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10 underwater drones that you must check out in 2020

Drones are invading the market and become a must have for videographer. I am pretty sure you alreadyt spoted one flying above your head during your travels. These new objects, condensed technology have something to seduce: driving a drone is both very fun and in addition it allows us to make beautiful videos! The playground […]

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Easybreath mask, lower price and new colors, it feels like summer

Everybody that has ever practiced snorkeling, has already realised the disadvantages of the mask and the snorkel. The mask generally get covered of steam and on the other hand the snorkel is sometimes judged as unhygienic and can get full of water while practicing.The latest model of the popular Easybreath mask, a full face snorkeling […]

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Chris Benz watches best underwater watch?

A diver’s watch that combines history and passion CHRIS BENZ is the grandson of a watchmaker from the Duchy of Württemberg. An avid water sports enthusiast and an accomplished diver, he spends most of his time underwater rather than on the surface. Starting from the simple observation that experienced sportsmen were not satisfied with the […]

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Subea launches its new collection for freediving

At Spotmydive, we value Subea products a lot. Well designed, aesthetic and also very affordable, we were eager to discover what the brand had to offer for 2019. After the Easybreath snorkeling mask, the transparent buoy OLU, discover with us, a new complete range of equipment adapted to the practice of apnea. Apnea, a very […]

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Is the Fifish the best underwater drone?

Imagine yourself deep-diving across the ocean landscapes, or seamlessly gliding through the waters with tiger sharks, all the while at the comfort of being above the waters. The dream is now a reality! FIFISH V6 is the all-new flagship model by QYSEA Technology Co., Ltd., and the world’s first omnidirectional 4K underwater drone. Made to […]

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GLADIUS MINI, the second generation of underwater drones

Developed by Chasing Innovation, the Gladius Mini is the second generation of ROV Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle of a brand that has worked hard to improve and optimize the capabilities and functionality of this new model. The Gladius Mini is now equipped with five powerful engines to allow itself to stabilize perfectly and move in […]

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Fifish V6 underwater drone, complete freedom of movement

The year 2019 is certainly an excellent vintage for underwater drone enthusiasts. New players have appeared making the offering very complete. The consumer will not complain but must be vigilant when making the final choice. Some models are already very successful but newcomers may reshuffle the cards. The company QYSEA, which had already made a […]

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O’DIVE first sensor connected who customize decompresion

If there is one product that should be talked about this year, it is undoubtedly the O’Dive sensor and its dedicated application. This connected acoustic sensor, unique in the world, the size of a bar of soap, allows to detect the circulating bubbles and opens the way to the customization of the diving procedures. It […]

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The best dive computers 2019

This year promises to be rich in novelties especially in the segment of dive computers. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver, you will undoubtedly find your happiness in this selection. Let’s review the different models that should attract divers attention this year. Cosmiq+, the good plan for less than 400 euros – […]

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OpenROV Trident, open-source underwater drone

The Trident Underwater Drone is the latest product from OpenROV, the Berkeley, California-based makers of open-source underwater exploration tools. The Trident has been in development for years and is now available for purchase after a successful Kickstarter launch. Trident is portable and easy to use – a massive leap from traditional ROVs or underwater drone. […]

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Insta360 ONE X, best underwater 360 camera for scuba diving

Spotmydive is, as you know, always in search of the last technological novelties and can therefore introduce you to the last action camera of the Insta360 brand that is able to film in 360 ° on land but also underwater diving! CHECK LATEST PRICE This variety of camera, which we have been following for a […]

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Everything you need to know before buying a GoPro dome

Dear readers, you’ve probably noticed these mid-air mid-water photos that are very popular among underwater photographers, which are invading your Facebook or Instagram walls. Very appealing, we must admit, these pictures reveal both what is on the surface but also under water. However, recently, this photographic technique is no longer reserved exclusively for professional elites […]

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Lefeet review a small modular underwater scooter

To move in the water, human did not initially have to be very imaginative. We tamed our environment by swimming with the strength of our arms and legs. Then, the modern era brought many innovations that helped to make these efforts simpler. The fins appeared at first then it was the propeller with pedals or […]

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Dive computer review: COSMIQ+ by Deepblu

Hey guys, thank you for reading us! The Taiwanese brand Deepblu sent us the latest COSMIQ+ their dive computer and we had the chance to test it. This dive computer is unlike any other on the market and has many assets to become a flagship product. It benefits from an affordable price of 399$, an […]

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Swellpro Waterproof Splash Drone 3 Auto review by Spotmydive

Hello everyone! You’ve been asking it us for a while now: is there any waterproof flying drone on the market? The answer is yes! We were able to test this summer the Splash Drone 3 3rd generation of Swellpro and here is our review: Getting started with the Splash drone At Spotmydive we are used […]

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Gladius Submersible Underwater Drone Review

Underwater drones are the main curiosity of the year. Spotmydive had the chance to test one for you, the Gladius from Chasing Innovation distributed by HELSEL EU in France. CHECK PRICE The Gladius underwater drone we received was the most performing from the brand. Equipped with a 4K camera, a 64 GB memory card and […]

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Full face snorkeling masks, how safe are they?

Is the use of the full face mask dangerous? This question is discussed a lot on medias and among snorkeling lovers. Its recent popularity and an unfortunate accident in Hawaii rose doubts and questions about its reliability. Indeed, a low quality full face snorkeling mask caused the death of a snorkeler in Hawai. Supervisors and […]

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Seabike, What’s new for 2018?

Remember, dear readers, that we presented you this cool product last summer. The Seabike is a water booster of a new kind that is a little bit like an underwater scooter ie pull the diver, except that you use your feet instead of your arms. To move on the surface and under water, you will […]

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Admire the seabed with OLU, the new observation buoy from SUBEA

Summer always brings a lot of novelties. This year, Decathlon, a great innovation leader, has some good news for you. After the worldwide success of the Easybreath snorkeling mask in 2014, the brand returns, this year, with a new product, the OLU buoy OLU what is it? We all know some people who are a […]

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Comparative: Underwater Drone or Remote Operated Vehicle ROV

Every year, new technological advances leave us speechless. 2019 is no exception to the rule with the recent democratization of two products : the remote-controlled vehicles ROV and autonomous underwater drone. These two innovations will allow everyone to discover secrets of the seabed. The ROVs, real underwater explorers robots are connected to an operator via […]

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Green Force Dive Torch Review : Hybrid 3 KIT DB

Just before we left for the Mariana Islands, we add the chance to receive the latest model of diving light from Green Force a world famous dive torch manufacturer segment. Here our review of this amazing product, the canister Hybrid 3 KIT DB. For those who do not know the difference between a traditional scuba […]

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How to choose your light for underwater video?

Lighting in underwater photography and underwater video Professional photographer or apprentice photographer, you probably already know that there are two types of lighting used under water : The flash or Strobe This device has a xenon bulb that emits for a brief moment a very strong light jet. The strobe is also known as “Flash”. […]

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iBubble, Best Autonomous Underwater Drone to Buy in 2019?

The iBubble autonomous underwater drone will capture the best moments of your diving adventures in 4k • The iBubble can go down to 60 meters deep with a speed of 3.5 km/h • It has an autonomy of one hour underwater and returns automatically as soon as it runs out of energy • Wireless bracelet […]

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Why Paralenz is making a great Impact on divers and snorkelers ?

Due to the simplicity and quality of the Paralenz Dive Camera, it has started to make an impact on the way divers capture and share their underwater footage, and with good reason! Buy Now a Paralenz   All the gear, no idea It’s funny how the ease and simple format of the leading action camera […]

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Comparative: full face snorkeling mask or Ameo Powerbreather, which one to choose?

In recent years, technology has enabled watersport enthusiasts to fully indulge their passion. Many products have appeared on the market to improve our swimming, underwater breathing or underwater vision experience. Among these, we picked two products which particularly caught our eye thanks to their design and innovation. Deciding between these two innovations which one revolutionizes […]

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HUGYFOT Vision, Best GoPro 5/6 Dive Housing?

You are a scuba diver, you love bringing back memories from your underwater adventures and you own a GoPro 5 or a GoPro 6? You are at the right place then. The Vision Hero is by far the most advanced GoPro underwater housing. In order to fully exploit your GoPro Hero 5 or 6, Hugyfot’s […]

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Colour filter vs Paralenz DCC

When the Paralenz Dive Camera was released last year it immediately drew the attention of divers world-wide for its groundbreaking features designed with a full focus on scuba- and freediving. These features solve many of the problems all other action cameras have when used for diving – You no longer need an additional housing and […]

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FIFISH P3, the first truly professional underwater robot?

A new underwater drone is arriving soon, the FIFISH P3, created by the company Qysea will probably be the most advanced underwater Remote Operated Vehicles drone and video platform in term of video and photo resolution at depths of up to 100 meters. “As drone technology has improved along with better and smaller 4K sport […]

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Why the Paralenz is the best underwater action camera for divers?

One of the biggest innovations in the diving industry in 2018 was the Paralenz Dive Camera. It immerged as a Kickstarter campaign in 2016 and has then since developed into the perfect action camera for divers. The news about the camera is starting to reach the furthest and deepest regions of the dive community and […]

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How to Choose Your First Underwater Camera

Choosing your first underwater camera is not a simple task. First thing, the best underwater camera does not exist, instead there is many different excellent diving camera that would be useful for diffferent uses and budgets. With the growth of underwater photography, manufacturers have been forced to create a wide range of models for each […]

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MAOI, a Smart Head-Up Display Dive Computer

Divers here comes the revolution, Maoi will change the game of dive computers. Thalatoo is a start-up that was created in September 2016 in Montpellier. The young shoot is housed by the Electronics and Systems Institute IES, excellence cluster of the CNRS, INRIA and the University of Montpellier, nicknamed the “Sunny French Tech”. It is […]

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How to Choose your Dive Lights ?

Why should you buy a dive light? The dive light also called dive torch, scuba diving light, underwater light, canister light etc. has become an essential gear for scuba diver. As soon as you start to buy your own scuba equipment you will be able to dive more frequently and getting into different types of […]

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Underwater camera: Comparative GoPro6 vs Paralenz

2018 was truly a great year for all underwater camera lovers. Two new products appeared and are already attracting everyone’s attention: the Paralenz and the Gopro 6. Let’s see which one will suit you the best and let’s compare them :   Buy Now a Paralenz Paralenz, the ultimate underwater camera for scuba divers? The […]

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An incredible scuba diving wetsuit for flying under the sea

Everything started with a dream, get as close as possible to marine life. Monegasque apnea champion, Pierre Frolla was inspired by the wingsuit used to fly, to realize it. But his diving wetsuit does not have the vocation to fly in the air, but to move in the water. This 42-year-old athlete has accumulated apnea […]

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YouCan Robot, the new connected submarine drone

YouCan Robot BW1 is the first underwater robot created by Youcan Robotics Co., Lt. This young company wants to go far and they might manage to become the worldwide leader of underwater drones. Indeed their new drone’s technical specifications are impressive, the robot is actually really easy to use and the retail price is very […]

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Dive Knives, Guide To Choosing The Best One For You

Knife quickly became essential in the practice of scuba diving because it is, above all, a safety tool. In a problem occur underwater, you can remove you from potentially dangerous situations such as tangling in a net or rope. To untangled yourself, you will count on your buddy but also on a good scuba diving […]

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FINCLIP, the easiest way to don/doff your scuba diving fins?

Hello diver, here come a revolution. Paolo Piumatti and the Italian team DESIGNSUMISURA have just developed Finclip, a diving accessory that allows you to put your fins as easily as skis. This accessory can be attached to almost all adjustable fins except the Scubapro Seawing Nova in only few second seconds without your hand. Avoiding […]

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We Tried Paralenz ! World’s Greatest Action Camera for Scuba Diving?

You soon go diving and you want to immortalize your underwater adventures in video. Good news, during my last trip to the Bahamas I did test for you the famous Paralenz, this new mini camera made by divers for divers. Traditional action cam have recurring problems such as waterproofing, color of the image due to […]

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Underwater Innovations that Will Transform Scuba Diving Rules

Updated: March 4th, 2019 Year after year, nautical and aquatic activities have been constantly evolving, particularly due to the arrival on the market of new innovative products that bring with them new methods of diving, new sensations and new uses. With such a list of novelties, it is very easy to lose track. Let’s take […]

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Biki, World’s First Bionic Underwater Drone

Biki is a friendly bionic robot fish that will, perhaps, accompany us in our dives. Designed by Robosea Chinese company this small fish can go down to 60 meters deep. Its structure, very strong natural rubber and highly elastic alloy, can withstand both warm waters and Antarctic waters. Characteristics of Biki – This small robot […]

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Paralenz, World’s Best Underwater Cam 2018 ?

A new toy for the summer, the Paralenz camera is finally available! This mini camera, which looks like a diving lamp, is specifically designed for scuba diving. This newcomer comes to shake the market of underwater camera, clearly dominated by GoPro with a product that exactly meets the expectations of regarding divers.   Buy Now […]

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How to Choose a Snorkel for Scuba DIving, Freediving and Snorkeling

Whether you are a diver, a snorkeler or a free diver, the snorkel must be an integral part of your equipment. We often forget that the main function of this equipment is to make us breathe! For the record, the snorkel was the first dive gear that was invented. In ancient Greece, Aristotle, in 400 […]

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Seabob, High Performance Underwater Scooter

The SEABOB is a high-end underwater scooter that could have appeared in movies such as James Bond. Halfway between a jet ski and an underwater scooter. This product is the absolute paragon of cutting-edge technology and its uncompromising quality standard is reflected in each and every detail. Hang on to the two side handles and […]

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Whiteshark MIX, World’s Smallest Water Scooter

After the Airbuddy, the Scorkl or the MiniDive, here is a newcomer, the Sublue WhiteShark Mix. This propulsion unit is positioned as the smallest underwater scooter in the world suitable for both snorkeling, snorkeling and scuba diving. A call for crowdfunding has been launched for several days on the Indigogo platform and has already achieved […]

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HUGYFOT PRO+, Best GoPro Dive Housing?

Many divers are using those small action camera to film their submarine exploits, memorize aquatic wonders or share those amazing moments with our loved ones. At Spotmydive, we have been using GoPro cameras for a many years now but one cannot fail to observe that results are not forthcoming: images that move too much, very […]

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Seabike, the New Underwater Vehicle With a Propeller

What is the Seabike? A new underwater toy just arrived in the market, the Seabike. That new gadget is an underwater bike that can be used both on the surface and under water. Does this product, meant to replace our good old fins, will achieved is goal? Vidéo taken with Hugyfot Underwater Camera Housing Thanks […]

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Buddy Watcher, a new Communication System Device for Divers

Underwater communication while diving Communicating underwater can be sometimes dangerous or difficult. This is why scuba divers invented hand signs for underwater communication. If you are a diver you might have been frustrated at least once in your diving life because your buddy was not looking at you when you wanted to tell him something. […]

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What is The Best Dive Computer For You?

Dive computer, computer watch, depth meter or freediving computer? Computer are now part of the basic dive equipment. The idea of designing a dive computer to tell divers their situation in term of nitrogen saturation is not recent. It follows history and its evolution thanks to the pioneers such as Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Georges Beuchat, André […]

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Wetsuit Beuchat Focea Comfort 5 REVIEW

Beuchat, pionner of underwater gears Beuchat is a french company located in Marseille. This famous brand, has been designing, manufacturing and selling underwater equipment since its creation in 1934. Georges Beuchat, one of the underwater pioneers, developed his own inventions to improve comfort, warmth and safety during immersion. Beuchat invented the first surface marker buoy, […]

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Subea, new diving brand from Decathlon

SUBEA diving product for scuba diving, freediving and snorkleing For 2017, Tribord, brand specialised in aquatic sports, become SUBEA. The name come from: SUBaquatic Experiences are Amazing. This brand is dedicated to snorkeling, free diving, scuba diving and spearfishing arrives in all Decathlon shops worldwide. At Spotmydive, we like Decathlon products for a long time […]

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Guide to Buying a BCD Jacket or BCD wings

WHAT IS THE BEST BCD 2017? What is a BCD? The BCD is one of the most important diving gear and nowadays it become totally essential for all scuba divers. The BCD Buoyancy control device is also called, BC, stabilizer, stab jacket, wing etc. and has different functions: – Once inflated, you can float at […]

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Air Buddy, DIving without Scuba Tanks

Airbuddy is a revolutionary product for freedivers, snorklers ane scuba divers. Air Buddy’s primary objective is to make accessible the beauties of the underwater world to as many people as possible. Airbuddy, what is it? Created by inventor-engineer Jan Kadlec and his team of diving enthusiasts, Airbuddy is a portable compressor fixed on the surface […]

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How You Should Take Care of Your Diving Regulator

The regulator is part of the scuba diving equipment. When it is purchased, we are told that these products are unbreakable and can last a lifetime. Is that true? How to take care of it? European manufacturing standards EN250 provide a framework for the strength and reliability of those devices, this should normally guarantee their […]

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What is The Best Dive Regulator For You?

The dive regulator is an essential part of the diver’s equipment, that is why it must be chosen with great care. Many criteria should be considerate: price, model, brand, range and technology. What is a regulator? You cannot dive without a regulator, it is the part that allow you to breath underwater. It is composed […]

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Ameo Powerbreather, swimming will never be the same

We’ve all complained at least once about our snorkel’s design, its discomfort or its filling up with water! Snorkeling enthusiasts, skin divers, open sea swimmers and swimming pool lovers, listen up! A revolution has just started in the snorkeling world with the release of AMEO’s Powerbreather. Snorkels commonly suffer from two major problems: – Water […]

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Diving Mask Thalatoo, Future Of Scuba Diving?

Two guys from Montpellier, Boris Larchevêque and Emmanuel Brenon have just invented an accessory with integrated optical data! They created the french start-up “Thalatoo” to developp their concept. Starting from the fact that the diving gear was very heavy, far too heavy compared to the technology of the 21st century, they created a small accessory […]

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Should I Buy or Rent Scuba Gear?

Beginner: Should you buy material or not? That’s it: you made your first bubbles and you loved it! You already see yourself passing brilliantly all the scuba diving courses and go around the world to dive into the best dive spots on the planet. For this new activity, the acquisition of its own equipment becomes […]

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Top 5 Best Full Footed Fins For Scuba Diving ans Snorkeling

Volo Race Mares The Mares Volo Race full foot fins combines aesthetic aspects with efficiency, and permitting an easy usage for divers at the same time. The Mares Volo Race fins are a sure bet on the diving fins market. Colours : Blue, Yellow and Grey ONLINE SHOP PRICE 42,45€ SEE OFFER > Aqualung Express […]

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Top 5 Best Open-Heeled Fins For Scuba Diving ans Snorkeling

When buying your fins for the first time, it is difficult to find the one of the many brands, models and features of adjustable fins on the market. Below you will find a selection of the best full-foot and open heel fins for the season 2018. Of course it is an inexhaustible list, and other […]

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How to choose your fins for scuba diving and snorkeling ?

Mask, fins and snorkel are generally the first items a diver will buy for his equipment. With the help of our buying guide, you will find the main characteristics of these products in order to find out which correspond to your type and needs of diving. Regarding the scuba diving fins, they permit to push […]

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Mini scuba tank MiniDive, simple gadget or revolution ?

What is the MiniDive? The MiniDive is a French invention that will revolutionize the practice of diving. The MiniDive weighs only 2.5 kg, and its capacity of 0.5 liter will allow you to go down to 5 meters deep, and stay between 5 to 10 minutes underwater. To recharge it, it is quite simple, a […]

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The scuba Diving Gear

Diving equipment: mask, snorkel, BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins … Scuba diving is an underwater activity that allows discovering the splendour of the aquatic landscape, and its rich flora and fauna. Before exploring the underwater world of the destination of your choice, it may be wise to properly equip and take advantage of appropriate equipment for […]

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Sharkbanz, the magnetic shark repellent bracelet

Prevent shark attacks Some inventions already exist To repel sharks, we already know: – The striped anti-shark wetsuit, which somehow plays the role of the predator we want to fleec from. – The transmitter placed on the surfboard that emits an electric current to deter sharks. – The Electronics Device made by Dearteck which produces UV light and electromagnetic […]

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Subwing, the wing who makes you fly underwater

For those who missed it, there is a revolution in the apnea field. The creator Simon Sivertsen, a young Norwegian, devised and produced in 2010 a new “underwater wing” giving the sensation of flying under the surface of the water. Subwing’s revolutionary watersport With a shape looking like both fish tail and aircraft wings, the […]

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iBubble the first autonomous underwater drone ?

A new concept of underwater drone is having a great success on the internet: The underwater drone iBubble iBubble, what is it ? iBubble drone is the new project launched by two friends from Lyon France passionate about diving and technology. Both engineers, they have worked to develop similar technology to aerial drone but adapted […]

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