beautiful oceans for themselves.

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Scubapro introduces new MK19 EVO BT/G260 CARBON BT regulator

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Building on its legacy of innovation, Scubapro introduces a new carbon fibre regulator for greater durability

Scubapro, the world’s premier manufacturer of high-quality scuba diving equipment, introduces its new MK19 EVO BT/G260 CARBON BT regulator system, exemplifying the ultimate in modern lightweight regulator design and durable engineering excellence.

The new regulator system features Scubapro’s new balanced diaphragm first stage, the MK19 EVO BT, finished in a special ultra-durable Black Tech coating, along with an upgraded version of Scubapro’s most popular tech diving second stage, the G260, featuring a lightweight, ultra-durable carbon fibre front cover.

“The MK19 EVO BT/G260 Carbon BT is a rugged, reliable, and sharp-looking regulator system that delivers solid breathing performance in all diving conditions and water temperatures,” said Joe Stella, Group Vice President at Scubapro.

“It’s a great choice for avid and professional divers who appreciate high performance in demanding conditions.” Noting that the addition of an axial LP port may also interest technical divers seeking that specific diving configuration, Stella added, “Emphasizing design and performance, the MK19 EVO BT/G260 Carbon BT is an excellent addition to Scubapro’s iconic line of diving regulators.”

The new MK19 EVO BT is SCUBAPRO’s premium environmentally sealed first stage. An engineering marvel, it improves the proven cold-water performance of the MK17 EVO and pairs it with the swivel turret of the MK25 EVO that features four High-Flow LP ports plus one axial Super High-Flow LP port for convenient LP hose routing. The MK19 EVO BT is completely sealed off from the elements, helping ensure trouble-free operation no matter how frigid, silty or murky the water gets, creating the best-in-class first stage regulator for cold water and harsh diving conditions.

While retaining its large diaphragm, internal metal components and high-flow exhaust valve for excellent breathing sensitivity, enhanced performance and resistance to freezing, the new G260 Carbon BT second stage ratchets up its ruggedness and durability with the addition of a carbon fibre front cover. Lightweight and extremely durable, if dropped or struck against a hard object, carbon fibre can resist substantial shocks without damage.

Both the MK19 EVO BT and the G260 Carbon BT feature a premium Black Tech DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating on their metal parts. This upscale coating not only lends a technical look to the system, but also protects against scratches and the ravages of salt water and corrosion.

For more information on the MK19 EVO BT/G260 Carbon BT, or to view Scubapro’s complete product line-up, visit www.scubapro.eu.

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Dream Dive Locker Build Out Part II: Blank Slate (Watch Video)

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I owe you all an update on the dream dive locker build out! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to build my dream dive locker/scuba classroom/office. In this installment, I’m going to answer your questions and comments from the first video in this series.

Scuba diving is my passion and to have a dedicated space for all my dive gear, as well as a hang out spot for my students, is a dream come true.

Let me know your color choice! 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5!

Thanks for watching!

D.S.D.O!

James


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