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Why you should own your own scuba equipment

Scuba Diver Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans explains why you should own your own equipment, detailing the benefits of ownership of all the main items of...
00:09:17

Garmin Descent T1 transmitter dived and tested

A follow-up to our initial review of the much-anticipated Garmin Descent MK2i dive computer, here Scuba Diver Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans gives his thoughts on...

Santi E.Lite+ rated and reviewed

Mark Newman from Safe Diving rates and reviews the Santi E.Lite+ trilaminate drysuit. Don't forget to subscribe to the Scuba Diver YouTube Channel so you...
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Fourth Element Argonaut Stealth rated and reviewed

Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans rates and reviews the Fourth Element Argonaut Stealth trilaminate drysuit. Don't forget to subscribe to the Scuba Diver YouTube Channel so you...
00:07:37

DEMA Show 2020 new equipment run down

Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans has been perusing the virtual halls of this year's online Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) trade show, and here he...
00:12:14

Garmin Descent MK2i dived and tested

Every year there is dive kit that comes out that gets everyone excited - and the Garmin Descent MK2i is definitely one of these...
00:10:31

Top 5 dive masks for 2020 & Scuba mask types explained

Top 5 dive masks for 2020 Scuba masks are a key essential to diving - without one, you wouldn't be able to see the underwater...
00:05:36

First 3 equipment purchases for new divers

Are you a new open water diver? Need advice on what dive equipment to buy first? Scuba Diver Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans mines his 35+ years of...
00:08:54

Scubapro Hydros X BCD reviewed

Mark Newman from Safe Diving checks out the innovative Scubapro Hydros X BCD. To find out more information, head for Mike's Dive Store for your...

Awesome Retra Flash Supercharger

The new Retra Flash PRO and Prime are capable of much more with the new Supercharger. Recycle time is reduced by more than 50% and the...

Awesome Retra Flash Pro Review

Nicolas and Lena Remy Review the Retra Flash Pro Since 2018, the underwater strobes market has been more active than ever, with no less than...
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Aqua Lung Omni BCD reviewed

Join Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans and Safe Diving's Mark Newman as they take a look at the new Aqua Lung Omni BCD, a more-traditional jacket-style...
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Fourth Element Hydra rated and reviewed

Fourth Element has 'dived' into the realms of neoprene drysuits with the Fourth Element Hydra, and here Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans gives the lowdown after...
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Fourth Element OceanPositive rashguards

The latest range of Hydroskin rashguards from Fourth Element are made in the same smooth, high-performance fabrics you know and love, but with recycled...
00:03:06

Sharkskin Titanium Chillproof Review by Bob

The Sharkskin Titanium Chillproof is a Game changer for quadriplegic Bob Staddon One of the most impactful reviews to date, that truly highlights the benefits...
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Aqua Lung Leg3nd regulators rated and reviewed

The venerable Aqua Lung Leg3nd regulator comes in three tiers - Leg3nd, Leg3nd MBS and Leg3nd Elite. Find out more about the differences between the...
00:20:04

Air integrated dive computers

In this episode of Scuba Basics, Mark Newman from Safe Diving looks at air integrated dive computers, and discusses the pros and cons of...
00:19:07

Everything you need to know about drysuit diving

Mark Newman from Safe Diving follows up on last week's drysuit diving video in Scuba Basics by answering everything you need to know about...
00:12:47

Why you should go diving in a drysuit

In this episode of Scuba Basics, Mark Newman gives several valid reasons why you should go diving in a drysuit. Don't miss out on any...

The Robust xDeep NX700 / LS200

Introducing the long-awaited xDeep NX700 / LS200 Mark Evans: Polish company xDeep has really earned itself a solid reputation for its robust, well-made and...

Shearwater Research Peregrine Dive Computer Review

Shearwater Research Peregrine Dive Computer Review SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM FOR THE FULL VIDEO TEST EXTRA - RRP £447.60 Mark Evans: Canadian company Shearwater Research has rapidly...
00:11:12

How to clean your regulator

In this episode of Scuba Basics, Mark Newman follows on from his previous video about 'How To Clean Your BCD or Wing' with 'How...
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How to clean your BCD or wing

In this episode of Scuba Basics, Mark Newman looks at the correct way to properly clean your BCD or wing without causing damage. This...

Shearwater Research Launches New Peregrine Dive Computer

Shearwater Research Inc., manufacturer of the increasingly popular Perdix AI and Teric dive computers has launched a brand-new model called the Peregrine. With a retail...

Shearwater Peregrine dive computer

Shearwater Research has announced the launch of a new dive computer, the Peregrine A simple and accessible, full-colour, multi-gas dive computer that will be easy...
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How to change a regulator mouthpiece

In this latest episode of Scuba Basics, Mark Newman focuses his attention on how to change a mask strap. Remember, if you like this video,...
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Scuba Basics – How to change a mask strap

In this latest episode of Scuba Basics, Mark Newman focuses his attention on how to change a mask strap. Our gear content is sponsored by...

Fourth Element Expedition Series duffel bag

Fourth Element's bright-orange Expedition Series duffel bags, which are available in a range of sizes, from 60 litres to 120 litres, have become a...
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How to change a BCD or wing camband

In this latest episode of Scuba Basics, Mark Newman focuses his attention on how to change, or thread, a BCD or wing camband. It might...
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The difference between A clamp and DIN first stages

The first of a new series - Mark Newman goes back to basics, and will be looking at features of scuba equipment, and some entry-level...

Santi Diving Cube backpack (SRP: £60)

Drysuit and exposure protection supremos Santi Diving have added this nifty backpack to their line-up. According to Santi Diving, the Cube is 'designed to meet...

Scuba Gear Maintenance Top Tips

Our panel of experts offer some useful hints and advice on Scuba Gear Maintenance Whether you are cleaning, drying and storing your kit till spring,...

Beuchat Focea Comfort 6 wetsuits

Beuchat has long made some well-regarded wetsuits, and the Beuchat Focea Comfort 6, available in both 5mm and 7mm, is right up there with...

SCUBAPRO TWIN JET MAX

Scubapro has a great reputation for making top-quality dive kit, and the Twin Jet Max continue this tradition. They blend the vent design from...

OCEANIC VORTEX V16

The Oceanic Vortex V16 split fins have been around for several years now, and combine a mix of materials in order to enhance the...

6 Best Scuba Diving Knives and Cutting Tools

Each month, the SCUBA DIVER test team assembles to rate and review a selection of dive equipment from a range of manufacturers. This month we...

HOLLIS F2 Fins review

The Hollis F2 fins really stand out from the crowd This is thanks to their unique short, fat blade design, which is supposed to...

ATOMIC AQUATICS X1 BLADEFIN

Atomic Aquatics are well known for their high-end regulators, but now they are building a reputation in the fin department also. The Atomic Aquatics X1...

Beuchat Voyager XL – Scuba Diving Equipment Test

All travelling divers need a good dive bag to transport all of their precious diving equipment – and a few clothes – but you...

AQUALUNG SHOT FX – Scuba Diving Equipment Review

The Aqualung Shot FX fins are actually designed for women, but the stiffness of the blade increases as the size goes up, so these...

Oceanic Veo 4 – Scuba Diving Equipment Review

Oceanic has launched its Veo 4 computer, which can either be wrist-mounted (as reviewed here, and the preferred form for European divers) or in...

TEST EXTRA: Scubapro Galileo G2

Mark Evans rates and reviews the Scubapro Galileo G2 dive computer. I was always a massive fan of the original Galileo series of computers, loving...

Otter Watersports Atlantic HD Kevlar Drysuit – Scuba Diving Equipment test

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘Kevlar’? I bet ‘bulletproof’ is in the top three for sure, and Kevlar is...

5 Best Wristwatch Dive Computers

Each month, the SCUBA DIVER test team assembles to rate and review a selection of dive equipment from a range of manufacturers. Products are split...

TEXT EXTRA: Mark Evans reviews the Scubapro Galileo HUD dive computer

Mark Evans: There has often been talk about fighter-pilot-style head’s-up displays for divers, but for a long time, it was just that - talk. Then...

6 Best Scuba Diving Back-Up Dive Lights

Each month, the SCUBA DIVER test team assembles to rate and review a selection of dive equipment from a range of manufacturers. Products are split...

BARE Ultrawarmth gloves – Scuba Equipment Review

Mark Evans: When the waters get cold, it is all well and good being wrapped up in layers of undersuits and a quality drysuit,...

Aqua Lung Storm – Scuba Equipment Review

When you are travelling abroad to dive, you are faced with that horrible battle to get all of your dive kit into a bag...

Aqua Lung i770 – Scuba Equipment Review

Aqua Lung is really becoming quite a force in the world of dive computers The arrival of the full-colour, wrist-mounted Aqua Lung i770 means they...

Seiko Solar PADI Special Edition

Seiko Solar PADI Special Edition Adrian Stacey: I was recently asked to review the Seiko Solar PADI Special Edition dive watch (code: SNE499P1) while on...

Apeks VX1 Scuba Equipment Review

Apeks VX1 Scuba Equipment Review Mark Evans: In the past, Apeks has had masks, but they have generally been basic products just branded up with the...

OFFER EXTENDED! Free transmitter with every Scubapro Galileo HUD or G2 purchase

Scubapro has extended its offer of a free transmitter with every Galileo HUD or G2 wrist computer purchase until 31 May 2020! Galileo HUD The new...

Aqua Lung i200C Dive Computer

Aqua Lung i200C (SRP: £299) Introduction Mark Evans: Dive computers from Aqua Lung just keep on coming, and the i200C represents fantastic value for money...

SeaLife Sea Dragon Mini 1000F

SeaLife Sea Dragon Mini 1000F (SRP: £165) SeaLife describe this compact little unit as an LED photo/video/dive light, and it really is a Jack of...

Lost Apeks regulator survives three years submerged in the sea

In 2016, a diver had to ditch his rig during a drift dive in Norway. Three years later, he found it again… The cold Norwegian...

AquaLung Leg3nd regulator series

In this World Exclusive Review, Mark Evans test dives the AquaLung Leg3nd series of regulators (SRP: £608-£825) AquaLung’s Legend series has been around for many...

Apeks MTX-RC regulator tops the performance charts

Apeks have built a solid global reputation for their high-performing and robust regulator systems over the years, from their TX range, through the ATX,...

BARE X-Mission Drysuit Review

BARE X-Mission (SRP: £1,330) The BARE X-Mission wins the ‘cool name for a drysuit’ competition hands down – X-Mission, sounds very Special Forces! It actually...

Choosing a Dive Computer: Wristwatch vs Wrist-Mount what is the difference?

Dive computers are one of the most vital parts of a diver’s equipment arsenal, and there is a vast array on the market, but...

Shearwater Research launches new coloured straps and bezels for Teric

Shearwater Research shows that you don’t have to have ‘techie black’ kit to be cool, with the release of nifty blue and silver bezels...

6 Best Scuba Diving Torches 2019 Review

Each month, the Scuba Diver test team assembles to rate and review a selection of dive equipment from a range of manufacturers. Products are...
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Bare Ultrawarmth 7mm Hood & Glove Review

Bare Ultrawarmth Review Mark Evans looks at some fascinating new technology from Baresports that is really keeping us warm in the water. From the manufacturers website MAKE...

Mares Dragon SLS Is It The Most Comfortable BCD Money can Buy

Mares Dragon I have dived various Mares BCDs over the years, and the Mares Dragon SLS has to be one of the most comfortable. This...

Mares Quad Air – It's CHEAP but is it GOOD

Mares Quad Air The Mares Quad Air has a monster display with jumbo-size digits, and features hoseless tank data integration for up to three transmitters....

Shearwater NERD 2 – Is it ULTIMATE Must Have Gadget?

Shearwater NERD 2 The world’s first near-eye remote display for scuba divers the Shearwater NERD has been redesigned for enhanced flexibility and reliability. In addition...

Suunto EON Core Review 6 Month Test

Suunto EON Core The Suunto EON Core is the ‘baby brother’ of the EON Steel, and shares the same vivid colour TFT screen, but where...
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2 Minute Scuba Review – Beuchat Maxlux S

Beuchat Maxlux S Review Mark Evans reviews the Beuchat Maxlux S mask which is super soft and a firm favourite of ours. From the manufacturers...

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