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Equipment Review: Zelos Swordfish (Watch Video)



Are you a diver looking for a great wristwatch but not sure what to choose from all of the mainstream brands? Well, look no further; if you want a smart, stylish and robust wristwatch for everyday purposes – yet want to keep that nautical theme – then you need to be checking out the recently released Zelos Swordfish v2.

This full-on diver’s watch has a depth rating of 300m/1000ft, so perfect to accompany you both above and below the water. It even has a cool expansion clasp that allows the stainless steel strap to expand to fit over a wetsuit if you wanted to use it as a timepiece to support you on your dives.

 The Zelos Swordfish arrives in a beautiful wooden box, all safe and secure in a leather watch roll with suede strap.

Inside you will find your Zelos Swordfish watch with stainless steel strap, a vintage effect horween leather strap, and the steel warranty card.

The watch case is 42mm across and 13mm thick, and the watch face is made from sapphire crystal which is much tougher than the more common mineral crystal faces, and virtually impossible to scratch.

The bezel insert has a 120 click rotation which feels strong and firm with no back movement, and has a brushed finish which comes fully lumed – as does the dial. The dial itself is textured and available in many options of colours and finishes.

The crown carries the Zelos logo, but it’s the rear of the watch that really sets it apart from the others with the embossed image of a swordfish – it’s unlike anything we’ve come across before, and looks fantastic!

For more information on the Swordfish range, and to view the Mako, Hammerhead and Great White models, check out Zelos Watches, or for European sales visit Serious Watches.

One thing for sure is you will definitely stand out from the crowd with one of these on your arm!

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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.

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SIZE MATTERS – Fourth Element make it personal



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

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Gear Maintenance: Episode 1 Masks – Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)



Everything you need to know to make your scuba diving mask last a lifetime! Welcome to Gear Maintenance!

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A scuba diving mask is a seemingly simple piece of kit, but there are things that can wrong with it. Proper care, cleaning and preventative maintenance will help you keep your scuba mask in the best condition for years and years. We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning, defogging and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

Oh, and here’s the soft case I recommend. (Yes, this is an affiliate link. Purchases made through this link m ay earn me a small commission at no additional cost to you.)

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