Posts tagged Zuma
How to find an Octopus!

One of the most exciting things about diving in BC waters is finding octopus. I think that they are on everybody’s wish list of underwater critters to spot during a dive. The question is how to find them. With a body that allows them to squeeze into any crack in a wall, they could be anywhere. I have found them in car tires, bottles, once even in a discarded fin foot pocket.

In some places in BC “around the Port Hardy region” you can find them just in the open. It is still hard to spot them as they are masters of camouflage. You just look for boulders that are not boulders. They move in a rhythmic pattern as they move water through their blow holes to breath.

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New Gear: Aqualung Zuma Travel BCD

If you are a diver that does a lot of traveling to warmer destinations, you will run into the new airline luggage fees and weight/size restrictions. Regular BCD’s have a weight of somewhere between 3kg/6lbs and 6kg/12lbs, and their size makes it awkward to fit in a suitcase and might push you to have to bring a second suitcase.  

The Zuma is a full featured back inflate bcd, that even boasts weight integration, shoulder and back padding and only weighs 2.2kg/4.75 lbs. It can be packed flat or rolled to save room in your suitcase to even fit in your carry on luggage.

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