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New from Scubapro: The Equalizer BC

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The Equalizer is an all-purpose front-adjustable BC that delivers lots features and performance for not a lot of money. With the Equalizer you get a comfortable, stable, well-performing BC. Compact and lightweight yet durable, it’s an excellent choice for recreational divers everywhere.

The new front-adjustable Equalizer brings together all the best features you could ever want in a recreational diving BC. It is made of 420 denier PU-coated nylon so it’s lightweight, durable, plus it dries quickly. Its wraparound air bladder places the lift under your arms and around your waist. This creates a comfortable and secure feeling when diving because you’re always well-balanced and able to maintain a comfortable swimming position. Also, when floating on the surface the front adjustable design provides a very relaxing surface floating position.

Stability is excellent thanks to the Equalizer’s full-sized backpack and single tank strap system. The flat-buckle quick-release integrated weight system is super secure. Ballast weights load easily into ditchable pouches that clip into sleeves, keeping weights locked in place. When it comes time to ditch, an easy squeeze-and-pull and weights are released.

The Equalizer’s valve system represents the ultimate in reliability and performance. A notable addition is Scubapro’s new elbow self-locking ring design on the primary left-shoulder valve. This prevents the elbow ring from inadvertently coming loose, resulting in greater convenience when it’s on the store shelf, and greater safety in the water.

Add a cummerbund with a double-pull overstrap for fit and comfort, two big Velcro-closure pockets for stowing extra gear, stainless steel grommets for mounting a knife, four stainless D-ring for carrying accessories, and two octopus pockets for a backup reg, and you have an affordable front-adjustable BC that can’t be beat

The Equalizer is available at authorised Scubapro dealers.

  • Sizes: XS-XL
  • MSRP: 295,00 GBP

Find your nearest authorised Scubapro dealer at www.scubapro.com

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Divesoft divers develop the World’s First Standards for a Bailout CCR Course

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With the announcement of the World’s First Standards for a Bailout Rebreather Diving Course, the Divesoft Team continues to show themselves at the forefront of scuba tech diving gear worldwide. 

To ensure safety during longer dives, divers need to take extra measures and precautions. For instance, in the case of a catastrophic rebreather failure such as a broken scrubber, divers need to use back-up gas and bailout to an open circuit. This is not ideal, however, considering the number of bottles the diver needs to carry for such emergencies. To prevent this, recently, the consensus has been to use a bailout rebreather instead.    

Jakub Šimánek

It’s not an easy feat using a bailout rebreather which is why Liberty Sidemount Instructor, Matthew Jevon, and Divesoft Factory Trainer, Jakub Šimánek, jumped on the opportunity to develop standards for a bailout rebreather diving course and their work was then adopted and used by TDI (Technical Diving International) for the bailout CCR course. Becoming the first bailout CCR instructors was a great achievement for Matt and Jakub and their efforts haven’t ceased. The pair continues to create instructional materials and improve the course to cater towards future students’ needs ensuring it is as useful as possible. The pilot training is currently in progress and will be available soon. 

Matt Jevon

Matt Jevon is an accomplished diver, a Full Expedition Level Trimix and Cave Instructor on OC and CCR, including Divesoft Liberty Sidemount Instructor. Additionally, he has been accredited as an interdisciplinary sports scientist and sports psychologist; you can visit his Facebook page “Psychological Skills for Diving” here. 

Jakub Šimánek is a long-time Divesoft member (since 2012) who works on the development of diving computers and the CCR Liberty rebreather. He trains students from all over the world and in 2015, cooperated on a 4-year-long project with the Police as a diving instructor trainer, establishing the rebreather qualifications of police officers. 

Find out more about Divesoft at www.divesoft.com.

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Typhoon announce beach and boat changing robe

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Typhoon International’s new Pembry Jacket gets you warm and dry on the beach

Typhoon International’s brand new Pembrey Insulated Jacket is a beach and boat changing robe which is a cut above the rest. The Pembrey is a completely new addition to Typhoon’s growing clothing range, which is becoming as popular as its world-renowned wetsuit and drysuit products.

The Pembrey is built in an oversized fit, so that it can be used both as a changing robe, and as a protective jacket for getting warm and dry after coming out of the water.  Its long sleeves and internal insulation layer offer protection from the elements, whilst also being showerproof, windproof and breathable.

In addition to the breathable lining, the inside insulation layer from Sorona® Aura is a sustainably sourced part plant-based fabric which gives a great feel of additional comfort and protection.

The Pembrey is manufactured to Typhoon’s high quality standards, features tapered back hem styling, and a two-way zipper.  There’s plenty of room in the large outer hand pockets and an internal chest pocket.

The Pembrey comes in Typhoon International’s signature classic black with the lining in graphite.  The Pembrey Insulated Jacket is great for hanging out on the beach between swims, kayaking expeditions or for any number of outdoor activities where you need to stay warm and dry.

  • Sizes: S / M / L / XL
  • RRP inc VAT: £89.95

Visit www.typhoon-int.co.uk to see the full range and to find details of your nearest stockist.

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Our special, extended, 14 night charter of MV Carpe Diem in the Maldives will visit some of our favourite sites in the central and near-south atolls. We will be spending 14 nights on-board, specifically because we want to travel and have time to enjoy the sites without rushing too much.

The boat will depart from Male on Saturday 23rd October and guests will disembark on Saturday 06th November. The route will incorporate our favourite manta points, shark diving points and spectacular coral reefs.

 

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