Day three of DEMA has landed and we’ve got some more scuba related updates from the show – from funky BCD covers to torches with built-in video capabilities…
- Aqualung BCD cover
Taking customised kit to the next level, Aqualung’s colourful reversible BCD covers caught our attention at the show. The brand has created several colour options – teal, galaxy and blue – and also a high vis orange and yellow version for instructors. It’s made from 1mm neoprene and can be matched with certain wetsuits from the brand. They are suitable for both the Rogue and the Outlaw BCDs, will set you back $49 and will be landing in the UK by Spring next year.
2. Mera light and camera
This one’s for the minimalists, because who needs to carry a torch and a camera underwater? Tovatec has been demoing its new product – the Mera – at the show, which offers seamless integration of both a light and a 1080 HD camera. The 7.6 inch torch holds a removable 64GB micro SD card and has 1000 lumens light output with a 2.5 hour burn time when used on ‘high’ mode, and a six hour burn time on ‘low’. With this little number, you can take 10,000 pictures with the light on! It’s yours for $299.95 and might be coming to the UK soon.
3. Whiteshark Mix portable underwater scooter by Sublu
Dubbed the world’s most portable underwater scooter, this diving companion features dual propellers and is designed for you to be able to take it onto a flight as carry on luggage, as it only weighs 3.5kg. It can be used for water sports such as snorkelling, swimming and diving. With a top speed of 3.35mph, it will dive to depths of 40m, and has a GoPro mount for recording adventures. Its lithium battery can last for up to 30 minutes. Price: $699.