Dive Into Scuba Experience Online
West Marine, the world's largest waterlife outfitter, has launched an online dive experience on west marine.com. The new dive product assortment includes dive computers and gauges, regulators, buoyancy control devices, wetsuits, tanks and accessories.
For those interested in learning more about scuba diving, West Marine has partnered with Scuba Schools International to get new divers started for free with scuba certification and safety online. When people register to start their academics, they will be connected to a local SSI dive center where they can complete their certification requirements.
Cristina Kochevar, West Marine's watersports category manager, said, "Our online experience speaks to beginners who can start their Open Water class for free online and enthusiasts who can watch dive videos on Dive TV. Diving is an incredible way to connect people with the water. West Marine's goal is to inspire people to get out and dive!"
Founded in 1968 by a sailor, West Marine, Inc. has grown to become the largest omni-channel specialty retailer exclusively offering gear, apparel and footwear and other waterlife-related products to anyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water.
With over 285 stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and an eCommerce website reaching domestic and international customers, West Marine is recognized as the dominant waterlife outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddle sports enthusiasts.
West Marine, 800/262-8464,
Waterproof Speakers For The Outdoors
Grace Digital's popular line-up of 100 percent waterproof rugged speakers are great for people who enjoy spending time outdoors. What sets ECOXGEAR models apart from others is their ability to float on top of the water for hours at a time. Now you can enjoy your time outside, while ensuring you have your favorite soundtrack joining you... with peace of mind.
Grace Digital has a variety of products to choose from.
The ECOXGEAR: ECOROX Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is the most fearless speaker on earth. It is 100 percent waterproof, shockproof, compact, lightweight and it floats, allowing you to add your soundtrack to life's most extreme adventures.
The ECOXGEAR: ECOSTONE is a rugged Bluetooth speaker that incorporates waterproof capabilities and a screw mount option for all traveling needs.
The ECOXGEAR: ECOTERRA is the world's first 100 percent waterproof boombox. It provides rugged protection for your iPhone, Blackberry, MP3 player, keys, and other personal items.
The ECOXGEAR: ECOXBT Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is a portable speaker box for the adventurous lifestyle; it's 100% waterproof, ruggedized and it floats.
The ECOXGEAR: ECOXPRO is a 100 percent waterproof speaker case with built-in waterproof headphone jack, fits any MP3 player or smartphone including iPhone, Android and more.
Founded in San Diego, CA., in 2007, Grace Digital is an innovator in internet radios and a manufacturer of award-winning wired and wireless home audio solutions.
Grace Digital Inc., San Diego, CA., 866/446.0961, www.ecoxgear.com
New Space-Saving, Quiet Toilets
Responding to market demand for space-saving toilets, Thetford Marine has added the Nano and Compass Short models to its extensive Tecma lineup.
Guests will appreciate the simplicity of operation that the new Nano and Compass Short provide. Owners will value that these toilets are virtually maintenance-free, provide quiet and fast flush cycles with odor-free use, and come with control panels that allow for water conservation. Both toilets are available in 12V or 24V models and install easily.
The extra-low-profile Nano is ideal for the tightest of spaces. Elegant in design and efficient, the toilet is built of high-quality white ceramic that lends itself to any marine décor. Operation is virtually silent.
This unit is completely self-contained with a clog-resistant turbine; during installation, there is no need to accommodate a vacuum pump or replace gaskets or seals. Its low power consumption and user-controlled water flow will save precious onboard resources.
The Compass Short is an alternative version of Thetford's popular EasyFit toilet. Crafted of superior white ceramic, it features a strong but nearly soundless macerator and reliable, odor-free operation. The Compass Short can be installed against a flat or angled wall surface.
The unit has a low electricity draw. Like the Nano, it needs only 0.1-0.7 gallons of water per flush.
Thetford Marine, 7101 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, 800/543-1219,