P-Valve Quick Disconnect

P-Valve Quick Disconnect

Sale price£25.00

The P-Valve Quick Disconnector with a one-way-flow is ideal for longer days, boat trips etc., where the P-valve and catheter can be disengaged multiple times, or divers can attach themselves to the P-valve hose easily.


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How can we help?

If you need to contact us for any issue or assistance, you can do so online by filling out the online Contact Form, emailing us at sales@dirdirect.com or calling us on +44(0)1305 824 555. If it's about a purchase you've made for us please also include your order number.

Our brick-and-mortar store Underwater Explorers based on Portland, Dorset is staffed 7 days a week, including weekends and bank holidays. As it's an active store visited by divers from around the country and world regularly, if we can't make it to the phone for any reason please leave a message and we'll get back to you asap.

Any queries are usually answered the very same day and at most within 24 hours.


Why Portland?

We’re located on the Isle of Portland (in Dorset) because Portland has been one of the most popular scuba diving locations in the United Kingdom even before we set up operations here back in the year 2000.

On one side, we’re minutes away from the sheltered waters of Portland Marina and Harbour, while on the other, it’s just a brief walk to reach our famous scuba diving destination Chesil Cove and start of the 16-mile-long Chesil Beach.  

Portland’s location makes it ideal for scuba diving, freediving, snorkelling and other surface water sports activities. 

Check out how many wrecks we have around here by clicking on Scimitar Diving's Wreck & Dive Sites chart!

Alongside dive clubs, many instructors and dive schools travel here to train and offer scuba diving certification ranging from open water diver to mixed-gas tech diving or rebreather diving levels.

Whether you’re doing a boat dive from Portland Marina or Castletown or a shore dive at Chesil Cove, Portland is well known for offering many possibilities: Reef diving to wreck diving and night diving, underwater photography or underwater videography. Anything other than cave diving is possible here.

Likely being the best-stocked diving shop in the UK, at Underwater Explorers we offer in-store scuba diving equipment advice and sales, as well as gas fills, to locals and visitors (read About Us).

But... If you’re googling “scuba diving shop near me” like some, look no further, there's DirDirect online.

Here at DirDirect, we list our cutting-edge equipment for worldwide delivery and we’ve got you covered whatever your level of diving: We’re your local dive store wherever you are in the world.

All that with over 20 years of experience especially in technical diving, from training to equipment, advice and sales.


Underwater Explorers, Unit 1, Maritime Business Centre
Mereside, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1FD


Robust P-Valve Quick Disconnector with a metal clasp differs from Quick Release Hose Connector from others in that it is a quick disconnect system with a one-way flow. As soon as the system is separated, the check valve engages and prevents any flow back.

The P-Valve Quick Disconnector is ideal for longer days, boat trips etc., where the P-valve (and catheter) can be disengaged multiple times, or divers can attach themselves to the P-valve hose easily.

The Female section has a check valve, and the Male section connects to the catheter making it a safe and convenient system to be used underwater.

How to use P-Valve Quick Disconnector

The (bulkier) female section with the quick release mechanism is normally attached to the end of the P-Valve Hose leading to the release valve on the dry suit. The (low profile) male section is then attached to the catheter to be used.

If you are using the widely popular Wideband Catheters you can trim off about 1cm of its connection point to prevent any possible kink.

With the above set, the diver is ready. A catheter is worn and kept in place (or used for discharge) without being connected to the hose.

Connecting and disconnecting the hose is very simple. It can be done inconspicuously on a boat, beach etc. by using only the plastic heads of the connectors which are visible. The system can then be disconnected for surface break (or as before, connected straight before a dive).

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SKU: OD-05