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Scubaverse Christmas Gift Guide

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Struggling to find the perfect gift for that special scuba diver in your life? Look no further, Team Scubaverse have searched far and wide to bring you this season’s must have Christmas gifts!

blue-orb-logoBlue Orb Ammonite System Torches

£100 – £200

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Ammonite System torches are revered the world over. Every part of their design is carefully thought through from the tactile feel of the body to the ’no-switch’ functionality of turning each torch on and off.

The heads are finely machined aluminium with a multiple o-ring sealing system and the machined delrin body fits with the smoothest of actions. A simple twist on/twist off action means that, regardless of depth, the action remains consistently smooth and easy to operate.

The Ammonite System handheld torches give outputs ranging from 260 lumens to 1000 lumens and and give the perfect burn time for the function they are designed for, either as a backup torch, primary torch or a handheld travel torch, operating for up to 7 hours without the need to charge or replace the batteries. With a 200m depth rating, the  torches are designed to support the most experienced of divers or allow new divers the opportunity to purchase a piece of equipment that will remain in your dive bag for years to come, regardless of where you decide to take your diving.

The old adage of ‘buy right, buy once’ has never been more appropriate than it is in the case of these high quality torches. Spoil yourself, or someone you love this Christmas and give them something that will last forever.

Email: info@blue-orb.uk

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blue-o-two-logoBlue O Two Gift Voucher

£20, £50, £100 and £250

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This Christmas, why not treat a very lucky someone to a blue o two gift voucher?

Inspire a scuba diving enthusiast to explore beneath the crystal blue surface and dive amongst a variety of marine life worldwide with blue o two! Available to purchase in the following denominations: £20, £50, £100 and £250.

To avoid disappointment and to receive your voucher before Christmas, place your order by emailing divingholidays@blueotwo.com before Friday 16th December 2016.

Blue o two gift vouchers can be redeemed against any direct blue o two booking and on board any of our Egyptian Red Sea vessels. In the event of the value of the voucher exceeding the value of the purchase, you will be credited with the balance to the nearest £10. Any balance less than £10 will be forfeited.

Email: divingholidays@blueotwo.com

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exposure-logoExposure Marine: Exposure Capture

£119.95

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The Perfect Christmas if you film on the go on terra firma or underwater.

The Capture is the World’s first LED light to integrate the amazing properties of Graphene, an ultra-light, immensely strong material, which enables the traditional aluminium housing to be replaced with the lighter moulded compound. The Capture weighs just 69 grams including the battery whilst blasting a powerful 600 lumens for 35 minutes on max output.

Designed to mount perfectly beside a GoPro, with a light weight, high strength Aluminium bracket, you can continue to use your GoPro at night with barely any increase in size or weight. By utilising the Hero 4 batteries, the Capture can continue running indefinitely alongside your filming.

The Captures versatility is enhanced user adjustable wide and spot beams suitable for all filming and extreme sports. Simply clip on and click through the lighting modes.

Email: info@expmarine.co.uk

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divesangha-logoDivesangha 

Calypso Sun & Water Rash Guard, Men’s & Women’s

£48.00

Calypso Water Shorts, Men’s & Women’s

£40.00 (M) £27.00 (W) 

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Divesangha decided to re-invent the classic rash guard, now featuring the most eco-friendly swimwear material made out of ECONYL®, 100% regenerated nylon yarn.

It’s soft and stretchy, tested for sea and pool water, with 50+ UV protection, quick dry and equipped with the original HungDry hanging system.

The ECONYL® nylon yarn comes from recycled fishing nets and other waste products, making the perfect choice for ocean lovers. This rash guard is easy to get in and get out of thanks to a full length zip, it features thumb holes built into the cuffs to protect your hands and a hood to protect your neck and head/hair.

Wear it in and out of the water, on its own or under your wetsuit, whenever you need protection. Wear it with Divesangha’s Calypso Water shorts to create an ideal combination for all water sports.

https://divesangha.com/collections/men-divewear/products/calypso-rash-guard-m
https://divesangha.com/collections/women-divewear/products/calypso-rash-guard-w

Email: contact@divesangha.com

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enjay-logoEnjay Marine Logbook

£6.95 and £13.95

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Enjay Marine Blue Logbooks are back again – and Better than Before…

Thanks to our thousands of diving supporters over the years – with an apology for recent shortages of our 200-page Logbooks.

We now have a new printing company, we’ve revised (slightly), your favourite logbook layout and – most importantly – we now sell direct to divers, online.

We were proud to receive an overwhelmingly positive response at our return to the NEC and look forward to seeing old and new customers at LIDS 2017.

For those of you who prefer the standard 3-ring Binder format, we still have our 100-page, 3-hole punched, A5 Page-Packs, at only £6.95 Inc. p&p.

Our popular 200-page Softback Diving Logbooks make Perfect Presents for the diver in Your life – at only £13.95 including p&p…

…And for divers hoping to see our Hardback Logbooks on sale again, we plan to print these in 2017 – if we can keep the price under £20…

For more news and Online Purchases, go to www.enjaymarine.com

Email: sales@enjaymarine.com

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othree-logoO’Three Hoodie

£44.95

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Great for keeping warm on the boat or down the pub our stylish heavyweight hoodie is the perfect addition to your kit. Would make a great present for that Diver in your life, even if that Diver is you.

Grey or Navy Blue.
Drysuit design rear screen print with quality embroidered O’Three logo on chest.
80% ringspun combed cotton/20% polyester.

– Drop shoulder style.
– Soft cotton faced fabric.
– Double fabric hood with heather grey waffle fabric inner.
– Chunky white flat lace drawcord.
– Side pocket with small hidden opening for ear phone cord feed.
– Hidden ear phone loops.
– Deep ribbed cuffs and hem.
– Overlock stitching detail.

Email: info@othree.co.uk

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othree-logoO’Three Beanie

£12.95

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Keep in the heat with style. Ideal to wear on the boat before and after your dive, stylish enough to keep your head warm anytime.

– Quality embroidered O’Three Logo in Orange and White
– Mottled Grey colour
– One size fits all
– 100% Acrylic

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER

Buy an O’Three Hoodie and get this this Beanie for FREE

Thinking about a fun Christmas present for that Diver in your life or just fancy some warm gear that tells everyone you’ve ‘Come in from the Cold’.

We have you covered with our great new O’Three Hoodies, and as a special Christmas treat we are giving you one of our cosy Beanies for FREE with every Hoodie order before the end of December this year.

Just add a Hoodie to your basket in our online shop and use the coupon code FREEHAT when you checkout – we will automatically add your FREE O’Three Beanie.

Email: info@othree.co.uk

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truli-logoTruli Wetsuits

299 CAD (Approx £177.00)

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Treat yourself or your favourite female dive buddy on Christmas to this Truli special 3.5mm sleeveless wetsuit shorty that is lined with fleece to keep your core warm.  

The Truli-Mi wetsuit, designed for scuba diving, is built to endure salt water, wind, and even chlorine with high quality craftmanship featuring blindstitched waterproof seams, slight v-neck and front zipper.  The super stretchy Ultraspan neoprene forms to your figure the more you wear it and the Glideskin over the chest and back protect you from the elements on your surface interval.  At about a kilogram this is an easy addition to your dive kit.

Never before has a wetsuit been more true to the divers who wear them.  Truli. Sexy. You.  Truli Wetsuits for women.
Available in Pot of Gold Yellow, Fireball Orange, and Into the Blue Blue XS, S, M, L, XL

Keep your eyes out for the Truli-Mi in Pashy Passion Pink and the Truli-Capri in Harmony as well as size XXL in Spring 2017.

299 CAD (currency converter available at www.TruliWetsuits.com)

Email: info@truliwetsuits.com

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exposure-logoExposure Marine: Exposure XS100

£64.95

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The XS100 is a great little stocking filler, blasting out 150 lumens from a compact aluminium body. 

Designed with tough features for easy grip when wet and engineered to survive in the toughest environments on land, water or below the water.

The XS100 is easy to transport so you can ensure it goes with you everywhere from your key ring to your next cave dive. Compatible with mounts for easy attachment onto wrist, existing lights, BCD or mask. You can also add it to head band to make a powerful light weight head torch, suitable for off road running.

Supplied with a USB charger and 2 x rechargeable batteries means no more running costs or being left with no battery after 1 dive.

Email: info@expmarine.co.uk

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Have a very Merry Christmas everybody!

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Jeff chats to… Underwater Photographer Ellen Cuylaerts (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Ellen Cuylaerts about her diving and underwater photographic career.

As an underwater and wildlife photographer, Fellow of The Explorers Club and having a front seat in exploration being part of the Flag and Honours Committee, Ellen is also a Member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame. She travels the world and tries to make the most of every destination and the path that leads her there. Ellen acts as an ocean citizen and believes as divers we should all be ocean ambassadors and lead by example. She is now based in the UK after many years in Grand Cayman.

Find out more about Ellen and her work at www.ellencuylaerts.com


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

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Huge thresher shark is the latest of six murals to be painted around the Solent this summer

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The murals celebrate the Solent’s extraordinary marine life – marking National Marine Week.

Secrets of the Solent have commissioned street artist ATM to paint a series of marine-themed artworks at various locations around the Solent this summer. The latest mural to be finished shows a thresher shark on the Langstone Harbour Office. Langstone Harbour is an important area for wildlife as well as a bustling seaside destination for sailing and water sports.

Artist ATM, who is painting all six murals, is well-known for his iconic wildlife street art. This, his second artwork of the series, took three days to paint freehand, from a scaffolding platform. The thresher shark was chosen out of six marine species to be the subject of the artwork by the local community, who were asked to vote via an online form or in person on the Hayling Ferry.

Secrets of the Solent hope the mural will become a landmark in Langstone Harbour and inspire visitors to learn more about this enigmatic oceanic shark. The project, which is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, works to celebrate and raise awareness of Solent’s diverse marine environment.

Aiming to highlight the exotic and unusual creatures found close to our coasts, artist ATM says: “I really enjoyed painting the thresher shark because it’s such an amazing looking animal, with a tail as long as its body. I hope when people see the murals, they will become more aware of what lives under the waves and the importance of protecting the vital habitats within the Solent.”

Dr Tim Ferrero, Senior Marine Biologist at Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust says: “The thresher shark is a wonderful animal that visits our waters every summer. It comes to an area to the east of the Isle of Wight, and this appears to be where the sharks breed and have their young. Not many people know that we have thresher sharks in our region, and so having our mural here on the side of the Langstone Harbour Office building is a fantastic way of raising awareness of this mysterious ocean wanderer. I really hope that people will come away with the knowledge that the Solent, our harbours and our seas are incredibly important for wildlife.”

Rachel Bryan, Project Manager for Secrets of the Solent at Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust comments: “We are really excited to have street artist ATM painting a thresher shark on the side of the Langstone Harbour Office building. We chose this building because of its prominent location right on the entrance to Langstone Harbour so that anyone who’s visiting, whether that’s walkers, cyclists or people coming in and out of the harbour on their jet-skis or sailing boats, will all be able to see our thresher shark. People on the Portsmouth side of the harbour will also be able to see the mural from across the water.”

The thresher shark is a mysterious predator which spends most of its time in oceanic waters. It uses its huge whip-like tail as an incredibly effective tool for hunting its prey. Herding small fish into tight shoals, the shark will lash at them with its tail, stunning several in one hit and making them easier to catch.

Secrets of the Solent hope to work with the species this summer to discover more about its behaviour.

Dr Tim Ferrero explains: “Nobody really knows where thresher sharks go in the ocean. Later this summer we are hoping that we are going to be able to attach a satellite tag to a thresher shark and monitor its progress for an entire year. This will provide really important information that will help us learn so much more about the shark’s annual life cycle.”

The new thresher shark mural is a fantastic start to National Marine Week (24th July – 8th August), which celebrates the unique marine wildlife and habitats we have here in the UK. Over the two weeks, Wildlife Trusts around the country will be running a series of exciting events to celebrate the marine environment. We really hope people will be inspired by our murals and want to learn more about each chosen species.

Events in the Solent include the launch of a new Solent marine film on the 29th July, installation of a new Seabin on the 4th August to reduce marine litter, and citizen science surveys throughout summer.

For more information click here.

Header image: Bret Charman

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