Bookreview: A scuba guide to Curaçao

The Carribean island Curaçao is well known for it’s azure waters, white beaches and beautiful coves & bay’s. The last time I was on Curaçao was in the year 2011. Three weeks on a Caribbean island to get my rescue diver certificate. A lovely island, definitely worth visiting. A friend of mine, +Marloes Otten, has written a scuba guide about Curaçao and she asked me to write a book review. Within five minutes of opening the guide I was sold. I can only wish I had this guide with me in 2011. So why am I this enthusiastic about a scuba guide?

the Triton oxygen mask

Scuba diving without a scuba tank with the Triton oxygen mask

Not so long ago I wrote a blog post about the future of scuba diving. One of the trends I predicted is scuba diving without a scuba tank. Well, the future is much closer then I thought as this month the Triton breathing mask was introduced. An oxygen respirator concept that allows us to breathe under water for a long time by simply biting it. A hoax or a real technological advancement?!

The Mares Fusion 52x regulator

Apparently it’s the month of new products in scuba diving land. After Suunto last week with the EON Steel dive computer, this week it is Mares turn. They are introducing the Fusion 52x regulator or how they call it: ” The new benchmark in high-performance regulators”. Modesty is a thing of the past it seems. So what makes this regulator so special? Well it’s the very first regulator from Mares which allows you to control your airflow, based on their ‘Twin power’ system. And what does this mean concretely?…

Suunto EON Steel

Suunto’s new dive computer: The EON STEEL

Suunto introduces its next generation dive computer and it’s called the Suunto EON Steel. It combines advanced technology with a bright color screen and customizable features and display to show clearly what you need. The Suunto EON Steel promises it will grow with you as your diving and skills evolve. According to Suunto you can customize the following features:

World record time this weekend

Apparently this weekend was all about braking world records in our little world scuba community. In Dahab the Egyptian diver Ahmet Gabr set the new world record for deepest dive by reaching the unfathomable depth of 332,35 meters or 1090 feet. The other world record was reclaimed by Allen ‘The Grouper’ Sherrod in Lauderdale-by-the-sea. He managed to stay underwater for a mere 51 hours 4 minutes and 28 seconds. He even saw the change to renew his vows with his wife during this time.