It was beautiful Saturday morning. The Persistent Team took advantage of the day in order to try two of Persistent’s new high end products. The new Cheetah Pelagic Fins along side with the new HD Sniper mask. Pipin Ferreras brought along 3 divers to assist him. The legendary “Tata” Lanzas, along with Camilo Hernandez, and Bryan Espinoza. These expert divers were all accustomed to using the original Persistent low volume mask along with the original Cheetah Fins. The Persistent divers were a bit doubtful that there was still room for improvement. They were proven wrong! The new Cheetah pelagic fins offered even more propulsion with even less effort and energy consumption. This was due to the 3 extra layers of carbon fiber that the Persistent developers strategically placed through out the blade of the fin in combination with the newly designed Grade One Foot Pocket which offers more comfort and results in the fins as simply feeling as extensions of your feet. Another major factor were the extended nerves which are 1.5 inches longer than normal providing higher levels of thrust, propulsion, and response. Within 20 minutes of using the fins, all of the divers were immediately diving at least 10 to 15 feet deeper than there average comfort depth and noticed an immediate increase to their bottom time. This was due to the additional thrust and confidence these fins offered the Persisistent divers.
After free diving and becoming acquainted with the new fins, it was time to catch some fish! Pipin Ferreras allowed all of the divers to use the new Sniper low volume mask. This mask has the highest level of visibility ever seen in a low volume mask. It gives the diver an almost panoramic view in the direction they are looking. This was priory thought to be an impossible attribute to a low volume mask. The team arrived at a ship wreck in 105 ft of water. The divers were amazed by how much more visibility the Sniper HD mask provided. This resulted in Tata Lanzas immediately spotting a 55 pound black grouper using his peripheral vision. Once Tata Lanzas took the shot, the large grouper immediately wedged him self in a hard to reach compartment of the ship wreck. It took them almost 1 hour to retrieve this grouper in 105 ft of water! Even Pipin made several dives in trying to bring the captured prey to the surface. He admitted that if it was not for the additional bottom time and thrust that the Cheetah Pelagic Carbon Fiber fins offered, the team would have had no choice but to cut spear line and lose the beautiful grouper.