Latest Version of Scuba Diving Mirror Goes to Market
Polish company 360observe is launching a rearview mirror for scuba diving. The concept of rearview mirrors for diving isn't new - examples attached to masks and wrists have been available in the past but have never caught on with recreational divers.
360observe's lightweight, concave, hand-mounted 360OWL has been steadily gathering interest since the original, award-winning concept design was unveiled in 2014.
The company's website points out that dive guides would benefit from having a mirror. As anyone who has ever guided a group will know divers often stop, swim away or try to signal when the guide is not looking directly at them.
Mirrors can also be useful in assisting in identifying whether tank valve leaks are a problem, or assist technical divers in identifying a failed first stage and isolating the tank.
Other projected uses include cycling, motocross, snowboarding, jet-skiing or other activities where unexpected hazards from the rear might appear without warning.
The basic price is €15 (inc. VAT) for a single set, bulk purchase trade prices are available.