Following their debut at DEMA 2023, the Shearwater Tern and Tern-TX dive computers have garnered attention for their compact design and versatile functionality. While both models share a sleek, lightweight profile reminiscent of the Teric, their feature set aligns more closely with the recreational Shearwater Peregrine. The Tern-TX, however, takes the capabilities a step further by introducing transmitter-enabled gas consumption monitoring, allowing divers to track their gas usage precisely. It also boasts a digital compass, enhancing underwater navigation.
Fourth Element Wetsuits are some of the most advanced and innovative wetsuits on the market today. Designed with the needs of divers and water enthusiasts in mind, Fourth Element wetsuits are known for their superior performance, comfort, and durability.
In this review, we take a closer look at Fourth Element wetsuits and explore their differences, providing insight into some of the most popular models for UK diving and travel so that you can find the perfect wetsuit for your needs.
When we talk about using P-valves to urinate while diving in drysuits, safety is more important than comfort (although urinating without getting wet and cold underwater is certainly as comfortable as it gets during a dive). The most important thing is that P-valves allow divers to stay hydrated, which, as every diver knows, is essential for dive safety. Given dehydration significantly increases the risk of severe DCS, P-valves are about more than just comfort. They are an essential safety tool for all drysuit divers.
With temperatures on the decline, we look at the crucial role of base layers in enhancing the warmth and comfort of divers underwater and on the surface, focusing on three reputable manufacturers to identify the best base layers for diving. What matters to us, being warmth, wicking properties, comfort and flexibility. Our vote goes to three leading manufacturers: Fourth Element, Apeks, and Waterproof - a blend of innovation, eco-conscious practices, cutting-edge designs and reliable, high-performance.
Ever thought of having an all singing and dancing Shearwater Perdix dive computer with crystal-clear LCD screen and reliable decompression mode when required – yet didn’t need the jazzy extras covering Helium or rebreathers? In comes Shearwater Peregrine.
In this post, we take a look at the Apeks MTX line of first and second stages, what the acronyms mean, how these regulators perform, what's common and what's different between them and why we believe the MTX-RC single tank long hose regulator set is the best all-inclusive out-of-the-box package for those going the long hose route.
In this comparison, we answer one of your most frequently asked questions about the difference and similarities between two of Apeks' workhorse regulators that are equally famous for their reliability and performance: The Apeks DS4 and DST first stage regulators. What's the difference?
This review covers your most-asked questions about Shearwater Dive Computers as UK's leading stockist and Shearwater Demo Centre. We often get asked which dive computer is the best and our immediate response is the Peregrine if you are on Open Circuit and not using Helium, or the Perdix 2 Ti if you are advancing into more demanding mixed gas diving, using Helium or looking for a rebreather backup computer.
"What's so special about XDEEP?" isn't the kind of question we get every day. That's because XDEEP has gained a worldwide reputation in a relatively short time for producing cutting-edge diving products at reasonable prices - without compromising quality. From backmount to sidemount as well as accessories, the name has become synonymous to quality, innovation and comfort.
The Orcatorch D630 is one of the most powerful and reliable canister dive torches on the market at its price point and our best seller since it entered the scene. Read why like many others, we love the 150m depth-rated D630 V2.0 with its 7º focus beam with a whopping 4000 lumens of power that can be lowered for extended burn times.
The best single tank wing systems for scuba diving in UK waters have a rigid backplate and a webbing harness, are robust but comfortable, are easy to use, and provide good trim and buoyancy control, unlike most jacket-type BCs. In this review, we compare what we believe to be the best single tank wings for diving starting off with commonalities and listing the differences.
Graphene lining in wetsuits is a promising new technology that can improve wetsuits' warmth, flexibility, and drying time. Graphene is the thinnest and lightest material known to man and is also incredibly strong, making it an ideal material for lining in wetsuit material. Being a great conductor of heat, Graphene helps to keep the wearer warm by distributing heat evenly. In addition, Graphene is very flexible.
In this comprehensive review, we look at batteries for SANTI heating systems, comparing them for functionality, depth, burn times, weight and size to help you decide on which battery to choose for the type of diving you'll be doing and the heating layers you'll be using.
We bring you an updated comparison of top SANTI drysuits in 2023 to make it easier to choose what suits you best for the type of diving you do. Every SANTI drysuit is made to order to perfection with durability, diver safety and comfort in mind.
Bringing modern technology and electronics together the SANTI Blue Power battery will allow you to enjoy uninterrupted and unflagging heat comfort over time. Blue Power battery allows 2 levels of heating and even an independent, non-invasive field replacement of the power cable if necessary.
In 2023 the Shearwater Perdix 2 Ti remains to be the best dive computer for mixed gas diving, supporting multiple gases with Open Circuit and CCR modes. As a Shearwater Demo Centre and leading UK-based dealer with worldwide delivery, we take a closer look to see what it's all about.
“What’s the best SMB?” is a question we often get asked in-store, where it’s easy to show and demonstrate the many types of SMBs together with the dozens of reels we hold in stock. But online, where we list so many of these, it’s not always easy to decide on the best SMB that will suit your needs. While we appreciate everyone has their own configuration and needs, this article aims to help you with your decision.
In this review of Santi Diving Heating Systems we're going into frequently asked questions we receive with a closer look at the Santi heated elements that come together to warm up your dives whether you're a recreational all-season diver or a technical diver.