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24
Jun

Anyone for some Lake Michigan Wreck Diving?

We’ve just updated our 2014 schedule of Lake Michigan wreck dives and included dives for all levels of divers, including some charters specifically for those new to Lake Michigan wreck diving. To reserve your spot, please call Captain Kurt directly on the number listed on the schedule. To access the schedule, just click the title above to view and download the pdf file for your reference.

20
Jun

Firmware Update (Rev 1B) for Pro Plus 3 Dive Computer

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Firmware Update (Rev 1B) for Pro Plus 3
Dive Computer

In response to input received from staff and users of the Pro Plus 3, Oceanic has corrected or modified the following items to improve the Pro Plus 3’s operation dive. Users may upgrade their Pro Plus 3’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1B using the Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

 

 

FIRMWARE UPDATE RELEASE DETAILS
For Pro Plus 3 Dive Computers
from any previous version to 1B

EXPLANATION
In response to input received from staff and users of the Pro Plus 3, Oceanic has corrected or modified the following items to improve the Pro Plus 3’s operation:

  • Reduced flickering of the display during bright light conditions.
  • Improved the audible tone.

UPDATE PROCESS
Units affected are the Pro Plus 3 model containing previous firmware version 1A .

You can update your Pro Plus 3’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1B using the Check for new Firmware Update feature of the current version of the OceanLog PC interface program or Diverlog Mac interface APP.  There is no need to return the Pro Plus 3 unit to Oceanic

Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Authorized Oceanic Dealer, or Oceanic Customer Service by calling 800-435-3483 (8AM -5PM, PST Monday – Friday) or via email.

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20
Jun

DVT Quality Alert

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DVT Quality Alert for DVT type regulators that were
purchased between Nov. 1, 2012 and May 14, 2013

Oceanic has received isolated reports of DVT assemblies using a specific batch of DVT plungers extruding.

Testing and analysis indicates that this occurs when the First Stage is only partially depressurized prior to the removal from the cylinder. Back pressure from the instrument console could cause the DVT Plunger to extrude.

The affected DVT Plungers (PN 6903) entered the production process in November 2012 and contained softer molded material.

 

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Testing indicates that earlier material and a new harder molded part eliminates any possibility of extrusion.

Oceanic urges all owners of Oceanic DVT type regulators that were purchased between Nov. 1, 2012 and Jun. 10, 2013 to go online to verify if their serial number was affected.

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If your serial number is listed on the website or your Oceanic DVT type regulator was serviced between Nov. 1, 2012 and May 14, 2013, take your regulator to your Oceanic Service Center to perform a parts retrofit at no charge to you.

No other Oceanic regulators were affected.

WARNING: DISCONTINUE USE of the Regulator First Stage until it receives a Retrofit. Only Authorized Oceanic Dealers and their trained service technicians can perform this Retrofit. Non-authorized persons who attempt the Retrofit procedure risk voiding the product’s warranty and rendering the product dangerously unsafe for SCUBA use.

Thank You!
Oceanic Technical Support

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20
Jun

QLR3 Weight Pocket Quality Alert

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QLR3 Weight Pocket Quality Alert for Excursion 2,
Probe HLC & Ocean Pro 1000D BCDs

Oceanic has initiated a mandatory replacement (retrofit) of all original QLR3 Weight Pockets (with black stiffeners) with newly designed Weight Pockets (with gray stiffeners) that afford better locking. 

Extensive analysis by Oceanic engineers has shown that functionality of a limited number of QLR3 weight pocket systems has been adversely affected by the materials used.  Inconsistencies in the properties of material rendered it to be unpredictable for use to adequately secure the weight pockets in the BC.  Engineers have tested and evaluated replacement material that demonstrates superior performance and locking ability.

 

CONSUMER NOTICE
STOP PRODUCT USE
QLR3 BC WEIGHT POCKETS

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Oceanic has received isolated reports of select model BCs fitted with QLR3 type Weight Pockets that unexpectedly released. Affected are Excursion 2, Probe HLC, and Ocean Pro 1000D model BCs fitted with the original QLR3 Weight Pockets having black stiffeners. All BCs of this type currently being shipped by Oceanic are fitted with the new (gray) stiffeners. See illustrations above.

Analysis by Oceanic engineers has shown that functionality of a limited number of QLR3 weight pocket systems has been adversely affected by the materials used. Inconsistencies in the properties of material rendered it to be unpredictable for use to adequately secure the weight pockets in the BC. Engineers have tested and evaluated replacement material that demonstrates superior performance and locking ability.

Oceanic urges all owners of Oceanic BCs that have the original QLR3 Weight Pockets (with black stiffeners) to go online and complete the QLR3 Registration Form to obtain replacement pockets at no charge.

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Upon submission and verification of the digital form, Oceanic will ship a pair of the new replacement Weight Pockets (with gray stiffeners) to the address furnished.

WARNING: Do not continue use of the original (black) QLR3 Weight Pockets, or use the Weight Pockets if the fixed (female) buckle that secures it in the BC is damaged. Do not attempt to repair any damaged components. If the fixed (female) buckle in the BC is damaged, take the BC with the Pockets to your Authorized Oceanic Dealer for inspection and service. Unauthorized personnel who attempt repairs of the BC risk voiding the warranty and rendering the product dangerously unsafe for normal SCUBA use.
 

Thank you!

QLR3 WEIGHT POCKET REPLACEMENT

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• Remove the older (black) Weight Pocket by grasping the handle and pulling it out of the BC.
• Destroy the old (black) Weight Pocket by cutting off the handle (Fig. 1) and discard. Do not return to Oceanic.
• Inspect the fixed (female) buckle* on the BC that secures the Weight Pocket. See instructions below.

>> If no damage is found, slide the new (gray) Weight Pocket into the BC until the buckle clicks** securing it in place.
>> If damage is found, the buckle must be replaced. This procedure must be performed by an Authorized Oceanic Dealer.

*The QLR3 system is configured with a fixed (female) buckle located on the BC that provides for positive engagement of the pocket when installed.
**Note that lack of a noticeable ‘click’ indicates that the locking posts on the fixed (female) buckle may have been damaged while being assembled during the manufacturing process.

FIXED (female) BUCKLE INSPECTION

Inspection can be performed by the BC owner or Dealer.
Replacement must be performed only by an Authorized Oceanic Dealer.

figsNOTE: If the original QLR3 pockets released inadvertently, the Fixed (female) Buckle may or may not be damaged. Likewise, if the Fixed (female) Buckle is damaged, the QLR3 pockets may continue to function without incident. This inspection helps ensure that all components of the release system are in an adequate condition to perform their functions properly.

The result of the inspection is to determine the condition of the Locking Posts (Fig. 2) that pass through the nylon material of the pouch and secure the plastic Cover which is positioned on one side of the fabric to the female Buckle which is positioned on the other side. The alignment posts, which also pass through the fabric, are used to prevent lateral movement of the female Buckle while the Weight Pocket is being inserted or released.

Pull the nylon pouch material away from the female Buckle and inspect the outer Locking Posts that attach the plastic Cover to the female Buckle.

>> If the mushroom caps* of the outer Locking Posts are intact and not damaged (Fig. 3), the inner Locking Posts will also be intact. No further action is required, the new pockets can be installed and release tested.

>> If any of the mushroom caps* of the Locking Posts are missing, distorted, or physically damaged in any way (Fig. 4), the female Buckle and Cover are to be replaced by an Authorized Oceanic Dealer.

*The mushroom caps of the Locking Posts snap into the corresponding holes in the female

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20
Jun

Firmware Update (Rev 1B02) for VT4.0 Dive Computer

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Firmware Update (Rev 1B02) for
VT4.0 Dive Computer

In response to input received from users of the VT 4.0, Oceanic has modified the several items to improve the VT 4.0’s operation. Users may upgrade their VT4.0’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1B02 using the Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

 

 

FIRMWARE UPDATE RELEASE DETAILS
For VT4.0 Watch Dive Computers
from previous version 1A01 to 1B02

EXPLANATION
In response to input received from users of the VT 4.0, Oceanic has modified the following items to improve the VT 4.0’s operation:

  • Edited information that is to appear on the screen during Buddy Pressure Check when the buddy is out of range during the time that the check is made, subsequent to having made the check previously.

    “The graphic message BUDDY 1 (or 2) NOT AVAILABLE is now displayed instead of the graphics BUDDY 1 (or 2) PRESSURE with the previous value received.”

  • Reduced the time required to acquire a Buddy link signal, which was as long as 16 seconds (10 seconds minimum), to less than 10 seconds (1 second minimum).
  • Eliminated flashing of ATR digits which occurred upon return of the Main Dive screen after a Buddy Pressure Check.
  • Eliminated repeat of the Deco alarm which occurred upon return of the Deco Main screen after a Buddy Pressure Check.
  • Eliminated intermittent display of dashes in place of pressure during Buddy Pressure Check.
  • Eliminated a number 1 digit which carried over from ATR on the Dive Main screen to Compass Mode.

UPDATE PROCESS
Units affected are the VT4.0 model containing previous firmware revision 1A01.

In the event that you have experienced any of the above, or you want to be sure they don’t occur, you can update your VT4.0’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1B02 using the Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Authorized Oceanic Dealer, or Oceanic Customer Service by calling 800-435-3483 (8AM -5PM, PST Monday – Friday) or via email.

Instructions for returns direct to the factory.

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20
Jun

Firmware Update (Rev 1C) for GEO 2 Wrist Watch Dive Computer

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Firmware Update (Rev 1C) for GEO 2
Wrist Watch Dive Computer

Oceanic Customer Service has received several GEO 2 units that were returned from product owners who experienced similar problems with display of dive mode information. Corrected display of Max Depth on the Surface Alternate (Last Dive) screen which showed a phantom depth instead of the actual Max Depth of the previous (last) dive. Users may upgrade their GEO 2’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1C using the Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

 

 

FIRMWARE UPDATE RELEASE DETAILS
For GEO 2 Watch Dive Computers
from any previous version to 1C

EXPLANATION
In response to input received from owners and users of the GEO 2, Oceanic has corrected or modified the following items to improve the GEO 2’s operation:

  • Corrected display of Max Depth on the Surface Alternate (Last Dive) screen which showed a phantom depth instead of the actual Max Depth of the previous (last) dive.
  • Removed the graphic WET that was displayed during times that activation contacts were bridged.

UPDATE PROCESS
Units affected are the GEO 2 model containing any previous version firmware.

In the event that you have experienced any of the above, or you want to be sure they don’t occur, you can update your GEO 2’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1C using the 

Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Authorized Oceanic Dealer, or Oceanic Customer Service by calling 800-435-3483 (8AM -5PM, PST Monday – Friday) or via email.

Instructions for returns direct to the factory.

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20
Jun

Firmware Update (Rev 1C) for VEO 3.0 Dive Computer

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Firmware Update (Rev 1C) for
VEO 3.0 Dive Computer

Oceanic Customer Service has received several GEO 2 units that were returned from product owners who experienced similar problems with display of dive mode information. Corrected display of Max Depth on the Surface Alternate (Last Dive) screen which showed a phantom depth instead of the actual Max Depth of the previous (last) dive. Users may upgrade their GEO 2’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1C using the Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

 

 

FIRMWARE UPDATE RELEASE DETAILS
For VEO 3.0 Watch Dive Computers
from any previous version to 1C

EXPLANATION
In response to input received from owners and users of the VEO 3.0, Oceanic has corrected or modified the following items to improve the VEO 3.0’s operation:

  • Corrected display of Max Depth on the Surface Alternate (Last Dive) screen which showed a phantom depth instead of the actual Max Depth of the previous (last) dive.

UPDATE PROCESS
Units affected are the VEO 3.0 model containing any previous version firmware.

In the event that you have experienced any of the above, or you want to be sure they don’t occur, you can update your VEO 3.0’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1C using the  

Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Authorized Oceanic Dealer, or Oceanic Customer Service by calling 800-435-3483 (8AM -5PM, PST Monday – Friday) or via email.

Instructions for returns direct to the factory.

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20
Jun

Firmware Update (Rev 1D) for VEO 2.0 Dive Computer

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Firmware Update (Rev 1D) for
VEO 2.0 Dive Computer

Oceanic Customer Service has received several VEO 2.0 units that were returned from product owners who experienced similar problems with display of dive mode information. Corrected display of Max Depth on the Surface Alternate (Last Dive) screen which showed a phantom depth instead of the actual Max Depth of the previous (last) dive. Users may upgrade their VEO 2.0’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1D using the Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

 

 

FIRMWARE UPDATE RELEASE DETAILS
For VEO 2.0 Watch Dive Computers
from any previous version to 1D

EXPLANATION
In response to input received from owners and users of the VEO 2.0, Oceanic has corrected or modified the following items to improve the VEO 2.0’s operation:

  • Corrected display of Max Depth on the Surface Alternate (Last Dive) screen which showed a phantom depth instead of the actual Max Depth of the previous (last) dive.

UPDATE PROCESS
Units affected are the VEO 2.0 model containing any previous version firmware.

In the event that you have experienced any of the above, or you want to be sure they don’t occur, you can update your VEO 2.0’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1D using the

Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Authorized Oceanic Dealer, or Oceanic Customer Service by calling 800-435-3483 (8AM -5PM, PST Monday – Friday) or via email.

Instructions for returns direct to the factory.

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20
Jun

Ready for some muck diving?

October, 2015: Lembeh Straits, Indonesia

Muck and critter diving at it’s finest, Lembeh Straits is known throughout the diving world as the epicenter of macro and weird critter sightings. Don’t let the term “muck diving” scare you away, as this does not mean the same thing as it does when diving in our local lakes. Muck diving simply means that we will be diving in areas with black sand bottoms, typically moving very slowly to encounter various types of marine life that are usually not found on full grown reef systems. In past trips to Lembeh in the past, we have seen Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Mimic Octopus, Stargazer fish, Blue Ribbon Eel, Hairy Frogfish and lots of colorful nudibranchs. If macro photography is your thing, then this is the trip for you.

Right now we are in the planning stages for this trip, but we do know we will be staying at Kasawari Lembeh Resort, located in North Sulawsei, Indonesia. Kasawari is a small boutique resort, with room for 20 divers.

Details are starting to come in….We will be departing Los Angeles on October 7, 2015, arriving in Manado, Indonesia for transfer to the resort on October 9. The package includes 18 boat dives, unlimited shore dives from the resort jetty (10am to 5pm only), one night dive, all meals and snacks, airport transfers, tax. We can’t secure any airfares until 11 months before departure. We are also planning on adding some extra days in Singapore after the diving portion of this trip, which we will book with the airfares. The Kasawari Lembeh Resort portion of this trip is $1607 per person, based on double occupancy, cash or check. For credit card use, please add 3%. We are taking a $250 NON-REFUNDABLE depost at the Delafield store now. If you have questions, please contact Colin at the Delafield store 262-646-8283.

6
Jun

Sola Light Promotion!

Here's something you don't see very often…Light & Motion Sola Lights ON SALE! That's right, the fantastic Photo 800 and Photo 1200 lights are now on sale through September 30 at $100 off each model. These lights are great for both general night dive use as well as for use with still and video cameras. Sola lights are the most compact and brightest focus lights in their class. Both feature a red LED setting allowing the photographer to focus on skittish critters and still use a strobe for the main shot without disturbning the animal. Stop by the Delafield store to order yours soon!