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UWP News from DEMA: Keldan Advanced Lighting



We met up with Daniel Keller to talk about what was new in the world of Keldan Lighting at DEMA 2016. Brand new, and being launched at the show, was the 7000 lumen light called the Video 4x. There is also a 12,000 lumen 8x (that has 8 lithium cells) and this new upgrade, produced in time for the show, sees the Keldan range able to offer 9 levels of power settings. The user is able to select a very low setting for night diving or general use, saving battery power, and then dial up the power when using them for photography and videography. The dials are very easy to use and can be operated with just one hand. The Keldan lights have the ability to regulate their temperature, so that if they get too hot, rather than just switching off, they reduce in power. They cannot overheat and are possibly the only torch on the market that features this design.


Keldan was founded in 1994 as more of a hobby than a business start-up. The first light, made as a dive torch, was made as a birthday present for Daniel’s wife, but a friend saw it and asked if he would make one for him too, so he made a couple and very quickly discovered that the demand was high and the company grew from there. Keldan are based in Switzerland, with all the products being manufactured there.


Lots of attention from visitors to the Keldan stand was for the filters that they have designed to snap onto the front of their lights. They have two kinds, one for cameras, and one for their lights. It is a blue filter, with three different intensities for use at different depths.


The medium filter is for use at around 10m, and Keldan recommend owning all three, so that you can change as you descend to get the best results. You can see a video about the ambient light filter concept here:

There has, already, been great feedback from those that have had the chance to use these filters and they could become the normal for all video lights in the future.

Nick and Caroline (Frogfish Photography) are a married couple of conservation driven underwater photo-journalists and authors. Both have honours degrees from Manchester University, in Environmental Biology and Biology respectively, with Nick being a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a former high school science teacher with a DipEd in Teaching Studies. Caroline has an MSc in Animal Behaviour specializing in Caribbean Ecology. They are multiple award-winning photographers and along with 4 published books, feature regularly in the diving, wildlife and international press They are the Underwater Photography and Deputy Editors at Scubaverse and Dive Travel Adventures. Winners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Photo-journalist of the Year for a feature on Shark Diving in The Bahamas, and they have been placed in every year they have entered. Nick and Caroline regularly use their free time to visit schools, both in the UK and on their travels, to discuss the important issues of marine conservation, sharks and plastic pollution. They are ambassadors for Sharks4Kids and founders of SeaStraw. They are Dive Ambassadors for The Islands of The Bahamas and are supported by Mares, Paralenz, Nauticam and Olympus. To find out more visit

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Gear Maintenance Episode 4: Backplate and Harness Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)



Welcome to Gear Maintenance! In this episode I’m showing you how to bring an old, tattered backplate and harness back to life and giving you tips on how you can look after your scuba diving gear.

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When a scuba diver switches from a jacket BCD to a Backplate, Harness and Wing system, it can be very hard to switch back! We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

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Liquid Sports announce NEW colours of Hollis F1 LT Fin now in stock



Liquid Sports has announced that the NEW Colours of the Hollis F1 LT fin are now in stock at LS warehouse and ready to ship.

Already available in Grey, the NEW White & Yellow Hollis F1 LT fins have the following features:

• Short blade for easier finning in confined spaces
• Angled strap mounts for comfort & a better transition of power
• Spring heel straps with easy-grip heel tab
• Multiple strap mounting positions for a fine tuned fit
• Vented blade reduces stress while accelerating water over blade
• Generous foot pocket

F1 LT Yellow RRP £139.95 – Product code: 214.2207.xx 

F1 LT White RRP £139.95 – Product code: 214.2211.xx 

For more information visit the Liquid Sports website by clicking here.

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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