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New Hollis Canister Light Touted as the Last Primary Divers Will Ever Need



Hollis has expanded its line with the dependable LED1200 Canister Light that provides consumers with the ultimate primary light for cave, wreck or ocean dives. The light head is made from the same 6061 T6-grade aluminum used on commercial aircrafts and provides fast dissipation of the LED components. Redundant seals in the light head and battery ensure no flooding will ever occur, and two canister lid options are available for standard or sidemount configuration.

We’ve constructed the LED1200 Canister Light using only the best quality components, and we’re excited for consumers to experience how reliable this primary light is,” said Brand Manger Nick Hollis. “Mark our words, it’s the most dependable primary light Hollis has ever produced.


 Heavy-Duty Light Head

  • Machined aircraft-grade aluminum housing and handle
  • High performance LED OSRAM Emitter with high performance, superior robustness and long lifetime
  • 1200 Lumens output @ 6,000 Kelvin and 6-degree MR11 reflector for a tight beam when signaling
  • Choice of elastic goodman handle (standard) or hard goodman grip (sold as accessory)

Secure Battery Canister

  • Powered by a 5.2aH (57.5wH) Li-Ion battery pack
  • Runtime of 300 minutes and charge time of 3 hours from full discharge
  • Machined solid Delrin canister with external locking Nielsen latches
  • Protective toggle switch with durable rubber boot and redundant sealing
  • Charging ports keeps battery sealed from environment during charging and terminals sealed from water during dives

Convenient Standard / Sidemount Options

  • Choice of either standard or sidemount cable routing
  • Standard top cable length 48”
  • Sidemount cable length 52”
  • Both options compatible with the same battery
  • Purchase a spare light head to switch between either configuration

LED1200 Canister Light comes with a Hollis 3-year warranty that covers materials and manufacturing defects.

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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!

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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