Welcome to the Mad Dog Diving website
Buying the proper diving gear
We love diving and have acquired the proper diving gear to make diving
an excellent hobby and pastime. To make your diving experience a
positive experience you must buy the proper approved dive gear.
Buying the proper diving gear without
buying novelty gear can be a challenge and expensive because there are a
lot of diving "experts" on the web that love to sell you everything they
have in their "dive shop" but are absolutely unnecessary or even
dangerous to use while diving
Buying from real dive experts is where you want to spend your hard
earned money without
purchasing the incorrect or low quality diving gear for your particular diving needs. So do
your homework and talk to a lot of fellow divers and ask a lot of
questions (about dive gear) and choose your dive gear wisely. Remember
spending more money does not necessary get you better gear and shop
around for pricing!
Visiting diving resorts
If you are planning to use the services of
dive resorts, do the same thing, ask previous visitors that have
used the diving resort services and ask their opinions about the quality
of the staff (knowledge), dive gear and safety issues. Judge the dive resort by what
previous visitors say not what the advertisement says.
Mad Dog Diving gear
Having watched the famous explorer
Jacques Cousteau on the research vessel Calypso TV series we wanted
to go diving!
Scuba diving is a fun and a very
exciting sport that you can enjoy as part of any lifestyle.
The Mad Dog Diving team are certified PADI divers and have snorkel and
scuba diving gear onboard our sailboat/dive
allow us to dive in all but the coldest waters.
Diving suits & garment
Our Bare dry suits keeps us warm and
keep us comfortable in the cold
waters of Alaska or along the BC coast of Canada and our lightweight
O'Neill wetsuits, are particularly suited for the
warm tropical waters such as in the tropical waters of the
Philippines, Caymans Islands,
Belize, Tahiti etc.
With the right diving gear and
Ocean Reef Neptune full face diving masks with integrated communications
we can truly enjoy the beauty the underwater world!
When we are home in the Philippines we our own high speed powerboat (30+ knots).
This vessel is also available for charter by
the hour or by the day. We can provide you with custom trips for
SCUBA diving, snorkelling, sightseeing, parasailing,
sport fishing or anything else you need during your stay in the
• Diving vessel:
High speed diving vessel with 260 HP Mercruiser
When on our sailing yacht, Mad Dog Voyager , we use our 11 foot inflatable catamaran with an air floor. We
have chosen the Honda 20 HP outboard for it's "reliability" and the Minnkota electric
outboard for use while trolling for fish or wildlife viewing. These Advanced Cat Boats
Dog Extreme are stable, high-performance inflatable boats
and very suitable for diving.
Because of their unique Catamaran Tunnel Hull design and oversize main
tubes, these Advanced Cats will plane
quicker with smaller motors, turn tighter at higher speeds, safely
carry heavier loads and generally out-perform other inflatable boats
costing much more.
• Diving vessel:
Mad Dog Diving underwater camera gear
Under water we use the following camera equipment
Most of the diving photos where taken using our
20D SLR mounted inside of an
Ikelite watertight underwater housing (the “watertight” aspect is
the important one!). This Ikelite (Not Ikelight) housing is designed specifically for
the Canon 20D camera and allows full control of all camera functions.
All seals and button accesses are kept waterproof using multiple O-ring
seals. An optically clear front lens allows very clear underwater
pictures. The Ikelite is a little bulky and clumsy to use but we are very
pleased with it as an excellent system for our
• Camera equipment:
Canon 20D digital camera
Ikelite underwater housing
|Diving air supply
Filling our air tanks while traveling on our sailboat/dive boat is a breeze with our MaxAir
air dive compressor. Dive shops are not always close at hand to refill SCUBA tanks when you
are exploring cool underwater locations. To allow us to refill our own
SCUBA tanks and continue exploring these areas, we have a
MaxAir / Honda dive compressor onboard the sailboat. The multi-step
filtration system provides for the best quality, cleanest air refills
for our SCUBA tanks. No more having to leave exciting dive sites just to
• Dive compressor:
Max Air 35 dive compressor
|Garment & other diving gear
Communications under water
We upgraded our dive gear with a pair of
Ocean Reef Neptune Space full face mask with integrated GSM DC
underwater communications (very handy when one of the Mad Dogs spots a
Great White Shark looking for a “Dog treat”!). The Neptune Space mask is
a full face mask, meaning it actually covers our entire faces, providing
protection from cold waters while allowing us to breath and talk to each
normally via the high-tech ultrasonic communications system. We will
provide feedback and updates on how the system works once we’ve had a
chance to try them out.
• Dive suit & gear:
Neptune Space full face mask
with GSM DC underwater communication
Mad Dog Diving
Diving with an attitude!