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Waterproof wetsuits get starring role in new Transformers movie

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If you’re going to see Transformers 5 at the cinema soon, keep your eyes peeled for a few Waterproof W4 wetsuits! Waterproof Diving International AB in Sweden designed and delivered 25 suits for the latest Transformers movie, The Last Knight, produced by Paramount Pictures and directed by Michael Bay.

The cooperation started with an email from the costume department at Paramount Pictures:

“We will be doing extensive underwater work and are looking for the most current, cool and esthetically pleasing wetsuit options out there. Whilst browsing the internet our team came across Waterproof and loved the look of your wetsuits, particularly the W4 Men’s 5mm wetsuit”.

Lisa Lovaas chose the coolest wetsuit for their movie, the W4. Lisa is the costume designer for Transformers 5 and has participated in many large productions such as Avatar, Spiderman 2 and Jack Reacher to name a few.

The team at Waterproof were asked if they had the right capacity and experience to supply the suits for the upcoming movie. Without hesitation, made to measure W4 suits were produced for Josh Duhamel and Santiago Cabrera, two of the actors in the movie. Great feedback came after their first fitting, and director Michael Bay loved the suits. Waterproof eventually delivered 25 suits for the actors and Navy SEALs team in the movie.

Lisa Lovaas added: “I love the way the suits look… Having Waterproof create this especially designed wetsuit for the movie was amazing!”

The Waterproof team were delighted to participate in the film and enjoyed getting to look behind the scenes on a big Hollywood production. Very different from their everyday business, making high quality diving suits for the real world!

Waterproof suits are distributed in the UK and Ireland by CPS Partnership Ltd – visit their website for your nearest stockist or to find out more.

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Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!

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This year Northern Diver’s Christmas offers are starting on Black Friday and running until midnight on New Year’s Eve! 

There are some great deals to be had across the site – www.ndiver.com – from discounted Drysuits and Coltri compressors to 15% off their entire Lighting Section!

And if you can’t find the perfect present for the diver in your life, they have a choice of Gift Cards on offer. They are even giving you £25 extra when you purchase a £100 voucher!

The offers don’t stop there – there is FREE shipping on all orders over £100 and even a FREE gift with every online purchase.

Every purchase will get you entered into a great prize draw to win one of their new Electracore 3.0mm Rechargeable Heated Vests!

And should you find that you need to return any of your purchases, Northern Diver understand that Christmas may be a little different for everyone this year and you may not get to see every one over Christmas, so they have extended their Returns Period to the end of January 2021. (Valid for purchases made from Black Friday to end of December 2020).

Some unmissable offers to look out for are the Varilux Zoom, part of the Varilux Black & Gold Range, with its variable beam width; and Northern Diver’s 4mm compressed Neoprene Drysuit, the Voyager, which is on offer for an incredible £475!

For more information visit the Northern Diver website by clicking here.

Photo credit: Joe Duffy

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Jeff chats to… Richard Corner from Mares about swimwear products (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman chats to Richard Corner, UK Watersports Category Manager for Mares, about swimwear products and the purchase of Zoggs swimwear.

Part three in a series of four videos.

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


For more information, visit www.mares.com, www.head.com/en-GB/sports/swimming and www.zoggs.com

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