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July 2006 Vol. 21, No. 7   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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The Wonderful Whizzer of Aus

from the July, 2006 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Women divers have long faced the indignity of dive boats without heads, at least when compared to their male counterparts, who blithely relieve themselves over the side, whenever and wherever.

The Wonderful Whizzer of AusDive Log Australasia has reported on a new device called the “Whiz” that provides a solution for female divers who wish to have a comfortable pee while keeping their dignity intact. No more urinating into a bucket or in the open in the company of men.

For divers, hydration is always an issue. Some women won’t drink before the boat trip for fear of having to pee, which can be damaging to the body. With the Whiz, this is no longer a problem.

“This is why the Whiz is so valuable to women who dive. It gives them freedom to pass urine — when they choose and where they choose,” explains Lachie Campbell, managing director of WhizBiz in Toowong, Queensland, Australia. “It provides a more dignified and less exposed solution than previous options available to women, who need not even take off their scuba gear to use the Whiz.”

The Whiz is travel-ready, hygienic, easy-to-use, small and nonintrusive. It can be used sitting or standing, out in the open, and even into a bottle. It is a soft, reusable funnel- shaped device, that fits snugly against the body and is impregnated with an antibacterial agent so it’s always clean.

“It is coated with a high-tech plasma film developed by the British Army that repels fluid, meaning women can pee, flick once to dry and stuff it into their bag,” says Campbell.

While currently unavailable in the U.S., it can be ordered at whizfreedom.com and should be delivered within two weeks. It’s about $24. You can also get information at www.whizbiz.com.au.

Similar disposable paper devices are available at www.gotfuds.com or www.pmateusa.com.

A version of this article appeared in the April 2006 issue of Dive Log Australasia.

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