Category Archive: Gear Reviews

Jan 16

Bare 8/7mm VELOCITY ULTRADRY

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What is a Semi Dry? Well – all wetsuits get wet, on the inside. In a typical suit, the ocean gets in – your body warms it – and the ocean gets out again, effectively YOU are heating the ocean (& shedding precious body heat and energy in the mix). A Semi-Dry resists this ‘flushing’ …

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Dec 23

Hollis SMS75 BCD

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This is a stylish black and red BCD that comes in 3 different sizes, (SM-MD, L-XL, XXL) The SMS75 is the ‘swiss army knife’ of BCD’s – extremely versatile – tough as hell – and customizable. As a rear inflation BCD this allows for a lot more movable room in the front, allowing you to feel …

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Dec 06

OceanPro QLR4 BCD (Bouyancy Control Device)

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The OceanPro BCD is very simple yet packed with features to ensure that your diving experience is the best it can be. The QLR Quick lock and release system is amazing as your weights stay in position throughout the dive and won’t shift therefore affecting buoyancy and positioning in the water. https://waterjunkie.co.nz/product/503-OceanPro-QLR4 The weight pockets …

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Nov 29

Atomic B2 Second Stage Regulator

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I have had my B2 regs for a couple of years now and love the ease of breathing and the swivel is absolutely amazing The Atomic B2 system has the same second stage design and materials as the T3 and a Chrome-plated Brass balanced piston first stage, this reg performs the same as the top …

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Nov 16

Atomic Aquatics SV2 Snorkel

The Atomic SV2 is a contoured shape snorkel with a flexible lower tube to alleviate pressure in the jaw and allowing you to retrieve the snorkel at any point of the dive with ease, and moves freely away from your face when it is not being used, for instance when your regulator is in position. It …

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Nov 01

Hollis 500se/DC7 regulators

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For my preferred side-mount set up, I went for two Hollis 500se/DC7 regulators. Breathing from these regs is amazing. A small inhalation opens the control valve lever creating a vacuum that opens the main valve diaphragm immediately allowing air to flow through the reg to the mouthpiece. Super smooth breathing! I find the side venting …

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Sep 27

Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)

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“It’s all about the ride” as they say, and a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (or Scooter) is the underwater equivalent of flight. James Bond, Mike Nelson (of the Legendary ‘Sea Hunt’ fame) … and me. We all love these things. Neutrally buoyant in-water, and powerful enough to haul my middle-aged spread and all the paraphernalia I …

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Sep 14

OceanReef Integrated Dive Mask (IDM)

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Once the reserve of only Professional or Military divers, OceanReef has now delivered to the Recreational community a line of full face masks or ‘Integrated Dive Masks’ with all the options and performance expected with an off the shelf product. It has been many a year since I’d strapped my head into a bucket in …

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Sep 07

Bare AquaTrek AT1 Drysuit

I have had my Bare AT1 Drysuit for two years now and I love it. I didn’t want to go back to a wetsuit. It is so light-weight and I have so much flexibility while wearing the suit. The breathable material has come in handy a couple of times as I’ve done some huge surface …

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Aug 14

Atomic Blade Fins

If you want a pair of fins that do everything, look no further than the Atomic Blade fins. These fins come in a plethora of colors for those who like to ‘match it up’. They also have standard Atomic Fin straps, although these can be upgraded to Atomic’s quick release stainless steel spring strap. The fins themselves …

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