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Win a camera, a dive computer and more great prizes in’s Video of the Year Contest




SeaLife Logo without tag-BLACK Kopie is extremely proud and pleased to announce the launch of our very first Video of the Year Contest.

If you are one of our Video of the Month winners, your winning film automatically qualifies as an entry into’s Video of the Year contest – and whoever wins Video of the Year will walk away with a Scubapro Travel Kit with over £800 worth of goodies, including a SeaLife Micro HD+ action camera, A Mantis M1 dive computer, and lots more!

Here’s what’s included in the Scubapro Travel Kit:

SeaLife Micro HD+ Action Camera (RRP: £379)

Micro HD – the First Completely Sealed Action Camera. With 1080p full HD videos, 13 megapixel photos, a handy compact design, robust construction, 100% sealed and intuitive operation, the Micro HD from SeaLife is your best companion for all outdoor adventures.

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Scubapro Mantis M1 Dive Computer (RRP: £369)

The Mantis M1 is developed with Scubapro’s Human Factor Diving™ approach to product design. Mantis is the only watch-style wrist computer that uses adaptive biometrics to give you a customised dive profile.


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Scubapro Nova 220 Light (RRP: £49)

With a length of just 9cm the Nova 220 Light is an incredibly useful secondary light. 220 lumen, 100% and 50% strobe and a run time of 1–4 hours.

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Scubapro Diver’s Egg (RRP: £6)

Keep all your valuables safe with this Diver’s Egg dry box. Includes a string for attachment and is sealed with an o-ring.


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Scubapro Travel Kit Bag (RRP: £19.90)

Essential for your dive adventures, the Scubapro Travel Kit Bag is constructed of 500D water-resistant Tarpaulin.

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So what are you waiting for? To win Video of the Year, you’ve got to win Video of the Month first – so enter October’s Contest here now!






Palaemon Divers shortlisted for top Business Award



North West-based Dive Centre, Palaemon Divers, has been shortlisted for Leisure and Tourism Start Up of the Year with Start Up Awards 2023.

Palaemon Divers is delighted to be named a finalist in the Awards which celebrate Start Up Businesses and what they have brought to the economy within three years of their launch.

Palaemon Divers was started by Leanne Clowes in the midst of COVID lockdowns. Leanne walked out of her well paid corporate sales job with no savings after a redundancy in a previous role and spending the majority of the year before COVID to follow the dream! After the redundancy and COVID, life struck just a little differently and the pull to become a full-time dive instructor became impossible to ignore!

So with that… notice was handed in, no savings, nothing physical to start being a full time dive instructor other than personal kit at the time – oh and the fact, Leanne was actually an Assistant Instructor at the time and hadn’t attended the instruction exam at that point as there had been none going on through COVID obviously!

However, the first Instructor Exam that was happening out of COVID was booked onto – no pressure at all with no full time job, no money as a back up, mortgage and bills to pay…

Leanne started freelancing as an instructor in the North West using various outdoor locations for training, and the business snowballed and quickly gained its first physical dive centre in January 2022 along with finding their own private in-water training facility at Princes Dock in Liverpool. Since then, 100s of new people from Liverpool and further afield have been introduced to the amazing sport of scuba, and experienced the abundant life under the surface of the dock itself.

In a time of no travel to outside your area or abroad, Palaemon Divers found something new and exciting to introduce the city of Liverpool to those who spend five days a week in the office looking down at the dock and not really being able to appreciate what the dock actually means to Liverpool!

It became apparent during 2022, that although Liverpool was fantastic, more growth was on the cards which came in the form of a second location, Palaemon Divers – Warrington. The second dive centre is an ex micro brewery in Warrington with a central location close to the M6, M62 and M56, spread over two floors which includes a classroom, workshop, compressor and a floor dedicated to retail.

The efforts in building this business have not gone unnoticed with the shortlist for Startup Awards, and also another shortlist which will be announced in the next month.

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Gear Review: Quilted Polar Hat from Otter Watersports (Watch Video)



In a video shot exclusively for, Jeff Goodman reviews the Quilted Polar Hat from leading drysuit manufacturer Otter Watersports.

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