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Bringing you the latest news from Underwater Explorers while answering most common equipment related questions and creating an informative FAQ for all.
Designed specifically for sport divers, Shearwater’s new Tern and Tern TX models embody the pinnacle of dive computer technology. These lightweight and robust devices are meticulously crafted, offering simplicity, reliability, and an unrivalled level of compactness.
Fourth Element Wetsuits stand at the forefront of wetsuit technology, offering a blend of advanced features and innovative designs. Tailored to meet the demands of divers and water enthusiasts, Fourth Element wetsuits are renowned for their exceptional performance, unwavering comfort, and remarkable durability. We review the wetsuits to help you decide which suits you best.
In this review we look at drysuit P-Valves and why the matter, with helpful tips. P-valves are used to urinate while diving in drysuits, but the safety they provide is likely more important than the comfort they provide. The most important thing is that P-valves allow divers to stay hydrated, which, as every diver knows, is essential for dive safety. Given dehydration significantly increases the risk of severe DCS, P-valves can be seen as an essential safety tool for all drysuit divers.
With temperatures dropping, it’s time to start thinking about how to stay warm and comfortable while diving. A good base layer is one of the most important pieces of gear you can have. A base layer is a garment worn next to the skin and helps wick away moisture and provide insulation. This review looks at the best base layers for diving.
In this review we focus on the Apeks MTX line of first and second stages and why we believe the MTX-RC single tank long hose regulator set is the best all-inclusive out-of-the-box package for those going the long hose route on single tanks.
In this review, we compare Apeks’ leading workhorse first stages, the DS4, often referred to as “bombproof,” and the DST, a DS4 on steroids, both extremely popular among technical and recreational divers.
In this brief review of Shearwater Dive Computers, we address the most frequently asked questions online and help you decide which is the best dive computer for you.
At Underwater Explorers DirDirect, we believe the best dive gear provides the safest and best diving experience. Since our inception some 25 years ago, we’ve believed “less is more” in diving and in the concept of keeping it safe and simple, meaning using quality equipment that lasts for many years to come.
“What’s so special about XDEEP?” isn’t the kind of question we get every day. That’s because XDEEP has gained a worldwide reputation in a relatively short time for producing cutting-edge diving products at reasonable prices – without compromising quality. From backmount to sidemount as well as accessories, the name has become synonymous to quality, innovation and comfort.
Is Orcatorch D630 still the best primary dive light at its price point in 2023? The answer is Yes as we take a detailed look at this affordable powerful torch.
The best single tank wing systems for scuba diving in UK waters have a rigid backplate and a webbing harness, are robust but comfortable, are easy to use, and provide good trim and buoyancy control, unlike most jacket-type BCs. In this review, we compare what we believe to be the best single tank wings for diving starting off with commonalities and listing the differences.
We often get asked “What’s the best SMB for UK diving?” Because we stock and list so many different types of SMB’s, chasing one could be difficult.While we appreciate everyone has their own configuration and needs, this article aims to help you with your decision on which SMB suits your needs.
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