Category Archives: Equipment reviews

Info on scuba diving news – Intova POV action cameras


Info on scuba diving talks to Joe Ganahl the President of Intova – a POV camera, underwater  lighting and accessory company based in Hawaii to learn more about the company and its products.

For more information on Intova products visit their website.

XDeep Ghost scuba diving wing unboxing & first impression

Here we take a look at the Ghost from XDeep, a Polish diving equipment manufacturer.

This single tank wing weighs in at just 2.3KG and is ideal for the scuba diver that likes to travel without worrying about airline excess baggage charges!

Although not classed as a technical wing, it has some of the features that technical dive equipment features.

Our thanks to Piotr at XDeep for sending us this de-luxe model over to review, and to Andy Fenn from their UK distributor Blue Orb for getting it to us at late notice.

For more information on XDeep diving products visit their website.

The Ghost is available in the UK from several diving outlets including Divelife in Manchester.

Intova SP2 & Galaxy video lights unboxing

Here we take a look at the new Intova SP2 high definition POV video camera with macro lens adaptor and the Galaxy 2500 lumen LED video light and bracket system.

For more information on Intova products visit their website.

Picture Fix from Vivid-Pix

From Vivid Pix comes Picture-Fix, a stand alone programme designed to fix colour in underwater photographs.

How many times have you taken photos underwater and been disappointed by the lack of colour?

Picture Fix solves this in a few easy steps.

This programme is ideal for you if you do not have the budget for programmes such as Adobes Photoshop or you do not want to learn complex methods for regaining the colour.

Picture Fix is a very affordable $49.99 and is available for both the PC & MAC

Created by ex Kodak employees Randy Fredlund & Rick Voight.

Using complex algorithms based on thousands of underwater images, it creates a “best match” as a starting point for your image to be corrected.

You can download a trial version or buy the product from Vivid-Pix

(The trial version will not allow you to save any images you have corrected, but does allow you to use all the other functionality of the programme)

 

Before and after shots using the Picture Fix application – (images tagged “vivid” are the adjusted images)

Our thanks to Randy & Rick for sending us the full version to evaluate.

Tryton Drylite torch unboxing


The Drylite from Tryton Exploration Gear is a completely sealed torch unit so no risk of flooding!

Nicely presented in a plastic carry case it comes complete with mains or car charger adapters to power the wireless induction base station.

The 135 Lumens 3W LED cuts through the water with an 8 degree 5000K beam.

Rated to 250 feet / 76 Metres the torch runs for 5 hours on one 10 – 12 hour charge off the lithium ion battery. Charging can be performed from mains between 120 – 240 volts AC

The construction is nylon / aluminium and permanently sealed.

Each unit is supplied with an inspection ticket showing tests for leaks, drop/shock, AC adapter charge test, DC adapter charge test and switch operation test.

The torch comes with a years warranty and is available from http://www.trytongear.com for $129.99 plus shipping and handling.

Our thanks to Justin from Tryton for very kindly sending us this sample to try.