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DiveGlideThe only way to fly… underwater, that is! After many years of designing and testing, the world’s first recreational underwater glider, the “DiveGlide”, is here.  This new form of diving allows divers to move through the water with speed like never before in a similar way to marine life without mechanical sound.  Other attributes are no batteries, no electric motor or propellers, and very little maintenance.  The energy comes from scuba tanks and weights and the forward motion is created by manipulating its buoyancy and changing the angle of attack of the wing. Underwater gliding (or buoyancy gliding) has a very natural feel, much like surfing or sailing. Novice or experienced, everyone who tries it finds it very exciting.  Glenn Faires, owner of Golden Rock Dive Center on St.Eustatius and inventor of the DiveGlide, says “It’s like crawling all your life and then one day you can fly!”  He goes on to say that while it’s not for everyone, the possible applications are numerous, and we will have to wait and see what divers will do with it.  Every time someone tries it the first time they hit the surface all you hear is laughter and then “I want one!!”  The only way to really get it is to fly it yourself, Faires said.  The DiveGlide is presently being built to order, and currently only available to fly in St. Eustatius with Glenn; however, manufacturing, distribution and licensing agreements are currently being sought out.

DiveGlide is also now available for demonstrations and training at water sports events and diving destinations.   If you think you’ve done it all in the water or just want to try something new, you have to check this out.  For updates and video on the DiveGlide, go to www.diveglide.com and ‘Like’ the Facebook page here.

 

 

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SeaLife Launches the new SportDiver ULTRA Smartphone Underwater Housing

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Smartphone Underwater Housing

Right in time for the summer season SeaLife launches the new SportDiver Ultra Smartphone housing, which is designed to accommodate also larger Android models. The new Ultra model has all SportDiver features including use of the same SportDiver iOS and Android app. The primary difference is a slight increase in length of the housing and a lens port to support the lens cluster popular with many large Android models such as the Samsung S21 and S23, and S24 Ultra models.

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The SeaLife SportDiver Ultra housing allows taking photos and videos with the smartphone down to 40 meters. The heavy-duty housing is constructed of polycarbonate, stainless steel, aluminum, and optical grade glass. Weighing less than 641 grams, it offers near-neutral buoyancy in water depending on which smartphone is used. The ergonomic design is easy to hold and use, featuring a large shutter lever and rear control buttons for easy operation, even with dive gloves. The free SportDiver camera app for Android and iOS also offers a power-save mode that temporarily turns the phone’s camera off and dims the display; a touch to any button wakes it up at once. The App Playback mode shows full size photos and videos with a vertical thumbnail strip to easily find your images. All files are also saved to the phone’s camera roll. The housing automatically connects to your phone and the SportDiver app using Bluetooth® Low Energy wireless technology and offers ultra-low power consumption which is powered by two AAA batteries that last over 50 hours of continuous use.

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The SportDiver Ultra has “Dual Leak Alarms” which include an internal moisture alarm and a vacuum pressure alarm which alert the diver with on-screen warnings, audio, and LED signal in the unlikely event the waterproof seal is compromised when there’s a loss of housing pressure or moisture is detected. The housing features a new interior design that is less sensitive to moisture caused by opening the door in a damp environment. The door of the SportDiver Ultra is sealed with a TPE O-ring and a robust cam-lock sealing latch that easily and securely locks waterproof door.

The SportDiver Housing features seven 1/4-20 tripod mount options, a removable underwater color-correction filter is included. It is also available as a SportDiver Ultra PRO 2500 set with light, tray, and handle.

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SeaLife offers a “fit-guide” on its website for users to instantly determine if their phone model fits into the SportDiver Ultra housing – https://www.sealife-cameras.com/sportdiver-compatibility/

PRICES MSRP

SPORTDIVER ULTRA


GBP 315.00

SPORTDIVER ULTRA
PRO LAMPENSET 2500F
(June 2024)

GBP 729.00

www.sealife-cameras.com

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ANTEPRIMA: 140 Under Ice – the RECORD MONDIALE film (Watch Trailer)

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Just a few weeks after the incredible double world record under the ice, Valentina Cafolla presents the film that recounts her feat and brings back the thrills of those days at the historical headquarters of the SEAC diving equipment company in Chiavari.

Watch the trailer here:

THURSDAY, 06 JUNE, 7 P.M., CINEMA MIGNON

Via Martiri della Liberazione 131, 16043 Chiavari GE

FREE ENTRANCE!

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