Getting caught in poor visibility can happen to any diver at anytime. Getting trapped in a silt-cloud causes a zero visibility ‘silt-out’ which creates challenges for divers and forces them rely upon other techniques to move around safely and try to get to better vis. Here we look at some techniques to help you should you ever find yourself in a silt-out.Read More
I have seen it countless times; a diver with a new mask so fogged up you can’t even see his eyes! All brand new masks need to be treated before use, so that you can properly enjoy seeing the underwater world. Here we break down the simple steps required to treat your mask for that fog-free underwater experience!Read More
This article is a a review of the Apeks XL4 regulator set. The Apeks XL4 is a compact and lightweight regulator that’s loaded with features that make it a fantastic choice for divers of all skill levels, diving in every environment, all over the world. The Apeks XL4 weighs in at just over 1kg/2.2lbs and is incredibly small in size making it a great traveling regulator set. It’s lightweight design also helps reduce jaw fatigue because it doesn’t sag in your mouth which means you don’t have bite down as hard to keep it in place.Read More
Once you have the right fins, it's time to get in the water and experiment with different finning techniques. Although finning is a basic skill for scuba divers, many techniques exist and they often lend to different conditions or types of diving. Here we review some of the more common styles of finning suitable for diving in British Columbia!Read More
The most common way of moving quickly and efficiently through the water, the right fins can make your diving effortless! Understanding the different styles and features is important in deciding the right type of fin for you and the type of diving that you enjoy. Here we break down some of key differences and features of fins!Read More
Our Rental BCDs have received an upgrade!Read More
Hey guys this is Cody from Rowand’s Reef Scuba Shop and today I want to talk to you about a new product we are carrying; the O’Neill Sector 3mm Wetsuit and why I think it’s perfect for warm water diving.Read More
Hey guys, this is Cody from Rowand’s Reef and today I want to talk to you about a new BCD; the new Aqualung Rogue. I want to share with you why I think this is the perfect bcd for every diver.
The Aqualung Rogue BCD is the perfect combination of minimalist design and the most desired features. It is a totally modular BCD that comes in four parts; backplate, wing, shoulder straps and waistband. Unlike most BCDs where you just get small, medium and large sizes, each component of the Aqualung Rogue BCD can be sized independently. This gives you a total of 27 different sizing configurations to allow you to custom build your BCD for your exact shape and size. All of this is made possible by Aqualung’s patent pending ModLock System.Read More
Hey guys, this is Cody from Rowand’s Reef and I’m here to talk to you about the Apex/OTS Guardian Full Face Mask. I picked up one of these a few years back when I started working as a Commercial Diver and needed a setup that would allow me to use a communications system. Over the years I started to use it more and more for recreational diving and I want to talk to you about why I think the Apex/OTS Guardian deserves a home in your gear bag as well.Read More
Light and Motion have been a forerunner in the dive light field for ages. They brought compact yet powerful lights to the dive industry when most others were still creating bulky and heavy lighting systems. I will go as far as saying that they are the trend setter when it comes to dive lights.
With the amount of different lights available by them there is much confusion. What are the differences between them and how to tell what light is good for you? This article aims to answer some of these questions.Read More
In my opinion the wolf eel is one of the most wonderful creatures in our waters. They are so ugly that they are cute, and resemble the grumpy old men from The Muppets. There are many misconceptions about them, making a lot of divers fear them for no reason. I hope this article will educate you a bit more about these creatures and help you enjoy them a bit more.Read More
One of the most exciting things about diving in BC waters is finding octopus.
They are on everybody’s wish list of underwater critters to spot during a dive.
The question is how to find them...Read More
Ever wondered what diving with a Drysuit is like?
Find out more here as we give you a breakdown on Drysuit basics!Read More
Join us on Friday October 27th for the annual underwater pumpkin carving contest at Whytecliff Park.!Read More
You know you're supposed to have one, but having a snorkel hanging off your mask is not necessarily your favorite thing...rebel. If this sounds like you, then we have the snorkel for you!Read More
Buy any front entry Fusion Drysuit and you get the following for FREE:
- MK 2 John & Jacket Thermal
- Fusion Boots or Evo3 Boots
- Neoprene Socks
- Traveller Backpack
Over $750 Savings!!! Offer valid until 31st December 2017Read More