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Our top recommended 'Best Dive Kit'

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Below is our recommendation if you want the best diving equipment on the market. You'll be surprised that some of it is great value. Recommended Dive Kit Computers EON Core (and transmitter) - https://oysterdivingshop.com/collections/dive-computers/products/suunto-eon-core-usb-computer Watch style with free transmitter - https://oysterdivingshop.com/collections/dive-computers/products/d6i-novo-free-transmitter Reel https://oysterdivingshop.com/collections/reels-smbs-buoys/products/lifeline-spool?variant=5129236316199 SMB https://oysterdivingshop.com/collections/reels-smbs-buoys/products/beaver-sports-surface-marker-tube   Masks Best - https://oysterdivingshop.com/collections/masks/products/tusa-paragon Great - https://oysterdivingshop.com/collections/masks/products/mares-x-vision-ultra-liquidskin-mirrored-mask (this is similar to the one Phil uses) Great - https://oysterdivingshop.com/collections/masks/products/atomic-aquatics-frameless-2-dive-mask   Wetsuits As the water is so warm you would probably find one of these with a pair of shorts enough - https://oysterdivingshop.com/collections/wetsuits/products/thermocline-full-short-sleeve-top-mens Gives you full length protection from coral - https://oysterdivingshop.com/collections/wetsuits/products/waterproof-w30-2-5mm-wetsuit-mens Great wetsuit that look...

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Apeks RK3 Fins Review

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Apeks RK3 Fins Reviewed   So I’ve had my trusty old Mares Quattro fins for about 15 years now and they’ve always felt part of me when diving and I thought I couldn’t dive without them. I’ve tried lots of other fins and find that they are either too much like hard work or you kick your legs and don’t move anywhere. On a recommendation of one of our other instructors I thought I would buy myself a paid of Apeks RK3 fins. They come in two options, a standard weight for general diving and a tougher, harder and heavier...

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Aqua Lung AquaFlex Wetsuit Review

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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

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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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