The 360Observe dive mirror caused me mixed feelings at first. What do you mean, a mirror underwater? What for? Who is it for? And I kept asking myself questions like that. So you could say that I approached it a bit prejudiced.
First problem – where should I put this device? On my right hand a torch from a goodaman torch, on my left a compass, and evidently to get the most out of it I should put it on the top of my hand. Ok the compass flies higher on the wrist and after a while I am armed with a new toy.
Surprisingly, with every moment spent underwater, I like it more and more. Given that, due to a certain visual impairment, my field of vision is not the widest, I begin to see the potential hidden in the 360observe mirror.
Step by step I am trying to tame it and coordinate my movements, so that with its help I can peep where I need. My buddies typically languish admiring the algae and some small fish, but this time I don’t turn my head to all sides, I just use the mirror to track them. Convenient.
The next attempt is to look at your gear. I must admit that by waving your paw in all directions you can look at yourself and your equipment from a completely new perspective. Elements which are known underwater only by touch can be easily inspected and seen to be in order.
We enter the tyre tunnel. I fly ahead and again manoeuvre the mirror so as to see something behind me. Specifically, it’s a budgie that just appears at the entrance when I have the first few metres of the obstacle behind me. Under normal conditions, there’s no whipping around to be able to see whether there’s someone there pushing behind us or not before we swim out the other side.
While I don’t think that any technical divers will decide to try how to dive with this gadget during a very demanding dive, it seems to me that in tight places, where there is no possibility to turn, or it is not advisable due to sediments and suspensions, it would work quite well.
The impression is very positive. It is as if we gained hmm… a third eye? And certainly some additional possibility to peep here and there without unnecessary movements. The biggest disadvantage of the mirror is its high price. However, the manufacturer has promised a 25% discount for our readers so you can buy it for 59pln! I leave the choice to you, and if there is an opportunity to try 360observe, I recommend you take it.
If you will purchase diving mirror 360observeplease enter the code at the time of purchase: D24360. This will give you the mentioned discount!
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