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Fourth Element launch new OceanPositive swimwear collection

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Fourth Element’s new Fin Collection, inspired by sharks and made with regenerated ghost fishing nets.

From oceans deep to vibrant reefs we find our most majestic marine creature, the shark. This once bountiful animal rules the open seas with a bold and elegant style. There are over 500 species of shark, all with different personalities, shapes and forms which have adapted to living in a diverse range of aquatic habitats. Their intricate skins allow them to move quickly through the water with ease and efficiency and their predatory nature is essential to the natural order of the ocean. Despite all of this, sharks are gravely endangered with over 200 species on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) red list.

Fourth Element’s Fin Collection takes inspiration from the shark in all its forms, offering a sleek, streamlined range which suits many body shapes and sizes. Intricate but bold, abstract prints with strong colour blocking are super-sized to represent our beloved sharks in all their magnificent glory.

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OceanPositive swimwear collections are always designed with an active lifestyle in mind. Whether you swim, sup, scuba or yoga, be safe in the knowledge that our high coverage fits will keep securely in place. Most of our styles are also designs without bulky clasps or ties meaning they are ideal for wearing under a wetsuit.

As always, the swimwear and OceanPositive rashguards are made using recycled nylon from ghost fishing nets and other discarded waste. ‘Ghost nets’ amount to over 600,000 tonnes of lost gear every year. The main hazard is to marine life – from invertebrates to large marine mammals. They continue to fish, long after they have been abandoned, and account for countless lives. The netting, very slow to degrade, scrubs coral, creating a desolate seascape where they are dragged over the reef by shifting currents. Dive teams are removing these ghost nets from the wrecks and reefs, often at great depths, and bringing them up to the surface where they can be recycled and spun into nylon yarn.

Available online and through Fourth Element dealers.

Prices start at £29.95 / $41.95 / €37.44.

For more information visit the Fourth Element website by clicking here.

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Jeff chats to… Brent Durand, Brand Evangelist at Scubapro, about the new Seawing Supernova Fins (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Brent Durand, Brand Evangelist at Scubapro.

Brent has been diving for 25 years and has worked in the industry since 2013. Brent is the featured ambassador for Scubapro’s Seawing Supernova fin launch and has spent months using the fins in warm water and in temperate water off the California coast.

Find out more at www.scubapro.com and www.johnsonoutdoors.com

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SCUBAPRO introduces the Seawing Supernova

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SCUBAPRO introduces the Seawing Supernova, a new diving fin designed to deliver maximum power when you need it.

Winner of the prestigious, internationally recognized Red Dot Award for product design, the Seawing Supernova is a remarkable step up from the Seawing Nova in performance, construction, fit and versatility, with an innovative blade shape that produces much more power, speed and manoeuvrability.

Power is key in a diving fin and the Seawing Supernova delivers. The fin’s proven Pivot Control Technology ensures the blade is pre-set in the 40º to 50º range, which is the optimal angle of attack for the blade and ideal for converting kicks into forward propulsion. This hinge system works in tandem with the blade’s unique flexible Auto-Adjust central panel which fine-tunes the angle of attack by counter-pivoting based on the strength of the kick. This provides a milder angle of attack for comfort when kicking gently, a more aggressive angle of attack when power kicking at full strength, and anything in between.  When it comes to frog and alternate kicks, new twin-tip winglets increase control and markedly improve manoeuvrability.

Made of premium Monprene® for maximum durability, the Seawing Supernova’s innovative two-piece design, with blade and foot pocket molded separately, disassembles easily for travel. Sold as an open heel set with foot pocket and blade pre-assembled, the Seawing Supernova’s open heel foot pocket features an upgraded heavy-duty bungee strap that allows for micro-adjustments to accommodate different boot types, and extended grip pads that provide an improved non-skid grip on wet surfaces.

The two-piece design also makes it possible to replace the standard open heel foot pocket with an optional full foot pocket for barefoot diving. Simply disassemble the fin’s Socket-Lock Connecting System, switch out the open heel foot pocket with a full foot pocket, reassemble and you’re ready to hit the water. The full foot pocket is also made of premium Monprene® and features a re-profiled heel-retention cup to prevent slipping and chafing.

A key fob-style multi-Tool is included for assembly and disassembly of the foot pocket and blade, along with a travel-friendly storage bag.

The new Seawing Supernova is the essential power fin for avid recreational and professional divers seeking maximum performance, speed and control in all diving conditions.

For more information visit the Scubapro website,

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