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New Dive Rite HP50 Dive Light Series from Sea & Sea

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Brighter – Smarter – Modular

The new Dive Rite HP50 raises the bar for technical lighting systems and is now available from Sea & Sea.

Completely adaptable to any dive mission, the HP50 easily transforms from a compact, lightweight travel companion to a rugged workhorse capable of boundary pushing, multi-hour technical dives. At its heart, a next generation multi-die Cree XLamp XHP50.2 LED provides unparalleled output, efficiency, and reliability. A unique light head design offers improved heat sinking and features a cross drilled water channel that provides a direct thermal path from the back side of the LED chip to the water for maximum output and efficiency. A magnetic rotary switch controls 4 modes of operation: High, Medium, Low and Strobe.

An integrated microprocessor control unit continuously monitors battery voltage and temperature to keep the light operating at peak efficiency. As battery voltage drops, light output steps down eliminating the possibility of suddenly being left in the dark due to a dead battery. The light alerts the diver of this step down in light output by a series of flashes, after which, the light produces a minimum of another 4+ hours of usable light. In a sea of cheaply made imports, the HP50 stands out and is proudly designed, manufactured and assembled in the USA.

One light, infinite possibilities. The HP50 gives the diver the flexibility to easily convert between handheld and canister versions using the same light head. Using the simple threaded, double O-ring sealed connection, quickly convert between the 4 x 18650 handheld battery pack and the corded canister adapter. The light and corded adapter are completely compatible with either the 100 watt-hour Slimline Canister battery or the 150 watt-hour Expedition Canister battery.

The 100 watt-hour canister consists of two individual 50 watt-hour packs and the 150 watt-hour canister consists of three individual 50 watt-hour packs. The individual battery packs are internal and are not connected together until the canister lid is installed in the activated position. When the lid is installed in the travel position (rotated 180 degrees) the packs remain disconnected from each other to prevent accidental activation. All battery options are UN 38.3 test compliant and are safe for air transport. Corded adapters are available in either standard straight lid or optional 70 degree lid versions for improved cord routing when butt or back mounting the canister. Additional battery packs, corded adapters, and chargers are available separately.

Technical Specifications

  • Cree XLamp XHP50.2 LED driven @ 24W produces over 3500 lumens @ 6500 Kelvin
  • Beam Angle: 10-degree spot
  • Magnetic rotary switch activated
  • Integrated microprocessor control unit monitors temperature and battery voltage
  • Blinks 3 times to indicate low battery and automatically steps output down to increase usable burn time
  • Four output modes: high power, medium power, low power, and strobe
  • Durable CNC machined Delrin and hard-coat anodized aluminum body construction
  • Improved heat sinking and cross drilled light head allows water flow through and provides a direct thermal path from the back side of the LED chip to the water for maximum output and efficiency
  • Depth Rating: 500 feet (152m)

For more information visit the Sea & Sea website.

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MARES Dual ADJ 62X – Introducing the Dive Industry’s smallest first stage

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Mares continues to prove to be an industry leader in regulator technology and design with the release of the Dual Adj 62X.

Created to satisfy ongoing requests from the US and Asian markets, the Dual Adj 62X is now the smallest, most compact first stage ever released by Mares. Now the most lightweight regulator in the Mares line-up, the Dual Adj 62X is the perfect traveling diver’s companion worldwide.

The 62X first stage breaks records as the smallest first stage in the diving market, coming in at a mere 63mm in height and weighing only 464g (DIN). This small-but-mighty first stage is 10% smaller and lighter than its 52X predecessor and has 30% less volume. The 62X first stage may be compact, but it still boasts all of Mares regulators’ innovative features, such as Auto Sealing Technology (AST) which protects against water entering the first stage.

Mares, however, didn’t stop here. The core parts of the 62X were re-designed to generate an even better seal, making this an excellent regulator for cold water diving. The addition of the optional Twin Balanced Piston (TBP), makes this one of the highest performing regulators in cold water.

Specific technical innovations of this first stage’s internal workings include a new poppet seat that is now sharper with a smaller cone radius and decreased angle to define the sealing surface better. The lightweight Dual Adj second stage offers smooth, easy breathing at all depths. Enhanced with a pneumatically assisted design (P.A.D.) and the unique, Mares patented Vortex Assisted Design (VAD) systems, the Dual Adj is second to none in ease of air delivery. The newly designed adjustable breathing knob helps divers enjoy a customized breathing experience, even when wearing thick gloves.

True to the Mares brand, the Dual Adj 62X goes above and beyond all performance tests and will impress even the most seasoned diver. It exceeds performance standards at 200m and uses proven technology at 400m. This highly developed regulator system offers high performance at a very competitive price while still providing all the features needed by today’s demanding divers.

For more information visit the Mares website by clicking here.

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Quick Scuba Tips #7: How To Change A Scuba Regulator Mouthpiece (Watch Video)

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Quick Tips 7: How To Change A Scuba Regulator Mouthpiece.

In this video for our Quick Tips series, I’m going to show you how to change a scuba regulators mouthpiece. In the Quick Tips videos, I try to cram as much of my SCUBA expertise into a video 5 minutes or less.

Click here for the whole playlist!

Changing a mouthpiece on a scuba regulator is an essential piece of maintenance that any diver should be able to do. Enjoy!

D.S.D.O James


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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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