Scuba Industry News

May Newsletter

 

NOW IN STOCK! Olympus TG-4 Cameras & Housing!

Olympus announced their newest and most advanced Tough camera: the Olympus TG-4. Much to our satisfaction, Olympus has finally included the ability to capture photos in RAW in a Tough series camera. This, along with the best macro capabilities of any compact camera, will offer TG-4 shooters an incredible amount of flexibility. Put the already waterproof TG-4 into the PT-056 housing to go deeper and put your shooting limits to the test!

MAY 13th & 14th SALE

Boat Dives

New SeaLife Fluro- Dual Beam

Reveal amazing, alien-like colors with
the new Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam
No other Fluoro light creates such an impressive fluorescence emission.
See the reef in a whole new light.

 

Get Your Lobster Permit!

Get ready for your dive season with your lobster permit! You can do online right now!

Larry Hits 25 Years of Being a PADI PRO!

Our very own Larry Bettencourt just hit his 25th year of being a PADI PRO! We want to congratulate Larry on this amazing accomplishment. He is fun to work with and always loves sharing his passion and love for the ocean with others. We love the family we have built here at Undersea Divers!

NEW TRIP: Philippines: Liveaboard and 3 FREE NIGHTS in Dumaguete!

This is a VERY RARE trip that we were lucky enough to book! This live-aboard /land package only happens once a year! Not only does this trip happen once a year, we are giving you 3 NIGHTS FREE at the Dumaguete Resort! You will start by 7 nights accommodation on the Azores Tubbataha Live-aboard where we will cruise and dive the Tubbataha Reef on our way to Dumaguete. The boat will dock in Dumaguete where you will finish off your trip with 3 nights stay at the Atlantis Dumaguete resort for FREE! Well known underwater photographer Andrew Martinez will be your trip guide.

Azores Tubbataha Boat: June 8th – June 15th, 2019
Dumaguete Land Resort: June 15th – June 18th, 2019

10 Quirky Underwater Facts

The next time you’re killing an hour during your surface interval, break out these 10 quirky underwater facts to astonish your fellow divers

Your Monthly Dose of Scuba Humor

DIVE TRAVEL with UNDERSEA DIVERS

Dominica
November 4th – 11th, 2017
Join us in Dominica November 4th – 11th, 2017. We ran a trip to Dominica this past November and loved it so we decided to head back to this lush island again. This time around we will be staying at a new resort, Fort Young in the heart of Rouseau. The trip we have booked is both for diving and nature tours so make sure you see what is included in the package!
Trip Details

Bonaire
December 2nd – 9th, 2017
We are headed back to our favorite island December 2nd – 9th, 2017. For over 30 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled.

Trip Details

Bonaire
February 24th – March 3rd, 2018
We are headed back to our favorite island February 24th – March 3rd. For over 30 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled.

Trip Details

Fiji
March 24th – April 3rd, 2018
Join us at the VoliVoli Beach Resort in Fiji March 24th – April 3rd, 2018. This trip of a lifetime features an all inclusive plan for 10 nights with 8 days of diving. The area around VoliVoli is the Vatu-I-Ra passage also known as the Bligh Waters known for its abundance and diversity of marine life. The beautiful hard and soft corals will leave you in awe.
Trip Details

Maldives Liveaboard
January 17th -26th, 2019
The Maldives is one of the top all around dive destinations on the planet. Drift over the channels, linger over the pinnacles or the drop-offs. Or the valleys of soft corals and gardens of hard corals crowded with fish, nearly always tame. Tropicals to pelagics. Snappers, morays, mantas, turtles, sharks and whalesharks.

Trip Details

Upcoming Classes

Open Water Diver (class & pool sessions)
May 6th & 7th: Full
May 9-11-16-18
June 3rd & 4th: Full
June 6-8-13-15
June 17th & 18th

Enriched Air Diver
Anytime: Call to Schedule

DrySuit Diver
June 17th & 18th

Try Scuba & Refresher Courses
May 11th
June 8th

Advanced Open Water Diver
May 24-27-28-31
June 22-24-25-29

Rescue Diver
June 14-15-17-18

SeaLife Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam Light

Reveal amazing, alien-like colors with
the new Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam

No other Fluoro light creates such an impressive fluorescence emission.
See the reef in a whole new light
.

SeaLife’s Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam integrates CREE Royal Blue LED’s and a dichroic filter to create the optimal wavelength to excite underwater life. The versatile light switches from a blue fluoro 65° flood to an 800 lumen 15° spot with a push of a button. The Fluoro-Dual Beam was created in partnership withFireDiveGear, the foremost expert on Fluoro Diving and Imaging.

The Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam can quickly adjust between four light modes: 100% fluoro flood, 50% fluoro flood, 100% white spot, and 50% white spot. Its rechargeable Lithium Ion 7.4V, 3400mAh, 25Wh battery delivers power for a continuous 2 hours at 100% fluoro emission. Depth rated down to 330ft/100m.

Enhance your underwater fluoro-viewing with the two included universal, barrier filters. The face mask filters out the residual presence of blue light emitted by the light. The second filter attaches to any underwater camera with a lens diameter up to 47mm.

Pair the Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam with the DC2000 or another camera of your choice with the included Flex-Connect™ Single Tray, Grip, and 1″ Ball Joint (SL995).

MSRP: $499.95     Available now!

Note: The Fluoro-Dual Beam is NOT an ultraviolet light. UV lights can be harmful to your eyes and those of many sea creatures. The SeaLife Fluoro-Dual Beam creates a better Fluoro response than UV lights for an impressive and safe underwater display of colors.
Why Use Blue Light For Underwater Fluorescence
Rather Than UV Light?


Fluoro-Dual Beam Specifications
Switchable dual beams 
features six CREE XT-E Royal Blue LED’s (450-460nm) flood beam and one CREE XP-L LED white spot beam
26 watt/m2 fluoro output and 800 lumens at 100% 
65° fluorescent wide angle beam and 15° white spot beam angle evenly illuminates the subject
One button control for easy operation – one button to power light on/off and select brightness
Four brightness levels: 100% fluoro flood, 50% fluoro flood, 100% white spot, and 50% white spot
Hidden emergency signal mode: 1 second blink interval and SOS Morse code
120 minute burn time at full power and constant brightness
Depth rated to 330 feet/100 meters
Quick-release button to detach light and aim in crevices and hard to reach areas
Includes integrated dichroic filter and two universal barrier filters for your dive mask and camera for optimal fluoro viewing and photography
Corrosion-proof metal light head for heat dispersion and durability
Removable 25W Li-Ion battery w/ charger and international plug adapters included
Waterproof battery compartment – even if the O-ring seal fails, the battery compartment is isolated so water cannot reach the internal electronics
Universal mounting screw fits SeaLife and other brands of underwater cameras w/ standard ¼-20 tripod mount 

Check out the incredible new SeaLife DC2000 camera. The DC2000 pairs well with any Sea Dragon Light including the Fluoro-Dual Beam.
Dive with the new SeaLife DC2000

HUGE SALE May 13th & 14th

 

We have our Big Annual Spring Sale coming up in a few weeks. Pretty much everything in the store will be going on sale that is new. We will also have some assorted used items like tanks, hoods, boots, lights, etc. If you cannot make it on the sale day, no problem! We will be happy to take your order early so stop on in or give us a call.

SALE HOURS

Saturday 10am – 5pm 
Sunday 10am – 3pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Newsletter

 

Photo Society: April 27th 7:00pm

Steve Coffill will be presenting photos from his trip to Roatan with us from back in February.

Local Event: Salem Harbor Clean Up

Salem Harbor Clean Up Day is a day devoted to cleaning the waters of Salem Harbor as well as the beaches and water fronts of the community. The event is at multiple waterfront locations in the city of Salem, Ma. Each location will have a raffle, food and opportunities to volunteer to clean the beach and water in all ways. We welcome the community to clean the beaches at each site as well as divers to come and clean the harbor. We are excited to team with local businesses to provide food, raffle objects, freebies and education about our ocean environment and how to protect it.
Learn More

New Drysuits Now in Stock: Meet the Yukon by DUI

INTRODUCING THE YUKON! DUI invented the telescopic torso self-donning front-entry drysuit. The Yukon is the latest model that features rip-stop nylon and butyl rubber/polyester trilaminate for comfort, flexibility and durability. Attached Superflex boots are standard for support and flexibility. Cargo pocket and latex seals are also standard. Doesn’t matter if you’re diving the HMCS Yukon in San Diego, or spending the weekend diving the quarry, we know you’re going to love this suit.
Learn More

New Mask: Aqualung Reveal


The Reveal’s innovative features make this dive mask our most comfortable and best fitting mask. Created after years of research and testing, the Reveal is a premium diving mask that delivers ultra-comfort and a perfect fit thanks to both a super soft, top quality crystal-clear silicone and an ergonomic skirt profile. The new buckles, attached directly to the silicone skirt, feature a single quick-button release system and the mask is equipped with an innovative spherical silicone head band strap—all to help the diver create the perfect leak-free fit. The large operating button is easily activated, even with thick gloves. The Reveal is available in single lens (Reveal X1) or twin lens (Reveal X2) versions. $85 NOW IN STOCK
Learn More

New Website Addition! Used Gear & Clearance Items

We have created a Used Gear & Clearance Items page on our website. We will update the page as new items come in so make sure you check back regularly.
View Gear

Moosehead Shipwrecks: Documentary Film


Ryan Robbins, an Undersea customer, became fascinated with Moosehead Lake’s shipwrecks and the history behind them. His exploration caught the attention of Liz McKeil, who also grew up on the lake and is executive director of the Moosehead Marine Museum in Greenville. Now the two of them, with help from the Moosehead Historical Society, other divers and a wide range of locals, are beginning work on a documentary film and oral history project called “Sunken Steamboats of Moosehead Lake.”
Learn More

Shark Jokes

Haven’t Been Diving in Awhile? ReActivate NOW!

Haven’t been diving in a while or want to buff up on your dive skills? If so, then the ReActivate program is perfect for you. ReActivate will help you regain proficiency in all of the elementary scuba skills that you learned in your PADI Open Water course, enabling you to be a skilled and successful diver. This course consists of an E-Learning portion and an in-water (pool) skills session. It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for a diving vacation. Any PADI certified diver who wants a refresher or pre-travel update should ReActivate. Dive shops appreciate seeing a recent ReActivate date on your certification card because it means you’re ready to dive in.
Learn More

DIVE TRAVEL with UNDERSEA DIVERS

Dominica
November 4th – 11th, 2017
Join us in Dominica November 4th – 11th, 2017. We ran a trip to Dominica this past November and loved it so we decided to head back to this lush island again. This time around we will be staying at a new resort, Fort Young in the heart of Rouseau. The trip we have booked is both for diving and nature tours so make sure you see what is included in the package!
Trip Details


Bonaire
December 2nd – 9th, 2017
We are headed back to our favorite island December 2nd – 9th, 2017. For over 30 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled.

Trip Details


Bonaire
February 24th – March 3rd, 2018
We are headed back to our favorite island February 24th – March 3rd. For over 30 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled.

Trip Details


Fiji
March 24th – April 3rd, 2018
Join us at the VoliVoli Beach Resort in Fiji March 24th – April 3rd, 2018. This trip of a lifetime features an all inclusive plan for 10 nights with 8 days of diving. The area around VoliVoli is the Vatu-I-Ra passage also known as the Bligh Waters known for its abundance and diversity of marine life. The beautiful hard and soft corals will leave you in awe.
Trip Details


Maldives Liveaboard
January 17th -26th, 2019
The Maldives is one of the top all around dive destinations on the planet. Drift over the channels, linger over the pinnacles or the drop-offs. Or the valleys of soft corals and gardens of hard corals crowded with fish, nearly always tame. Tropicals to pelagics. Snappers, morays, mantas, turtles, sharks and whalesharks.

Trip Details

Upcoming Classes


Open Water Diver (class & pool sessions)
May 6th & 7th
May 9-11-16-18
June 3rd & 4th

Enriched Air Diver
Anytime: Call to Schedule

DrySuit Diver
April 8th & 9th OR
Anytime: Call to Schedule

Try Scuba & Refresher Courses
May 11th
June 8th

Advanced Open Water Diver
May 24-27-28-31
June 22-24-25-29

Rescue Diver
June 14-15-17-18
Undersea Divers | 42 Water Street Beverly MA 01915 | 978-927-9551
dive@underseadivers.com | www.underseadivers.com

Salem Harbor Clean Up

Salem Harbor Clean Up Day is a day devoted to cleaning the waters of Salem Harbor as well as the beaches and water fronts of the community. The event is at multiple waterfront locations in the city of Salem, Ma. Each location will have a raffle, food and opportunities to volunteer to clean the beach and water in all ways. We welcome the community to clean the beaches at each site as well as divers to come and clean the harbor. We are excited to team with local businesses to provide food, raffle objects, freebies and education about our ocean environment and how to protect it.

DATE

April 30th, 2017

TIME

11am-4pm at each location

LOCATIONS

Winter Island
Dead Horse Beach
Forest River Park

RSVP HERE

For More Information Visit the event website here. 

DUI Yukon Dry Suit

NEW  DUI YUKON DRYSUIT

NOW IN STOCK at Undersea Divers

INTRODUCING THE YUKON! DUI invented the telescopic torso self-donning front-entry drysuit. The Yukon is the latest model that features rip-stop nylon and butyl rubber/polyester trilaminate for comfort, flexibility and durability. Attached Superflex boots are standard for support and flexibility. Cargo pocket and latex seals are also standard. Doesn’t matter if you’re diving the HMCS Yukon in San Diego, or spending the weekend diving the quarry, we know you’re going to love this suit.

Yukon Drysuit by DUIFEATURES

  • Drysuit fabric is a trilaminate material made from ripstop nylon/butyl rubber/polyester with double coated seams
  • Diagonal front-entry zipper – right shoulder to left hip
  • Telescoping torso and crotch strap
  • Suspenders
  • Apeks swivel inlet and adjustable, automatic exhaust valves
  • YKK plastic zipper
  • Warm neck collar
  • Cargo Pocket on right thigh
  • Dual layer of material on knees
  • Internal waist adjustment cord
  • Talc
  • SuperFlex™ Boots
  • Blue accent stitching
  • 36″ Miflex Hose with oversized quick disconnect

ADDITIONAL INFO
2 year warranty
15 – Men’s/ 18 – Women’s Sizes Available
Miflex 36″ inflation hose included

Download Yukon Drysuit .pdf flyer

Select from 15 Men’s and 18 Women’s Sizes – See Size Chart
Price: $1499

Art Exhibit: Color Under Water

Local Event

Kimberly Collins Jermaine: Color Under Water Exhibit

March Art: Color Under Water
Artist’s Reception: Thursday, March 2 from 6-8 PM
Showing: March 1 – 29
Location: Beverly Farms Public Library 

Kimberly Jermain is a landscape painter, teacher and architectural color designer. Her paintings explore the color of the inter-tidal zone along the New England coast where she snorkels each summer.

Bay State Council of Divers Needs Your Help!

Who Are the Bay State Council of Divers?

The Bay State Council of Divers, Inc. (commonly known as the BSC) was founded in the early 1970’s to represent the organized divers in Massachusetts. The Bay State Council of Divers is a member of the Underwater Society of America which is composed of other dive councils, clubs and independent divers throughout North America. The Bay State Council of Divers, which is managed by a Board of Directors, meets approximately four times a year. The Bay State Council of Divers membership is made up of over 700 individual divers, clubs, dive shop owners, charter boat captains, scuba instructors and other interested persons throughout the state.

How They Need Your Help

BSC and the diving community in Massachusetts are greatly concerned about the continuing loss of public parking in coastal communities to allow for shore access. Many communities are restricting parking to Resident Only. This prevents other citizens (not just divers) from using the public beaches. The BSC is seeking water sport enthusiasts input and support to remedy this siutation.

BSC will be hosting a meeting at the Boston Sea Rovers Show on Sunday March 12th from 1-4pm in the Essex Room. At this meeting they hope to coordinate efforts in hopes of reversing this situation.

We all know how frustrating it is to find parking for shore diving. This a way you can make a difference. We hope to see many local divers at this meeting!