Underwater Toys to Try Out This Year
Do you love life underwater? If so, you’re going to love this list of underwater toys we’ve drawn up! Thanks to modern technology and engineering developments, people who love the ocean and exploring its depths now have more choice than ever when it comes to gear and accessories. We’ve included gadgets for professional divers as well as simply toys that beginners can get to grips with easily. Looking ahead to 2017 and beyond, here are some of the best water toys you should get your hands on this year.
ScubaPro Mantis 2 Dive Computer
This dive computer was released last year and is one of the first to use biometrics, giving a bespoke reading based on the wearer’s health and diving conditions. If this wrist computer isn’t awesome enough, it’s also suitable for novice divers rights up to rebreather level so it will see you through your scuba life. The smart wireless technology uses a heartrate monitor to figure out exactly how much gas you have left at each depth, by measuring breathing rate, depth and skin temperature. If you’re an enthusiastic diver then you will absolutely love this gadget and it’s well worth the investment.
When it comes to playing around below the surface, nothing gives the same adrenaline rush as the Subwing. It’s quite simple to set up and it’s not a complicated water sport so you don’t need loads of practice to enjoy it. The device is attached to the back of the boat and you get towed along, giving the feeling of flying underwater. Once you get the hang of it you can even do flips and tricks! Check out the Subwings.
GoPro Hero 5
If you haven’t yet tried out the GoPro range of waterproof video cameras, where have you been?! The tiny cameras are perfect for capturing your underwater adventures. The latest model, Hero 5, boasts amazing 4K video quality and is the recommended camera for divers. You can get loads of accessories and mounts which allows the camera to capture great films underwater, including floating mounts and blue water dive filters. The camera itself is waterproof to 33 feet (10 metres) but you can also buy housing to allow the camera to go deeper. Whatever you get up to underwater, you can now share it with all of your friends online at the touch of a button.
Don’t forget we love to see all of your underwater videos so send them in!