News and Reviews

Aqua Lung AquaFlex Wetsuit Review

Posted by Mark Murphy on

The NEW Aqua Lung AquaFlex Wetsuit comes under review   We were pleased to see our Aqua Lung Rep come to the store last week to show off the new range of wetsuits. Traditionally Aqua Lung have had very comfortable wetsuits that tend to be a good fit for most divers, particularly the female shape. However despite there being nothing wrong with their wetsuits they’ve never really had a top-of-the-range to compete with the likes of Bare, Forth Element and Waterproof…until now! The new AquaFlex 5mm full length is a great addition to the Aqua Lung range of wetsuits. It...

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Review of TUSA Solla Fins

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TUSA Solla Full Foot Fins Review   As all round warm water fins these have long been a favourite for our instructors and divemasters. The soft rubber foot pocket means they are really comfortable compared to similar fins, this means reduced blisters and less chance of leg cramps. They are suitable for wearing in the pool and tropical open water dives to destinations such as the Caribbean, Maldives and Thailand. We recommend these fins for our open water students who are completing their open water dives somewhere nice and warm. They get to use and become familiar with their fins...

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Atomic Aquatics Titaninium T3 Review

Posted by Mark Murphy on

We Buy and Road Test the Atomic Aquatics Titaninium T3 Regulator Having owned the same set of regulators for the last 15 years which have covered over 2,500 dives I decided I was due a new set. I probably don't need a new set of regs in all honesty, but I do like my gadgets and the Atomic Aquatic Titanium T3 seemed the perfect choice. Having received a demo by Justin from Atomic, he took a set apart and showed me the individual parts. I am no engineer but I can see and appreciate precision engineering when I see it....

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Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Snorkelling

Posted by Mark Murphy on

Snorkelling can be an extremely exciting and liberating experience. You can come across a variety of marine life and every snorkelling trip will be different, in some way, from the last. However, while snorkelling is a very enjoyable and easy sport, without some basic skills, good experience, and knowledge about the dangers of the ocean, a first-time snorkelling experience could be a scary and dangerous experience for you. At Oyster Diving we specialise in scuba diving lessons. but don't often talk about snorkelling, which is why I've written this article on everything you need to know to enjoy snorkelling. We hope that...

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DIN versus Yoke (A-clamp) Scuba Diving Regulators - which is better?

Posted by Mark Murphy on

To go DIN or to go Yoke, that is the question!  There are two types of connections that allow you to attach your scuba diving regulators to the cylinder. These differences are covered off during the PADI open water course but students often forget what they are or just get confused. The two different types are:   Yoke, also sometime referred to as A-clamp and International fitting. This was the standard connection in most of the world almost since the ‘aqua lung’ was invented. The cylinder as a round rubber style O-ring around the hole where the air comes out....

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