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Becoming OceanPositive



Fourth Element’s OceanPositive journey started from the day they opened their doors in 1999 and has continued to evolve in its meaning ever since. They’ve made some huge adjustments in recent years and have come along way, but know there is still a way to go.

An estimated 8 million tons of plastic waste enters our seas each year. Dumped into our oceans daily, this threatens marine life, pollutes beaches and affects local tourism industries. On top of this, we face a global threat from escalating carbon emissions, resulting in rising sea levels with devastating effects to ALL life on the planet.

With action, there is hope.

Being ‘OceanPositive’ stems from not just what we do in the ocean but also what we do in our everyday lives. From the garments fourth element produces to the packaging they are in and the projects that they support along the way, everything they do leads to ensuring a more sustainable business that is good for the ocean.

On this World Oceans Day, June 2021, fourth element are setting out new intentions for OceanPositive and the environment with some ambitious plans of what they want to achieve in the next decade. They invite you to join them on this journey and with your support, are looking forward to sharing the challenges and celebrating the milestones that are achieved along the way.

  • Becoming Plastic Zero

By 2030, we aim for 90% of our products to be made from at least 30% regenerated materials rather than virgin materials; so that more than 50% of the total materials used in our products are recycled or natural.

  • Becoming Zero Waste

By 2026 we want to have options in place for re-purposing, repairing or recycling, 100% of our products and will be introducing various schemes over the next 5 years to reduce waste at the end of a products life.

  • Becoming Carbon Zero

By 2030 we have the ambition of being carbon neutral by reducing the carbon footprint of our entire operation including transportation, and to offset the remaining by supporting the growth and restoration of major ocean carbon sinks such as sea grass, kelp and mangroves.

  • Becoming Zero Impact

We are focussing on supporting more projects that directly protect endangered species and help our oceans’ ecosystems to regenerate, moving closer to reversing the damage of human impact.  We will also support projects aimed at creating the leadership and the ocean advocates of the future through education programmes in the UK and further afield.

For more information visit the website by clicking here.

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Typhoon International’s new Storm3 Boot



Typhoon International has introduced the Storm3 Boot, a wonderfully comfortable semi-soft boot that combines the comfort and thermal protection of a ‘wetsuit for the feet’ with a sturdy midweight sole for getting around on the water’s edge. A reinforced heel and toe provides even greater durability while maximising support at the same time.

The Storm3 Boot is made of 3mm neoprene, a popular thickness for year round use.  The neoprene fabric is super-stretchy so your feet and ankles can bend and flex the way they want to without any restriction.  A comfort-curved side zip makes the boot quick and easy to get in and out of.

The Storm3 Boot is perfect for dinghy sailors, surfers and windsurfers, in fact for all watersports enthusiasts, to give protection from the cold water. The boot is available in adult and children sizes. Also, as part of the 2021 Typhoon footwear collection, is the Storm3 Shoe.

The Storm3 Boot is part of Typhoon’s exciting new Storm3 range of watersports clothing which includes wetsuits, footwear and gloves, so water lovers can be dressed top to toe in Storm3 from Typhoon.

Visit to see the full range and to find details of your nearest stockist.


  • Youth, 12 (30/31) UK1 (32/33), UK2 (34/35)
  • Adult 6 (39/40, 7 (41, 8 (42), 9 (43), 10-11 (44/45, 12 (46/47, 13-14 (48/49)


  • Storm3 boot adult  £41.95 inc VAT
  • Storm3 boot child  £28.95 (VAT exempt)
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Introducing Fourth Element’s new glove range



More fit, more flex, more warmth

Fourth Element’s long-standing range of gloves have been a popular choice for divers since 2008. Redesigned using new materials and construction for even greater fit, flex and warmth, their new gloves offer even better performance than before.

You’ll find four new neoprene styles in the range; 3mm, 5mm, 5mm Kevlar and a 7mm mitt. Each has been carefully considered for purpose. The 5mm, 5mm kevlar and 7mm mitt all feature Hydrolock technology; taken from fourth element’s wetsuit seals, these provide an advanced seal at the wrist for minimal water ingress. The 3mm has been improved with addtional bartacks meaning you can cut it to your desired length and the seam wont be damaged. Most notably the carbon print on the backs of all the gloves have been removed and replaced on the palms with new Octogrip design for better flexibility which optimises comfort.

You can compare old to new on the product pages using the handy sliders fourth element have produced.

Find out more on the Fourth Element website here.

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive 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 £725pp.  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

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