Element | DNA| Dive
Buddy | Seadog | Diving
Daisy & Willy | Awoon | Narcosis
| Narked | Chammyz
| Dive Gear | SevenTenths
| In the Water | Beaver
Louise Trewavas looks at whats on offer from
a selection of divewear companies
DNA is the latest entrant to the snazzy T-shirt manufacturing
club, and its designs appear to be aimed to go head-to-head
with more established players. The company slogan 'Genetic
design * Extreme behaviour' reflects their approach to the
The slick, modern graphics are printed on a range of quality
'ultraweight' cotton in a range of carefully coordinated colours.
T-shirts range from £19.50 to £24 for a baseball style shirt.
They have shapely womens' garments and designs, as well as
cuddly fleeces at £45, trendy hooded sweatshirts for £35 and
For details of their full range and the ability to shop online,
DNA 0870 750 7025
Having establishes their presence in the dive gear leisurewear
market, Dive Buddy have found a ready market for small runs
of individualised garments. Typically for groups of divers
going on holiday, dive clubs and dive retailers who all want
something different without costing the earth.
By utilising traditional high quality embroidered designs
with the very latest in printing technology they offer a range
of clothing with this individuality. The new T-shirt designs
for 2005 have been well received - they are truly awesome,
and customer feedback is extremely positive.
Some of their current deals include T-shirts (unisex and ladies)
from £9.99, sweatshirts from £12.50, hoodies from £19.99,
fleeces from £25.00 and caps and bucket hats from £6.99. Check
the website for details of these outstanding special offers
- more are being added on a regular basis. For details of
the full range visit the on line shop visit http://dive-buddy.co.uk
Dive Buddy 01803 390647
Dive Republic is a new scuba themed T-Shirt design and production
company aiming to bridge the gap between street fashion and
the often 'in-joke' nature of diving shirts. The designs are
available to buy online and retail at £22 (inclusive of p&p).
Four designs are available in two colours for the launch collection
with more promised by the end of the year.
Founder and creative director Marco Crisari told Divernet:
"We want to appeal to non-divers, the dive-curious, and first-timers,
as well as the core market of holiday divers and UK technical
divers. Our designs will be constantly changing in order to
keep things fresh, plus we'll offer our customers the unique
opportunity to influence new designs by posting new T-shirt
ideas on the website and asking visitors to comment or vote
for their favourite. This is a Republic after all."
here for info
Amuse your diving friends with a fun T-shirt - for a while,
Sea Dog T-shirts feature two diving-related designs, starring
its trademark skeleton diver. Between the Devil and the
Deep Blue Sea sees our bony friend in the company of white
sharks, while When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Go Diving
gets him kitted up and jumping in.
In navy, green or brick red to fit M, L or XL, the shirts
cost £22 each.
The full range of Sea Dog shirts can be found on the MarKat
MarKat 01935 815424
Daisy and Diving Willy
Diving Daisy T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats are seriously
cool divethreads for female divers with a sense of humour.
Such phrases as I ain't got no buddy, F**k the housework,
I'm going diving and Neoprene Nympho are just some
of the messages designed to alarm the faint-hearted.
Daisy regularly launch new T-shirt styles and design ideas.
The company also has an extremely popular selection of babywear
with Son of a diver, Diver's Daughter, and When
I grow up I'm gonna be a diver in tiny T shirts and babygrows.
Diving Willy T-shirts are less gender specific, appealing
to men and women alike. Slogans such as Diver Inside
- in a parody of the Intel advert, and an empty contents gauge
with the legend Oh SH*T! lead the range.
Collaboration with the Shark Trust has led to several shark-themed
designs. Sales of these T shirts and accessories helps to
raise cash for the shark charity. Great T shirts and a worth-while
cause, what more could you ask for?
The Diving Daisy website is at www.divingdaisy.com and you
can purchase online.
Diving Daisy 01246 260944
Sub Aqua are
pleased to be the UK agents of the IQ range of products.
offer a full range of Diving related accessories including
fashion clothing T Shirts , Shirts , Sweat Shirts, Shorts,
fleeces, Swimwear , both for Ladies and Gents. We also offer
Sports Caps, Sunglasses, and various diving accessories, a
full range of fashion footwear. The Bag selection is vast
offering a small wallet to large Dive Bags,
including Dry Bags.
also offer a good selection of Wetsuits.
IQ quality is second to none with eye catching colours
and excellent designs .
more information see your local dealer or visit www.blandfordsubaqua.co.uk
call us 01823 663849.
Divewear brand Narcosis reckons to have upped the ante for
female buyers with an extended range of cotton T-shirts and,
now, dresses. It has a range of messages on offer, but the
company says its fast-sellers are the gorgeous, snug-fitting
Mermaid Wetter the better T-shirt at £18, and the T
shirt style Dress with a diving dolphin chasing the words
Going down, at £25.
Men do not go ignored with a top quality range of T-shirts
and hooded sweatshirts featuring the stylish hammerhead logo.
Narcosis Dive Wear 020 8693 2010
A relatively new brand making big waves in the diving marketplace
through a very well thought-out web presence. The Narked ethos
is great style, quality products and customer satisfaction.
The company has an ambitious range of clothing and accessories
on offer, including mens and womens T-shirts, fleeces, caps,
duffel bags and even a cuddly beach towel.
Narked also makes a range of attractive made-to-measure wetsuits
with panels of rubberised neoprene and bright flashes of colour
to add styling. A unique feature of the suits are the very
long and very flexible seals. These add comfort and keep in
the warmth, as well as making the suit easy to get on and
You can view and purchase the entire range at www.narked.co.uk
Narked 01908 507848
first range of after-divewear based around a specific chamois
performance fabric. Chammyz garments are made from a unique
environmentally-friendly and 100% all-natural fabric, which
has an i ncomparable ability to WICK
water, moisture, sweat etc - designed
to get you dry fast and in comfort. Great for throwing on
after a dive, they are an invaluable item to take on liveaboards
and day boats when you're diving in a wetsuit. Great
for traveling, just wash and dry or ring out...lightweight
and easy to pack; just roll it up...no need to worry about
wrinkles or ironing.
has been given an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating
of 50+ by the Australian Government
chamois fleeces and trousers are well-styled and loose fitting,
making them comfortable to wear and easy to get on and off.
Distributed in the UK by Eyewear Systems ( www.eyewear-systems.co.uk
) and available online at www.xtremexsrease.com
A range of diver's clothing featuring the DIVEGEAR, INC. red
and white 'sharks fin' logo.
The company slogan is quality, simplicity and recognition;
and all the garments in their range are true to this benchmark.
Classic black, white and grey cotton T shirts, baby doll sizes
for women, tank tops and zipped sweatshirts make up the core
range. They also offer a denim shirt, baseball cap, shorts
and a women's swimsuit.
You can view the range online at www.dcmsales.co.uk/divegear.htm
Phone 020 8541 4179 for your nearest stockist.
Knitted beanies are a nod in the direction of the traditional
hardhat diver, and mask-strap pads are essential for technical
divers who wear their masks on the back of the head. It's
just part of an extensive range of leisurewear, which includes
the Atmos heavyweight T-shirt, available from Seven Tenths
A well put together website allows you to cruise the collection
and purchase online at www.seventenths.com
SevenTenths 01872 572710
For the first time, fins with wow factor!
Forget drab black or brash fluorescent funkyfins have pioneered
a totally new patented technique which allows fabulous graphics
to be encapsulated
into clear fins.
Technical excellence and physical comfort have not been compromised.Finning
action has remained a priority, while the foot pocket has
been moulded to ensure optimum comfort. funkyfins is the first
and only range to combine great technical design with fashion.
www.funkyfins.com Funky Fins +44 (0)1424 838734
A new Cornish-based divewear company with a funky, fresh range
for men and women.
In the Water specialises in bold, logo driven designs on quality
colour T-shirts, vests, sweatshirts and hooded sleeveless
The company ethos is to style its products to reflect a love
of the oceans and a passion for diving.
In the Water 01326 376027
Happiness is a wet T-Shirt! Beaver T-shirts sport a line that
not all women would choose to wear.
That said, the company has brought out a new line of polo-style
shirts which look quite classy. Just don't turn your back
onthe vicar while you're wearing one! £13.95
The Beaver website
is packed with all manner of dive goodies
Beaver Sports 01484 512354
If you’ve ever bemoaned the lack of T-shirts that express
your passion for scuba diving, it’s time you check out
the cool tees from Dive Junkie.
Dive Junkie is an international scuba diving clothing line created
for dive addicts and marine lovers. Designs depict the attractions
of diving and the unique experiences of divers, and are cleverly
conceptualised to evoke smiles, provoke thoughts and connect
Made using superior quality material, the T-shirts are comfy
to the max and made to last. Dive Junkie's range of clothing
is constantly revitalized with regular additions of new designs
and styles to keep up with current themes and fashion trends.
Available in a wide range of sizes, from XS to L for Youth/Ladies;
and S to XXL for Men. View and purchase online at www.divejunkie.com.sg.
International shipping is available. For any enquiries, contact
them at email@example.com.