TEST EXTRA: Otter Watersports Britannic II (SRP: £1,445)

Posted by - 23rd May 2017

MARK EVANS: Otter Watersports is celebrating 30 years in the diving industry. The Britannic II is their high-end drysuit, and the favoured garb of many of the UK’s top tech divers, including Paul Toomer, Vikki Batten and Martin Robson, to name just a handful. It had been many years since I last dived in an

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MARK EVANS: Sun shines for BCD Group Test

Posted by - 18th May 2017

Editor-in-chief Mark Evans and Art Director Matt Griffiths spent a day basking in the sunshine – and dipping into 8 degrees C water – at Vivian Dive Centre in picturesque Llanberis in Snowdonia, North Wales, to conduct BCD Group Tests on a variety of traditional-style jackets from a selection of manufacturers. Check out the next

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MARK EVANS: Clare Dutton on track to Course Director

Posted by - 16th May 2017

  Vivian Dive Centre in Llanberis, North Wales, is the main ‘test centre’ for the Scuba Diver test team, and recently it was taken over by Duttons Divers. Clare Dutton is one of the main founders of the company, and this keen PADI Master Instructor has now been accepted on to a forthcoming Course Director

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MARK EVANS: Sharks get vilified – AGAIN!

Posted by - 3rd May 2017

  Sharks get enough bad press as it is, with any attacks (fatal or otherwise, and still thankfully very rare in the big scale of things) being seized upon by the mainstream media. Now they are set to get a kicking thanks to yet another shark horror movie, 47 Meters Down, in which two young

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MARK EVANS: Stormtroopers at dive shows – a vision of the future?

Posted by - 10th April 2017

Darth Vader and a cohort of Imperial Stormtroopers and Scout troopers is the last thing you’d expect to encounter at a dive show. And you don’t think you’d run into a monstrous T-rex wandering the floor with its ‘handler’, or see real-life mermaids cavorting in the central display tank. But that is just a few

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MARK EVANS: Come see us at The Great Northern Dive Show

Posted by - 6th April 2017

Scuba Diver will be at The Great Northern Dive Show this weekend – call by booth 116 to talk to the team, pick up a free copy of the latest issue, or sign up for a show special exclusive subscription deal. The centrepiece of the weekend show will again be the world’s largest portable dive

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MARK EVANS: First issue of Scuba Diver is here!

Posted by - 13th March 2017

Very proud moment on Saturday when the very first issue of Scuba Diver arrived on my doorstep. I had seen the pages multiple times in InDesign and in the web version, but there was just something about holding the print version that made everything seem… real. Real sense of achievement for myself, Ross and the

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