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Scubaverse 2021 Christmas Gift Guide – Day 3 of 5

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Struggling to find the perfect gift for that special scuba diver in your life? Read on for Team Scubaverse’s pick of this season’s must-have Christmas gifts. 
Every day this week, we are publishing a special Christmas Gift Guide full of different gift ideas that are all ideal for divers, so you’re sure to find something that’s perfect. Take a look at today’s selection below…

Dived Up Publications – Action Camera Underwater Video Basics: The Essential Guide to Making Underwater Films by Jeff Goodman

Tel: +44 (0)1865 424702
Email: info@divedup.com
Web: www.divedup.com/shop/action-camera-underwater-video-basics-the-essential-guide-to-making-underwater-films

Action Camera Underwater Video Basics shows how to capture fantastic video and turn it into engaging sequences.

The book focusses on small action cameras – the format which includes devices made by GoPro, SeaLife and Paralenz – all of which have more depth to them than one might first imagine. Award-winning underwater cameraman Jeff Goodman shows how versatile they can be and how to get the best out of them.

Every one of the 200+ images in the book was shot with an action camera.

The book looks at important camera features and cuts through the dizzying array of equipment choices. Homing in on what is useful for underwater videoing, Jeff then provides the vital background knowledge key to achieving great results, time after time, whatever device you use:

  • How to avoid the typical mistakes made by many budding underwater filmmakers.
  • Capture better shots and turn them into engaging sequences.
  • An introduction to the editing process – simple techniques to make the best videos.

Jeff also explains how to use action cameras to take better underwater stills, both in the water and later from the video which has been shot.

A lifetime of essential underwater video know-how in one handy book.

Tel: +44 (0)1865 424702 | Email:  info@divedup.com | Web: www.DivedUp.com


The Fin Arts: Black Marble Shark Sculpture

Email: tim@thefinarts.com
Web: www.etsy.com/shop/TheFinarts

The Fin Arts combines Art with marine conservation. Every single shark sculpture is hand-painted and a true eye-catcher.

With the proceeds of each sale, they support shark and marine conservation projects to raise awareness and change the narrative around these astonishing yet misunderstood creatures.

The 30cm Black Marble shark is inspired by the mysteries of space and how it remains one of the most undiscovered areas known to mankind comparable to the mystical aura surrounding every Shark.

The Shark sculpture is the perfect in-house decoration and a lovely present for any scuba diving or surf enthusiast!

Email: tim@thefinarts.com | Web: www.thefinarts.com


Oyster Diving Gift Vouchers for Holidays, Dive Gear and PADI Courses

Tel: +44 (0)800 699 0243
Email: info@oysterdiving.com
Web: www.oysterdiving.com

A PEARL OF A CHRISTMAS IDEA

Oyster Diving are the UK’s premier PADI Scuba Diving and Travel Centre and have built an uncompromising reputation over the past 16 years. Why not treat a loved one to one of their gift vouchers to make this Christmas one that will bring happy memories for a lifetime?

Oyster Diving Gift Vouchers can be used against holidays, courses and equipment, meaning you loved ones can use it for whatever they really want.

Diving Holidays

With resort based and liveaboard holidays around the world from the not so expensive to the best diving locations in the world, your voucher can be used for full or part payment to their dream destination.

Diving Courses

Whether they are new or a seasoned diver, Oyster Diving are a PADI dive centre that offer courses from beginner to pro. What about teaching them to drive an underwater scooter, become a PADI Divemaster or even refreshing their skills to keep them safe?

Dive Gear

Oyster Diving stock premium and famous dive brands including Apeks, Aqua Lung, Suunto, Fourth Element, X-Deep, TUSA, Waterproof, Shearwater and Shark Skin.

So get them what they really want and let them SEA THE WORLD!

Tel: +44 (0)800 699 0243 | Email: info@oysterdiving.com | Web: www.oysterdiving.com


3D GearMarker Waterproof Paint

Tel: +44 (0)116 238 8255
Email: sales@miflexhoses.co.uk
Web: www.miflexhoseshop.co.uk/acatalog/GearMarker.html

3D-GearMarker is a 3d paint that is flexible once dry.

It is ideal for marking and personalizing items such as wetsuits, weight belts, bags, clothing, and other fabric-based products. It can also be used for slick, smooth surfaces like masks and fins.

GearMarker is Non-Toxic, completely waterproof and stands proud on any surface. It is very hard to pick and leaves a residue making it ideal to deter theft. It sticks to Fabric, Leather, Glass, Metal, Plastic, Silicone, Cordura, in fact just about anything.

Available in a wide range of colours, including Glow-in-the-Dark colours.

Available online or from your local dive store.

Tel: +44 (0)116 238 8255 | Email: sales@miflexhoses.co.uk | Web: www.miflexhoseshop.co.uk


Bigblue VL4200

Tel: +44 (0)7585 935522
Email: info@liquidsports.co.uk
Web: www.liquidsports.co.uk

This video light delivers 4200 lumens of light powered by  Li-ion rechargeable battery. There are 3 levels of brightness with burn times between 1.5-6 hours. It has a built in red light giving 200lm. Battery charge level is indicated via coloured lights around the on/off button.The beam angle is 120°. The anodised aluminium alloy housing sealed by double ‘O’ rings with a max operating depth of 100m.

Includes 1’ ball adaptor, soft goodmans glove, charging cradle, battery, lanyard and dry bag.

Tel: +44 (0)7585 935522 | Email: info@liquidsports.co.uk | Web: www.liquidsports.co.uk


Sharkskin Chillproof Beanie

Tel: +44 (0)7585 935522
Email: info@liquidsports.co.uk
Web: www.liquidsports.co.uk

More than 25% of body heat is lost through the head and extremities of the body. The Sharkskin Chillproof beanie uses Chillproof material over 90% of the head area to keep you warm and provide protection from windchill for paddling and board watersports, and power watersports like jetski and boating, and wind watersports like sailing. Includes a comfortable ‘micro fleece’ band for superb fit over your ears and to allow for hearing.

Tel: +44 (0)7585 935522 | Email: info@liquidsports.co.uk | Web: www.liquidsports.co.uk


Analox O2EII Nitrox Analyser

Tel: +44 (0)333 444 0104
Email: info@nautilus.uk
Web: www.nautilus.uk/findaretailer

To allow you to correctly plan the depth, time and decompression stages for a safe and fun dive you need to know the oxygen (O2) content in your nitrox mix.

The O2EII Pro is a quick and reliable nitrox analyser, helping you to take the plunge with confidence.

The O2EII Pro is a small, lightweight and rugged oxygen (O2) analyser. Designed to check the quality of your scuba diving gas mix, the O2EII Pro can be used directly at the tank or through a BCD adaptor while in harness (BDC adaptor is not included).

This highly accurate analyser comes with a three year graded sensor warranty and an expected sensor life of four to five years in air.

  • Fitted with a hose barb allowing the O2EII Pro to be used while checking air quality at the tank or while connected to the first stage regulator.
  • Provided with a temperature compensation chart, allowing the O2EII Pro to be calibrated correctly depending upon temperature and humidity.
  • Quick and simple to use, the O2EII Pro is a tried and tested oxygen analyser.

Tel: +44 (0)333 444 0104 | Email: info@nautilus.uk | Web: www.nautilus.uk


Fantasea FG9x Housing

Tel: +44 (0)333 444 0104
Email: info@nautilus.uk
Web: www.nautilus.uk/findaretailer

The FG9X Housing was specially created for the Canon PowerShot G9X & G9xII digital cameras. The FG9X Housing is manufactured to the highest professional standards of function, style and durability. It is depth rated to 60m/200 feet, provides full access to all camera buttons with clearly labelled controls and access to essential contact points on the camera touch screen. The Fantasea FG9X is the ultimate waterproof home for the Canon PowerShot G9x & G9xII.

Features & Specifications:

  • Depth rated to 60m/200 feet
  • Made from durable injection molded Polycarbonate
  • New touch screen technology
  • Full access to all camera buttons with clearly labeled controls
  • Access to essential contact points on the camera touch screen
  • Shock resistant
  • Double O-ring main seal
  • Special cold-shoe mount for lighting accessories
  • Removable double fiber optic cable connection plate
  • Removable flash diffuser
  • Removable anti-glare hood for the LCD screen
  • Easy and secure installation of camera
  • Moisture Detector and Alarm
  • Lens Port Cover
  • Hand Strap
  • Lens port features a 67mm thread
  • Compatible with a wide range of underwater photo accessories
  • Weight (without camera on land): 619g
  • Weight of housing with camera underwater (salt water): 74g
  • Dimensions (without accessories): 15.7 x 11.6 x 10.3 cm 6.18 x 4.57 x 4.1 inch (W x D x H)
  • Manufacturer۪s warranty included

Tel: +44 (0)333 444 0104 | Email: info@nautilus.uk | Web: www.nautilus.uk/brand/fantasea/


Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for more great gift ideas!

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Northern Diver announce new SV Dive Hoods

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Manufactured from supple, 5mm superstretch neoprene, and complete with a plush internal lining, this hood fits like a comfortable second skin. This is further enhanced by the Black Skin neoprene face seals on the inside and outside of the hood, designed to effectively hug the contours of the face, providing exceptional sealing properties.

Performance, fit and comfort are also improved thanks to the one-way Supervent valve, located at the top of the hood. This innovative vent removes trapped air from within the hood, increasing comfort and ensuring a perfect fit throughout the dive.

The effective fit and construction of the hood ensures exceptional thermal protection, however, this is further improved by a unique Ti-Ax® coating applied to the hood for superior heat retention. Likewise, it also features an external MA heavy duty coating, for increased durability and longevity.

FEATURES

  • Improved design
  • 5mm superstretch neoprene
  • Skin neoprene outer face seal
  • Skin neoprene inner face seal
  • Plush internal lining (red)
  • Supervent at top of hood
  • Unique Ti-Ax® Coating
  • External MA Heavy Duty Coating
  • x2 bartacks on chin seam
  • Northern Diver reflective logo
  • Overprint design on side panels

Available in a range of sizes from S to XXL with either a skin outer face seal or lined outer face seal.

For more information head to the Northern Diver website.

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Jeff chats to… Brent Durand, Brand Evangelist at Scubapro, about the new Seawing Supernova Fins (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Brent Durand, Brand Evangelist at Scubapro.

Brent has been diving for 25 years and has worked in the industry since 2013. Brent is the featured ambassador for Scubapro’s Seawing Supernova fin launch and has spent months using the fins in warm water and in temperate water off the California coast.

Find out more at www.scubapro.com and www.johnsonoutdoors.com

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