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DiveGlideThe only way to fly… underwater, that is! After many years of designing and testing, the world’s first recreational underwater glider, the “DiveGlide”, is here.  This new form of diving allows divers to move through the water with speed like never before in a similar way to marine life without mechanical sound.  Other attributes are no batteries, no electric motor or propellers, and very little maintenance.  The energy comes from scuba tanks and weights and the forward motion is created by manipulating its buoyancy and changing the angle of attack of the wing. Underwater gliding (or buoyancy gliding) has a very natural feel, much like surfing or sailing. Novice or experienced, everyone who tries it finds it very exciting.  Glenn Faires, owner of Golden Rock Dive Center on St.Eustatius and inventor of the DiveGlide, says “It’s like crawling all your life and then one day you can fly!”  He goes on to say that while it’s not for everyone, the possible applications are numerous, and we will have to wait and see what divers will do with it.  Every time someone tries it the first time they hit the surface all you hear is laughter and then “I want one!!”  The only way to really get it is to fly it yourself, Faires said.  The DiveGlide is presently being built to order, and currently only available to fly in St. Eustatius with Glenn; however, manufacturing, distribution and licensing agreements are currently being sought out.

DiveGlide is also now available for demonstrations and training at water sports events and diving destinations.   If you think you’ve done it all in the water or just want to try something new, you have to check this out.  For updates and video on the DiveGlide, go to www.diveglide.com and ‘Like’ the Facebook page here.

 

 

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Scubapro Winter Promo: free gift!

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Buy an EVERDRY 4.0 dry suit and receive a K2 Light undersuit set for free!

Divers can look forward to the cold-water season this winter, as SCUBAPRO is offering a free K2 Light undersuit set (top & pants) to all scuba enthusiasts who purchase an EVERDRY 4.0 neoprene dry suit by 15 January.

The EVERDRY 4.0 is a high-quality dry suit made from compressed neoprene. It combines the slim fit, comfort and flexibility of a wetsuit with the warmth and tightness of a dry suit.

The K2 Light Set is the ideal undergarment for neoprene dry suits. Its light grid plush material reliably holds the warmth where you need it in cold waters. The Everdry’s elastic wrist loops and heel strap suspenders keep sleeves and pants in place under the suit. Available in men’s and women’s sizes.

A combination that turns your cold-water lake into a hotspot!

For more information visit the Scubapro website.

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Fourth Element X Sea Shepherd

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This year on Black Friday, fourth element announced their new partnership with Sea Shepherd, encouraging people to move away from mindless purchasing and to opt-in to supporting something powerful.

For 40 years Sea Shepherd, a leading non-profit organisation, has been patrolling the high seas with the sole mission to protect and conserve the world’s oceans and marine wildlife. They work to defend all marine wildlife, from whales and dolphins, to sharks and rays, to fish and krill, without exception.

Inspired by Sea Shepherd’s mission, fourth element have created a collection of fourth element X Sea Shepherd limited edition products for ocean lovers and protectors, with 15% of every sale going to the Sea Shepherd fund to help continue to drive conservation efforts globally.

“Working with Sea Shepherd gives fourth element the opportunity to join forces with one of the largest active conservation organisations in the world to try to catalyse change in people’s attitudes and behaviour. Fourth Element’s products are designed, developed and packaged with the intention of minimising our impact on the ocean environment, and with this partnership, we will be supporting the work of Sea Shepherd, in particular in their work on dealing with the twin threats of Ghost fishing nets and plastic pollution.”

Jim Standing fourth element co-founder

Read fourth element’s Sea Shepherd Opinion Piece HERE

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