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DIVE 2017 Review: Scubaverse talks to Vincent Hoad from CPS Partnership about the W50 Wetsuit (Watch Video)

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In a video shot exclusively for Scubaverse.com at DIVE 2017, Jeff Goodman talks to Vincent Hoad from CPS Partnership about the W50 Wetsuit from Waterproof.

Find out more at www.cpspartnership.co.uk.

Jeff is a multiple award winning, freelance TV cameraman/film maker and author. Having made both terrestrial and marine films, it is the world's oceans and their conservation that hold his passion with over 10.000 dives in his career. Having filmed for international television companies around the world and author of two books on underwater filming, Jeff is Author/Programme Specialist for the 'Underwater Action Camera' course for the RAID training agency. Jeff has experienced the rapid advances in technology for diving as well as camera equipment and has also experienced much of our planet’s marine life, witnessing, first hand, many of the changes that have occurred to the wildlife and environment during that time. Jeff runs bespoke underwater video and editing workshops for the complete beginner up to the budding professional.

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Oceanic+ Dive Housing Awarded the Red Dot Product Design Award 2024

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Oceanic, a pioneer in scuba diving technology for over 50 years, announces that its Oceanic+ Dive Housing has been honored with the prestigious 2024 Red Dot Design Award. This esteemed recognition underscores Oceanic’s commitment to innovation and excellence in product design.

The Red Dot Award is an internationally renowned accolade, celebrating exceptional design quality and innovation across various industries. Each year, thousands of products from around the globe undergo rigorous evaluation by an expert panel of judges, with only the most outstanding designs receiving this esteemed award.

The Oceanic+ Dive Housing impressed the jury with its sleek and functional design, seamlessly integrating with both Apple Watch Ultra and iPhone devices to transform them into fully functional dive computers. This innovative product not only enhances the diving experience but also exemplifies Oceanic’s dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions for divers worldwide.

“We are thrilled to receive the 2024 Red Dot Product Design Award for the Oceanic+ Dive Housing,” says Mike Huish, CEO of Huish Outdoors. “This accolade is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence in design and technology in the dive industry. We are immensely proud of our team’s hard work and commitment to innovation.”

The Oceanic+ Dive Housing joins the ranks of previous Red Dot Award winners, reaffirming Oceanic’s position as a leader in the dive industry. This prestigious recognition further solidifies Oceanic’s reputation for delivering exceptional quality and performance in its products.

About Oceanic

Founded in 1972 by industry-pioneer Bob Hollis, Oceanic is a global dive leader committed to providing innovative, reliable, accessible and easy-to-use dive equipment to recreational divers so they can focus on what matters most: exploring the underwater world and appreciating the wonders of marine life. For over 50 years this philosophy has been woven into everything Oceanic does and is the foremost reason the company is considered a best-in-class, recreational dive brand. Oceanic is one of Huish Outdoors’ premier dive brands. To learn more, please visit oceanicworldwide.com.

Sea & Sea is the home of Oceanic and other leading diving brands in the UK. 

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New Suunto Ocean – a dive computer and GPS sports watch in one for adventures below and above the surface

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Made in Finland with 100% renewable energy, the Suunto Ocean is tailored for an active lifestyle, from exploring the depths below surface to conquering the heights above. Featuring multiple dive modes, wireless tank pressure support and extensive set of alarms for scuba and freediving; more than 95 default sport modes, GPS, barometer, offline maps and advanced training features for sports; and finally on-wrist heart rate with activity tracking for daily use, this device ensures you stay in tune wherever you’re exploring.

Suunto Ocean combines Suunto’s renowned quality from its dive devices and outdoor sports watches, culminating in the ultimate all-in-one companion packed with the latest features. This innovation has been recognized with an ISPO Award, a highly regarded honor for excellence in sports technology and design.

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“This long awaited new launch is a natural step for Suunto as it brings together all we have learned throughout our almost 90 years of equipping people for adventures. Suunto Ocean is an ultimate device bringing together our heritage from compasses, dive computers, and outdoor watches. Designed, tested and trusted by dive and sports pros.” Petri Lehtovirta, Suunto’s Head of Product

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Featuring a large, vibrant color display, the Suunto Ocean ensures exceptional readability and usability in all conditions. Dive enthusiasts will appreciate its dive modes for scuba and even technical diving, including nitrox and the Suunto Bühlmann 16 GF algorithm. Additionally, freedivers and snorkelers will find dedicated dive modes to suit their needs. Pairing seamlessly with the Suunto Tank POD before diving allows users to monitor tank pressure, gas consumption, and remaining gas time directly from their wrist. To enhance safety during dives, the Suunto Ocean offers an extensive selection of customizable audio and vibration alarms.

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After the dives, the Suunto Ocean seamlessly transitions into a trustworthy companion for monitoring daily activity, everyday exercise, and more extreme exploration. With over 95 diverse sport modes, ranging from trail running and cycling to swimming and yoga, each equipped with carefully selected default data fields, it caters to every fitness enthusiast.

The Suunto Ocean monitors steps, calories, heart rate, sleep (including sleep stages), and recovery metrics with heart rate variability analysis for daily activity tracking. Moreover, its premium outdoor features, such as detailed outdoor offline maps that are globally available free of charge, a top-tier GNSS system for precise location tracking, and a barometer for accurate altitude readings and storm alarms, make it the preferred choice for all above-surface adventures.

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Last year, we redefined our design direction, and the Suunto Ocean is a continuation of this transformation. It’s equally at home whether diving or doing any other outdoor sports. It not only performs great but also looks the part. And you can proudly wear it every day, when preparing for your next diving trip or just dreaming about it.” Mikko Ahlström, Suunto’s Head of Design.

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Suunto Ocean packs a battery life that won’t stop you adventuring: its rechargeable battery delivers up to 60 hours of diving and 50 hours of continuous outdoor GPS tracking on a single charge. In daily mode, Suunto Ocean remains by your side for up to 26 days before needing a recharge, and when it’s time to power up, it does so quickly.

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Crafted in Finland at Suunto’s factory, Suunto Ocean reflects our commitment to sustainability and transparency. We’re proud to manufacture it with 100% renewable energy. With this new launch, we continue our efforts toward sustainability by calculating and verifying the carbon footprint of Suunto Ocean and offsetting it with Verified Carbon Units. 1 During its whole lifespan Suunto Ocean creates only 11.63 kg of CO2e – the equivalent of driving a combustion engine car for 70 km.2 The offsetting initiative involves planting coastal mangrove forests, which not only stabilize shorelines but also remove pollutants, improve water quality, and provide crucial nursery habitats for fisheries.

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Setting a new standard in the industry, Suunto introduces a groundbreaking feature with the Suunto Ocean: the ability for users to view their underwater route in their Suunto app logbook after each dive. Additionally, entry and exit points may be marked in the logbook. This route tracking functionality will be initially launched as a beta version and will continue to be developed further, ensuring users have access to the most innovative and user-friendly diving experience.

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All the logs from dive to sports and everyday will be stored in one same app. For tracking sports and daily activity, the Suunto app offers a dedicated Training Zone where users can monitor their training load, progress, recovery, and sleep analysis. Additionally, users can leverage AI-based Suunto Coaches for personalized training insights. Partner services such as Strava, Training Peaks, and Komoot seamlessly connect users to their community, fostering competition and inspiring new adventures.

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The Suunto Ocean will be available in three different versions, each compatible with a wide variety of accessory straps for dive, sports and everyday. It is set to hit selected markets for purchase in summer 2024.

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Suunto Ocean Key features: 

  • Bright and big 1,43” AMOLED display with easy to use buttons
  • Single and multigas dive modes with air & nitrox support
  • Tank pressure on the Suunto Ocean with Suunto Tank POD
  • Dive depth measurement down to 7 bar below surface​. Barometric sensor for accurate altitude readings and storm alarms for above surface
  • Free of charge outdoor offline maps on watch, market leading accuracy
  • Weather forecast help you to stay aware of your surroundings
  • Premium materials: sapphire glass and stainless steel
  • Daily activity tracking: steps, heart rate, sleep incl sleep stages, calories, stress and more
  • 95+ sport modes to choose from and the ability to create custom modes
  • Wireless over the air software updates
  • Made and designed in Finland with 100% renewable energy

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About Suunto: We stand for adventure. Pioneering exploration has been in our DNA since 1936, when Finnish orienteer Tuomas Vohlonen set out to create a more accurate compass, and subsequently invented a new method for manufacturing liquid‐filled compasses. Today Suunto is at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers, compasses and digital services used by adventurers all over the globe.

We are proud that Suunto products can take a beating, but are also designed with an everyday aesthetic that reflects our Nordic identity. Suunto’s headquarters and factory are still in Finland. www.suunto.com

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