Time may be running out in the search for the missing Malaysian flight MH370 and the U.S. Navy is stepping up operations in assisting the world in locating the missing airliner.
The U.S. Navy is deploying the Towed Pinger Locator or TPL-25 to this remote southern part of the Indian Ocean. It is a 29kg system which “meets the Navy’s requirement for locating emergency relocation pingers on downed Navy and commercial aircraft down to a maximum depth of 20,000 feet anywhere in the world”, according to info on the official Navy website. Its being deployed to the region in an increased effort to locate the faint pains that the black box should be emitting.
The battery in the black box is designed to send these locating pings for 30 days. Being that the airliner disappeared 23 days ago time is running out to detect the signal.
This area of open ocean is especially difficult to search because of its remoteness. Also with the lack of landmass which normally slows down the swirling waters of the globe debris can easily drift vast distances.
The Suunto Core is a state of the art digital wrist-top computer with altimeter, compass and barometer capabilities. There is a built in weather trend indicator which is especially helpful. Another feature outdoor enthusiasts love is that the Core alerts you to sudden changes in air pressure which usually indicate a storm approaching.
This watch has many great features that allow you to be more in control of your outdoor adventure. You can rely on it to warn you of approaching storms or to tell you what the elevation of the ravine you are standing on is.
If you need any other information about this device refer to the Suunto Core Manual PDF and we have replacement battery kits for the Suunto core available for sale.
Congratulations to Suunto for earning once again a Tauchen award for best dive computer. On January 23 in Nachtresidenz, Düsseldorf the German diving magazine Tauchen bestowed this honor on Suunto’s DX dive computer.
Suunto is known for their state of the art dive computers and this is there second win of this award in as many years.
Last month David Malvestuto, 34, and Warren Murray, 56, went diving off Bluefish Cove in Carmel, Calif., They had a rare encounter with an octopus who tried to steal their camera equipment!
This kind of encounter is rare because octopus generally avoid humans or are just not interested in them. The divers captured this event for all the world to see. We think the famous author of 20,000 leagues under the sea, Jules Verne, would be very envious of these guys! Check it out!
Its important to do each battery change in a clean, well lit area and that the battery change is done correctly to ensure the device continues to operate properly.
When you change the battery the Cobra will reset all of its nitrogen and oxygen uptake data. So ensure your time to fly data is zero.
Your work area should be kept clean. This is key, as a tiny piece of dust can cause your device to leak. Best of all, changing your Suunto Cobra Battery is easy!
And imagine this scenario… You arrive at your destination, you set up your SCUBA equipment for the first dive of your vacation in Saint Somewhere, as you press the activation button on your dive computer it goes through the diagnostic screen and what do you see the “Low Batt” Icon appears.
The worst thing that can happen on a tropical vacation has just happened, No Dive Computer.
Don’t leave on a vacation without a spare battery kit, why ruin a great holiday because of a few dollars in batteries. If you’re planning a Dive Vacation this is a must for your Save-a-Dive Kit. Avoid Island prices. We have Suunto Cobra Battery Kits for sale
- Always refer to the manual if you have any other questions on battery installation.
By: Jonathan Luman
Here is another purpose for your favorite handheld device. An app that functions with a waterproof case can now turn your smartphone into a full fledged dive computer.
Vivian Wagner, of TechNewsWorld describes the advent of Amphibian Labs product, iGills in her March 3, 2014 piece entitled “A Deep Dive Into New Scuba Tech”
Apparently there is still some hesitation. However its obvious that an iPhone today has the computing power that can match a dedicated dive computer. iGills seems to be a great idea and we can’t wait to try it out
There is something so cool about the idea of bringing an iPhone 50 feet down with you. Some of the features available is the ability to take HD video underwater, use your flash light underwater, take photos and it will record the exact depth and location of the photos.
My only question would be how easy would it be to press the buttons underwater and is it clunky at all with gloves on?
I believe there’s always going to be a place for watch-style dive computers but this is a great addition to the dive computer lineup and I am very excited to see what the future holds as smart phones evolve. Android lovers will be happy to hear that a version of their case will be available soon.