NEW at Boot 2019 – Diving Equipment

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Amazing new innovations at BOOT 2019

The Boot show in Dusseldorf, Germany was celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and as usual it had a huge array of scuba diving equipment on display. I was only visiting for a couple of days but took the chance to grab some information on some of the new kit on offer in 2019. Here is a brief round up of what I found….

Mares

Mares were celebrating their 70th anniversary at Boot and their most exciting new product had to be the Horizon Rebreather – launched at the show. There was huge interest in this new Semi-Closed Rebreather, with queues forming just to see it.

Mares also had a host of other new equipment on show on their huge stand in the middle of the exhibition – from new wetsuits, redesigned bags, computers, regs, BCDs and more…here are just a few:

Flexa Z Therm 7mm semi-dry wetsuit

Chroma Mask: with easy to change lenses

New Mares Bag Range: lighter & more eco-friendly

Magellan: Travel Wing

There was a huge array of new Mares regulators on display

New action camera Video Tray, including 2 EOS 10RW lights

For more information about new diving equipment from Mares visit their website by clicking here.


SCUBAPRO

SCUBAPRO launched the amazing new Galileo Hud heads up display diving computer at this years Boot show. This tiny and light computer clips onto any mask and gives the diver a heads up display of the information needed. You have to see it to believe it!

Also new on their stand were…

Go Sport Fins: a super tough open heel fin

Synergy Mask: made for smaller faces and comes with the comfort strap

For more information about new diving equipment from Scubapro visit their website by clicking here.


Aqualung & Apeks

Aqualung & Apeks also had a host of new dive gear to show their dealers & customer. I met up with Dean Martin who talked me through what to expect in 2019….

Also new from Aqualung / Apeks…

Rogue BCD: New White Colour

1200C Dive Computer: connects via bluetooth to Diverlog + App

Fast Lock: A new innovative way to secure your BCD

Plazma Mask: Aqualung’s first frameless mask comes in 6 colours, the black mask comes with amber lenses

Apeks VX1 Mask: Pure Clear and UV CUT lens. Comes with hard box and both neo and silicone straps

For more information about new diving equipment from Aqualung visit their website by clicking here. For more information about new diving equipment from Apeks visit their website by clicking here.


Huish Outdoors

Huish had their extensive range of diving gear on display from manufacturers Bare, Hollis, Atomic Aquatics, Oceanic and more on display at Boot. I met up with Justin who said that after a tough 2018 Huish were back on track for 2019, fully operational and raring to go! The Hollis Prism rebreather caught the eye; previously available around the world, but now also in the EU coming soon!

Also on their stand…

Hollis Prism Rebreather from the front

Hollis Katana 2

Bare ATX Drysuit

For more information about new diving equipment from Huish Outdoors visit their website by clicking here.


Cressi

Anything to do with man’s best friend catches my eye, and so this display from Cressi made me smile!

For more information about new diving equipment from Cressi visit their website by clicking here.


Fourth Element

I also have to give Fourth Element a mention for their dedication to protecting the marine environment. They are the leading light in the scuba world when it comes to creating innovative new products made from recycled nylon from ghost nets and to reducing plastic packaging. Keep up the great work!

For more information about Ocean Positive and Mission 2020 from Fourth Element visit their website by clicking here.


There was so much on offer at the Boot show it would be impossible for me to have covered it all. There were scooters and technical equipment that I did not get time to look at. The show is also full of travel and training stands. You can see what was new in the world of underwater photo & video by clicking here.

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit www.frogfishphotography.com.

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