As technology advances we have seen the evolution of better, more sophisticated equipment. However, in all this time, the mouthpiece's basic design has remained relatively unscathed by the evolving development of scuba diving. The mouthpiece can be seen as just an accessory to your regulator, however, it is so much more! The mouthpiece is the critical piece which bridges the gap between the second stage of your regulator and your mouth. Without it, not only would you struggle to create an efficient seal to breathe air, it would be terribly uncomfortable trying to keep it in your mouth with the pressures of current, wind and surge surrounding you.... Continue reading
For years now I have been diving in a crushed neoprene drysuit and have really enjoyed the benefits of being warm and dry particularly in the winter months. After hundreds and hundreds of dives this drysuit finally gave up on me and I’ve recently switched to the Aqua Lung Fusion Essence Drysuit and I couldn’t be happier.... Continue reading
The Impulse 3 is like a breath of fresh air - in fact it is, free from water. This virtually dry snorkel is the ultimate in snorkelling technology. The impulse 3 features a 2 drain valve system, is high performance, streamlined and available in both flex and non flex options. The 2 drain system works like this; As water passes over the snorkel, the one way valve at the top, directs water out of the way, before it reaches the mouthpiece. Any water that does pass the valve drains through the second valve at the bottom. Below the mouthpiece sits a reservoir, so that if any water still needs to be repelled, you can breathe easy knowing your next breath will be only air. Also, blast clearing is a breeze, as it only requires a small puff of air to get the water moving.... Continue reading
This weeks feature is Aqua Lung’s Axiom BCD; a wrap around jacket style inflation system. If you like the flexibility and movement of a rear inflated BCD, yet enjoy the comfort and support of the jacket style BCD, the Axiom is the perfect fit. This hybrid model focuses on comfort, streamlining, functionality and is fully featured. Comfort starts with Aqua Lungs patented “wrapture harness system” allowing you to stand vertically effortlessly in a full set of gear. How? The wrapture system, positions the cylinder closer to your center of gravity allowing the weight to transfer to your hips rather than putting strain on your lower back and shoulders. Additionally the added comfort of swivel shoulder buckles and close fitting comfort ensures the BCD will not ride to your ears when fully inflated at the surface, sitting as a jacket should comfortably on your shoulders.