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Introducing the Liberty Light: The CCR Liberty’s lighter and more manoeuvrable counterpart

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Divesoft, the Czech diving company, has become a household name for its CCR Liberty rebreather. But what about divers who are looking for a lighter, more compact experience? Their latest lightweight creation, the Liberty Light, has got divers talking. It’s new to the market and brings an array of exciting features and accessories.

Introducing the Liberty Light

The new Liberty Light rebreather is Divesoft’s fresh take on an old classic. They took everything great about the CCR Liberty and turned it into a lightweight machine weighing a miraculous 10kg (22 lb) less than its predecessor! Any diver worth their salt knows that less weight means more maneuverability and longevity in the water, and not to mention the transportation benefits; the dry Liberty Light, with 2 L steel cylinders, comes in at only 22.30 kg (49.10 lb)!

Let’s talk about features. The Liberty Light is made from quality robust materials including carbon plating. A bungee attachment, allowing for side mounting bailout cylinders for proper streamlining, is also part of the package, as are detachable counterlungs. Undoubtedly, comfort is also very important so the Liberty Light comes equipped with a harness and soft components which provide greater comfort when diving with minimal-exposure protection.

Tried and Tested by Professional Divers

A few celebrated divers have already had the opportunity to test out the Liberty Light. Their reactions were unanimous. Beatrice Rivoira stated, to no surprise, that the new unit is “super light” as well as “easy to assemble and travel with”. She was also relieved that the rebreather offers “complete freedom for the movement of your head” and appreciated that the weight system works smoothly and it didn’t bother her back. And, on top of it all, “it looks really cool!” she added.

Nadir Quarta, who has achieved around 30 dives and accomplished up to 72 meters with the lighter Liberty, agreed with Beatrice. “Yes, absolutely, the Liberty Light is much smaller and lighter. It’s very easy to fit in a small bag or your luggage. The lower position of the unit allows for better mobility of the diver’s head which is beneficial for shorter divers as well. It also offers more flexibility with the tank choice since the first stages are not locked. And, with the possibility of mounting bigger tanks, it’s a great unit for deep dives too!”

Edoardo Pavia has reached a depth of 45 meters with the Liberty Light thus far; though he says depth doesn’t seem to be a factor of comfort with this new unit. Edoardo was positively surprised by the friendly setup of the rig; and that, along with its lighter weight, makes it a win-win product in his opinion. Also, despite the simple configuration and lighter weight of the unit, it’s just as comfortable as diving with the original CCR Liberty. He also found it unique that the sidemount bungees allow divers to set their bailout in a sidemount position or standard configuration.

The final verdict

For divers seeking an upgrade in their equipment in terms of a lighter, more compact unit, the Liberty Light is definitely worth trying out. With an impressive list of key features like enhanced maneuverability, ease of transport, stylish design, and built-in Divesoft technology, it’s bound to turn heads in and out of the water. Not to mention, it’s been tried and tested by noteworthy divers who’ve confirmed the new Divesoft Liberty Light to be an investment with big, and deep, returns!

For more information visit the Divesoft website by clicking here.

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Introducing the new TUSA Zensee Frameless Diving Mask

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Introducing a revolutionary vision in mask design and construction, the TUSA Zensee and Zensee Pro. Providing an expanded and exceptional crystal-clear field of vision, Zensee is more compact in size, lighter in weight and incredibly comfortable.

Features

  • 3D SYNQ – A unique Fitting Ring built into the Mask Skirt providing an ideal fit for all face shapes.
  • Swift Buckle 3D – A new low-profile buckle and mask strap for smooth effortless adjustments.
  • Freedom Technology/Freedom Dry – Enhances comfort and fit by utilizing a revolutionary low friction skirt surface.
  • 3D Mask Strap – TUSA’s unique 3D design contours to the shape of your head.
  • Round Edge Skirt – Round edge skirt improves both seal and comfort of the mask.
  • Panoramic View – Mask providing an extra wide field of view.

Technology

3D SYNQ: TUSA has developed a unique Fitting Ring that has been built into the Mask Skirt. This technology enables the Mask Skirt to mold to all face shapes providing the ideal fit, seal and underwater experience.

SWIFT BUCKLE 3D: TUSA has designed the perfect buckle and mask strap. The NEW low profile buckle is slim and light weight. The easy adjustment buckle and strap is silent and effortless when making adjustments.

FREEDOM TECHNOLOGY: Freedom Technology is a set of technologies to enhance fit and performance exclusive to TUSA. Freedom model masks feature a dimpled skirt surface with varied silicone thicknesses and stability ridges in addition to a proprietary low-friction skirt surface on the fitting line.

3D MASK STRAP: TUSA’s patented 3D Strap is a true three-dimensional design that snugly fits against the head’s natural curvature. The 3D strap offers unprecedented comfort and fit, unlike standard flat mask straps.

PANORAMIC VIEW: Panoramic View masks feature a variety of designs offering an incredibly wide field-of-view. Several designs incorporate minimum frame volumes, domed side-windows, reduced frame structures as well as three and four window styles for maximum vision.

ROUND EDGE SKIRT: TUSA’s Round Edge Skirt features a proprietary round edge cross-sectionally shaped skirt. This rounded edge results in a soft fit that suppresses pressure and reduces creasing left on the face. The “planar fit, instead of linear fit” silicone skirt maintains great fit and unprecedented comfort.

For more information click here.

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Fourth Element announce new mask and snorkel range

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Introducing two latest additions to the Fourth Element Mask Collection for 2022. From guaranteed fit to ultimate comfort at depth, there is a mask for every diver. However you dive, you’re sure to find a mask that ticks all the boxes.

Aquanaut Freediving Mask – Maximize your vision

The Aquanaut freediving mask features a new design of silicone skirt which has been developed to fit as many face shapes as possible from a single design.

The low volume freediving mask, whilst compact in size, offers a surprisingly wide field of view, making this not just great for freediving, but a very capable all-purpose mask and a perfect second mask for tech divers. Choose from two different lens types.

Bastien Soleil – Freediving Instructor “This is such a great product, the most comfortable mask I’ve ever worn.”

Navigator Tech Mask – Comfort at Depth

The Navigator mask is designed for ultimate comfort at depth for every technical diver.

With an excellent field of vision, the Navigator’s framed twin lens makes it perfect for any dive, with optimisation depending on your dive experience. Choose from two different lens types, Clarity and Enhance.

Garry Dallas – Cave / Trimix Instructor –  “The Navigator mask from Fourth Element is the best mask I’ve ever dived. Masks are the most personal piece of equipment a diver can have. I have struggled for over 23 years to find a mask that won’t leak, feels good and doesn’t scare others. Thank you Fourth Element“.

Zero Plastic Packaging

Every fourth element mask is supplied in a zero plastic mask case that fits perfectly into the foot pocket of a fin. This continues fourth element’s mission to reduce plastic in their products and packaging.

Snorkels for Every Adventure

To accompany a full collection of masks, fourth element are also launching snorkels tailored to every dive.

For more information visit the Fourth Element website.

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