WHAT’S NEW: Scubapro Galileo G2 (SRP: £665-£899)

Posted by - 6th June 2017

  In 2007, Scubapro’s ground-breaking design of its Galileo dive computers changed the diving world forever. The Galileo won awards for its design – and the hearts and minds of its legions of fans through incredibly easy menus, intuitive usability and technology that made diving easier and more fun. Loaded with computing, navigation and personalisation

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WHAT’S NEW: Szanto dive watches (SRP: £224.95-£249.95)

Posted by - 1st June 2017

Sea&Sea are now distributing Szanto dive watches, which hail from the USA and hark back to traditional designs of the past while being bang up to date with contemporary standards. The Szanto 5100 series features a brushed stainless steel case with a waterproof leather strap, and a black or grey dial, and the 5120 series

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WHAT’S NEW: Scubapro Equalizer (SRP: £295)

Posted by - 30th May 2017

The Scubapro Equalizer is a front-adjustable BCD that brings together all the best features you could ever want in a recreational diving BCD. The Scubapro Equalizer’s high performance wraparound bladder is made of 420 denier nylon so it’s durable, lightweight and extremely comfortable. Stability is excellent thanks to the full-sized backpack and tank strap system. The

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WHAT’S NEW: Nautilus Lifeline Marine Rescue GPS (SRP: £195)

Posted by - 18th May 2017

  The original Nautilus Lifeline was a nifty piece of kit, which acted as an emergency GPS device and a VHF radio, so heaven forbid you ended up separated from your dive boat, you could quickly raise the alarm using a variety of methods. The new Nautilus Lifeline Marine Rescue GPS is a dinky little

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WHAT’S NEW: Otter Watersports 30th Anniversary jacket (SRP: £110)

Posted by - 10th May 2017

This special puffer jacket was designed to highlight the fact that Otter is celebrating 30 years in the diving industry. With a sleek, modern look, it boasts an embroidered Otter 30th Anniversary badge, a Stormtech durable water-resistant outer shell, a quilted body with an ultra-soft liner, elasticised cuffs, attached hood, brushed tricot hand-warmer pockets, an

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WHAT’S NEW: Fantasea Line housing – Sony a6500/a6300 (SRP: £1,099)

Posted by - 4th May 2017

Fantasea introduces the stylish and rugged FA6500 housing for the Sony a6500 and a6300 mirrorless cameras. The Fantasea FA6500 housing was designed and manufactured specifically for the Sony a6500 and a6300 cameras. The FA6500 features an ergonomic design with access to all essential camera functions. It offers the highest and most-professional standards of functionality, style

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Huish Outdoors acquires Hollis/Oceanic

Posted by - 2nd May 2017

  Huish Outdoors seemingly inexorable expansion throughout the dive industry has continued, with the news that the company has acquired long-established US brands Oceanic and Hollis from AUP (American Underwater Products), which also owns the Lavacore and Oceanpro brands.   The acquisition of Oceanic and Hollis represents the sixth and seventh such move by Huish

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GEAR GUIDE: Group Test – Regulators from £275-£475

Posted by - 24th April 2017

Regulators – Apeks XTX50 (SRP: £434) Apeks has  been a staple in the armoury of many British divers for over 40 years, and the XTX50 is the UK company’s solid middle-of-the-range unit. It is best described as utilitarian in the looks department, but aside from the rather drab second stage it is well equipped with

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Proposed changes to UK cylinder testing

Posted by - 13th April 2017

  The UK recreational and technical diving industry is continuing to lobby against a forced change to a proposed ISO cylinder testing standard. Rosemary Lunn reports on the situation Historically, the UK cylinder testing regime for scuba cylinders used to be every two years (visual) and every four years (hydraulic). The cylinder is also visually

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DIVE LIKE A PRO: Packing for a dive trip

Posted by - 12th April 2017

  Until someone produces ultra-light dive equipment, packing your gear for a trip away is always going to be a fraught process with ever-increasing baggage fees. Here our panel of industry experts give their hints and advice on this subject. Many of us love to head off to sunnier climes for a spot of tropical

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