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Mike's Dive Store Teams Up with The International Ocean Film Tour!

February 10, 2016

"We are tied to the ocean, and when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back from whence we came." - John F. Kennedy The International Ocean Film Tour Volume 3 is a collection of incredible short films centered around everything on top of, in and under 71% of Earth's surface. The Ocean. As divers, most of us have grown up with a fascination with the ocean, being in and around it. The films showcased in this event feature incredible people who traverse, play in, explore and conquer sections of our oceans.  When we heard this event was coming so close to home, to The Rocket Complex in London,...

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Backscatter's Flip 4 System for GoPro Cameras

February 02, 2016

It's no secret that GoPro cameras are capable of taking some pretty amazing video, and it's also very well known that they struggle at underwater video without the help of some add-ons. The go-to solution for colour correction was typically some sort of clip-on red filter that saved you from either shelling out the money for a big lighting system or from doing loads of digital magic to grade the color of the video in post. There are however, a few problems with these filters. One is that they are often flimsy and can fall off the lens, and the other issue is that they just don't cut it for any sort of diving outside the "norm". Backscatter realised this and...

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