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Award-Winning Seawing Nova Fins now in all your favourite colours

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The high performance Seawing Nova fin from Scubapro is now available in 7 colours, with Purple being added as the new addition to the family.

What makes the Seawing Nova so special?

Instead of the regular curve of a normal fin, the Seawing Nova has an articulated joint. This G4 joint with enlarged pivot control notches is a unique mechanism for moving the blade. The design allows the blade to pivot, softly then harder – just like the tail fin of a dolphin or whale. The diver has the perfect angle of attack and the entire blade generates an exceptionally high thrust while using less resistance.

The harder the kick, the more the end of the blade bends upwards. The water is directly channelled resulting in increased acceleration. The extra wide trailing edge adds extra propulsion.

SeawingNova_PurpleReworking the blade of the Seawing Nova has slightly increased the level of lateral rigidity. Scubapro have achieved this by using a crescent shaped baton in the central section and variable thickness in the wings. The higher level of rigidity across the trailing edge provides an improvement in responsiveness and thrust at full power.

The dead space that is usually between the foot pocket and the blade creates resistance and prevents acceleration- hence why this part has been removed. The water runs directly under the blade leaving the diver with more boost through less effort.

The new grip pads are made from a highly tear resistant and durable co-molded Thermo Plastic Vulcanizate (TPV). With a rough surface finish the pads provide a steady grip on the boat and assist when climbing boat ladders.

The ergonomic foot base with an extended sole base makes for an efficient power transfer and ensures more staying power on the heel.

The Seawing is made of a material that combines the best technical qualities–Monprene®, also used in the aerospace industry. Endurance tests proved after 1.000.000 Kicks there was no material fatigue – the fins are virtually un-destroyable.

The extremely flexible but tough Bungee Straps guarantee a faster and easier on and off.

Seawing Nova fins are available at authorised Scubapro dealers in black, white, yellow, blue, pink and now purple. RRP £135. The Seawing Nova Gorilla in Graphite are priced at £165.

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For more information about Scubapro products visit www.scubapro.com.

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Divesoft divers develop the World’s First Standards for a Bailout CCR Course

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With the announcement of the World’s First Standards for a Bailout Rebreather Diving Course, the Divesoft Team continues to show themselves at the forefront of scuba tech diving gear worldwide. 

To ensure safety during longer dives, divers need to take extra measures and precautions. For instance, in the case of a catastrophic rebreather failure such as a broken scrubber, divers need to use back-up gas and bailout to an open circuit. This is not ideal, however, considering the number of bottles the diver needs to carry for such emergencies. To prevent this, recently, the consensus has been to use a bailout rebreather instead.    

Jakub Šimánek

It’s not an easy feat using a bailout rebreather which is why Liberty Sidemount Instructor, Matthew Jevon, and Divesoft Factory Trainer, Jakub Šimánek, jumped on the opportunity to develop standards for a bailout rebreather diving course and their work was then adopted and used by TDI (Technical Diving International) for the bailout CCR course. Becoming the first bailout CCR instructors was a great achievement for Matt and Jakub and their efforts haven’t ceased. The pair continues to create instructional materials and improve the course to cater towards future students’ needs ensuring it is as useful as possible. The pilot training is currently in progress and will be available soon. 

Matt Jevon

Matt Jevon is an accomplished diver, a Full Expedition Level Trimix and Cave Instructor on OC and CCR, including Divesoft Liberty Sidemount Instructor. Additionally, he has been accredited as an interdisciplinary sports scientist and sports psychologist; you can visit his Facebook page “Psychological Skills for Diving” here. 

Jakub Šimánek is a long-time Divesoft member (since 2012) who works on the development of diving computers and the CCR Liberty rebreather. He trains students from all over the world and in 2015, cooperated on a 4-year-long project with the Police as a diving instructor trainer, establishing the rebreather qualifications of police officers. 

Find out more about Divesoft at www.divesoft.com.

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Typhoon announce beach and boat changing robe

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Typhoon International’s new Pembry Jacket gets you warm and dry on the beach

Typhoon International’s brand new Pembrey Insulated Jacket is a beach and boat changing robe which is a cut above the rest. The Pembrey is a completely new addition to Typhoon’s growing clothing range, which is becoming as popular as its world-renowned wetsuit and drysuit products.

The Pembrey is built in an oversized fit, so that it can be used both as a changing robe, and as a protective jacket for getting warm and dry after coming out of the water.  Its long sleeves and internal insulation layer offer protection from the elements, whilst also being showerproof, windproof and breathable.

In addition to the breathable lining, the inside insulation layer from Sorona® Aura is a sustainably sourced part plant-based fabric which gives a great feel of additional comfort and protection.

The Pembrey is manufactured to Typhoon’s high quality standards, features tapered back hem styling, and a two-way zipper.  There’s plenty of room in the large outer hand pockets and an internal chest pocket.

The Pembrey comes in Typhoon International’s signature classic black with the lining in graphite.  The Pembrey Insulated Jacket is great for hanging out on the beach between swims, kayaking expeditions or for any number of outdoor activities where you need to stay warm and dry.

  • Sizes: S / M / L / XL
  • RRP inc VAT: £89.95

Visit www.typhoon-int.co.uk to see the full range and to find details of your nearest stockist.

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Red Sea Northern Wrecks & Reefs plus Tiran

Custom built itinerary scheduled to include Abu Nuhas wrecks, the SS Thistlegorm, the fabulous reefs at Ras Mohamed including Shark Reef, then over to Tiran to dive Gordon, Jackson, Thomas and Woodhouse reefs.

You’ll visit any number of other wrecks including the beautiful Carnatic and the wrecks of the Giannis D, the Chrisoula K and the Marcus, all at Abu Nuhas.  And you can’t miss the Rosalie Moeller and the Dunraven!

 

But this trip isn’t just about wrecks – far from it! Ras Mohammed, the protected marine reserve of the Red Sea, delivers schooling fish, spectacular corals, and we drop-in numerous times on the best sites before heading over to Tiran to dive the immense reefs of Gordon, Jackson and Woodhouse.

 

What are you going to see? The most stunning corals, abundant marine life, and exceptional wrecks. Turtles, Napoleon wrasse, morays, dolphins, maybe a manta, and perhaps even whale sharks. Hammerheads off the back of Jackson Reef are a possibility, and don’t forget the little critters either! This trip delivers, time and time again.

 

From £1599 per person based on double occupancy.  Full board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £695pp.  Stay in a deluxe chalet on a soft all-inclusive basis and enjoy 10 guided shore dives and unlimited, unguided house reef diving.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

 

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

 

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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