Scuba diving history, how it all begin?

The story behind scuba diving is a long and interesting one, filled with intrigue, military prowess, incidents of drowning, ingenuity on the part of inventors, tourism and exploration. The first written mentions of human’s interest in what lies underneath the water is of course Homer’s Odyssey, followed by another classic: Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

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History of Scuba Diving

As said, the history of scuba diving is very long and it is hard to ascertain what is and isn’t a true account of course. We will try to give a brief overview below.

500BC in Scyllias, a Greek soldier is said to have been able to dive from the ship of the Persian King Xerxes and hold his breath for several hours. He was said to have used a hollow reed to breathe, effectively creating a snorkel, which allowed him to warn his king of imminent danger or approaching enemies.

 

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ancient scuba diver

Several years later, in 414BS, the story of Thucydides appears which states that divers were able to swim to the bottom of the ocean where they were able to remove underwater obstacles that were stopping their ships from reaching the harbors. Some years after that, in 332BC, the great Aristotle reported that Alexander the Great had been submerged in water in what he described as a barrel of white glass whilst the siege of Tyre was taking place.

 

Unsurprisingly, inventors have always been fascinated by being able to breathe underwater, and many have spent years trying to design scuba gear that would allow divers to stay in the water for several hours at a time. Believe it or not, Leonardo da Vinci actually designed some prototypes. The genius that was Leonardo da Vinci – who also designed the first helicopter for example – turned out to be on to something here.

From the 1700s onwards, patents were being issued for devices known as “rebreathing devices”. However, the first design that actually worked and was completely functional was the one developed and designed by the late Jacques Cousteau, who became world famous for his underwater world exploration. His design was developed in the 1940s.

The History of Scuba Diving as a Recreational Sport

Jacques Cousteau is also said to be the birth father of recreational scuba diving. In the 1950s, he wrote history in a book that led to people becoming seriously interested in scuba diving, creating a demand for the development of recreational diving, which was eventually made possible by the YMCA and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).

Scuba Diving for Regular People

Scuba diving was initially only possible for people that were in the military or for people who were involved in exploration of some kind. However, in 1959, the YMCA started offering diving courses for regular people, meaning that anybody could do it. Unsurprisingly, it was an instant hit, with people all over the world now having diving licences, travelling all over to find the most interesting dive sites.

Scuba Diving in the Military

Initially, scuba diving was only available for people in the military, so called “frog men” in particular. The military has always been trying to find ways to get behind enemy lines without being seen and this is why scuba diving was initially developed.

History tells us that this practice goes back as far as the Trojan wars, where divers were able to sabotage enemy vessels by diving to these vessels and boring holes in the hulls. The Greek military in ancient times tried to construct complicated underwater defense mechanisms to try to keep the enemy away from the shores.

The Italians used scuba diving extensively during the Second World War. It was the American soldiers, however, that coined the name frogmen, as their diving gear made them look like frogs.

As you can see scuba diving came a long way in history before it became the sport as we know it.

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The one size fits all Jetpack combines the comfort of a BC harness with the performance of an adventure-style backpack. BC and backpack clip together for carry-on travel, protecting gear and saving on baggage fees. The backpack detaches for diving, leaving a full-featured BC with 30 lbs lift capacity, weight integration and a custom fit.

Much More Than Just A BC.

The Jetpack is the ultimate solution for airline carry-on & transport to and from the dive site. It’s a true hybrid, not a bag and more than just a mere BC. We took a long look at what it means to travel with Scuba gear to a destination and realized pretty quickly that it didn’t make sense to take a BC, your heaviest and most bulky piece of kit with shoulder straps, and stuff it into a bag – so you could carry it… By combining a semi-dry day bag with a one size fits all fully adjustable travel BC, we have managed to create a travel system that can carry a complete set of dive gear (regs, computer, fins, suit, etc) and travel amenities (clothing, toiletry kit, computer, etc) easily for multi-day travel, even a week depending on how you pack… all in only one bag.

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5 Scuba Diving Bad Habits and How to Avoid Them

 

5 Scuba Diving Bad Habits and How to Avoid Them!

Scuba Diver Bad Habits

Its that time of year again! Time to dust of your scuba gear and get back into the water after 6 – 8 months of watching the weather, or is it?

We are fortunate to dive all year round, this means that our skills are kept sharp and our kit is kept sharp fully serviced, but for many this is not the case.

Each year as the scuba season explodes we always see some classic examples of scuba diving bad habits – from experienced divers no less!

So here a 5 ‘Bad Habits’ to try and avoid for the 2014 season

Bad Habit #1 – Skipping the buddy check
You ask your buddy, “You ready? Yeah? Let’s go diving.” Everything seems fine until you roll off the boat and discover you forgot your fins, your buddy’s tank is loose, or something even worse.

Forgoing a buddy check takes a shortcut on safety and increases the chance of having to solve a problem in the water.  You can learn more about avoiding and adapting to problems in the PADI Rescue Diver course, but the best thing to do (as we teach during the Rescue course) is prevent problems before they begin with BWRAF .

Diver with camera chasing shark

Bad Habit #2 – Shooting fish butts
There were some very expensive camera rigs on board, but an expensive setup doesn’t guarantee good photos. Especially when the photographer doesn’t know underwater photo basics, or fails to practice good marine life etiquette.

I saw one diver with a top-of-the-line camera system taking a photo straight down over a coral head. I’m no photo pro, but I learned in the Digital Underwater Photography online course that shooting straight down on your subject tends to produce flat, uninteresting images. Perhaps it was an avant-garde shot.

I watched another diver race from one critter to the next – chasing off marine life as he went. The dive guides tried to counsel this diver, but he wouldn’t listen, “This is how I always dive” was his reply. I wondered how many pictures of fish butts he had… and how he ever found a dive buddy!

Bad Habit #3 – Not wearing the right exposure protection
Every time I show up at at a tropical dive destination, other divers laugh at me for wearing a 5mil wetsuit and a beanie cap in 28C/82F water. But by wearing the exposure protection that’s right for me, I never have to cut a dive short because I’m cold.

After a few years diving regularly in California I tried the PADI Drysuit Diver specialty and wondered, “why didn’t I do this sooner?” I imagine the cafe owners on Catalina Island wondered what ever happened to that girl who asked for cups of hot water to dump down her wetsuit.

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#4 Wearing the incorrect amount of weight
Picture a brick, the kind used in home building. Imagine carrying it around with you all the time – taking it up stairs, trudging up a hill, etc. Having extra weight on board means your body has to work harder; your breathing will be heavier and so on.

When teaching the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty course, that brick weight is (on average) the amount I take off a diver’s weight belt. New divers often wear excess weight, and get used to carrying it around. But there’s a major downside – too much weight can lead to excess air consumption. The extra weight means the body has to work harder to push through the water, and on top of it many divers swim continuously to keep themselves buoyant. All that extra effort drains your tank faster than necessary.

Drop that brick and extend your dive time! Review your open water materials for how to do a buoyancy check, or ask your instructor about the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty course.

Group of Divers

Bad Habit #5 – Neglecting gear service
Woe is the diver who pays half a month’s salary to go on the dive trip of a lifetime and has an equipment problem. When maintained properly, dive gear can last for years. Ask your local dive center about the Equipment Specialist course. You’ll get to know your gear and learn how to perform basic maintenance yourself. That said: some equipment service must be performed by a professional. Use the gear locker section of your ScubaEarth profile to keep track of when your gear gets serviced.

Information from http://www.padi.com/blog/

Health Benefits Of Scuba Diving

We all know that Scuba Diving is a very enjoyable and relaxing sport, but did you know that it is truly good for your health…mind, body and soul? Here are 6 key factors that show why this is true:

1. Physical Fitness

There are many reasons why Scuba Diving increases our overall Physical Fitness. Scuba diving on a regular basis steadily improves and maintains your general fitness and stamina levels. Exercising in water is very effective due to the natural resistance water has against our bodies especially when we kick our legs to fin and propel ourselves in the water. It has been shown that scuba diving for an hour can burn as many as 500 calories, making it just as beneficial in terms of calorie burn as working out for an hour on a cardiovascular machine in the gym.

Because divers have to be able to support the weight of their scuba gear when moving on land, they are constantly building muscle tone in their legs and back.  Increased muscle tone helps in relieving tension and improves ailments such as backache because, by strengthening the back muscles, pressure is reduced in the spine.

2. Meditative Breathing

Slow, deep breathing is important in scuba diving to optimize air consumption and bottom time. An added bonus is that deep, steady breathing promotes a calm attitude and reduces the risk of a lung-expansion injury.

Similar to breathing during meditation, breathing slowly and deeply while diving induces a calm, relaxed state while the diver focuses on the underwater environment rather than thinking about problems they may be experiencing in daily life. This helps to reduce stress and balance the nervous system. A relaxed, calm state of mind has been proven to promote a positive attitude and prevent depression.

Deep breathing also means increased oxygen intake and this has numerous benefits too. Increased oxygen levels in the body raises energy levels, stimulates circulation, benefits heart and lung function and improves mental capacities. When there is sufficient oxygen in the body the need for intoxicants and stimulants diminishes.

3. Warm or Cold Water Adventures

Taking a vacation and getting away from daily stresses will improve one’s mental health. In addition, the majority of divers when planning a diving holiday choose warm, tropical climates where they are exposed to more sunlight than usual.  One of the most important benefits of sunlight is that it supplies the body with Vitamin D which has many health benefits including increased absorption of calcium which strengthens bones. It also increases endorphin production in the brain which makes us “feel good.”

Diving in another country brings other benefits too. They say that travel is the best form of education and most people relish in the experience of visiting new places, experiencing a different culture, and all the new sights and smells and tastes that go with it. Dive travel abroad also means you are likely to meet fun people from all over the world with whom you have a common interest. Have you ever noticed how people tend to be happier and friendlier in a warm climate?

4. Healing Effects of Water

Often times people are submersed in water to calm down or to be healed. Water has a way of making us feel healed and restored.  For example, watching fish in an aquarium has a relaxing affect on the mind. Compare that to actually being in that underwater environment and those calming effects are intensified. This is one of the reasons divers keep going back for more. They find it a great way to unwind, relax and forget about all the stresses of daily modern life.

When divers are underwater, they are at the mercy of the ocean currents and surges. The very act of surrendering to this force instantly calms the body and allows it to flow just as the marine life does so naturally. Rather than fighting against the natural flow, this act of surrender induces a calmness and feeling of being at home in the underwater environment.

5. Marine Life Encounters

Connecting with marine life takes the health benefits of diving to a whole new level. Just as pet owners feel good when they interact with their household pets, interacting with marine life creates a connection that most divers will never forget. The pure pleasure, wonder and awe of interacting with and being up close to amazing marine creatures produces a feeling of increased well-being. This feeling is heightened when we have an encounter with a species we feel a certain attraction to, or particular respect for, such as sharks or sea turtles.

Marine life encounters increase one’s awareness of the environment and how critical the health of the ocean is. Millions of life forms depend on clean, healthy oceans, and marine life interaction deepens the conviction for divers to make a difference in their daily lives to benefit the oceans.

6. Social Health Benefits – The Buddy System

Scuba diving means you need to learn to be responsible for both yourself and your buddy and to look after your own safety. You will learn to stay calm at all times and that can help you during stressful situations in your every day life.

When you dive, you meet other like-minded people who often become good friends as you all share that common interest. It’s easy to make friends among divers as you will find a sense of community among them. It’s an exhilarating feeling to surface from a dive full of wonderful memories of your experience and then to be able to talk about and share them with good companions who are just as excited as you are!

 

 

Get ready for the 2014 dive season!

The 2014 dive season is underway and if you aren’t ready to grab your dive bag and head off for your next exotic location, what are you waiting for?

Before you strap on your gear, be sure that you are completely prepared for another season of underwater adventures.  It takes more than the right gear to get you ready for everything the water will throw in your direction. Your body must be prepared for rough conditions as well as the physical and lung strength it takes to successfully complete a dive.

Don’t get out of shape during your off-season. Before you plan a dive, get a quick health and fitness assessment to ensure that you are safely taking the plunge. You may not have to be in Iron Man shape, but it is important to not have any injuries or health issues that may affect your ability to dive. Consult a medical professional to give you the green light if you have recently had any changes in health. Diving will give you a good workout, so be sure that your legs, glutes and core are ready for the journey.

Another item you will want to check off your list is your equipment. Be sure that it is in peak condition and ready for use. You may want to have your equipment professionally serviced to ensure its safety. An equipment failure is not something to take lightly and can be prevented with regular service and care. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure that your gear will continue working like new with every dive.

If your body and equipment are ready to go, make sure that the skills required are fresh in your mind. Brush up on important information, or even take some courses to learn new skills. There are endless opportunities for growth in the diving realm, and PADI offers numerous certification courses that will expand your horizons and make your diving experience even better.

Contact your local PADI Dive Shop to take a course, get a quick scuba review, or find where you can service your equipment before you start the 2014 season.

NIGHT DIVING: RULES, RECOMMENDATIONS AND FUN FACTS

If you feel that scuba diving is a thrilling exercise, try night diving. It is quite an interesting and mysterious experience. Once you descend into the water at night and discover a whole new world, you will definitely want more.

SURPRISESOR FUN FACTS

Night dives are always full of surprises. Let’s look at a few of them.

Diving at night at a location which is very familiar to you will present you with a completely new experience.

Night diving definitely changes the way we see marine life.  At night the marine world appears to be more beautiful, colorful and mysterious.

The experience and calmness of night diving cannot be compared with any other form of scuba diving. It is completely different. Dive slowly at night and you will find it exciting and relaxing at the same time. Many of the reef animals sleep during the day and only come out at night.

For example, wide ranges of fish can be seen sleeping in small holes. Likewise, many different shrimp, lobsters and crabs show up at night. You can also be so lucky as to see sharks passing by at the end of your light. Thus, there is indeed a chance to discover new and exciting marine animals while diving at night.

Scuba Diver in water before a sunrise dive at the Liberty Wreck dive site, Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia

Stubblefield Photography

Bioluminescence is something you have to experience during a night dive. There are tiny plankton type organisms underwater that give off a bioluminescence at night when set in motion.

To see it, try to minimize the effect of your flashlight and move your arms around in the water. This will make the plankton light up like tiny flashes all around you.

This can only be seen in darkness so you will need to cover your flash light. It is not recommended that you turn it off, simply cover it against your stomach or hand.

RULES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Planning should be done carefully for night diving. There are a number of factors to be considered before you go underwater in the dark.

When choosing where to do a night dive, it is a good idea to pick a known site. It will be easier for you to navigate around at a dive you are familiar with from a previous day dive.

You will also be able to see the massive changes that happen when the underwater world goes from day to night.

When choosing a dive spot keep in mind that you do not want anything uncontrolled happening at a night dive.

Therefore, pick a dive spot with as little current as possible, and no surf or other obstacles that can interrupt the dive.

You also need to make sure that the spot you choose is easily accessed when it is dark.

Easy entry and exit is important, especially if you need to carry your dive equipment.

EQUIPMENT

scuba divers taking a rest.

Wen-ho Yang

It is important that you set up all of your dive equipment during the day or in sufficient light prior to the night dive. This will ensure that all of your equipment is set up properly, and that you will not forget anything.

You need to use a dive torch with strong power and long battery life. When choosing a dive light you should consider the beam width, burn time and the depth rating.

Always keep a spare flashlight in case your primary light runs out of batteries or stops working.A small flashlight can be stored in the BCD pocket.

It is also a good idea to have a chemical light stick or a battery powered marker, which can be attached to your BCD or tank, for easy recognition. The light can also be attached to the boat, anchor line or buoy so you can find your way around.

Use familiar equipment that you have tried during a day dive. Do not go on a night dive with brand new equipment that you do not know how to use.

TIMING

It is a good idea to go diving at twilight, this will make it easier for you to adjust to the darkness gradually.

Another adventurous option is diving down just before dawn. It is unbelievable to watch the beauty of marine life when they awaken.

Plan for a shorter dive, compared to daytime diving, for safety reasons.

GET A BUDDY

Getting a buddy for a night dive is a must. It gives you great mental support. Keep in mind, however, that you and your buddy need to keep an extra eye out for one another. It is easy to get lost at night.

You can also use a short buddy line to minimize the risk of being separated.

Be careful where you point your light. It is a good idea is to keep your light facing down toward the bottom so as to prevent shining it in other divers’ eyes.

SIGNALING

Learning to use light signals is crucial for a night dive. For example, moving the light up and down is for attracting a buddy’s attention. Waving from side to side indicates that something is wrong.

Waving the light in a circle shows that everything is fine.

Making a signal while holding the light toward your hand helps other divers to see it better.

BEFORE YOU GO

The first time for night diving should always be with an instructor.

Depending upon the training agency, it can be done through different courses.

Once you have had that experience with the instructor, you can make plans to go on a night dive with your buddy or on a holiday night dive with a dive center.

GO FOR IT

Night diving can be a breathtaking and fascinating act. So what is stopping you?

Go on and try this adventure to get a new feel for scuba diving all over again. Even if you are not new to night diving, there is always more to discover.

Every time we dive underwater at night, we can find something new to explore.

Some quite interesting facts about diving

Reflex

Hold your breath and submerge your face in cold water and your heart will immediately slow down by as much as 25 per cent. This is known as the “diving reflex” and it’s something we share with other mammals. It means we can survive longer without oxygen submerged in cold water than we can on dry land. Although it is an instinctive reaction, it can also be trained: free divers (the sport of deep diving without any breathing apparatus) practice the art of meditation and deep breathing in order to slow their heartbeat.

The deepest free dive ever achieved (using fins) is 896ft (273m), reached by Croatian diver Goran Colak in Lignano, Italy, in 2011. The record for holding one’s breath under water (static apnoea) is held by Stéphane Mifsud, a French free diver who managed 11 minutes 35 seconds in 2009.

Deep

The record for the deepest any human has ever dived was set in 1960 by Jacques Piccard, and his assistant Don Walsh, in an area of the ocean called Challenger Deep, part of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific. The trench is 1,580 miles (2,550km) long but only 225ft (69m) wide, and reaches a depth of about 6.8 miles (11km). It took them four hours and 48 minutes travelling in Trieste, a pressurised bathyscaphe (Greek bathos, “deep” + skaphos, “vessel”) in 1960. According to Piccard, “the bottom appeared light and clear”. In reality, the pressure there is so great you would have to heat water to 530C (986F) to get it to boil. In 2012, the film director James Cameron followed in their footsteps, and reached roughly the same depth in around 70 minutes.

The life aquatic

Aquatic mammals have used the reflex to allow incredible feats of underwater endurance. The sperm whale can dive the deepest of any air-breathing animal: they’ve been identified more than a mile (2km) down for around two hours at a time, where they hunt for squid. They expel all the air from their lungs to avoid the risk of “the bends” and survive on the oxygen absorbed in their blood. They can dive the length of a football pitch every minute.

Elephant seals can dive for two hours at a time, and reach depths of 5,000ft. Their bodies hold twice as much blood as most mammals and, when they’re diving, their heart rate plummets from 90 to just four beats a minute. To help them sink faster, some will even swallow stones.

Clear vision

A seal’s eyes don’t go blurry underwater. In other mammals, this blur is caused by the outer lens (cornea) being rendered useless by the water, like a transparent glass marble which disappears when you drop it in the bath. Seals overcome this through a huge spherical inner lens to focus the image, and an extremely adjustable iris to control the light. This not only gives them their big-eyed charm, it also means they can hunt in bright sunlight as well as the gloomy ocean depths.

Feathered divers

Gannets have no nostrils. Because they dive headfirst into the sea – hitting the water at 60mph – and need to keep water out of their lungs, the birds breathe solely through their mouths. They can dive down to 25m (82ft) below sea level. Geese lose altitude by “whiffling”; they nosedive, spiralling as they go, sometimes flying upside down with their heads pointing straight ahead.

Plunging

In the St Louis Olympics of 1904 there was a very odd event called the “plunge for distance”. Competitors dived into a very deep pool and remained motionless until they bobbed up again. The winner was the one who sunk the farthest without attempting to propel himself through the water.

The gold medallist was an American – 20-year-old William Dickey – with a plunge of 62.5ft (19.05m).

Scuba fun

“Scuba” is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. In North Carolina, there is an annual underwater bike race undertaken by people in scuba gear. In the Maldives there is an underwater spa, where passing fish observe your massage; there’s also an underwater restaurant 16ft (5m) below sea level.

But the hotbed of underwater activity is Florida: the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce stages an annual underwater concert which gig-goers can attend in their scuba gear; or you can get married underwater with a live video feed to guests on the surface

 

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show.

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Oceanic Delta Knife

 £28.60

 £18.80

Typhoon Dragon Knife

 £19.99

 £11.50

Tusa Line Cutter (Red)

 £9.95

 £6.83

Beaver Pro Net Cutter

 £6.95

 £5.45

Beaver Pro Net Cutter Pouch

 £3.50

 £2.42

Oceanic Spinner Knife

 £15.50

 £11.83

AquaLung Squeeze Lock Knife

 £29.95

 £24.15

Hollis Microlight Torch Key Ring

 £19.99

 £13.51

Hollis LED 6 Torch

 £94.99

 £72.82

Hollis Mini LED 3 Torch

 £69.99

 £52.12

Hollis LED 3 Back up Torch

 £79.99

 £61.33

Lumb Bros Tektite Torch

 £104.30

 £73.82

Hollis 16W Cannister Torch

 £1080.00

 £830.76

Lavacore Long Sleeve Shirt

 £66.00

 £48.00

Lavacore Pants

 £81.76

 £49.10

Lavacore Short Sleeve Shirt

 £59.40

 £42.81

Lavacore Shorts

 £59.31

 £42.74

Fourth Element Ladies Halo 3D

 £329.95

 £265.65

Fourth Element Hot Socks

 £29.95

 £21.36

Fourth Element Arctic 2 Piece

 £189.00

 £143.05

Fourth Element Arctic Leggings

 £94.50

 £71.53

Fourth Element Arctic Top

 £94.50

 £71.53

Fourth Element Ozone Jacket (XXL)

 £99.00

 £70.38

Fourth Element Xerotherm Arctic 3 Piece

 £209.00

 £156.80

Fourth Element Xerotherm Leggings

 £69.95

 £54.86

Fourth Element Xerotherm Long Sleeve Top

 £69.95

 £54.86

Fourth Element Xerotherm Socks

 £16.00

 £8.28

Fourth Element Dry Base Long Sleeve

 £49.95

 £31.60

Fourth Element Long Sleeved Hydroskin

 £31.96

 £21.36

Fourth Element Short Sleeved Hydroskin

 £26.50

 £17.26

Beaver 74cm BCD Hose

 £17.25

 £12.35

Beaver 2.1m Reg Hose

 £25.50

 £18.29

Beaver 74cm Reg Hose

 £15.95

 £11.52

Oceanic Alpha 9 Octopus

 £89.25

 £57.34

Oceanic EOS FDX10 DVT Yoke

 £482.99

 £380.00

Sherwood Octopus

 £99.00

 £82.80

Sherwood Magnum A-Clamp

 £279.00

 £220.00

ATX 40

 £199.95

 £177.00

Sherwood Brut

 £249.00

 £210.00

Hollis DC-7 (500SE)

 £449.99

 £405.00

EOS 2nd Stage Only

 £216.00

 £160.08

AquaLung Legend LX Supreme

 £469.95

 £435.00

AquaLung Legend LUX Supreme

 £700.00

 £599.00

Oceanic Navcon Swiv 2

 £162.74

 £104.56

Oceanic Max Depth Navcon

 £135.00

 £103.50

Sherwood Compact 3 Gauge

 £199.00

 £136.62

Suunto CB Double in Line

 £185.00

 £178.71

SK7 Wrist Compass

 £49.00

 £47.33

Retractor for SK7

 £28.50

 £27.53

Oceanic Arid Snorkel

 £18.59

 £11.91

Oceanic Ultradry Snorkel

 £34.10

 £23.42

Oceanic Response Snorkel

 £18.73

 £14.01

Oceanic Pocket Snorkel

 £15.63

 £12.01

Tusa Platina II Snorkel

 £24.50

 £15.99

Typhoon TS2 Semi-dry Snorkel

 £11.95

 £8.28

Body Glove Lucent Snorkel

 £17.99

 £12.42

Beauchat Voyager L Suitcase

 £109.95

 £73.97

Beauchat Voyager Cabin Bag

 £74.95

 £50.43

Beauchat Regulator Bag

 £25.95

 £20.15

Beauchat Air Light 2 Bag

 £99.95

 £74.71

Oceanic Cargo Duffle Bag

 £36.00

 £26.66

Oceanic Roller 4

 £99.50

 £72.06

Oceanic Regulator Bag

 £17.00

 £12.25

Beaver Mesh Fold-Up Bag

 £27.50

 £21.05

100g Typhoon Undersuit

 £99.00

 £69.00

Tusa Reef Tourer Sets

 £43.95

 £28.75

Tusa Long Fins

 £29.95

 £19.57

McNett Micronet Towel

 £14.95

 £8.80

Oceanic FlexDura Drysuit

 £779.00

 £689.12

Oceanic HD400 Drysuit

 £599.00

 £529.88

Hollis DX-300

 £1025.00

 £906.73

O’Neill Sector 5mm Wetsuit

 £200.00

 £145.00