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Introducing the new Mares Magellan travel BCD



New Magellan BCD – The perfect travelling companion for your dives

The new Magellan BCD offers all the features you would look for in a travel BCD. It features cutting-edge technologies that allow this new design to provide the following features:

Lightweight: It weighs a mere 2.1kg (4.6lb) in size S/M and yet still provides 18.5 (41lb) of lift.

High Quality: Compressible and durable material used on shoulders, back and weight pocket areas for greater comfort.

Integrated quick release weight system: The simple and easy to operate integrated weight system uses intuitive release buckles.

Weight Pockets vary in size: Depending on the size of the BCD – smaller sizes allow for two 4kg pockets and large size two 6kg pockets.

Trim Weight: You can also use weight pockets that fit on the tank fastening strap (optional) for better weight distribution.

Pocket: A large folding and self-draining pocket is positioned on the right side.

Aluminium D-Rings: Two 40mm D-Rings situated below the weight pockets and two 25mm D-Rings on the shoulder straps.

Foldable: No rigid backplate.

New concave curvature shoulder straps: These new shoulder straps have an unprecedented ergonomic shape, designed to meet the needs of female divers as well. Ultimately allowing for maximum comfort and freedom of movement.

For more information please visit the Mares website by clicking here.

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Quick Scuba Tips #1: How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving (Watch Video)



How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving. Can’t I just take my new mask diving straight out of the box? Well, actually, no. It needs a little work to make it dive ready.

In this, the first in our new scuba diving quick hints and tips series, I’m going to show you how to prepare a new mask for scuba diving with three quick techniques, all aimed at stopping your scuba mask from fogging.

Yes, this link is an affiliate link. Purchases made through these links may earn me a small commission at no extra charge to you.

Dive safe, dive often!


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Gear Maintenance Episode 4: Backplate and Harness Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)



Welcome to Gear Maintenance! In this episode I’m showing you how to bring an old, tattered backplate and harness back to life and giving you tips on how you can look after your scuba diving gear.

If you want to support Divers Ready! (for free!) support our sponsor for this series of videos: Dive Rite

To enter to win the XT Lite Backplate and Basic Harness from Dive Rite, you need to:

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When a scuba diver switches from a jacket BCD to a Backplate, Harness and Wing system, it can be very hard to switch back! We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

Good luck to everyone! D.S.D.O James

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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