Sunday, October 17, 2021

AquaSketch Brings Out the Inner Wyland


As if painting itself weren’t enough of a challenging avocation, marine artist Mark Hagan is looking to take it one step further.

At the DEMA Show in Las Vegas this week, Hagan introduced the forearm-mounted “aquaSketch,” which allows divers to make notes while underwater on a waterproof, plastic mylar that can be scrolled up as the writing area gets filled.

Hagan said several military officials had seen his aquaSketch drawing palette that enables divers to draw their surroundings underwater, and asked him if he could make a wrist-mounted one.

The wrist-mounted aquaSketch is in production, and should be available by November, according to Hagan.

John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.