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New wing for my harness

Got my new wing for my Dive Rite Transpac harness I posted about earlier. The wing is the Apeks WTX6 horseshoe bladder with 60# of lift for my Faber LP95 matched set of doubles tanks. Need to wait for my Transpac stabilizer plates before I can mount it to do some pool sessions with it. 

New harness for my doubles setup

So instead of trying to make my current Aqua Lung Seaquest Black Diamond BCD fit the new Doubles tank setup I will be using, I have decided to use a harness/wing setup for them. I have looked into,  researched and have decided to use the Dive Rite Transpac series. For the harness, I have opted for a used Transpac rather than spend the extra on the Transpac XT. I like the wing plates it uses for mounting to the tank and the adjustability. It has has attachments to add to it to switch it to sidemount doubles down the road when I get to that point.i will be also getting the 16# weight pockets to use with this but in the meantime will use a weight belt instead for proper trim.


For the wing, I will be using an Apeks WTX6 that has 60# of lift for the double LP95 tanks I am using. This is a horseshoe style wing. 

New holder for pony bottles

Hooked up a new set of straps for mounting my pony bottle. Review to come soon. 

New Doubles Setup

Got my new Doubles Setup back from hydro. Can wait to start diving these. Will be getting the Deep 6 doubles regulator setup for these as well for the cold water diving in Idaho. These are matched LP95 steel tanks with a Scubapro 200 bar manifold. 

NAUI Master Scuba Diver training

Starting my NAUI Master Scuba Diver training. Excited to continue my progression. 

GoPro Camera Setup for Scuba Diving

I was recently asked what type of video setup I use for recording video during my scuba diving. Below is a list and links to the items.

GoPro Hero 3 Silver with backpack

SRP tray from Snake River Prototyping
http://www.snakeriverprototyping.com/Products/the-tray-by-srp.aspx

SRP Arms with Torch Mounts from Snake River Prototyping
http://www.snakeriverprototyping.com/Products/srp-arms-with-torch-mounts.aspx

I purchased my tray when it was a prototype about 4 years ago. Ikelite also has some GoPro trays and mounts as well. I preferred this model as it is also made locally.

Tovatec by Intova Mini Wide Angle 220 Lumens LED Torch
https://www.amazon.com/Intova-IMINI-Tovatec-Torch-Flashlight/dp/B00366BFNQ

Underwater Kinetics Aqualite Video LED Light
Has a 90 degree beam with no hot spots
http://www.leisurepro.com/p-uktav/underwater-kinetics-aqualite-video-led-light

You can also consider this one as well

MAKO Spearguns 890 Lumen Underwater Photo/Video Light
Has a 110 degree beam
http://www.makospearguns.com/Underwater-Photo-Video-Light-p/mul.1.htm

The reason I went with the UK video light was at the time that was the only light with a 90 degree beam or better. I will probably stick with the UK video light as they also have a UV light head I can get for it since I will eventually want to do so night time UV video. I use the Tovatec to provide a center spot when diving at night as its not as bright of a hot spot as others. Unless I am focusing on something in video, I usually keep that light off and only use it periodically to maintain the center of my videos. The setup is 20.0 ounces negatively buoyant in fresh water. I will probably add some Stix buoyancy floats to it to make it neutrally buoyant.

gopro-setup-diving

Scuba Diving Pool Session – Fin Pivots

Here is a video of a recent pool session were I was doing some fin pivots for buoyancy control. Always trying to keep up on my basic scuba skills in the winter time here in Idaho.

Neptune Warrior 

​You already know individuals who have PTSD often suffer symptoms of depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But did you know that in a study conducted by Johns Hopkins, indicated that veterans who finished multiple dives during a one-week time span were able to reduce their symptoms of depression and OCD by 15 percent? Now you know one reason this mission means so much.

http://www.neptunewarrior.org

Snorkeling with my son

Was at the LDS pool today with my son so he can try out his new dive mask and snorkel.  Also taught him how to snorkel properly as well. He still seems quite interested in learning to scuba dive so will see about getting him into a discover scuba class soon.

Shooting Video Promos for Neptune Warrior

Went to the West Boise YMCA today to shoot some video promos for Neptune Warrior that I am assisting with. Neptune Warrior is a project that is help veterans get back on their feet and to help them cope with PTSD. Check out their site at http://www.neptunewarrior.org. Check out the pictures here

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