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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Subgear XP10 Dive Computer

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The new XP10 Dive Computer from Subgear is a solid single gas dive computer that is targeted to open water divers as well as nitrox (21-50 percent) divers. XP10 divers get Uwatec’s time-proven ZHL-8 ADT MB algorithm, full watch functions, an effective back light, visual and audible alarms, and a three-colour nitrogen loading bar graph that makes it easy to track tissue loading. A variable ascent monitor lets you control your speed back to the surface, and a timer can be set from one to five minutes to customise safety stops. The XP10’s logbook stores 25 hours of dive time that can be downloaded via an infrared interface. Depth-rated to 120 meters (393 feet), the XP10 is an intuitive all-round computer available as a wrist unit or in two- or three-gauge consoles.

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The new model XP10 offers additional features such as an apnea mode for freedivers, a gauge mode for tech divers and an automatic safety stop prompt. The rust-free stainless steel silver face plate gives the computer an unmistakable sharp new look.

XP10 at-a-glance

– Solid single gas dive with nitrox (21-50 percent).

– The new XP10 features a restyled stainless steel faceplate.

– The new version includes an Apnea Mode for freedivers and a Gauge Mode for tech divers.

– New automatic safety stop prompt.

– Two button controls provide easy access to modes and the set-up of basic parameters without the need of a PC.

– Three-colour nitrogen tissue loading bar graph makes it easy to monitor N2 status.

– CR2450 user-replaceable battery is rated up to two/three years or 200/300 dives, whichever comes first (battery    compartment is independent from the electronics).

– Dive data can be transmitted via an infrared interface (IRDA) with DiveLog software to a Windows® PC.

– Available as a wrist unit or in a console with pressure gauge and compass.

– With every purchase of an XP10 the customer receives two vouchers for a free battery change.

Also available: Subgear’s 3-gas computer XP-3G, with predictive multi-gas and PDIS. The new look stainless steel computer also supports CCR systems.

The new XP10 is now available at authorised Subgear dealers.

XP10 £195

XP10 3-er console £325

XP-3G £295

For more information on Subgear products, visit www.subgear.com.

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Deptherapy returns to its Roots – Part 1

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Over the next seven days, join Richard Cullen from Deptherapy as we publish a Blog about the charity’s recent expedition to Roots Red Sea, El Quseir, Egypt.

Deptherapy made the very brave decision to book an expedition to our home in Egypt as soon as Roots Red Sea received their certificate from the Egyptian Authorities that the camp and dive centre was COVID secure. Roots is one of very few resorts to receive a certificate from the Egyptian Government.

We arrived in Roots the day after they re-opened.

Getting together an expedition was a major task. Very few Approved Medical Examiners’ of Divers or Dive Referees are conducting consultations at the moment. Availability of beneficiaries and the requirement to quarantine on return from Egypt affected the number of beneficiaries available.

There was also a requirement to pass a COVID PCR virus test within 72 hours of travelling.

We had decided on a small expedition and on the day of travel we had six flying to Egypt.  Unfortunately, Chris Middleton had to drop out the day before we travelled after emergency wisdom tooth surgery.

Our group comprised of Richard Cullen, Michael Hawley, Tom Oates, Tom Swarbrick, Keiron Bradbury and Corey Goodson.  Keiron was undertaking his RAID Master Rescue Course and, as it turned out, Corey was undertaking the RAID Open Water 20 course.

A deserted Gatwick Airport at 0900 on 10 October

Our outbound flight was before midday on Saturday 10 October and I must admit we were all shocked at how deserted was.  Checking in with easyJet took minutes and when we boarded the plane, we found it less than half full.

Corey is a paraplegic since a car accident two years ago while he was training prior to joining the Royal Anglian Regiment.  Corey has no sensation below the waist and is unable to use his legs.  The cabin crew on our flight were quite amazed to see the two Toms and Michael lift him from his wheelchair and place him in his seat for the flight.

Mask protocols were strictly observed by the team, the flight was uneventful, and the easyJet Cabin Crew superb. We also took a digital thermometer to check temperatures prior to flying.

Corey having a pre-flight temperature check

Hurghada Airport was very quiet and we moved through Immigration and collected our baggage in very quick time.

Two things to note:  If you are travelling to Hurghada you need to complete a COVID declaration for the Egyptian Authorities. If not, you have to fill out the rather lengthy form when you arrive.  You can undertake a COVID test on arrival at Hurghada Airport but the queues are long.  It costs much less than the tests we had done in the UK – BUT – you are required to be quarantined at your hotel until the test result comes through.  This means two days with no access to resort facilities.  If the test comes back as positive you have at least two weeks being confined to your room.

COVID guidelines

Transport to Roots was, as ever, on hand and we were soon at the camp and being briefed about the COVID arrangements.  A lot of work has been put in place to make Roots COVID compliant – and all at considerable expense.

None of the usual hugs with the Roots team and you have your temperature checked every morning and every time you return from the dive centre.  Your dive kit is sterilised every night ready for the next day’s diving.

Sterilised Dive Kit

We all felt very COVID secure.

Check back for tomorrow’s Blog and our first day diving…


Find out more about the work of Deptherapy and Deptherapy Education at www.deptherapy.co.uk

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And the winner of our TUSA Paragon S Mask competition is…

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We’d like to say a big thank you to all of you who entered our competition to win a TUSA Paragon S Mask from our good friends at CPS Partnership!

As usual, lots of you entered… but there can, of course, be only one winner!

And that winner is…

  • Lee Evans from the UK.

Congratulations Lee – your prize will be on its way to you soon!

Not a winner this time? Don’t worry – there are plenty of other competitions running on Scubaverse.com right now. To see what other awesome prizes you could be in with a chance of winning, click here!

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