Diver Tests2018-08-13T09:42:55+00:00

Diver Tests

Yamaha 500Li

The Yamaha 500Li came packed in a sturdy cardboard box with moulded polystyrene inserts to keep it safe in transit and, once unpacked, the combination Read more...

Sea & Sea IST 30m

The spool is made of marine-grade aluminium anodised in a choice of colours. I had a blue one. There’s a slight flare to the sides of the spool to Read more...

Atomic BC1

US maker Atomic has positioned itself unashamedly at the top end of the market, with pricing to match. It doesn’t do budget Read more...

Otter Polar-D

I’ve always envied those people who come out of the coldest water beaming from ear to ear and claiming to be toasty-warm. Read more...

Cressi GOA

Cressi is one of the oldest diving-equipment companies. Italian brothers Edigio and Nanni Cressi began making freediving and spearfishing kit in the late 1930s. Read more...

Never Had It So Good

‘Send us your best drysuit for an enthusiastic general diver!’ suggested MIKE WARD, and nine confident manufacturers responded. Read more...

Scubapro Zoom Evo

A large percentage of the diving population has imperfect eyesight, including me. For complicated eyesight problems, the best Read more...

HL Healthcare Earol Swim

This test is a wee bit different from most. It’s not about a piece of shiny hardware, but it is about something vitally important to divers. It’s also a long-term test, which it really needed to be to mean anything. Read more...

Beuchat Maxlux S

The late Nigel Wade was raving about a DIVER cover shot by Alex Mustard. “It’s brilliant. Alex has matched the colour of the Read more...

Scubapro Equalizer

Scubapro was one of the innovators that popularised the stabiliser or jacket-style BC in the late 1970s that eventually displaced the horse-collar Read more...

Garmin Descent MK1

The watch-styled descent MK1 is the first dive-computer from US marine-electronics giant Garmin, and the hype preceding Read more...

Gralmarine Strobo

A good few years ago, I rolled backward from the tubes of the club rib and set out to explore the wreck of HMS Falmouth Read more...

Suunto EON Core

Go online to the scuba forums and you can still find passionate debates on the minutiae of decompression theory and dive-planning Read more...

Mares XR DCT/V/S

I’ve been diving for 30 years or so, and while I acknowledge that this isn’t so much as a pimple on the rear of the Read more...

Apeks XL4

REGULATOR Apeks XL4 APEKS AND REGULATORS ARE SYNONYMOUS as far as many British divers ...
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Weefine Ring-light

Back in the day, newbie underwater photographers were often advised to start with close-up work. You could pre-set your camera Read more...

Sealife DC2000

Sealife has been making underwater cameras for a while now, so it ought to know a thing or two about it Read more...

Scubapro Jet Club

In the past few years there has been an explosion of fins onto the market. Tekkies have warmed to short stubby Read more...

Zybax Scuba

You know what it’s like – you’re all kitted up and ready to go, but there’s a delay before the RIB heads off, then the Read more...

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