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Blue Orb to distribute Analox in the UK and Ireland




Blue-Orb-Distribution-Logo-01Analox Sensor Technology (AST) has announced that Blue Orb Distribution has been awarded distribution for their sport diving analysers for the UK and Ireland.

Analox provides niche and custom gas detection solutions to several industries, including sport and commercial diving, beverage and hospitality, laboratories, oil and gas and medical markets. With over 325 years of collective, specialist electronics and software engineering expertise,  they have cemented their reputation as world leaders in the manufacture of gas sensors, detectors and alarms, monitoring a range of gases including carbon dioxide, oxygen, carbon monoxide and helium

Blue Orb already distribute a comprehensive range of diving equipment throughout the UK and Ireland, from everyday products like hoses, cylinders and torches, through specialist areas such as camera equipment and lighting, to higher end equipment such as backplates, wings and dive computers. Analox’s range of products can be better supported through the expanded retail network which Blue Orb has already established.

The deal with Blue Orb will come into effect immediately and the products they will distribute on behalf of Analox includes their popular O2EII Pro nitrox analyser and their reliable trimix analyser. The ATA Pro. Customers will also be able to purchase cells and accessories for associated products in the range.

Simon Lunt, Director of Sales and Marketing for Analox Sensor Technology, said: “By consolidating our distribution networks we hope to provide a more competitive choice to customers. We’ve worked with Brett from Blue Orb for a number of years and are pleased to be continuing this relationship.”

Brett Thorpe, Director, Blue Orb Distribution, added: “We are pleased to work with Analox as they demonstrate the key attributes we look for in a brand, which are product innovation, reliability, range and reputation. Being awarded distribution of their products, throughout the UK and Ireland, is a welcome addition to our full range of diving equipment that we already supply through our established retail networks.”

Retailers with supply queries can contact Blue Orb by emailing or by calling 0333 444 0104. Divers wishing to find a dealer can visit


And the winner of our Waterproof BODY 2X Power Stretch Hollow Fiber Undergarment competition is…



We’d like to say a big thank you to all of you who entered our competition to win a Waterproof BODY 2X Power Stretch Hollow Fiber Undergarment as a prize!

As usual, lots of you entered… but there can, of course, be only one winner!

And that winner is…

  • Megan Kinsey from the UK

Congratulations Megan – your prize will be on its way to you soon!

Not a winner this time? Don’t worry – there are plenty of other competitions running on right now. To see what other awesome prizes you could be in with a chance of winning, click here!

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Aqualung launches all new XSCAPE Collection featuring eco-responsible wetsuit



Aqualung has announced the launch of its all new XSCAPE collection. Featuring a 100 percent neoprene-free wetsuit and a rash guard made from sustainable materials, the XSCAPE line is designed for a variety of water activities and reflects Aqualung’s commitment to innovation, ocean discovery and sustainability.

Made with Yulex® eco-friendly natural rubber and ultra-stretch fabric, the 4/3mm XSCAPE wetsuit provides enhanced comfort for diving in warm waters or above surface activities in colder temperatures, and can be used for scuba diving, snorkeling, freediving, paddling or a variety of other water sports. The flexible and lightweight XSCAPE wetsuit, available in a red and olive design for men and a tropical-inspired print for women, connects consumers to nature and the natural materials the collection is made from. The suit also features Powertex knee pads, recycled, quick-drying fleece around the torso area to provide additional warmth and comfort, and a reusable mesh bag for storage after use or collecting trash from the beach or water.

“The XSCAPE collection continues Aqualung’s legacy in innovation and their tireless work to create the most forward thinking and eco-conscious dive company in the world,” said Aqualung global ocean ambassador Philippe Cousteau Jr., the grandson of one of Aqualung’s original founders, Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. “We all have the power to change the world with the choices we make and the XSCAPE sets the new standard for wetsuits and rash guards that are stylish, functional and sustainable.”

The new collection’s long-sleeve rash guard for men and women, and matching women’s leggings, offer maximum comfort and breathability and can be used above or below the surface. All rash guards and leggings feature UV protection and are made with polyester fabric sourced from recycled plastic bottles. The entire XSCAPE line comes in plastic-free packaging with hangtags made from recycled cardboard.

“Our aim was to design the ultimate eco-friendly wetsuit that could be used for all kinds of water sports,” said Laurent Boury, Senior Vice President of Brands at Aqualung Group. “Aqualung is committed to using environmentally-friendly materials and processes whenever possible to help reduce our carbon footprint and we made design choices to ensure the XSCAPE collection was as sustainable as possible.”

“The collection name, XSCAPE, is meant to evoke the feeling of freedom and the quest for wonder that surround exploration, travel, and Aqualung’s storied history, including the first “aqua-lung” created by Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau and engineer Emile Gagnan that made underwater exploration possible,” added Boury.

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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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