You know how the better underwater GoPro videographers use lens filters to dramatically improve the colors in their videos? Until now, those GoPros with filters could see better than the human eye.
Well, the folks at XS Scuba have come up with a solution for the diver to see better: the new SWITCH Mask, which gives the diver the ability to drop filters in front of your lens to dramatically enhance how you see underwater. The company offers a variety of functional filters that can quickly and easily be changed as conditions dictate. Specifically:
The magenta filter turns green water blue and makes the dive much more pleasant.
The red filter is used in blue water. It removes blue light thereby enhancing all the warm colors on the reef.
The yellow filter is used in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun is low. It makes everything look brighter and lets you see further through the water.
The tinted filter, like sunglasses, is excellent for those surface swims on bright, sunny days. It also filters out UVA and UVB radiation.
Additionally, an opaque black filter is available for black-water training and a fluoro filter to support the current fluoro diving craze.
The company also offers a custom lens caddy, allowing you to take your filters with you on your dive.
The mask itself retails for US$100/93.62 Euros and the lens filters retail for $25/23.40 Euros each.
For more info, check out the video below or go to the XS scuba website at xsscuba.com.