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Kit update: free Scubapro undersuits, lightweight DPV + ice-green watch

Scubapro K2 women’s undersuit top
Scubapro K2 women’s undersuit top

Scubapro’s latest summer promotion offers coldwater divers the opportunity to obtain a free or discount K2 diving undergarment with their trilaminate or neoprene drysuit purchases.

Buy an Everdry 4 or Exodry neoprene drysuit and you can also pick up a free K2 Light Set that usually retails for £124 – or pay a reduced price of £99 for a K2 Medium Set, normally priced at £298.

And those who prefer a trilaminate Evertech Dry Breathable or Definition Dry suit can specify a £335 K2 Extreme undersuit to go with it at no extra cost.

The offer is available until 31 July at selected Scubapro dealers in participating regions. Check the Scubapro site to find out more.

Geneinno DPV gets a boost

The Geneinno S1 Pro underwater scooter
The Geneinno S1 Pro underwater scooter

In other dive-gear news, the Geneinno S1 Pro underwater scooter is the Chinese manufacturer’s replacement for a previous model called the Trident. According to California-based distributor Gear’s Joy, the model’s upgraded brushless motor design means that it should be good for 1,000-plus underwater hours. 

Using “maintenance-free” dual omni-sealed inner rotors and oil-sealed bearings, the DPV is claimed to operate to a depth of 50m. Offering 12kg of thrust, it has a maximum speed is 4mph, or 2.2mph at the lower setting.

Light in weight at 3.7kg, the 48 x 20cm scooter is easy to transport, says the manufacturer. It is powered by what is said to be a rapidly replaceable 6300mAh li-polymer battery, with duration per charge boosted from the Trident’s 45 to 60 minutes, and a claimed charging time of 1.5-2 hours.

The SI Pro has a top speed of 4mph
The SI Pro has a top speed of 4mph

The Geneinno S1 Pro can be operated one-handed to provide flexibility for scuba or freedivers, says Gear’s Joy – which is handy if you need the other to equalise, for example. A phone app is needed to allow the user to monitor speed, depth, distance and charge, and an attachment point is provided for a dive-light or GoPro.

The unit comes in either orange or white and costs £566 from Gear’s Joy.

Icy green Montblanc

Montblanc started making pocket-watches back in 1858 but is better-known for its pens and Alpine-related timepieces than underwater products. It was only last year that it came up with its first diver’s watch, the 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date, a 41 x 13mm watch with a distinctive glacier-pattern dial related to the lakes in France’s Mont Blanc area.

So what’s new this year? The watch previously made in blue and black/green now comes in green, with the dial again created using a traditional technique called gratté-boisé.

Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea
The latest version of the Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date.

The 300m-rated watch features a ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel and a 3D-engraved caseback depicting an iceberg and lake-diver. The dial has SuperLumiNova markings and the automatic Caliber MB 24.17 movement boasts a 38hr power reserve.

The date window is at 3o’clock, but more useful for divers is that the stainless-steel bracelet is said to be quickly and easily switched for an adjustable green rubber strap. Montblanc’s green Iced Sea Auromatic Date (MB131450) costs £2,610.

Also on Divernet: Dive Time: Your Guide To The Latest Watches



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