Connect with us
background

Gear News

Dive Computer Review: Suunto D5 (Watch Video)

Published

on

Following our trip to Nemo 33 for the launch of the Suunto D5, we were lucky enough to take one of the pre-production units with us to the Philippines to try while we were staying at Magic Oceans in Bohol.

This gave us a great opportunity to put the new kid on the block up against our existing dive computers, and to see how much of a difference the new FUSED 2 RGBM model was against the original version on our EON Steel.

https://youtu.be/35ChSIvRRP4

We had a number of different strap options with us to try out, and absolutely love the colours they come in!

With the Suunto D5 now on general sale, we expect this latest model from Suunto to be an absolute winner, and wouldn’t be surprised to see it on the arm of most divers by the summer!

The Suunto D5 comes in 4 main options:

  • Black Body/Black Strap
  • Black Body/Lime Strap
  • White Body/White Strap
  • White Body/Black Strap

The white options have the silver bezel on the face.

We would love to hear in the comments below what you think of the Suunto D5?

Did you see it at the recent dives shows across Europe? What were your thoughts? Have you already purchased one and if so, which option did you go for?

Find out more about the D5 HERE.


For more from Richard and Hayley visit www.blackmantaphotography.com.

Richard Stevens is a keen underwater videographer and half of the team at Black Manta Photography with his partner Hayley. He is a qualified TEC50 and sidemount diver who has been diving for nearly 15 years with hundreds of dives in varied locations around the world. A keen marine conservationist, with a passion for large pelagic marine animals, Richard has studied marine biology and spent time studying the ecology of sharks. Richard also has a huge ‘lust for rust’ and a burning desire to delve into the world of cave diving. Armed with his camera, his aim is to inspire others to witness the marvels in our beautiful oceans for themselves.

Gear News

Jeff chats to… Richard Corner from Mares about new products and the Horizon Rebreather (Watch Video)

Published

on

In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman chats to Richard Corner, UK Watersports Category Manager at Mares, about new products and the Horizon Rebreather.

Part two in a series of four videos.

Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.


For more information, visit www.mares.com

Continue Reading

Gear News

SIZE MATTERS – Fourth Element make it personal

Published

on

Recognising the difficulty of knowing if a wetsuit or swimsuit is going to fit, Fourth Element’s team bares (nearly) all to help divers of all shapes and sizes find a suit that, well, suits.

Getting the right size wetsuit is not easy. Clothing sizes are far from standard – a size 10 from one brand is not the same as a size 10 from another. This is complicated yet further by different size charts in different countries, and for many women the frustration does not end there. If you can’t try a wetsuit on it’s almost impossible to know if it is going to fit and many dive shops don’t stock the full range of women’s sizes.

65% of the UK staff at fourth element are female, and like all women, they also face the daunting question when picking new gear of “what size do I need?!” whenever they are shopping. Where fourth element gear is concerned, they were determined to make things easier and give their customers the confidence they need. They compared their own experiences with customer feedback and decided to share their measurements and handy tips along with photos showing them wearing the products.

Of course, this is not representative of all body shapes but customers can now hopefully find a body shape and size close to one they identify with. They can also take advantage of the personal descriptions of the products and get an insider’s view of how the swimwear, undersuits and wetsuits feel to wear.

“Our philosophy has always been to create performance products which fit well and look great, and we are always striving to improve,” said Lauren Williams, Senior Designer. “Our design team is predominantly female; understanding how our products are worn and perform is critical to developing them in future.”

Fourth Element’s range of women’s dive wear spans from UK6 to UK20 but even this can be confusing, so the company is moving from the numbered size system to a universal system with sizes from XXS through to XXXL, to make it easier for customers across the world to identify the size that they need.

It’s not just the swimwear and dive wear that is becoming more accessible. The new Winter 2020 range of t-shirts and hoodies diverges from the usual classic shapes, into a range more relaxed and modern with simple designs that are wearable and flattering for all body shapes.

For a full line up of the team and the suits that they choose, visit https://life.fourthelement.com/size-matters/

For more information contact info@fourthelement.com

Continue Reading

E-Newsletter Sign up!

Competitions

Instagram Feed

Facebook Feed

Facebook Pagelike Widget

Popular