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Northern Diver’s Storm Semi-Dry Wetsuit gets an updated look

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The Storm Semi-Dry Wetsuit from Northern Diver has been around for decades and is the perfect choice for new or expert divers, casual or professional divers, first-time wetsuit buyers as well as seasoned, experienced watersports enthusiasts.

Suitable for use in cool waters, the Storm’s anatomical pattern is crafted for optimum comfort, and the seals at the wrists and ankles feature Northern Diver’s widely acclaimed smooth skin, which has a great feel and helps stop water flush.

Developed over time to be constructed from a softer and more flexible neoprene which makes it easy to put on and take off, the water suit maximizes the range of motion and improves overall comfort. The front entry vertical-cut YKK plastic zip increases long-term durability and ease of use.

Abrasion-resistant subtle overprinting on shoulders protects against shifting gear such as BCDs from slipping off the shoulder, printed protection on the cuffs helps with grip to keep any dive wrist gauges and computers in place. Strong pad elbow, knee and seat areas are built into the pattern of the wetsuit giving even more abrasion resistance in the highest wear areas.

The Storm steamer wetsuit is predominantly 6mm thick in the vital areas of the body, with a 4mm thickness in areas requiring extra flexibility and movement. Ribbed neoprene features at the back of the elbows and knees for further comfort and flexibility when in action.

Constructed from high quality superstretch neoprene with reinforced blind stitching in critical stress points, these wetsuits are designed for durability and flexibility whether you’re on or in the water. The perfect balance between function and aesthetic appeal, this steamer wetsuit has long arms and long legs making it most effective at maintaining warmth.

For more information about Northern Diver products visit their website by clicking here.

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Jeff chats to… Sean Webb, Director of O’Three, about diving in the UK and the O’Three brand

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Sean Webb, Director of O’Three, the well-known UK-based manufacturer of custom drysuits and wetsuits.

After a bath time quarrel with his sister, Sean’s Mum taught him a lesson.

She held his head underwater for what she thought was long enough for that lesson to sink in (We are talking the mid 60’s here), but the lesson learned wasn’t the one that was intended. It was then that Sean realized he was comfortable, in or under the water. He was six.

The coasts of Devon and Dorset became his playground. 17 years later, with a trip around the world and some incredible diving under his belt, Sean Webb founded O’Three.

Now in its 32nd  year, O’Three has evolved from a business with roots that are unashamedly rooted in UK diving, to a niche brand being enjoyed all over the world by discerning recreational, technical and commercial divers alike.

Find out more at www.othree.co.uk


Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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Fourth Element release new freediving suit

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For 20 years fourth element have been pioneers of underwater thermal protection, experience they now bring to freediving.

Designed for recreational freediving, their new RF collection uses a optimum combination of Glideskin, Smoothskin and lined neoprene to maximise your freedom in the water, allowing you to focus on your breath, visualise and reach your limit.

The 3/2mm RF1 suit is easy to don, yet effectively sealed by Smoothskin seals at the wrists, ankles and neck. A ‘black-out’ zipper and robust inner linings ensure that this suit is more versatile than open cell suits, but water ingress is minimised keeping you warmer for longer.

Glideskin panels over the shoulders and along the legs give excellent stretch, improving fit and hydrodynamics, while subtle knee protection and more durable linings elsewhere ensure that this suit is practical for freediving in many environments.

The RF1 suit can be combined with the new RF vest to enhance thermal protection. This creates 6mm on the critical torso area and 3mm protection for the head, keeping suit flush to a minimum without adding restrictive bulk.

Discover the Recreational Freediving collection HERE

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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