|Dive gear debuts in the USA - which of it will come the UK's way?|
Mike Busuttili reports from the annual Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association trade show in Anaheim, California.
So what's new, Mike?
|Another technological leap, which has been promised for at least three years, is the Head Up Display (HUD). Cochran Undersea Technology was showing the latest prototype of its Vision 21 mask, which incorporates HUD features. Not much bigger or heavier than a standard mask, it has a prism positioned in front of one eye which gives the full display of data that you would see on your Nemesis wrist unit. The mask houses the batteries and processor for the display system. |
Because the Cochran computer has the main processing unit attached to the regulator, with the wrist unit serving only as a display, you can choose to leave the wrist unit behind and rely totally on the HUD.
This feature is perfect for people like photographers and video makers, as they can keep their eye on the job without getting into trouble. The Vision 21 is promised for the spring at a price in the £600 bracket.