A Better Dive Slate. Meet the DUSLATE® mini e-Slate.
Sold here. Ships from California USA. The DUSLATE® mini electronic writing board is an updated solution to traditional—and oftentimes ineffective—underwater writing slates.
Is it just us or do all divers have a dusty bag full of dive gear disappointments? You know what we mean—all the trinkets and tchotchkes purchased in hopes of transforming our future dive experiences into something beyond magical.
For you, maybe it was the latest cutting device, light, fin set, gear keeper or mesh bag that you couldn't do without. In our case, our disappointment bag is rife with underwhelming underwater communications devices: Flat slates, wrist slates, booklets, waterproof note pads; even a tube designed to "talk" into your buddy's ear while submerged! Thankfully, we were recently introduced to the DUSLATE mini—the world's first electronic writing board for diving.
To use the DUSLATE mini, just start writing on the screen. Anything pointy—like a fingernail—will do, but is best to use the included stylus. To delete the screen, the stylus must contact the round erase button. This function makes sure your screen is not accidentally erased.
DUSLATE mini is great for quick and simple communications underwater. It is so simple to use that during a recent Open Water training dive, one of our students grabbed the DUSLATE mini and wrote a question she had without any instruction on how to use it.
The black screen generates green writing, which is actually more visible underwater than it is out of water. Check out the YouTube videos of the DUSLATE in action. The DUSLATE mini will not replace all other underwater notes though. For instance, a comprehensive backup dive plan should still be recorded on a separate slate or notepad.
The DUSLATE mini runs on a standard 3-volt CR1632 Lithium coin battery (~$4.50 for Duracell CR1632 on Amazon.com), is rated to 197 feet (60 meters), and has a two-year warranty from date of sale. Your DUSLATE mini includes an orange neoprene case to protect your e-slate while out of the water. For additional products details, see information boxes below.
Designed and manufactured in Russia, the DUSLATE mini is a relative newcomer to the dive market. It can be purchased directly from the manufacturer, but with international shipping and potential customs tariffs, the price for the DUSLATE mini is at least $90 US.
ATA/BAR Divers works directly with manufacturer Dusol to sell the DUSLATE mini direct to divers in the United States for $75. The flat rate shipping charge of $5 is for USPS Priority Mail® service to all 50 states and U.S. territories that regularly receive Priority Mail® service.
For divers outside of the United States or those with APO/FPO/DPO addresses, please contact us using the form below for a shipping quote. Please include your location information (city, state/province, country, and postal code) when you write. Payments are accepted via PayPal.
Whether you are a dive instructor, Divemaster, dive guide or traditional dive buddy, we think the DUSLATE mini will make a great addition to your dive kit.