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Dumb scuba products

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by Moogyboy, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Bigbella

    Bigbella Barracuda

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  2. ScubaWithTurk

    ScubaWithTurk Bubble Blowing Buddha

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    LOL I remember those. They were supposed to be "great" for shore diving and walking to the back of the boat for a giant stride.

    Terrible idea.
     
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  3. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

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    All you need is a blue filter for any light. NOTE: to see the result I believe you also need a yellow filter in your mask or on your camera. Worked for me.
     
  4. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What you get with a blue light is lots of blue with some fluorescence buried in it. The purpose of the yellow filter is to block the blue so only the fluorescence remains.
     
  5. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

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    Guess I don't see your point. If you use a blue light, don't you need the yellow filter? And why would you need a dedicated blue light when you can just add a blue filter when you wanted to see the fluroscence? I didn't find it something I would want to spend every night dive looking at. It was more a one time, "so that's what it's like - cool" thing. I found the night marine life much more interesting.
     
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  6. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron Nassau Grouper

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    i just love the cheesy rambo movie they made to advertise them




    honestly i think the design is clever.....i just dont see a need, i mean, putting fins on in the water isnt exactly arduous. plus ide be paranoid about cracking the locking tab on a rock or something, rendering them useless.
     
  7. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    All I'm saying is it doesn't matter how you make the light blue.
     
  8. Hatul

    Hatul Solo Diver

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    They're still sold by LeisurePro and got mostly good reviews. It's a problem getting fins on on a shore dive with surf especially for someone who's not that flexible or has back issues. They're tempting though never tried them.
     
  9. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    LP still sell Spare Airs too. Also get good reviews.
     
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  10. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

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    See?
     

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