With the sunshine approaching, scuba diving season has arrived in Vancouver. Here’s a quick review of some gear I have recently tested out, which will be handy on your next dive.
Princeton Tec League Handheld Torch
The Princeton Tec League is a lightweight torch intended to function as a backup light for your scuba dive. This little gadget provides you with a powerful white light at 260 lumens – impressive for its size. This light does not weigh much – a mere 230 g – and it is the perfect backup light when you are under water. The light has a locking mechanism to prevent it from accidentally being turned off underwater. The 1 Maxbright LED lamp is of the highest quality and can burn a total of 14 hours on 4 AA Alkaline batteries. The lights are available in 5 colours.
When not used for diving, I have found the sturdy design make it a good light to bring along camping, or to use around the house.
Outdoor Research Sensor Dry Envelope
While on the boat you will need something to protect your phone, electronic gadgets or even cash. The Sensor Dry Envelope is a touch-screen friendly, Sensor Dry Envelope offers straight-forward protection where you need it most. You can use your phone while it is safeguarded against water damage. It is made of a durable and waterproof nylon fabric that can withstand any environment. The envelope is waterproof and completely submersible. The envelope is closed with a VaporLock Waterproof Seal design that promises secure closure even against severe internal pressure. The Sensor Dry Envelope is available in black, orange and blue. It will be a worthy addition to any water sport lover’s gear.
In addition to diving, it’s also handy for trekking or environments where dust and dirt are a hazard to sensitive electronics.
Outdoor Research Durable Dry Sack
When you need a bag to keep stuff completely dry on your next diving trip, look no further than the Durable Dry Sack. It is made of 100% nylon, 210D woven with a durable, PU waterproof Hydroseal coating. Fully taped seams and a waterproof roll-top closure with lightweight TPU-Coated Webbing ensure that the contents stay dry no matter what. To top it all, the bag comes with an external daisy chain and a webbing handle for simple carrying. Different sizes cater for different needs, and you can decide between a 20l, 35l or 55l volume, depending on your individual needs and comes in a pick of 4 colours.
Aside from diving, these dry sacks are invaluable for kayaking and trekking.