Over the years, Scubapro have continuously developed their piston 1st stages. This week they announced their new MK21, a compact, balanced 1st stage with a high rate of air flow which they say guarantees smooth and undisturbed breathing, even when diving deep and with low cylinder pressure.
Here are more details on the product taken from the official press release:
The external fins optimise the heat exchange providing the MK21 with an excellent cold water resistance. The MK21 is 16mm smaller as the MK25, but the performance is by no means reduced. Through the intelligent hose layout this impressive 1st stage allows easy identification and perfect positioning.
Thanks to the optional head the MK21 is the ideal 1st stage for technical diving. The regular head can be replaced with a 5 LP-port head for the optimal technical diving hose configuration.
- Compact size (only 76mm)
- Brand new medium piston 1st stage
- Replaceable head for unique hose configuration
- AF System for best cold water performance
- LP and HP hoses smart layout
- Easy maintenance
- Perfect symbiosis between performance and sensitivity
- 2 HP Ports / 4 LP Ports (optional head with additional high flow LP TOP port)
- Unique design
- Streamline shape
- Polished chrome finishing
- New cap matching the style
- Very compact forged body (only 46mm diameter)
- External fins for optimal thermal exchange and anti-freezing resistance
- Re-designed yoke and cap
- Optional replaceable head for optimal positioning with 4 LP routing configurations (0°/30°) – ideal for technical diving
- Standard head with 4 LP hose routing (+/- 20°)
MK21 in Combination with G260
The G260 is a balanced, adjustable 2nd stage featuring metal components for excellent cold water resistance (inlet tube, orifice, inhalation control knob, and hose connector). Its high performance makes it a choice for all demanding divers and it will be the natural choice for G250 fans. The left-right hose attachment option makes it ideally suited for tech diving configurations.
- Metal barrel
- Left-right hose attachment, ideal for technical configurations
- Metal front ring with coarse thread that can be easily screwed on or off
- Larger mouthpiece for a natural breathing comfort
- Streamlined lever
- Large diaphragm for an incredibly low breathing resistance
The new MK21/G260 is now available from all authorised Scubapro dealers.
MK21/G260/R195 Octopus: £545
Shearwater Announce Tern and Tern TX Dive Computers
Shearwater Research Inc. has announced the latest additions to its iconic line of dive computers.
Designed with the sport diver in mind, the new Tern & Tern TX models are powerful, simple, reliable, and the most compact dive computers we have ever brought to market. The range includes the Shearwater Tern and the enhanced Tern TX, which boasts transmitter-enabled diving, capable of connecting with up to four Swift gas pressure transmitters and includes a digital compass for superior underwater navigation.
With a watch-style form factor, the 1.3” diameter AMOLED screen provides crystal-clear visibility in a variety of lighting conditions, making it easier than ever for divers to keep track of their crucial information. The vibrant, best in class high-resolution display offers Shearwater’s renowned user interface that provides divers with at-a-glance access to vital data, ensuring a safer and more enjoyable diving experience.
“Building upon the success of the Peregrine and borrowing features from the Teric, the Tern and Tern TX make a great addition to our product line. The Tern is an affordable option for anyone seeking a compact sport diving computer.” Said Jason Leggatt, CEO of Shearwater Research Inc. “As well, we are excited to bring transmitter-enabled computers to more divers, delivering precision gas pressure information on a brilliant display. The Tern TX is an incredible sport diving computer to those seeking a comfortable, round form. In combination with the Swift Transmitter, the Tern TX offers a world-class transmitter-enabled system at an attractive price”.
Designed and built in Canada, The Tern & Tern TX are depth rated to 120 metres and tested to engineering EN standards for dive computer compliance. Tern and Tern TX support Air, Nitrox, 3 Gas Nitrox, Gauge, and Freedive modes.
Available with all-new Shearwater RemoraTM quick connect bands, divers can easily switch between long and short straps, or the colour strap of their choice.
Tern and Tern TX are priced for exceptional value at $650 USD and $775 USD retail.
Shipping commences January, 2024 and will be available to purchase from authorized Shearwater dealers.
For more information about Tern and Tern TX, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss these Black Friday deals from Oyster Diving Shop
As one of the largest diving retailers in the UK, Oyster Diving Shop stocks most of the major brands including Garmin, Apeks, X-Deep, Suunto, Atomic, Santi and Aqualung to name but a few.
All of their staff are professional divers and are happy to offer free advice on what equipment is best for each customer. If you spend over £100 then you receive FREE postage and you can familiarise yourself with your new gear in one of their six pools (Soho, Rickmansworth, Bloxham, Brighton, Old Windsor and Caterham) at no extra charge!
As well as offering the highest levels of service, they are also very competitively priced and have a range of Black Friday offers.
Here are some of Oyster Diving Shop’s Black Friday highlights:
Apeks Ocea Regulators – trade in your old regulators and get 30% off (ask them about their old school regs if you don’t have an old set to trade in!)
Exclusive to Scubaverse this week – Aqualung i770R with transmitter bundle – 1/3 off, Automatic discount at Checkout!
Aqualung i200 – £100 off!
Aqualung Helix Compact Pro with Octopus and SPG (an amazing travel regulator that is even cold water rated!) RRP. £819 reduced to £595!
Apeks VX1 mask – RRP. £117 reduced to £99.22!
Free undersuit with Avatar 101 Dry Suit worth £215!
Don’t forget Oyster Diving Shop also have gift vouchers if you can’t decide what to get!
If you fancy giving the gift of scuba diving this Christmas then check out their PADI courses, or if you want to escape to the sunshine and blue seas then check out their range of holidays including the amazing Scuba Scene liveaboard.
Shop now at www.oysterdivingshop.com
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