Summer time is a season best shared with friends and family by the ocean, pool or any other expansion of water. Let’s take a look at some pretty impressive underwater gear that’s sure to make your summer a memorable one. From hydrophilic gadgets to underwater transport, you are bound to discover some functional gear that you’ll just want to get your hands on!
If you are the kind of person who is looking for a great water action cam then the Hero 3 is likely to be the right fit for you. It possesses some awesome traits that provide high image quality, ease of use and great value for money. It’s pretty much everything you would want to capture the moment whilst being slotted in a barrel or getting airborne wakeboarding. Hero 3 cameras come in a protective waterproof case that is capable of withstanding depths of up to 60 meters. At a glance here are some specs: 12-megapixel, up to 4K video, f/2.8 lens, Wi-Fi built in, Micro SD cards up to 64GB, and many mounting options. In the action cam world it’s definitely an unparalleled piece of gear.
If your phone is with you most of the time, then chances are your music is too. Check out the wireless Bluetooth Fugoo speaker that holds its own against H20, whether you chill at the pool or prefer maxing it out at the beach. Its 40 hour battery life lets you get as wrinkled as a nursing home patient whilst listening to your playlists in the water. It is completely submersible and handles your beats up to a depth of 1 metre for 30 minutes. You can also hit play from any Bluetooth-equipped iPod, smartphone, tablet or PC from up to 9 metres away; call right from the speaker or use Siri or Google to play your music. This is a winner!
With so much to absorb on underwater dive expeditions, most divers opt to take a still or video camera with them to record memories. This can be enjoyable, however your hands are going to be occupied, especially if you require some light. Liquid Image has a solution whereby their dive masks have a still/ video camera fitted into the mask, and you have the option to equip dive lights. Some of the tech specs it boasts include: 1080P at 30fps HD Video Mode,12 MP Photo Mode, 135 degree wide angle camera lens, a 4GB micro SDHC card which expands up to 32 GB (4GB card records approximately 2 hours of video). After going into geek/ pixel peeping mode you can see this piece of equipment is great to vividly capture your adventures.
If you love snorkelling or diving and need an awesome partner to guide you through Atlantis then the Aqua Ranger is a fun companion! The RS1 scooter only weighs 9.5kg, has a speed of 7km/h, 3 gears, a battery life of 90 minutes, and even has the option to mount your GoPro on it! Able to go down to a depth of 10 metres, it’s bound to get you chasing after fish and keep you occupied for hours! If you have limited mobility this is great partner, helping you cut through currents and long swims from shore with ease.
If you are worried about getting your Smartphone wet this summer rather take it easy and immerse yourself with DryCASE. This nifty waterproof cell phone case is very functional and will keep your phone protected whilst in the water doing what you love. It utilizes vacuum seal technology to make sure your mobile is watertight; and once sealed you are even able to type texts or take pictures through its clear covering. It also comes with a neoprene armband, vacuum pump and lanyard. It fits all phones and a variety of mp3 players and has been tested at a depth of 30 metres for an hour. This is a great way to secure your phone no matter what brand you use.
Consider gearing up and making your journey this summer one you will never forget!
Author: Rodney Mossop