Datamask by Oceanic

"Gear and Gadgets" from our July 11, 2007, CW Reckonings

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The Datamask by Oceanic provides information like depth and dive time on a built-in liquid crystal displayOceanic

Anytime we drop anchor, one of our biggest pleasures is jumping in the water and looking for something for dinner, or just enjoying the underwater scenery. The Datamask by Oceanic is full of electronic features guaranteed to make life easier for serious divers. Built in to the inside of the mask is a liquid crystal display that shows depth, wireless cylinder pressure, elapsed dive time, and time remaining at current usage. Even though the display is right below the lens, thanks to Oceanic's Digital Optic System, it appears to be about 10 inches from the diver's face and the digits about ½-inch high. With the Datamask, divers will no longer have to interrupt their dive to fumble for sometimes hard to read gauges; instead a glance down at the backlit display will reveal the data they need.

$1500, www.oceanicworldwide.com, (510) 562-0500