A Divers Watch For Everyday Use

Luminox Navy Seal Divers Watch is an impressive timepiece made with attention to the most intimate detail for assurance of high performance standards. Made famous by the remarkable United States Navy Seals, this watch has become a piece of standard military equipment because of it’s cutting edge technology that retains impeccable accuracy during extreme performance periods as well as having an unquestionable reliability for everyday use.

luminox navy seal dive watchIn 1994, a United States Navy Procurement officer requested Luminox to produce a watch that would be functional during night missions. To answer that need, the divers watch was created with a revolutionary self-powered illumination driven by tiny gas lights (actually borosilicate glass capsules) that retain their luminosity for up to twenty five years. These lights allow the wearer instant readability at a glance under any conditions, including complete darkness. This feature alone has made these dive watches the measure of excellence for high performance timepieces.

Required to meet additional manufacturing steps not required of other watches, these Swiss made and handcrafted watches are constructed with precision jeweled Swiss movements for timekeeping accuracy. Shock resistant, the Navy Seal divers watches are water resistant up to at least 500 meters (about 1,500 feet).

If you dive in deep waters, it’s recommended to have the water resistance tested at least annually to ensure it is functioning at full capacity. However, you shouldn’t experience and problems, because these watches are manufactured according to extremely high quality standards.

These watches are definitely a way to show your innate desire for the more exclusive and distinctive things in life. Since the Luminox watches meet the high quality standards for the finest military leaders and members of the unsurpassed Navy Seals units, a Luminox divers watch makes a smart choice even for civilians for everyday use.

With plenty of ultramodern fashionable looks, the Luminox Navy Seals divers watch is available in a myriad of dial face colors that include black, blue, yellow, orange and green. Some very rugged models have carbon fiber technology tempered with stainless steel for a solid resilience that stands up to any test of their boundaries.

The innovative designs displayed on these well built divers watches allow space for plenty of valuable gauges helpful for application at sea, in the air, or on land. With those distinct functions available on such gorgeous fine timepiece motifs, you may have a real problem in deciding which watch to pick first. With any choice of a Luminox divers watch you can rest assured that you’re picking a finely executed quality piece of craftsmanship.

Underwater Treasure Hunting

There are not too many people who haven’t, at one time or another, thought what it might be like to discover a sunken Spanish galleon loaded with pieces of eight and gold doubloons. Although many of the Spanish shipwrecks have been discovered and salvaged, the amount of treasure that remains underwater is mind-boggling and the search goes on.

In ancient times, diving bells were used to recover sunken treasure from shallow water wrecks; with the ‘divers’ working one breath at a time. With the advent of scuba, the underwater world was opened up to the masses and allowed anyone with the desire and persistence to search for the underwater bounty.

One of the richest finds in modern times was made by Mel Fisher and his company, Treasure Salvors Inc. off the coast of Florida in 1985. Old Mel was the poster boy for ‘hang’n in there’ as it took 16 years of searching to discover the resting place of the Spanish galleon, Nuestra Senora de Atocha. Fisher recovered the $450 million dollar mother load of gold, silver and emeralds from the 1622 wreck.

This type of treasure hunting is not for the weak of heart or the under funded as it can take years of monotonous research of Spanish archives and millions of dollars without any guarantee of success. With the use of underwater metal detectors, any diver can search for their own treasures and there are many finds of coins and artifacts off beaches and in lake and rivers.

How to Choose a Dive Mask

With a good scuba mask, you can see and be comfortable on every dive. The air pocket created by the mask allows your eyes to focus underwater and see the other 70 percent of the earth.

Basic components of the Scuba Mask

two divers wearing their masksFirst, all masks must have Tempered Glass. Tempering of glass (a thermal heat treating) is important because the tempering makes the glass stronger and when or if it breaks, it will break into fragments (kind of like little cubes) and not sharp shards or slivers. Never wear a Mask that does not have tempered glass.

Second, the nose area of the mask is enclosed and large enough to be comfortable and easy to pinch when you have to equalize your ears. By blowing out of your nose you will be able to relieve pressure as you dive. Make sure when you are choosing the mask that the nose area is plenty large. Once pressure from the water is exerted on the mask it will often press on the bridge of the nose. Keep that in mind when testing mask and press down against the face plate of the mask to simulate pressure so you know how your mask will feel.

Adjustable straps to make mask wearing comfortable and adjustable for different head sizes when you are wearing a wetsuit hood or just skin diving.

Finally, any good mask will have a double seal skirt to help prevent water from leaking in as you wear it. The skirt should be soft and feel comfortable when you wear the mask.

Choosing a Scuba Mask 101

When you are at your dive store, try on as many different masks as you can get your hands on. To test to see if it fits properly, move the strap in front of the glass, put the mask to your face and inhale through your nose. If the mask fits, there will be no leaks and it will stay on you face with out holding it.

Make sure when you are choosing the mask that the nose area is plenty large. Once pressure from the water is exerted on the mask it will often press on the bridge of the nose. Keep that in mind when testing mask and press down against the face plate of the mask to simulate pressure so you know how your mask will feel under pressure.

Special Features in Today’s Dive Masks

Low volume is one of the most critical features that will make clearing your mask easy and quick to use. The lower the volume the less you have to exhale to clear the dive mask when it gets flooded. It will get flooded when you dive, it just happens.

Wide angle (wider lenses) and longer eye lenses of today’s mask are a far cry from the masks of the 1970’s that were high volume and had 3 windows. Look for long and wide eye lens that will allow you to see with out adjusting your head direction and gives you better peripheral vision.

Many masks offer prescription lens insertions so that you can see with corrected vision underwater. For the ones whose arms aren’t long enough to see the print, you can now get inserts for bi-focal or just readers at the bottom of you mask. You can find stick on reading tabs for a mask you may already own.

Some masks now offer angled skirts to allow for less volume and easier visibility looking down. Tinted lenses, earbuds and even your dive computer with a heads up display can be part of your scuba mask.

One extra that is highly recommended is a neoprene mask strap. They go on smoother and don’t grab or tangle hair as easy. A good addition to any mask purchase. Check some of the new styles to see if it is right for your scuba mask selection.