Zebra-Tech Dive Calipers are cost effective with less errors
Understandably, a major consideration for Alix has been managing a research project on a limited budget. Alix was awarded the 2013 New Zealand Marine Sciences Society student research grant, which enabled her to look at stunted populations in Tasman Bay and the Marlborough Sounds. The surveys and translocations were greatly expedited because of the efficiency of the calipers. The costs associated with implementing a coordinated sampling program are considerable. Dive Calipers, which she jealously guards under lock and key in her office, have more than paid for themselves in reduced dive time and faster, more accurate sampling “I was able to complete dives so much faster, I wish I had had them the previous summer!”
The logging callipers are designed for research divers, designed for the harsh underwater environment and designed to make underwater measurement easier. Big buttons can be pushed even with dive gloves on.
“I couldn’t believe the efficiency increases”
Previously it was a painstaking exercise in recording and memory ….trying to remember which Paua had been measured from a cluster and noting 3 or 4 measurements at a time. While recording by hand, she noticed both her and her dive buddy would sometimes get confused about which Paua had already been measured. Zebra-Tech’s Dive Callipers gave her the ability to work through an area of Paua without pause and without having to rely on her memory.
But the efficiency gains didn’t just stop on the water. Consider the hundreds of measurements Alix needs to take each time she goes diving; traditional hand written data collection and organisation is a lot of work. “Usually I had to get back home, sort through and transfer data onto my PC, do error checking…now I come back from a full-on day, push a few buttons and I’m able to shoot the file off to colleagues…it’s a huge time saver”.