How to choose a scuba diving lamp – part 1

I’ve been thinking about getting a new scuba diving lamp for some time now. Currently I’m diving with the Ikelite PCM, a very small and light LED lamp. Till now it has worked just fine, however it’s more a secondary than a primary torch in Holland. I’m looking for something which has a bit more power. But which lamp should I get? I thought there was already a mind boggling choice in the other dive gear, but that’s nothing compared to the jungle of diving lamps. I’m chopping this topic up in several posts as it’s way to big to handle in one go. But first things first, let’s get familiar with the specific definitions used on websites/ webshops, the different type of lamps and which criteria will help you in defining your and mine choice.

My new underwater camera: the limited edition Sport HD Edge from Intova

As I wrote in an earlier post and as you presumably noticed I participated in the photo competition of +Intova. Thanks to your help I was able to get the most votes and win this contest. My price… The limited edition Sport Edge underwater camera! Before this contest I was only familiar with the Go Pro action camera, so I’m very curious to the specs of this camera and to the differences between them. Unfortunately I don’t have the camera yet, all though I can’t wait for my first dive. In this post I want to check out the specs of this camera. After I have made some dives with my new camera I’ll write a more detailed review about it and compare it to my current Go Pro 2.

Tips and tricks using the GO Pro 2 for scuba diving

I have been using my Go Pro for almost two years now and I’ve noticed that the quality of my video’s have improved over time. I’m still an amateur off course and I wouldn’t even want it any other way. I just love to shoot some video and edit this into a short film to share with everyone else. During the last two years I’ve picked up some pointers which improved my filming qualities and which I want to share with you today. Maybe some of them can help you.

Review of the Suunto (D4i) Wireless Transmitter

As a friend, long time dive buddy of Sebastiaan and enthusiastic reader of My Scubadiving Stories, I am happy to act as guest-blogger here. Sebastiaan asked me to share some of my experiences with the Suunto wireless transmitter, which is available as an accessory with the D4i (and other Suunto dive computer models). I hope it gives you some insight in its advantages.

To know what your filming with a Go Pro 2?

The Hero Go Pro action camera. A small wonder for the amateur diver who wants to make some underwater photos and pictures. Let’s say, someone like me. I just love to show friends, colleagues and well actually everyone else what I have seen underwater. As an amateur I found the Go Pro very adequate in doing just that. I have even written a review about the Go Pro 2. The biggest problem however is that you just can’t see what your filming of taking a picture off.