Scuba Gear Reviews by David Lee

Atomic SS1 Octo
Rating: Atomic-SS1-Octo Fantastic product, works great 04/20/2012

This is a fantastic product. I was able to easily replace the BC inflator valve with this regulator in about 20 minutes ... would only take 5 if I wasnt going really slow to be careful. Works like a charm. Its not the most regulated air supply in the world, I did try it underwater and it breathed well but a bit overpowering, I wouldnt want to use it as my main regulator. But for a backup its perfect and one less hose to deal with. Easy to take off after every dive so I could bring it to my room with my other expensive gear.

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Big Blue Quattro XL L.E.D. Light
Rating: Big-Blue-Quattro-XL-L.E.D.-Dive-Light Excellent Light 04/03/2012

This is an excellent light. At 1000 lumens it really outshines anything of lower brightness. When I first got it, I thought it would be too big and heavy to be easily used but once I got it connected and tried out it is very comfortable. I hooked it to a "snappy" just in case. It fit into my BC zippered pocket easily for ascent and decent then I could remove it underwater for use. I didnt know what to do with the very large handle but found it made an excellent hook which I could attach the flashlight to my chest strap while not in use and it doesnt dangle so I could swim through caves and near the bottom without it being in the way but still be trivially accessible when I needed it. Very durable and the light lasted longer then expected. It is rated at 2 hours. I dove 13 dives in Cozumel over a week including The Devils Throat, a wrek, lots of time shinking in holes and under shelfs and many long swim throughs without needing to change batteries. Definately would recommend.

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82 out of 160 people found this review helpful.

Big Blue Quattro XL L.E.D. Light
Rating: Big-Blue-Quattro-XL-L.E.D.-Dive-Light Excellent Light 04/03/2012

This is an excellent light. At 1000 lumens it really outshines anything of lower brightness. When I first got it, I thought it would be too big and heavy to be easily used but once I got it connected and tried out it is very comfortable. I hooked it to a "snappy" just in case. It fit into my BC zippered pocket easily for ascent and decent then I could remove it underwater for use. I didnt know what to do with the very large handle but found it made an excellent hook which I could attach the flashlight to my chest strap while not in use and it doesnt dangle so I could swim through caves and near the bottom without it being in the way but still be trivially accessible when I needed it. Very durable and the light lasted longer then expected. It is rated at 2 hours. I dove 13 dives in Cozumel over a week including The Devils Throat, a wrek, lots of time shinking in holes and under shelfs and many long swim throughs without needing to change batteries. Definately would recommend.

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77 out of 157 people found this review helpful.

Trident L.E.D. Light Stick
Rating: Trident-L.E.D.-Light-Stick Largely useless for buddy identification. 04/03/2012

This product does work exactly as advertised, but I found it useless for my needs. I wanted to use it to better identify my buddy underwater. I attached them first on a D Ring on the BC, then to the tank (at the octo). For 99% of the time I could not see them on my buddy. At shallow depths they were not bright enough to be visible. At deeper depths I could see it if it was unobstructed but was unable to find a way to attach it so it wasnt obscured. The only thing I could think of is a attached to the back of the tank but there was no easy way to do this. However they were clearly visible at deeper depths but only as long as you had a direct line of sight.

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101 out of 196 people found this review helpful.

Innovative Original Snappy Coil Lanyard
Rating: Innovative-Original-Snappy-Coil-Divers-Lanyard Very Useful 04/03/2012

This cord works exactly as shown. Strong and flexible. Good snap in for when you dont want the cord extended. Used it to attach a big underwater flashlight in Cozumel and worked great.

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86 out of 181 people found this review helpful.

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