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The Neptune Space G.Divers full-face mask, equipped with a GSM G.Divers underwater transceiver, is OCEAN REEF’s entry-level comm kit for recreational diving. Hook up the single channel Push-To-Talk G.Divers communication unit, and divers can talk to their buddies or to the dive boat using separate comm units. It’s a fun and inexpensive way to dive into the world of full-face mask comm systems. The mask comes in two sizes and four colors with a carrying bag.

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Rinspeed Underwater sQuba Car uses Neptune Space Masks during dives!

sQubaImagine, you’re driving on the sandy streets of the Bahamas, soaking up the sun in your new convertible, and plunging straight into the sea for your first dive of the day. And all without ever getting out of the car! Frank Rinderknecht, a modern day James Bond, is doing exactly that in his new concept car - The sQuba - the worlds first submersible automobile.

This sports car not only drives like a dream, it dives like one too. At the push of a button the car dives up to 10 meters (33 feet) under the sea.

sQuba“It is undoubtedly not an easy task to make a car watertight and pressure resistant enough to be maneuverable under water,” says Rinderknecht, “the real challenge however was to create a submersible car that moves like a fish in water.”

Instead of a combustion engine, the car is powered by three electric motors — these three motors are located in the rear. One provides propulsion on land, the other two drive the screws for underwater motoring.  They are supported by two powerful Seabob jet drives in the front, which ‘breathe’ through special rotating louvers, for opening and closing the water intake. The rotating outlet jets were designed to be extremely light, yet twist resistant by using high-tech nano materials. The two-seater also includes a self-contained on-board oxygen system to supply the driver and passenger with fresh air for breathing.

Our friends at Rinspeed are now using our OCEAN REEF Full Face Masks for their underwater communication and diving needs. The car is a convertible for safety and weight reasons, leaving divers exposed to the sea. Our masks were a perfect fit for this amphibious technology. I want one.

OCEAN REEF Helps Aquanauts Live Ocean Under the Sea!

Abyss ProjectEver wanted to live under the sea? You may be able to very soon thanks to a venture called Project Abyss, Explorer Team Pelican. A small underwater colony has been created at an island called Ponza, Cala Feola, off the coast of Italy. For 336 hours, (14 days), a group of 6 Aquanaut athletes lived their lives in partially self-sufficient bells. Each bell has its own unique purpose, such as providing living quarters, to generating electricity, and providing food deliveries, and desalinating ocean water to fresh water.

Abyss ProjectThe aim of the Abyss Project is to pioneer a physiological livable space within the extreme conditions of the ocean. This includes understanding all changes that occur at epidermal, cardiac, pulmonary, metabolic and physiological levels. During the hours of the day the crew had to obtain their food, work on construction of the village, monitor equipment, visit the gym, and daily living. Thirty percent of their time was spent in the common structure, a watertight pressurized compartment. The rest of the time was spent in the open sea. That’s where OCEAN REEF comes in. The Aquanauts were equipped with our very own Neptune Space masks and communications systems. Throughout the 14 days of exposure to the sea, these aquanauts had the extraordinary advantage of constant communication to the surface and each other. Due to the maximized exposure to the elements, as much as 14 hours a day, divers were able to keep their faces dry and supple thanks to our full face masks.

Aquanaut Giordani: “We have left a key on the ocean floor, a key that opens the door to this splendid world, a key that belongs to everyone on earth.”

 

OCEAN REEF to ScubaBoard: We're Here!

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OCEAN REEF has joined ScubaBoard.com's 'Q and A for Manufacturers' section! The next time you have a question about the Neptune System or diving in general, stop by the web site that 65,000 fellow divers trust to discuss everything scuba.

 

U.S. Coast Guard Officer Re-Enlists with the Sharks and OCEAN REEF

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When US Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Chuck Anderson decided to reenlist for six more years, he wanted his ceremony to be somewhere special to his heart... a 285,000 gallon shark tank!

On April 6, with tourists looking on and sharks swimming nearby, Anderson took his oath of enlistment while diving in the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island's Graveyard of the Atlantic tank.

Diving in a Neptune II NIRA provided by the Aquarium, Anderson was able to communicate with his commanding officer, Lt. Dave Obermeier, through an OCEAN REEF underwater communications system.

Aside from serving his country, Anderson is a volunteer diver at the aquarium. The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island has featured the Neptune System in its interactive dive shows for many years.

 

 

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