Diver Tests

Atomic BC2

My only problem with it is the price. I can’t even find it in my fiscally motivated heart to describe it as “expensive but reasonably priced bearing in mind the performance and quality of build”. But I really wish I could. Read more...

GoPro Hero 8

If I wanted a use-it-anywhere action camera, I’d go for the Hero 8 – just making darn sure that I housed it before taking it diving. Read more...

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...