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Steel Comp: The Freediving Mask that fits




The innovative Steel Comp from Subgear is the ultimate freediving mask. The unique frameless double-lens design concept allows the mask to compress as the water pressure increases. With the lowest internal volume possible, the amount of air the freediver requires to equalise is reduced; something that freedivers will really appreciate.

Steel CompSteel CompThe breakthrough frameless double-lens Steel Comp has the lowest possible internal volume, therefore equalising is only necessary later than usual. In addition, the increasing water pressure compresses the mask so equalisation is not so frequently required. As the water pressure increases, the bridge between the lenses bends slightly and gradually squeezes the mask tighter to the face. The only noticeable indication of this is a short change in vision as the eyes need a split second to adjust. This is the biggest advantage over round glass masks to freedivers, as the vision is always distorted with round mask glasses – but with the Steel Comp the eyes are able to adjust, offering freedivers normal vision. However, it is not recommended that the mask is used for scuba diving as wearing the mask for long periods can lead to a feeling of numbness.

“When taking photos and videos it is always very important to me to have both hands free. With the new freediving masks from SUBGEAR I can just attach a nose clip to the mask and still have no problems to equalise at 25m depth. Due to the flexibility of the mask the need to equalise is hardly there.”

Benjamin Bartoli, underwater photographer & board member AIDA Germany

The flat, ultra-clear, scratch resistant glass guarantees undistorted vision with real underwater colours. The frameless design together with the soft skirt offers a universal fit and a sleek appearance. The pivoting buckles and the adjustable flexible band ensure that the mask sits perfectly where it should.


Steel CompSteel CompThe single-lens mask has the same features and a very low internal volume like the Steel Comp but without the ability to compress at greater depths as there is no bridge piece across the nose. The advantage is however, that the Steel Pro can also be used for scuba diving.

Steel-Pro-Black (2)The Steel Comp and the Steel Pro are available in black, white and clear from your local authorised Subgear dealer. The masks are delivered complete with protective box. RRP £37.

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Marine Life & Conservation

Jeff chats to… Veronica Cowley, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)



In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Veronica Cowley, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition. The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Veronica’s film – Worse things Happen at Sea – can be seen here:

Sixth and final in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.

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Peli proud to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution



We know Peli from its popular camera cases, but from discovery to distribution, Peli’s temperature-controlled packaging is now delivering COVID-19 vaccines all over Europe and the Middle East

With the pandemic recovery just underway, COVID-19 vaccines and therapies are rapidly becoming available for use and they must be safely distributed worldwide, within their required temperature range. Peli’s BioThermal™ division is providing temperature-controlled packaging to meet this critical moment, protecting these crucial payloads.

Peli’s innovative cold chain packaging has been trusted for nearly 20 years by pharmaceutical manufacturers to safely ship their life-saving products around the world. To meet the current challenge, they have adapted their existing products to provide deep frozen temperatures when required for the newly developed life sciences materials. Current and new offerings will ensure the cold chain is maintained throughout the vaccine or therapy’s journey, maximising efficacy and patient health.

“We know that pharmaceutical companies are in all phases of the development process for vaccines and therapeutics and working tirelessly to bring safe and effective drug products to market quickly,” said Greg Wheatley, Vice President of Worldwide New Product Development and Engineering at Peli BioThermal. “Our engineering team matched this urgency to ensure they have the correct temperature-controlled packaging to meet them where they’re at in drug development for the pandemic recovery, from discovery to distribution.”

Peli BioThermal’s deep frozen products use phase change material (PCM) and dry ice systems to provide frozen payload protection with durations from 72 hours to 144+ hours. Payload capacities range from 1 to 96 litres for parcel shippers and 140 to 1,686 litres for pallet shippers.

New deep-frozen solutions are ideal for short-term vaccine storage, redirect courier transport of vaccines from freezer farm hubs to immunisation locations and daily vaccine replenishment to remote and rural areas.

Peli BioThermal temperature-controlled packaging is currently being used to distribute COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, either directly or through global transportation providers, in Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the UK as well as in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East, with more countries set to join the list as the pandemic recovery process rolls out.

To learn more about the wide range of deep frozen Peli BioThermal shippers, visit and for more information.

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This is the perfect start to your 2021 diving season… and at an incredible lead-in price of just £885 per person.

Jump on board the latest addition to the Emperor fleet and enjoy diving the famous sites of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer. This itinerary takes in the wonderful South & St Johns from 26 February – 05 March 2021.  

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