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Introducing the Oceans S1 Supersonic

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Oceans aims to revolutionize dive computers with the S1 Supersonic.

Their computer has one feature in particular that they believe sets it apart from others – buddy communication.

The Oceans S1 Supersonic dive computer uses soundless ultrasonic waves to allow divers to summon their buddies, dive master or instructor. When activated, the S1 sends a ping message to each paired dive computer, and shows a notification on the display with the name of the diver needing attention.

Buddy communication

  • Using soundless ultrasonic waves, the S1 allows you to summon your buddy, dive master or instructor with just a tap of a button.
  • Ping – the S1 sends a ping message to each paired dive computer, showing a notification on the display with the name of the diver looking for attention. Now, you will never again miss your buddy’s shark spottings.
  • Safety – in the same way, the S1 will act as virtual lifeline to your buddy, in cases when you need immediate attention.

All-wireless design

  • The Oceans S1 Supersonic has an all-wireless design, no cables needed.
  • Syncing – the S1 connects via Bluetooth to the Oceans app to automatically import dives into your digital logbook. In the app, you can add location, observations, gear and photos, and share it with the global community.
  • Charging – when your battery is running low, the S1 charges wirelessly using any Qi standard charger.

Hi-tech features

The S1 comes loaded with tech that will make a diver’s life easier underwater.

  • Compass – Navigate like a pro with the built-in digital 3-axis compass and gyro.
  • Haptic feedback – No more annoying your buddies and wildlife with constant beeping, the silent haptic feedback notifies you with vibrations when needed.
  • Hi-res color – The S1 features a retina class LED color display for a clearer view of your diving adventures.

Oceans is ready to go into final design and production. The last step is to put the device into production and finish software development for integration into the Oceans app, and to reach that goal, Oceans has launched a Kickstarter campaign.

For more information visit the Oceans website by clicking here.

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SIZE MATTERS – Fourth Element make it personal

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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 https://life.fourthelement.com/size-matters/

For more information contact info@fourthelement.com

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

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

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

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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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Good luck to everyone!

D.S.D.O

James


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