Diver Tests2018-08-13T09:42:55+01:00

Diver Tests

DIVER TEST: Lomo Mesh Bag

It’s a bag, made of mesh, in which you can carry your dive-gear to and from the boat and store it between dives. It does exactly what you would expect it to do, and it doesn’t cost a fortune. Read more...

DIVER TEST: Oceanic ProPlus 4.0

It’s hard to fault the ProPlus. It’s bulky, but that’s the trade-off for those big and well-spaced out easy-reading displays. Clip it to your BC with a retractor and you really won’t notice the size. Read more...

  • The Tank POD with the D5 showing the POD assigned.

DIVER TEST: Suunto D5 & Tank POD

The D5 is a very capable and user-friendly dive-computer for beginner recreational diving through to entry-level tech and deco-diving on nitrox. Adding the POD increases the D5’s abilities considerably. Read more...

DIVER TEST: Divepro S11

The DivePro S11 is a very versatile and practical dive-light that works well as a general day and back-up torch, but also excels as a valuable addition to the underwater photographer’s equipment. Read more...

DIVER TEST: Oceanic OceanPro

If you’re properly weighted, it is as suitable for coldwater diving in thick dive-suits as it is for diving in the tropics in a skin. It will more than satisfy the wants of many recreational divers. Read more...

Scubapro Galileo HUD

Overall, judged purely as a dive-computer, the Galileo HUD is the business. Add the Head Up Display, and it’s genuinely the best dive-computer I’ve ever used. Read more...

Hollis LX100 & LX200

I’d be tempted by the lower price of the LX100, but I really like the idea of the tougher coating on the LX200. Regardless of which you plump for, these are good regs. Read more...

Mares 72X / Loop

The Loop offers a good breathe, though the difference in ease of cracking effort between it and the pneumatically balanced Ultra Adj is apparent and to be expected, given the price difference. But if you want a budget recreational or stage regulator, the 72X and Loop combo is a winner. Recommended. Read more...

Tovatec Mera

The Tovatec Mera just might appeal to a certain sector of the diving fraternity, those of us who like a bit of wreck penetration. Combining primary light and video unit is a compact solution while swimming through dark passages. Read more...

Aqua Lung i770R

It seems to be built and to work well enough to deliver sufficient pride of ownership for that diver never to want anything else. It really is a cracking little unit. Read more...

Mares Coral Dive Skin

Getting sunburnt or stung by underwater no-see-ums takes the edge off that pleasure. The Mares Coral offers a practical solution to these annoyances in a comfortable, travel-friendly and well-made dive skin. Read more...

Scubapro Mk11/C370

Head up, head down, inverted or in good trim the Mk11 and C370 worked very well, and passed my forget-about-the-kit-and-go-diving test within seconds. Read more...