Get set for the 2018 Dive Season

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Now that Spring has sprung in the UK, it’s finally time to get your kit out of storage and make some exciting plans for 2018’s dive season! Where will your underwater adventures take you?

In need of a kit upgrade for the new season? Scubaverse takes a look at some of this year’s must-have items.

Enjoy some great diving!


DIVE COMPUTERS


Suunto Eon Core

PHONE: 01420 587272
EMAIL: info@suuntodm.uk
WEBSITE: www.suuntodive.uk

EXPLORE MORE

The compact Suunto EON Core is a great dive companion whether you are just beginning diving or an active diver exploring new depths. The key details of your dive are easy to read from the clear colour display with large, prominent digits and intuitive menu logic.

This fully-featured and customisable dive computer is your reliable partner no matter if you’re exploring shipwrecks or admiring the colourful marine life.


Suunto D4i Novo

PHONE: 01420 587272
EMAIL: info@suuntodm.uk
WEBSITE: www.suuntodive.uk

THE GREAT ALL-ROUNDER

The redesigned Suunto D4i comes in a range of fresh colors and with an all-new soft, comfortable silicone strap for that perfect fit. Lightweight and packed with handy features like freedive mode and optional wireless air integration, it’s got everything you need – wherever your diving may take you.


BCDs


Aqua Lung Outlaw BCD 

PHONE: 01254 692200
EMAIL: info@aqualung.uk
WEBSITE: www.aqualung.com/uk

OUTLAW

RRP £355

Designed for the expert diver who appreciates a minimalistic approach to diving, the new Outlaw from Aqua Lung embodies diving freedom. There are no pockets, no steel D-rings and no faff.

The whole Outlaw concept is completely modular, with separate shoulder straps and waist bands available in a variety of sizes, all of which connect to a soft, minimal backpack. The new, unique ModLock™ connector system allows the user to select shoulder straps and a waist band that is specific to them, creating up to 27 different size configurations for a truly personalised fit. The ModLock™ connectors can be disconnected with almost any tool — a key or pen does the job, perfect for off-grid dives when resources are limited.

The Outlaw has been a garage project of sorts — one driven by Aqua Lung’s CEO and Director of Engineering, both of whom are expert divers. Their biggest motivator was achieving minimalistic buoyancy to appeal to the most experienced of divers. So the team cut out all the nonsense and set off in search of something different.

The result is a super-cool, streamlined and lightweight modular BCD, the first of its kind on the market.

With the smallest dive bladder on the market, the Outlaw weighs in at just 4lb and is the epitome of minimalistic diving. It pairs comfort with function that attracts divers looking for that “naked” feel.

Experience diving in its purest form.

SPECS

  • Back inflation BCD with an interchangeable bladder available in 12lbs & 25lbs lift capacities
  • Back to basics – No pockets, no steel D-rings, no un-necessary backpacks
  • Most travel friendly BCD on the market – With easy-to- disconnect shoulders and waists and an overall weight less than 4lb/1.8kg
  • Interchangeable shoulder & waist strap components
  • Webbed daisy chain, often found on military gear, provides multiple attachment points for accessories
  • Standard carabineer that can be mounted on either right or left shoulder strap
  • GripLock™ tank band – Patent pending Finger-Saver feature and macro presets create an easy and safe solution for securing a cylinder to a BC
  • A bladder retraction system pulls in the sides of the bladder during deflation keeping the unit streamlined and reducing drag
  • Adjustable chest strap for personalized comfort
  • Features 4 webbed D-rings for streamlined accessory attachment
  • Lower right pull dump provides an additional dumping option

Optional

  • SureLock II™ Weight System (patented) – allows you to easily insert the weight pouch and an audible “click” lets you know the weights are secure in the BC. Once engaged, the weights can be released with a firm pull of the handle
  • Trim pockets (5lbs/2.25kg)


Aqua Lung Rogue BCD 

PHONE: 01254 692200
EMAIL: info@aqualung.uk
WEBSITE: www.aqualung.com/uk

ROGUE

RRP £455

On first appearances, the new Aqua Lung Rogue BCD is not a million miles from Aqua Lung’s ground breaking Outlaw BCD. Indeed, the Rogue is based on the Outlaw, but it has more accessories as standard while maintaining the minimalist dive style of the Outlaw. The Rogue comes with everything included such as integrated weight pockets, stainless steel d-rings and knife attachment points.

The Rogue also has more lift, 15lb instead of the Outlaw’s 12lb, ideal for colder waters where you may be diving a little heavier.

SPECS

  • Perfect combination of minimalist design along with the most desired features:
  • Back inflation BCD with an interchangeable bladder available in 15lbs & 35lbs lift capacities
  • Pockets, Stainless D-rings, Octo holder, knife attachment point
  • Easy-to-disconnect and reattach shoulders and waists and has an overall weight less than 2.2kg/5lbs
  • Interchangeable shoulder and waist strap components
  • Create 27 possible sizes for the perfect fit for every diver
  • Webbed daisy chain, often found on military gear, provides multiple attachment points for your accessories
  • Back inflation BCD with 15L/35lbs lift capacity
  • GripLock™ tank band – patent pending finger-saver feature and macro presets create an easy and safe solution for securing and detaching a cylinder to a BC
  • A new 3 position bladder retraction system pulls in the sides of the bladder during deflation keeping the unit streamlined and reducing drag
  • Chest strap for personalised comfort
  • Features 4 Stainless Steel D-rings for streamlined accessory attachment
  • Upper and lower right pull dump
  • SureLock II™ Weight System (patented) – allows you to easily insert the weight pouch and an audible “click” lets you know the weights are secure in the BC. Once engaged, the weights can be released with a firm pull of the handle

Optional

  • Trim pockets (1.5kg/3lbs)
  • SMB pocket
  • Waistband Extender


MASK, FINS & SNORKELS


TUSA Paragon Mask

WEBSITE: www.cpspartnership.co.uk/retailers

Introducing the new advanced M2001SQB Paragon professional divers mask. The new Paragon mask offers TUSA’s NEW Reinforced TRI-MIX frame, Freedom Technology with Fit II, and the UV 420 Lens Treatment with AR and CrystalView Optical Glass which helps you dive with eye protection and ultimate clarity.

The advanced M2001SQB Paragon professional divers mask offers TUSA’s NEW Reinforced Tri-Mix frame, Freedom Fit II, and an advanced Buckle Adjust System. Dive with ultimate clarity using TUSA’s NEW AR/UV420 lenses.

Find out more about AV/UV420 Lenses: www.uv420cut.com

REINFORCED TRI-MIX FRAME

Constructed of three materials that make it both lightweight and durable.

FREEDOM FIT II TECHNOLOGY

Varied thicknesses on the skirt increase both comfort and performance.

AR/UV420 LENS

The lens blocks high-energy light by absorbing it while also sitting closer to the face for a broader field of view.

NEW BUCKLE ADJUST SYSTEM

The five-angle buckle is positioned higher and sits directly on the skirt to reduce friction for a better fit.

AVAILABLE IN FIVE COLORS:


TUSA SF0104 Hyflex Switch Fins

WEBSITE: www.cpspartnership.co.uk/retailers

The SF0104 TUSA Hyflex Switch is powered by PuRiMaX “Polyurethane Blade System”.

The Polyurethane blade provides a quick “snappy” response to the diver’s every movement. TUSA’s unique “Vortex Generator” effectively reduces water resistance through the fin stroke normally found on traditional smooth blades.

TUSA’s Multi-compound foot pocket increases power transfer to the fin blade. The TUSA Hyflex Switch is equipped with the new Universal Bungee Strap providing extraordinary comfort.

Features:

  • Powered by PuRiMaX “Polyurethane Blade System”.
  • Vortex Generator.
  • Performance enhancing “Comfort Foot Pocket”.
  • Multi-compound foot pocket increases power transfer to the fin blade.
  • Standard with Universal Bungee Strap (TA0902).
  • Angled Blade Design.

Travel Friendly

  • On the TUSA SF0104 Hyflex Switch Fin you can separate the fin blade from the foot pocket for a compact and lightweight travel package option.

Colours: Black (BK), Fishtail Blue (FB), Flash Yellow (FY), Metallic Dark Red (MDR), White (W)

Sizes: XS, S, M, L-XL


TUSA Hyperdry SP0101 Elite II Snorkel

WEBSITE: www.cpspartnership.co.uk/retailers

The new SP-0101 Tusa Hyperdry Elite II Dry Snorkel combines all of the best features of TUSA’s snorkels into one. With a low-profile dry top and angled purge chamber, staying dry has never been easier. There have been many snorkels out there on the market over the last 30 plus years but with the Tusa Hyperdry Elite II Dry Snorkel You will never need to buy another one again. The soft flexible material helps to keep it from cracking or being crushed. Many divers like to fold it up and stuff it in a pocket rather than wearing it attached to the mask. This is the only snorkel you can do that with and still expect it to go back to its normal shape.

Tusa Hyperdry Elite II Dry Snorkel Special Features:

  • Low profile dry top keeps water out
  • Ortho-consciously mouthpiece for comfort and reduced jaw fatigue
  • Angled purge chamber for efficient and easy clearing

Tusa Hyperdry Elite II Dry Snorkel Technology:

  • Comfort Swivel – The Comfort Swivel offers a more comfortable fit since it creates no load on the mouthpiece, straightens out during diving and doesn’t get in the way. The swivel adapter makes it possible to slip the mask strap into the slit with no hassles. The two-part construction allows the snorkel to rotate and can be attached in a horizontal position.
  • High Flow Purge – The High Flow Purge design used on TUSA snorkels offers a covered large diameter purge valve for simple, quick clearing, reducing the amount of water remaining in the mouthpiece in an instant.
  • Hyperdry Elite Dry Top – A more refined and streamlined version of the Hyperdry MAX, the Hyperdry Elite maintains the same superior dry performance and keeps the snorkel completely void of water by quickly and efficiently closing the gasket when submerged or hit by waves.

Tusa Hyperdry Elite II Dry Snorkel Available Colors:

  • Black (BK)
  • Bouganvilla Pink (BP)
  • Cobalt Blue (CBL)
  • Fishtail Blue (FB)
  • Flash Yellow (FY)
  • Ocean Green (OG)
  • Pearlescent Pink (PP)
  • Translucent (T)
  • Black Silicone: Black (QB-BK)
  • Black Silicone: Fishtail Blue (QB-FB)
  • Black Silicone: Hot Pink (QB-HP)
  • Black Silicone: Metallic Dark Red (QB-MDR)
  • Black Silicone: Ocean Green (QB-OG)
  • Black Silicone: Siesta Green (QB-SG)
  • Black Silicone: Flash Yellow (QB-FY)
  • Indigo Silicone: Indigo Frame (QID-ID)


INSURANCE


Dive Master Insurance

PHONE: 01702 476902
EMAIL: sales@divemasterinsurance.com
WEBSITE: www.divemasterinsurance.com

Dive Equipment Insurance

Whether you’re a sport diver, instructor, club, or dive business, we believe our dive equipment policy provides simply superior quality and great value scuba diving equipment insurance to protect your investment.

  • Extensive Coverage for Recreational and Professional Divers
  • We replace equipment new for old providing that the new replacement cost is insured
  • Dive gear and underwater cameras/videos covered
  • We pay for Unexplained Flood Damage to Cameras and Videos
  • Cover for theft from vehicles before, during and after dive trips
  • Cover for accidental loss even when the item isn’t harnessed to you
  • Worldwide coverage 365 days a year
  • No Claims Discount of 5% per year up to a maximum of 20%
  • We Insure Rebreathers, DPVs (Diver Propulsion Vehicles) And Other Sporting Equipment

Our insurance has been protecting Divers for over 30 years. The equipment is covered whilst in storage, transit and use, for accidental loss (including emergency jettison), damage and theft.

Underwater camera equipment is available as an ’add on’ to your scuba diving equipment insurance policy. The cover is on the same conditions as dive equipment insurance and because we understand the issues of underwater photography, it includes cover for unexplained flooding.

www.divemasterinsurance.com/diving-equipment-cover


Dive Master Insurance

PHONE: 01702 476902
EMAIL: sales@divemasterinsurance.com
WEBSITE: www.divemasterinsurance.com

IDEC Scuba Dive Insurance (Dive Accident Cover)

IDEC (International Diving Emergency Cover) is a personal accident plan for divers that covers you anywhere, no matter where you’re diving.

Now with new and improved benefits including an increased aggregate limit of £500,000.

With our IDEC international scuba diving insurance cover you will also be entitled to ‘after the event’ medical expenses up to a limit of £20,000.

No Depth Limits – There are no depth limits on IDEC! We simply ask that you follow your association’s guidelines. If you want to dive deeper than 130 metres a full dive profile and proposed safety and support measures must be submitted to underwriters for agreement.

We don’t just apply your Diver Certification depth limit in any claim; in fact we wouldn’t consider declining a claim on breach of depth limits unless it was a pre-planned and deliberate breach and directly caused the accident.

EXPERIENCE COUNTS as much as certification. We always consider your logged dives as well as your certification records before coming to the right claims decision. In fact, in over 30 years, we have never declined an IDEC claim because a diver breached their depth limit.

www.divemasterinsurance.com/idec-diving-accident-cover


ACCESSORIES


Cameras Underwater

PHONE: +44(0)1404 812277
EMAIL: sales@camerasunderwater.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.camerasunderwater.co.uk

Aquatech AxisGO Water Housing for iPhone 7 / iPhone 8

AxisGO™ is the ultimate Smartphone Imaging System. Designed to protect your iPhone from the harshest weather conditions, while offering the freedom to safely capture those special moments underwater. Capture beautiful images and stunning video with ease, then share instantly with full touchscreen sensitivity. AxisGO allows image capture with the phone’s native camera app, plus access to all your favorite applications. Confidently shoot at depths down to 33 feet (10 metres) with the peace of mind knowing your iPhone is safe inside the AxisGO.

Constructed from polycarbonate and aluminum materials that provide extraordinary impact resistance, strength, stiffness and excellent UV stability. The result is a lightweight hardwearing product, designed to tackle even the toughest natural environments. A hard-coated polycarbonate membrane allows full touchscreen control, and offers the highest level of protection. Make and receive calls with fantastic audio quality. Swipe, tap, pinch and zoom the touchscreen to control your phone as normal all whilst maintaining a rugged and shock resistant protective shield. The ergonomically designed grip for superior handling doubles as a single button locking mechanism for secure closure and easy opening. Top and bottom mounting points offer further mounting possibilities and the use of the AxisGO Pistol Grip.

Two volume controls are offered and built from marine grade stainless steel, these allow for image capture at depths of down 33 feet (10 metres). The AxisGO is designed to use an interchangeable lens port system which uses optically correct glass elements. Anti-reflective and hydrophobic coatings ensure the highest image quality. Designed to perfectly match the native camera lens on your phone. Shoot photos and capture videos with ease using the rear facing camera or front facing camera. Wide angle and over/under dome ports are available separately.

The AxisGO is so much more than just a waterproof iPhone case. Designed to protect your phone from the harshest weather conditions, while offering the freedom to safely capture those special moments while maintaining control of your phone’s screen and functions. Don’t settle for second-rate and potentially unsafe phone cases; set yourself apart with the AxisGO. Stay connected and protected.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Depth Rating – 33 feet / 10 meters
  • Construction – polycarbonate, aluminium, marine grade stainless steel, optically correct glass elements
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) – 5 7/8” x 7 7/8” x 1 3/8” // 125mm x 200mm X 35mm
  • Weight – 15.70 oz // 445 grams

What’s included in the box:

  • AxisGO Waterproof iPhone Housing with Standard Lens Port
  • Protective Soft Case
  • Wrist Lanyard
  • O-Ring Grease Tube
  • O-Ring Removal Tool
  • Instruction / Setup Card

RRP £250 – OUR PRICE £195

www.camerasunderwater.co.uk/axisgo-water-housing-for-iphone-7


Cameras Underwater

PHONE: +44(0)1404 812277
EMAIL: sales@camerasunderwater.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.camerasunderwater.co.uk

The Buddy Watcher Basic

Ideal for those who want to keep it simple. Keep in touch with your buddy via the vibration alert.

The Basic version is primarily intended for teams of two and allows you to call your partner at the press of a button. The button triggers a vibration alert, which can easily be sensed on wet or dry suits.

Specification

  • Calls your diving partner within a distance of 80 m
  • Calls the Master-Buddy-Watcher from a distance of up to 80 m
  • Vibrating alarm for diving suits of up to 10mm
  • Suitable for dry suits (XXL bracelet required)
  • Personalized calling signal (Buddy to Buddy)
  • Flexible closure around the arm with our QuickFix bracelet
  • Break-resistant high grade plastic
  • Waterproof up to a depth of 60 m

£175.00

www.camerasunderwater.co.uk/buddy-watcher-set


DRYSUITS


Otter Drysuits

PHONE: 01274 379480
EMAIL: sales@drysuits.co.uk 
WEBSITE: www.drysuits.co.uk

Otter Britannic II

The award-winning Otter Britannic II telescopic technical drysuit is our most popular suit and is the choice of explorers worldwide. Made from super tough yet ultra-flexible ‘Armour Skin’ trilaminate material, it’s built to withstand the toughest conditions. Personalise your suit with a range of options including neoprene or latex neck seal, rock boots or Otter boots, big double knee pads, Apeks or Sitech valves, fitted KUBI drygloves and a choice of pocket styles and locations. Choose the made to measure option and we’ll make the suit just for you complete with your choice of material colours.


Otter Drysuits

PHONE: 01274 379480
EMAIL: sales@drysuits.co.uk 
WEBSITE: www.drysuits.co.uk

Otter Ultralight

All the benefits of the Otter Britannic II but without the weight, the Otter Ultralight is perfect for divers looking for a lightweight travel suit. Made from super tough flexible ‘Rip Skin’ material, the Ultralight is so lightweight that you won’t know you’re wearing it! As you’d expect from Otter, the Ultralight can be personalised to suit you with a full range of configuration options including a full made to measure service for divers who want a suit that is made just for them. Supplied complete with combination changing mat and bag, dry-style hood and inflation hose.


TECH


Narked at 90

PHONE: 01933 681255
EMAIL: info@narkedat90.com 
WEBSITE: www.narkedat90.com

PATHFINDER

The most powerful diving strobe in the world.

Highest light output.

Highest flash rate of any emergency or location strobe for diving use.

User replaceable batteries 20 hrs burn time on the fastest flash rate.

Comes complete with clip device to securely lock it to the shot line when in use.

Finding your way underwater is a skill we all should have, but sometimes we need a little help. Wreck divers have long since known the benefits of having a marker light attached to the shot line at the bottom, especially when extended decompression is required.

Finding your way back to the shot line, the safety of the group, decompression station and boat cover with drop bottles should not be a matter of luck or yours might run out quickly. Simply attach the Pathfinder about 10-15ft above the wreck using the supplied locking clip and find your way back to safety.

The problem with strobes commercially available at the moment is despite their claims of depth capability, they flood. Regularly. They also flash too slowly to be of use when you’re looking round for the marker – you can turn your head and miss it.

The Pathfinder strobe is activated with a twist of the collar and has an extremely long burn time between battery changes.

Battery compartment is a triple O-ring seal and the unit takes x2 C-cell battery’s that can be Alkaline or Rechargeable cells.

www.narkedat90.com/pathfinder_strobe_p/strobe


Narked at 90

PHONE: 01933 681255
EMAIL: info@narkedat90.com 
WEBSITE: www.narkedat90.com

SMB Rebreather Oxygen Sensor

An excellent, well proven oxygen cell with a gold plated COAX (smb) connection. Manufactured to the highest specification for us for exclusive use in our Apoc pod and the Deep Pursuit head. Our sensor has improved response times and temperature compensation

RRP £54.93

www.narkedat90.com/coax_sensor_p


Have a great 2018 dive season – and make sure you keep visiting www.scubaverse.com to find out all about the latest diving activities and events happening near you!

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