Shearwater Research Inc.

Shearwater Research Inc.

October 29, 2013 08:00 ET

Shearwater Research Inc. Unveils Revolutionary Diving Technology

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 29, 2013) -

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Shearwater Research Inc., a Vancouver-based manufacturer of technical diving computers and rebreather control systems, has broken new ground in the world of technical diving equipment with the release of a revolutionary device this weekend at DIVE 2013 in Birmingham, UK. The Shearwater NERD is a Near Eye Remote Display technical diving computer that mounts to a diver's rebreather mouthpiece. It displays information such as depth, time, PPO2 and decompression data right in front of the diver's eyes for the duration of the dive.

The NERD, like all other Shearwater products, has been entirely designed and manufactured in Vancouver, Canada, in the company's state-of-the-art, certified ISO 9001-2008 compliant facility. The new device, which displays the same information as the Shearwater Petrel technical diving computer, has been built to withstand some of the harshest underwater diving environments and be easy to use in any real-life dive situation. There is no other product comparable to the NERD currently on the market.

"We don't think the NERD replaces our Petrel technical dive computer, which is very popular with our customers," says Bruce Shearwater, CEO of Shearwater Research Inc. "The NERD is revolutionary because it opens a whole range of possibilities for divers. The display is completely intuitive, so that your eyes register the information when they need to, but the numbers are out of the way when you're not looking at them. And there's no need to focus; reading the display is as easy as reading from a 32" television from 12 feet away. When I use the NERD I feel like I'm a better diver, and that's something truly incredible we can offer our customers."

Shearwater will be presenting the NERD at the DEMA show in Orlando, Florida (November 6-9). Full technical specifications for the NERD can be found on Shearwater's website. A tutorial video explaining the different features will also be released on YouTube very soon. The NERD is now on sale from a number of Shearwater's trusted dealers.

About Shearwater

Shearwater Research Inc. is a Vancouver-based manufacturer of technical diving computers and rebreather control systems. The company was founded in 2004 by its current CEO, Bruce Partridge, who combined his experience in computer systems design, embedded programming and advanced technical diving to develop cutting-edge dive computers. Find Shearwater on Facebook and Twitter.

To view the photo of the Shearwater NERD (Near Eye Remote Display), please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20131029-NERD_banner_800.jpg.

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