Short Video showing some of the underwater exhibits at NDAC Chepstow from our club trip in May click here
The new computer from Aqua Lung is the i200C a sporty computer with versatile features and Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
With its fresh design, you will want to wear the i200C as an everyday sports watch that is ready to dive when you are.
Available in 6 colours to match existing Aqua Lung colour palettes.
As with the i770R and i300C, you can wirelessly manage dive data and settings on your mobile device via the computer’s Bluetooth connectivity and after the dive share memories, stats, photos, and location on social media, all through the free DiverLog+ app.
Every i200C computer purchased will be shipped with an Ultra HD 4K Wifi underwater action cam.*
*Whilst stocks last
Congratulations to Robert O'Rourke on completing his DECO40 with us here at Dive Rutland. Our first course since becoming a RAID partner centre
Its been a great three days with Day one - classroom, Day two - skills practised at shallow depths and then finally on Day three bringing it all together and completing at depth
Back in February of this year Tracy Adcock tried the Ocean Reef Aria QR+ in the pool and wrote us a few words about her experience, which can be seen here
After here pool experience, she decided to make a purchase, ready for the Dive Rutland Club trip to the Philippines and here is her follow up report, thanks Tracy
Out on the boat for the first day I was a little apprehensive as this was my first time snorkelling in the big open sea, but in I went. Once in the sea , mask placed and adjusted it was heads down and away I went, it was like being in a giant aquarium, all apprehension disappeared.
The mask was comfortable and gave a wider field of vision than a normal mask would have done. It is more pleasant to be able to breathe through your nose and not have a snorkel stuck in your mouth. No water leaked into the mask and the mask did not fog up once in the 2 weeks of using it. The other benefits were that I did not swallow gallons of saltwater or get jaw ache as I probably would of done with a normal snorkel. (The jaw ache came from when I came up to talk about what I had seen!).
On occasion that I did remove the mask whilst still in the sea, water inevitably got inside the mask, but this soon drains out through the drain valve when the mask is put back on. If on occasion the sea lapped over the snorkel or I went under the water in my enthusiasm to get closer to see something, the ball valve closed to stop the water entering the snorkel.
The only problem I had was that as it was on average 38 degrees C with excessive humidity and the mask could get very warm which was not pleasant to initially put on, I found that if I waited until in the water, and ready to go, you put on the mask and placed face immediately in the sea this would cool instantly, so was not a major problem.
The masks did give amusement to the local Philippine people who came to collect the marine fees when the boat moored up, there seemed to be a lot of discussion chuckling and pointing going on. This experience has given me an insight as to why people love to scuba dive, it is an amazing and beautiful world under the oceans. I also feel that diving may be easier than snorkelling in some instances, as divers can launch their SMB and along the boat pops to pick them up, us mere snorkellers have been bimbling along, and then realise that they have been going along with the current, and the way back to the boat is against the current! A lesson learnt.
All in all a fabulous 2 weeks of snorkelling that I feel was enhanced by the use of the Ocean Reef full face mask. Roll on the next trip, maybe I will be diving by then??!
Club member Andy is happy, and a bit overwhelmed, trying on his brand new Otter Atlantic Membrane Drysuit. This is the inaugural Otter Drysuit for Dive Rutland.
So, why Otter Drysuits?
In line with our Mission 2020 goals, we have decided to re-examine the suppliers that we use in terms of plastic packaging, but why not also consider the carbon footprint when shipping items? We also like to support British companies and manufacturers so have decided to begin selling Otter Drysuits. All drysuits are made to the customers measurements, ensuring the perfect fit, Andy was not entirely pleased with the fit of the neck seal...neoprene neck seals do take some getting used to
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