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Daily fishing report
By CHAD CARNEY
Published November 11, 2006
Gear that's hot: The latest diving equipment was on display this week at the annual Diving Equipment & Marketing Association trade show in Orlando.
Here are some of the coolest of the innovations: Liquivision showed the first organic LED rechargeable dive computer with open source architecture, accepting any algorithm, any gas mix, buttonless underwater interaction, a 1,312-foot depth capability and an internal digital compass. The Aqualung Kronos regulator has a combined venturi and breathing-resistance knob to simplify adjustments and also sports a side exhaust system to warm the internal components and disperse bubbles. The Apeks Status regulator has the first electronic predive condition evaluator and service indicator. Dive Alert introduced an audible emergency signal device that works under water as well as on the surface. Analox CO Clear is a digital carbon monoxide detection device for air compressors. The Interspiro Divator uses amazingly small twin carbon fiber composite cylinders, along with a full face mask and Kevlar supply line containing radio communications. Epoque World has a compact housing that fits its miniature high definition video camera like a glove, with the LCD monitor extended. Zeagle Systems premiered the Ascent, the first BC for freedivers, which contains a small air tank and an inflatable bladder mounted on a weight belt. It provides negative, neutral and positive buoyancy compensation to reduce exertion and assist a freediver during a dive and ascent.
Availability: Some of these diving products have been released already and most of the rest will be ready for the holidays or 2007 spring diving season.
Chad Carney teaches diving and spearfishing in the Tampa Bay area and can be reached at (727) 423-7775 or visit mobilescuba.com.