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New PADI Fluorescence Photographer Course Approved and Available

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We have finally finished our PADI Fluo Photographer course.  This is a companion course to our popular fluo DIVER course which delves into the science of fluo diving.  Fluo photography is dramatically different from regular underwater white light photography in both equipment and technique.  This course material will walk you through how to get good images from the start using proven methods gathered from pros around the world.  If you are a PADI instructor who wants to teach this program, contact us.  If you’re a...

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Clearing the Shelves

Posted by on 12:08 in Blog | 0 comments

Check out the prices on all of our torches.  We are clearing the inventory.  We have huge price reductions. We have inked an agreement with SeaLife to manufacture FDG designed torches that are dual mode (White and Blue) in one unit.  See here for an early press release.   These torches will also be featured on all boats of the Aggressor fleet worldwide.  We are also working on a couple of OEM designs to better meet the needs of dive...

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DAN Industry Partner

Posted by on 09:36 in Blog | 0 comments

I’m excited to announce that FireDiveGear is now a Divers Alert Network (DAN) Industry Partner. DAN is the premier dive insurance agency in the world and we are proud to be part of their team.  

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Yet another insanly busy and tragic year

Posted by on 09:23 in Blog | 0 comments

Of course as many of you know we lost our dear friend and colleague Stuart Westmorland this year (detailed in an earlier post.  We have been traveling almost constantly testing new products that will be released very soon. Florida cave training in Jan Belize in Feb and Mar Tobago in Apr/May The Philippines in May/June Cozumel July Iceland July Indonesia Aug/Sept Heart surgery in October Getting “back on the horse” in November to Sri Lanka During this October “break”, we have made a number of enhancements to the site....

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Bargain Discount Center

Posted by on 16:07 in Blog | 0 comments

We have added a new page under our product information menu called Bargain Discount Center.  Go there to find clearance items at significant discounts.

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We have lost a dear friend and colleague

Posted by on 15:33 in Blog | 0 comments

I am sad to report that our dear friend, colleague, member of the FireDiveGear Team and one of the finest human beings to ever walk the face of the earth – Stuart Westmorland died very suddenly.  The loss is profound not only to his family, friends and associates but to the world at large.  Stuart was always there to help, guide, coach and just have a smile.  He was a consummate professional and his photographic work graced the covers of over 200 magazines around the world.  He was the recipient of many awards and accolades for his work...

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Updates to Our Science Pages

Posted by on 13:32 in Blog | 0 comments

Here is a new and greatly improved version of the discussion on the use of UV excitation light and blue excitation light.  Included are a number of photographs using identical lighting gear sans the wavelength of light.  One can clearly see the difference in color saturation, and emission intensity of how blue light wins the race hands down. We have also generated a paper on exactly what a dichroic filter is, how they are made, why they are important and why you should not buy a torch without one. Go to the Science tab at the top of the menu...

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New Product News Release

Posted by on 15:30 in Blog | 0 comments

We just posted seven new products: The new strapless generic mask barrier filter The new FDG/Riff TL3000BE Torck Kit The new FDG/Riff TL Azur torch Kit The new “round” version of our popular view finder magnifier The new dive mask sunglasses The new Sea & Sea YS 01/02/03 Flip Style Strobe Filter The new Ikelite DS160/161 Flip style Strobe Filter...

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New Science Discussions

Posted by on 18:53 in Blog | 0 comments

We’ve just added two new detailed discussions on the science of fluorescence. Firstly, we have added a very detailed description of what lumens are, and why a monochromatic blue light source can’t be measured in lumens.  This subject comes to us in a question nearly every day.  Enjoy.   Next we have added a treatise on the differences between blue light sources and UV light sources.   This is another topic we often get questions about.  Most people refer to fluo diving as UV diving but in fact, UV is a misnomer and is a poor...

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A Crazy Year for Sure

Posted by on 10:39 in Blog | 0 comments

A Crazy Year for Sure

Well, my lack of posting requires a serious apology.  Between, travel, product development, lots of snow, teaching and training commitments and just general craziness, I have been busy.  I became a PADI Master Instructor, Handicapped Scuba Association Course Director and SSI Instructor Trainer. Working with noted pro photographer Stuart Westmorland on a recent trip to Palau, we developed techniques for daytime fluo photography as well as wide angle and fish-eye work.  We have submitted articles to a number of magazines that will publish in...

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