Come on in and order yours now.
New from Sea & Sea, 11.1 litre Aluminium Cylinders from Luxfer, finished in an amazing electric blue or neon pink finish. Turn your stage or side-slung cylinders into something really eye-catching. The cylinders come in without a valve so you can choose what valve you'd like us to fit.
Come on in and order yours now.
With a number of trips heading off during September and the usual UK winter heading in our direction, I though it would be a good opportunity to run an Equipment Specialty course on Sunday 16th September.
Whether it's a regulator problem, a wet suit tear or a broken mask strap, the Equipment Specialist course can help. This Specialty course prepares you for the basic equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you'll encounter every day. In addition, you'll get the valuable background on equipment repair and purchase, making you better able to protect your investment. You can count this Specialty certification towards your Master Scuba Diver certification.
In addition, I will cover any specific areas that are requested in a relaxed Q&A session at the end. Feel free to bring your own kit along if you do have any specific issues or questions.
I can’t tell you that you’ll emerge as a full-on service technician and be able to fix everything that goes wrong but I can promise that you’ll be able to deal with lots of the tricky little problems that so often stop a dive.
You must be at least 12 years old and have at least a Scuba Diver certification.
The course only costs £85 for Club Members and will start at 8:30am here on Sunday 16th September at the shop and be finished by 2:00pm. There is no home-work to do, it is all hands-on practical stuff.
Just pop in, drop me an email or give me a ring to book.
All the best
Club Social Thursdays 30th August - Ten Pin Bowling
We’ve not done this for some time so it's been suggested that we go bowling again.
The good news is that Tenpin at Sixfields are still offering a special deal for online bookings for Thursday nights. For the grand sum of £10, you get 2 games, a drink and a sharing platter of snacks. This offer is only available online so organising things is going to be a little tricky.
The plan will be to book for an 8:00pm start allowing those of us stuck at the shop until closing time a chance to get there and get ready.
If you want to join us, just let me know by email, phone etc and I'll book you in, you can then either pop into the shop with your £10 or pay me back on the night. Once I have a group of 4 or more, I’ll place the booking online.
Clearly, spaces will be limited by availability so it’s important for us to get the booking in as early as possible. I’ve just checked and there are currently at least 12 spaces available.
Hopefully we’ll see you there!
Available in male and female fittings, the 5mm AquaFlex wetsuit with super-stretch neoprene, provides the ultimate in comfort and quality.
With the full super-stretch neoprene used throughout, plus the liquid-sealed seams, the AquaFlex’s quality stands out amongst the competition.
The suits are made with AquaFlex neoprene which has three times the stretch of standard neoprene, making the suit easy to get on and off and also ensures a great fit for every body shape. The seams are sealed with liquid rubber, which make them durable and protects them from unraveling and also keeps water out and warmth in. The cuffs are all fused with the X-Tend technology which minimises fraying and maximises stretch. The left sleeve is outfitted with a silicone traction pad to keep wrist dive computers from rotating when neoprene compresses. The internal chest and back panels have a thermal loop laminate to help keep warmth at the body’s core.
5mm AquaFlex neoprene used throughout. This is the base thickness of the neoprene layer before the nylon outer and inner layers are added
The outer nylon material is resistant to abrasions and hook-and-loop materials due to the tighter weave. This keeps the suit looking good and functioning well
The inner material is ultra-soft, making these suits easy to don and doff
Skin-in-neck seal provides for a comfortable stretch and seals out water
Internal thermal chest and back material keep warmth at the body’s core
Liquid rubber seams prevent water transfer and unraveling
Silicone print wrist computer traction pad
Three-way zipper seal minimises water entry to maintain warmth
Kidney pad for additional insulation in this high heat loss area
Pre-bent anatomic legs and arms for comfort
The knee pads, wrist and ankles are ultra stretchy
Last time we tried to get to the Beer Guerrilla, someone must have told them and they decided to close that day! This time, we're going to keep it quiet and hopefully they'll never know until we get there!
So, on Thursday 26th we will be getting together at the Beer Guerrilla to sample some of their wonderful beers. There is every chance that after a few drinks, some of us may wander up the road and enjoy a curry too!
Beer Guerrilla is a local, independent, family run business. They showcase small breweries and producers who value quality over quantity. Beer is a far more varied drink than many people realise, and they introduce the uninitiated to that fact, because if you think you don’t like beer, they bet we can find a brew for you.
They stock a huge range of beers from around the world. After all, variety is the spice of life. They’ve got IPA’s, Pale Ales, Sours, Lambics, Saisons, Red Ales, Stouts, Porters, Fruit Beers, Wheats, Belgian Tripels & Quads. Plus, Real Ale in bottles. With that amount of choice, they are confident that we can find a beer to suit anyone’s taste, and a beer to suit every occasion.
In addition to their great range of bottles and cans, they have draught and cask beers too. They can pour you a small Craft Beer to sip while you shop, or just to relax with after a hard day.
You can see more at their website - www.beerguerrilla.co.uk
The Beer Guerrilla is located at 227 Wellingborough Rd, Northampton NN1 4EF
Hopefully, we’ll see some of you there.
Typhoon have just had a run through of their stock and have identified a number of discontinued Dry Suits that they are offering to us at a very special price. These are all brand new and many of them are available in a number of different sizes and most are currently unbooted so we can specify whatever boot size we want. That being said, most of the sizes only have one or two suits available so I can’t guarantee that we will have your size for long. These all come with the usual Typhoon 3 year warranty (less for the zip and seals which are wearable parts). See below for the Typhoon Size Chart.
There are 4 styles of suit available:
The Typhoon Discovery Men's Rear Entry Drysuit is Typhoon's entry level tri-laminate diving drysuit, Available in both shoulder and variable cuff dump and constructed from rip stop and a texturised material mix. The internal seams are double taped to provide excellent dryness as well as an abrasion resistance.
Offer price - £425.00 (RRP £679)
Tri-laminate diving drysuits. The result of many requests for a front entry diving drysuit.
The Evolution is Typhoon’s Front Entry Drysuit. Made from rip stop and a texturised material mix, the suit is double taped and also features a neoprene warm neck collar for added comfort.
The suit features a leg pocket as standard and a zip cover on main zip.
Offer Price - £449.00 (RRP £729)
Typhoon Fathom Deluxe
The Typhoon Fathom Deluxe Dry Suit used by professional and recreational divers around the World. Typhoon have taken this one step further with a reworked line up of their dive suits featuring an enhanced tri-laminate material and a host of other features. Whether Typhoon helps you work or play you can be assured that you have the ultimate drysuit.
Offer Price - £549.00 (RRP £849)
Typhoon SeaMaster & SeaMist
The Typhoon Seamaster & Seamist Drysuit is ideal for those looking to dive on a budget. Constructed from a titanium lined, 5mm diving grade neoprene using a glued and blind stitched construction, the suits also have the added security of internal taping on the seams and external taping on the boots. The cut has been improved to make them more comfortable and there is added reinforcing on the knees and shoulders.
These are only available in Ladies Large and Mens Extra Small sizes.
Offer Price - £349.00 (RRP £599)
The Typhoon size chart is a rough guide but you will need to pop in to try some suits on and discuss your options.
Last June we held the first DIVE Northampton Softball Match. Those of you who were there will remember lost of wild swings and misses and several injuries!
Well this year we're going to have a another game of school ground softball, hopefully with fewer casualties. Team captains will be selected and the teams chosen one by one from those who turn up (the unpopular kid will get chosen last as usual but I'm used to that). We will use spare clothing for bases - all that usual stuff.
After an hour or two of silliness, we'll head off to the Malt Shovel pub for a drink or two.
We will be using Becket's Park in Northampton (the one over the road from the pool) and will aim to kick-off at 7:45pm or thereabouts. We'll watch the weather forecast nearer the time and change plans accordingly.
This is planned as a bit of fun and definitely not to be taken seriously. All are welcome!
Suunto are pleased to announce their 2018 Summer Offer
Buy a DX, D6i Novo, D6i Novo Zulu or D4i Novo and receive a FREE Transmitter
For every qualifying DX, D6i Novo or D4i Novo you purchase you will receive a FREE Transmitter.
The offer will run from 1st June 2018 to 31st August 2018. We have stock now!
Free Transmitter Offer 2018 Terms and Conditions:
Offer is subject to limited stock.
Free Transmitter is available when ordered at the same time as a DX, D6i Novo, D6i Novo Zulu, D4i Novo.
Free Transmitter is not available with D6i Novo Zulu Blue Instructor and D4i.
Suunto Diving UK have the right to end offer at any time.
Offer runs from 1st June 2018 and closes 31st August 2018.
Well this month, Social Thursday was a "no brainer" as the Brampton Halt are holding their annual Beer & Sausage Festival that weekend, many thanks to Stuff for pointing this out. Four days of delicious Ales, Ciders, BBQ's, pig roasts and British tapas. The Halt's Beer & Sausage festival 27th - 29th April with some fantastic live music and entertainment thrown in over the weekend.
Although the Festival kicks off in full from Friday, there's plenty of good things happening on Thursday to make this a great choice...
Thursday 26th April :
Meet the brewer with the Phipps brewery – Beer & Gin samples – British bar tapas & more - 7pm
No fixed plan, people can just turn up and enjoy the fun. I hope to see lots of you there from around 7:30 to 8:00!
'Out with the old, down with the new'
To start the 2018 diving season, Suunto are giving customers the chance to give their dive kit a fresh new look.
Welcome to the 'Spring Trade In' Offer
Suunto would like to offer you the chance to upgrade your current computer to one of the Computer and POD Transmitter packages below. All you need to do, is bring a functioning dive computer in to the shop, and then choose between either an:
• EON Steel and POD package for £849 (normally £1,109), or
• EON Core and POD package for £599 (normally £859).
The functioning computer can be of any brand, but must be able to function as a dive computer - displaying dive information, depth, time, NDL etc. This will be checked and verified in the shop.
As always, there are some Terms and Conditions of 'Spring Trade In' campaign
1. Offer is subject to stock
2. Returned unit must be a functioning dive computer
3. Completed Trade In form must be returned with the unit
4. Suunto's decision on unit suitability is final
5. Offer closes 31st May 2018
DIVE Northampton Blog
Welcome to the DIVE Northampton Blog. This should enable us to let you know what's going on, who is doing it and why! We will try to let you know about anything interesting that is going on, what diving we are planning on doing and what's new in the Kit market.