Dive Gear

Excursion QLR4 BCD

  Your BCD is the first major piece of equipment any diver purchases. There are a massive number of BCD’s on the market, and this makes it confusing when choosing a BCD. Traditionally back inflation BCD’s were for the technical diver but over the past decade, recreational divers have adapted the BCD to meet their … Continue reading

Dive Gear

Hollis 500 SE a Quantum Leap

My first high-performance regulator was a side breather, and I loved it! Keeping exhaust bubbles out of my field of view is a massive benefit that you don’t appreciate until you experience it. Unfortunately at that time, side breather regulators had the drawback of wet breathing and as technology advanced the side exhaust regulator was … Continue reading

Dive Gear

Hard Hat Diving

Diving has a rich and vibrant history dating back to the primitive dive suites of the 15th century where Konrad Kyeser describes a diving suite made from a leather helmet and a glass window. It wasn’t until the 1820’s where Charles and John Deane produced the first successful diving helmets, they actually started life as … Continue reading

Dive Gear

Hollis SD7 Flex Semi-dry

Wetsuits were invented in 1952, originally, wetsuits were made only with raw sheets of foam-rubber neoprene that did not have any backing material.  These old wetsuits were poor quality and not very durable. The later use of glue and heat-sealed tape made the wetsuit’s seams stiff and uncomfortable. Eventually wetsuits became lined with nylon to … Continue reading

Dive Gear

Cyanea Mask

Diving is about enjoyment and nothing ensures your diving enjoyment more than your mask.  Over the last 20+ years of diving I have tried a range of masks but I have never found a mask more comfortable than the new Cyanea mask from Aeris/Oceanic. The technology and innovation used in the Cyanea masks  will maximize … Continue reading

Dive Gear / Tip of the Week

Why Buy a Wetsuit

Although the financial aspect of buying gear is the first concern for many divers, I believe that I dive for the shear enjoyment of diving and hence the most important thing when looking at a wetsuit is personal comfort and safety although health and convenience come very close behind. Along with owning your own mask, … Continue reading