Friday, 26 February 2016

Custom drysuit packages

We recently worked with Dumfries and Galloway Sub Aqua Club to put together a drysuit package for diving trainees at the club.

The package included a custom made drysuit with a drysuit bag featuring the club's logo. The image to the right shows everything else included. Beneath the drysuit and also included in the package was a Metalux Temperate undersuit.

Get in touch with us if you're interested in creating your own drysuit package for your diving club or group. There's countless options available in terms of custom made drysuits. Please note that a minimum order quantity will apply.

Dumfries and Galloway Sub Aqua Club: a very busy diving club
The 30-strong club is approaching its 50th anniversary. It offers diving training from novice to First Class Diver, and its members have dived in and around places such as Loch Long, Loch Fyne, Great Cumbrae, the Lake District, Tenerife and Malta. Some members have gone as far as Indonesia, Hawaii and Australia.

The club has been involved in some interesting projects in the past, including recovering a Spitfire warplane from a local loch, rediscovering the Duart wreck in the Sound of Mull and providing safety cover during the making of the film The River Child

Recently the club successfully gained a grant from Awards for All Scotland, a joint initiative from The Big Lottery Fund and Sport Scotland, for new diving equipment – the very same equipment featured here.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

HID drysuit in 'The best of 2015'

After our HID drysuit was tested by SCUBA magazine, we learned that it was to feature in SCUBA's article 'The best of 2015', which was a great finish to the year. The review is below.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Where are we?

Our participation is confirmed for six exhibitions over the next two months, including a certain sport diving exhibition in London this month that will be familiar to many UK divers. Full details are below.

Subsea Expo, AECC, Aberdeen, UK (3-5 February)
Stand 4

London International Dive Show, ExCeL, London, UK (11-14 February)
Stand D660

Underwater Intervention, Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, US (23-25 February)
Featuring with Bay-Tech Industries, Inc.

SAREXPO, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France (1-3 March)
Stand 6

Oceanology International, ExCeL, London, UK (15-17 March)
Stand N601

DIMDEX, Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar (29-31 March)
UK Trade and Investment/Society of Maritime Industries UK Pavilion

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

In stock later this week: the brand new Varilux Travel II R...

Travel progresses...

The new Varilux Travel torch has an increased output, useful new features and the same car charging capability that made the original Varilux Travel so popular.

The Varilux Travel II R's output is controlled via a magnetic induction switch. Pressing once switches the light on at full power – 1000 lumens' worth. At this point, output can be gradually decreased by pressing and holding the switch. When the desired output is reached, releasing the switch will maintain this output. Pressing once more switches the light off.

Burn time at 1000 lumens is an impressive two hours. At the lowest setting of 80 lumens, burn time is 40 hours.

When the torch is in use, the ring around the switch emits a constant green light. When the torch is not in use, the light flashes once every five seconds. This is to help the user locate the torch when diving, for example in darkness or if it is dropped. Additionally, the light will turn red when approximately 20% of the battery's charge is remaining. When the torch is stored after diving, the battery must be removed to ensure the power is cut off.

The Travel II R is supplied with an Xtar MC1 Plus intelligent USB battery charger and an adapter for charging from a car power outlet. A rechargeable 26650 Li-ion battery is also supplied, along with a lanyard, a spare O-ring and a container of lubricant for the torch's two opening points, which are located at both ends of the handle. Both opening points are double O-ring sealed, and the torch is tested to 100m.

Head to the Varilux Travel II R page on our website for a complete specification and more images.

We will update our social media pages when the torches are in stock. Please note that this is initial stock and it may run out ahead of further stock becoming available.