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The one-piece Metalux-Arctic and the three-piece Arctic Base are recommended for cold-water use under neoprene or membrane drysuits. The versatile, lightweight Thermalux can be layered with a thicker undersuit, or used solo under neoprene or membrane drysuits according to water temperature, or even under a semi-drysuit or wetsuit for additional comfort and warmth.
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Ride The Tiger Sharks...
... or they might just ride you! Find out how John Bantin was surprised from behind by a stripy giant in the June issue of DIVER, which also features:
13 things they don't tell you on your rebreather course
Exploring remote Shetland dive sites with the habitat hunters
A starter course – and a host of speciality holidays – for UW photo and video enthusiasts
Gavin Parsons encounters a haunting memento on the tragic Salem Express wreck
Sea Cows! Welcome to the gentle world of dugongs and manatees
Who leaves a £3000 camera vulnerable on purpose?
PLUS: Diver Tests – Is there a tendency to over-complicate dive gear? So wonders John Bantin as he takes to the water with a reg, two lights, gloves and a mini-camera which are exemplars of simplicity; Monty Halls ponders "An old mistake made by an old diver – me!"; Louise Trewavas enjoys "the perfect piece of kit for the YouTube generation"; Wreck Tour explores a WW2 sub-chaser off Dorset; "I'd give my life to save a single shark – that's how much I love these animals".
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Sidemounting in the Red Sea
Divers interested in side-mount diving now have the option of learning the ropes during a holiday aboard one of blue o two's Red Sea liveaboard boats. On offer is the PADI Recreational Sidemount course, comprising up of 4 dives over the week aboard the vessel. Prices start at £120 per person. blue o two says that divers must be Open Water qualified and at least 15 years old to take part in the course, which introduces the style of diving favoured by cave- and tech-divers that is now also becoming popular in the recreational sphere. Read more ...
'Don't overlook Oman'
Qualified divers looking for more than just reef fish from their next dive holiday could do worse than consider a trip to Oman.
That's the message from tour operator Regaldive, which describes the Middle-East destination as "a distinctive dive paradise", offering plenty of adventurous opportunities both above and below water.
New on DIVER TV
You saw John Bantin’s amazing stills of hammerhead sharks in the Bahamas in the April issue of DIVER but have you seen him in action on video yet? Take a look here.
If you like macro video, try this one from Dustin Adamson. It won first place in the 2013 SEA International Photo and Video Competition.
Diving with Sea Explorers at Malapascua Island in the Philippines looks a whole load of fun and, closer to home, Scubatech Divers in Cyprus can offer a wide range of training including rebreather diving.
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