Friday, 29 December 2006

Sea&Sea YS-110 is finally available

The long awaited Sea&Sea YS-110 is finally available in the stores. Although it has been launched for quite a while, availability has been very limited around the World. I got myself two pairs of them and will post a review as soon as I have the chance to properly test them. My first impressions are:


  • Small size - ideal for travelling
  • Beam angle - 105ºx105º with diffuser
  • Built-in LED light


  • Noise while operating - ideal to catch sharks' curiosity when shark diving
  • Small size of the strobe makes it more negatively buoyant that the YS-90

If you are interested in this strobe or in any other UW photography item I recommend you to talk with Ron from Scubacam. Ron provides a great service and I cannot recommend him enough. I am also available in anything I can help with.

Thursday, 28 December 2006

New Suunto Vyper2

Suunto is going to release in the 1st quarter of 2007 the new Vyper2. From what I see this is basically the Suunto D9 in a Vyper version.
This is the description from Suunto website:

The Suunto Vyper2 includes Gauge and Nitrox modes with the added feature of gas switching. For divers using enriched air, the Suunto Vyper2 can be programmed in one-percent increments for nitrox mixtures between 21 and 100 percent oxygen. Divers can also adjust oxygen partial pressure between 0.5 and 1.6 bar in 0.1-unit increments. Adjustments can be applied to both mixes. The Suunto Vyper2 uses the Suunto Deep Stop RGBM algorithm, that features continuous decompression for optimal ascent time. For deeper dives, the Deep Stop option adds further protection with a series of "deep stops" between your maximum depth and ceiling. The Suunto Vyper2 boasts a built-in dive simulator, allowing you to test potential dives before dropping into the water. It also features large digits and a new Matrix display that clearly shows critical dive information including dive profile graphs. After the dive, you can download the data to your PC and easily maintain a detailed logbook.

BOOT 2007

BOOT 2007 in Dusseldorf will take place from 20-Jan (Saturday) until 28-Jan (Sunday).

Tickets cost 14€ per adult and 10€ for students and trainees. Just don't know what does it mean students and trainees.

Loss in the UW Photography Community

These are some sad news. Ike Brigham, founder of Ikelite passed away last week. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

Wednesday, 27 December 2006

Volunteering - Marine Conservation Expedition Mexico

Wanna do some volunteering while diving? There is some volunteering diving going on in Mexico. Double click the video below for some info

For more information visit GVI website.

New Apeks regulators

New Apeks Regulators with Electronic Circuitry - Apeks Status

Apeks has a new range of 1st stages provide information about medium pressure in an LCD. Additionally, the Status regulator monitors the usage, in hours and calendar months, from when the regulator is first used or last serviced. More info click here.

Tuesday, 26 December 2006

New Mask with Integrated Computer

Oceanic has a a new mask DATAMASK HUD featuring an advanced air-integrated dive computer built directly into the mask.
More info on Oceanic's Webpage and in

Some of my Rig

My Double Tank Rig

What keeps me warm UW?

I purchased most part of this equipment from Aquadiving Veenendaal. I highly recommend talking with Lex if you need any dive equipment. Apart from being very knowledgeable about diving, Lex is focused in getting the right equipment for you and not only selling products.

About myself

Hello All,

Let me first present myself. My name is Nuno and this is my first blog. I am crazy about the underwater world and this blog could not be about anything else but diving.

I live in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and you can find me very often in dive sites such as Vinkeveen or Maarssen. I am very interested in technical diving (still training) and my last toy is a housing for UW photography.

I hope you will be able to find here some interesting information. Please keep visiting as I will be updating this blog hopefully often.

Take care and dive safe.

Nuno Sanches e Silva