Category Archives: Gear

BCD safety survey

Scuba STAR Network are conducting one of their regular safety surveys, this time on BCD safety. You can help by going to their website.  You can also see results from their recent survey on regulators.

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Suunto recall affects D9 and D6

Suunto have discovered a software bug in their D9 and D6 computers. On rare occasions the bug can cause the instruments to incorrectly track dive time. The following serial numbers are affected: D9 – 62102582 and below D6 – 62103693 … Continue reading

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Canoe made from giant pumpkin

Recently our dive club has had a question mark about one of the junks we use. Apparently the boatman is not being “very helpful”. Personally I’m very surprised as I’ve always found him extremely helpful, he keeps a good eye … Continue reading

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Laser Device to Identify Decompression Sickness

Not a particularly new story, but thanks to Alex G. for pointing it out to me. Kirill Larin, an assistant professor at the University of Houston in Texas, is attempting to produce a device that could routinely be used on … Continue reading

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APD Recall for Faulty Hoses

Ambient Pressure Diving have found problems with some hoses because connector fittings have not been properly crimped. In the photo to the left (from Divernet), the top hose has been crimped correctly and has eight visible flat parts on the … Continue reading

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Apeks Looking for Faulty Regulator

Apeks is recalling any second stage or octopus for its TX, ATX and XTX regulators that was bought before July and has not had an authorised annual service. Apparently they incorrectly assembled one, which was subsequently sold. If you’ve got … Continue reading

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